The e-way bill is an incredible administrative tool to detect and prevent tax evasion. The main aim of an e-way bill is to assure clear documentation throughout the successful shipping of products from supplier to the customer.

The steps to generate e-way bill through the government portal

Firstly, know the prerequisites for Eway Bill The first requisite is that the website needs enrolment or registration.

  • The invoice, challan, or bill for the products shipment must be submitted.
  • For road shipping, you will need the Transporter ID or the Vehicle number.

The documents like Transporter ID, Transport document number, and document date need to be carried with you when traveling via train, aircraft, or ship.

Now, see the steps of GSTeWay

  • Step 1: Sign Up to the e-way bill web portal and fill your credentials like username and password. After getting approval from the captcha checkpoint, click on the login button.
  • Step 2: Once you logged in, there would be a menu drop-down list seen on the left side of the screen. Click on the ‘generate new’ option, and a new generation form will be shown.
  • Step 3: Now, particulars related data fields require to be furnished with appropriate data points. The following data fields need to be made and filled up:
    • Transaction type: A consignment provider should choose ‘Outward’ and for a consignment receiver choose ‘Inward.’
    • Sub type: The subtypes show in alignment with the opted transaction type. Here the relevant sub type will require to be filled.
    • Document type: If not listed, select one of the following: challan, bill, invoice, bill of entry, credit note, or others.
    • Document No: In this field, the number of document or invoice is needed
    • Document Date: Select the date of document, challan, or invoice. The system will not allow the user to input a date in the future.
    • From/ To: Enter the To / From segment data relying on whether you are a receiver or a vendor.
    • Item Details: The consignment details required to be added here, such as product name, HSN Code, description, quantity, unit, taxable worth, tax rates, etc.
    • Transporter details: This segment must contain the way of transportation (road, rail, ship, or air) as well as the approximate distance traveled (in kilometers).
  • Step 4: Finally, press the ‘Submit’ button. If there are any errors, the system evaluates the data and shows an error message.

All the above steps help you to understand the way to generate E-Way bills in an appropriate way.