Blocking and Unblocking of E-Way Bill generation to be implemented from next month

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The E-Way Bill system will have a new feature of blocking/unblocking of the taxpayers from next month, as per the rule. That is, if the GST taxpayer has not filed Return 3B for the last two successive months in GST Common portal, then that GSTIN will be blocked for the generation of the e-way bill either as consignor or consignee. Now, this month, the taxpayer will be alerted with a cautionary message while generating the E-way bills, in case Return 3B for the past 2 successive months of the consignor/consignee GSTIN has not been filed. However, from next month onwards, such GSTINs will be blocked.

On Filing of the Return GSTR-3B in the GST Common Portal, the GSTIN will get automatically updated as ‘Unblock’ within a day in the e-Waybill system and the taxpayer can continue with e-way bill generation without any cautionary message. However, if the status is not updated in the e-way bill system, then the taxpayer can do it by going to the e-Waybill portal and clicking on option Search-> Update Block Status. Enter the GSTIN, followed by the CAPTCHA and click on GO.

The GSTIN and the blocked status will be displayed. The user must now click on the button: ‘Update Unblock Status from GST Common Portal’. This will fetch the status of filing from the GST Common Portal and if filed, the status in the e-Waybill system will subsequently get updated. In case the user hasn’t filed the Returns for the last two successive months and clicked on the update button, a pop-up message as shown below will appear.

The guidance note issued by the E-way bill system can be accessed at: