Consolidated e-way bill is one of the biggest advantages of e-way bill implementation. Earlier, transportation & logistic trucks/vehicles used to carry invoices for different products with different way bills. Instead of carrying separate document for each consignment the process is enhanced by introducing consolidate e-way bill. Government intends to improve the verification efficiency while simultaneously tightening the shipment compliance.
Under the e-way bill law, user can actually generate a single document for multiple invoices/ shipments in the form of consolidated e-way bill. Each consignment will receive a separate EBN (e-way bill Number) which is a unique identifier for a particular consignment. All those EBN’s can be consolidated to generate a single e-way bill instead of the individual e-way bill documents.
How to generate a consolidated e-way bill?
The taxpayer needs to click on ‘Generate new’ option available in the menu. After clicking on the option the user will be able to see the following screen.
The tax payer can see the option ‘Consolidate EWB.’ After clicking the same, the user will be able to see the following screen.
The e-way bill numbers generated earlier which are to be consolidated need to be entered in the EWB no field (in each row). The system will then fetch the details about respective shipments.
The tax payer can simply click on the ‘plus symbol’ to add more e-way bills. Then the following screen will be displayed.
Once the entry of all the individual EBN’s is done you may proceed to click on ‘Submit’ for generating the consolidated e-way bill.
The user will subsequently be redirected to the next page displaying the generated e-way bill number.
Using the e-way bill number, the user can print the document for reference and to produce the same at check posts. You can directly click on ‘Print’ for the consolidated e-way bill.
Generation of bulk consolidated-way bills
For generating bulk e-way bills, the user needs to upload a JSON. Basically JSON is a file format that the NIC portal accepts to generate bulk e-way bills in a single attempt. This is where businesses need to be extra careful as dealing with programmatic file formats can become erroneous unless you depend on a software application that has inherent capability to handle errors. Once you upload the JSON, the NIC portal will generate a bulk e-way bill if there are no errors in the file uploaded.
The user can also cancel the consolidated e-way bill if any changes are required such as update of delivery address or date.
enTransact.com is a specialized e-way bill application developed by authorized GSP – Adaequare and ideated by indirect tax expert – Udyog Software. enTransact.com is equipped to provide all the above facilities and more if you are looking for a seamless, user-friendly and comprehensive solution.
Some of the benefits of enTransact.com are as below:
- Multiple integration options – manual key-in, bulk excel import, API payload.
- HSN and tax rate validation for invoices.
- Inherent workflow to onboard customers and transporters.
- Consolidated e-way bill generation.
- Bulk modification, import and cancellation.
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