The All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITAF) has appealed to the government to scrap the E-way Bill system under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. AITAF has argued that the system has created more problems than solutions for transporters and businesses.
The E-way Bill system was implemented in April 2018 as a way to track the movement of goods and prevent tax evasion. Under the system, businesses must generate an E-way Bill for any goods worth more than Rs. 50,000 that are transported within the country. The bill includes details of the goods being transported, the supplier, the transporter, and the recipient.
However, AITAF has claimed that the system has caused significant delays and added to the costs of transporters and businesses. The association stated that the E-way Bill system has become a tool for harassment by tax inspectors and caused unnecessary paperwork.
Additionally, AITAF has pointed out that the E-way Bill system has not been implemented in a uniform manner across the country. The association claims that different states have different rules and regulations, leading to confusion and difficulties for transporters.AITAF has suggested that the government should revert to the previous system of self-declaration for goods worth over Rs. 50,000. The association argued that this system was simpler and more efficient for businesses and transporters.In response, the government has stated that it is open to feedback and suggestions regarding the E-way Bill system. The government has also stated that it has taken steps to simplify the system, such as increasing the validity of the bill and reducing the number of documents required.
The issue of the E-way Bill system has become a contentious one for the transport and logistics industry in India. While the system was introduced with the aim of reducing tax evasion and improving compliance, it has seemingly caused more problems than it has solved. The AITAF's appeal to scrap the system is just one example of the growing frustration among transporters and businesses. The All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITAF) has appealed to the government to scrap the E-way Bill system under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. AITAF has argued that the system has created more problems than solutions for transporters and businesses. Business Taxation
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