GST: CBIC issues Advisory for Generation of E-Way Bill where the Principal Supply is Supply of Services

GST - CBIC - E-Way Bill - Principal Supply - Supply of Services - Taxscan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has issued Advisory for Generation of E-Way Bill where the Principal Supply is Supply of Services.

The CBIC has said that Representations have been received from various trade bodies stating that they are not able to generate EWB bill for movement of those goods where their principle supply is classifiable as a service since there is no provision for generating E-way Bill by entering SAC (Service Accounting Code-Chapter 99) alone on the E- way bill portal.

To overcome this issue, the taxpayers are advised as below:

a) Rule 138 of CGST Rules, 2017, inter alia, states “Information to be furnished prior to commencement of movement of goods and generation of e-way bill.-(1) Every registered person who causes movement of goods of consignment value exceeding fifty thousand rupees….” Thus, E way bill is required to be generated for the movement of Goods.

b) Therefore, in cases where the principal supply is purely a supply of service and involving no movement of goods, the e-way bill is not required to be generated.

However, in cases where along with the principal supply of service, movement of some goods is also involved, an e-way bill may be generated. Such situations may arise in cases of supply of services like printing services, works contract services, catering services, pandal or shamiana services, etc. In such cases, the e-way bills may be generated by entering the details of the HSN code of the goods, along with the SAC (Service Accounting Code) of the services involved.

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