Blocking of E-Way Bill Generation Without E-Invoice Withdrawn

The decision regarding the blocking of e-way bill generation without e-invoice details has been withdrawn. This development was updated on the e-way bill portal.

Last week, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) informed taxpayers that e-way bill generation will not be allowed without e-invoice details for B2B and export transactions w.e.f. March 1, 2024. The need for this was felt on account of concerns over a mismatch in invoice details as some of the taxpayers had been generating e-way bills without linking with the e-invoice for B2B and export transactions despite being eligible for e-invoicing. However, the said mandate did not affect e-way bill generation for other transactions such as B2C and non-supplies.

Days after the NIC announced that the new changes would take effect from March 1, 2024, the challenges in their implementation were highlighted by reports.