The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Thursday encouraged organizations to guarantee that their pending tax returns are filed as defaults could keep them from transporting goods.

CBIC said that taxpayers with sales above ₹five crore in the past financial are encouraged to guarantee that all their due returns have been filed.

“Such taxpayers who have two or more GSTR-3B returns pending will not be able to generate part A of the e-way bill from 15 October,” CBIC said in a tweet.

E-way bills are required for moving products worth more than ₹50,000 within and across states. These empower authorities to keep a tab on transactions without genuinely meddling with goods movement.

Blocking of e-way bill generation was one of the anti-evasion steps cleared by the GST Council a year ago and its implementation currently should assist check tax evasion and boost compliance, said Abhishek Jain, tax partner at EY.

In instances of certifiable trouble in documenting returns including technical glitches, the law permits organizations to get an exemption approval from the Commissioner, clarified Jain.

With the tax revenue collection underneath focus on, the GST specialists have been slowly fixing consistence measures by leveraging technology.

From the earliest starting point of this current month, e-invoicing or submission of sales invoice in an assigned portal has been made relevant to enormous organizations on their business to business transactions.

“Goods and services Tax (GST) collections, in total, are still way below the targets set by the authorities. But, their efforts to improve compliance, introduction of e-invoicing, check on excessive use of input tax credits and measures to avoid frauds are helping to gather the momentum back on track,” said Rajesh Gupta, co-founder and director at Busy Infotech, an accounting software maker.

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