Mystery Behind Shipping Forms in India: Busted!
Unable to ship your products on time to your customers? Are your shipments returning to you after getting stuck at Inter-State Checkpoints? Having difficulty in understanding the rules and finding the forms?
If these are the kind of questions that are troubling you with logistics, then we have something incredibly awesome to share with you!
Logistics is crucial for any online store. Delivering your customers’ purchases on time reflects on your store’s efficiency and reliability. Delay in delivering the products is a risk you cannot afford as an online store entrepreneur.
But, living in a big country like India, rules change from State to State. Understanding these rules and finding the respective forms can be a very cumbersome task. That’s why, we bring you an exclusive table to help you sort out the necessary forms to be filled while scheduling a shipment.
|ZEPO – India Interstate Regulatory Requirements|
|Sr. No.||State||ST-Forms / VAT Forms
|1||Andaman & Nicobar||NA||NA||NA||Yes||No||Octroi in Port Blair for goods entering into PBMC jurisdiction|
|2||Andhra Pradesh||Form X or Form 600||Form 602||Shipper||No||Yes|
|4||Assam||From 61 for re-sale, Form -62 for taxable goods for consumption / personal use||Form 63 – taxable goods||Shipper||No||Yes|
|5||Bihar||Form D IX for shipment value >INR 10K||Form D X||Shipper||No||Yes||e- Waybill with shipping detail and vehicle registration number. E- transit pass at shipment level|
|8||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||NA||NA||NA||No||No|
|9||Daman & Diu||No||No||NA||No||No|
|10||Delhi||DVAT T2||No||NA||No||No||T2 or a declaration for commercial shipments. Personal shipments consigned to individuals are exempt from T2/ declaration. DEL registered consignee to generate T2 online|
|12||Gujarat||Form 403||Form 402||Shipper||No||Yes|
|13||Haryana||Form VAT D3 / ST38 Inward||Form VAT D3 / ST38 Outward||Shipper||No||Yes||Form 38 /DT 3 for inbound commercial shipments value >INR25K.|
|15||Jammu & Kashmir||Form 65. for value >INR 5K||Form 58||Shipper||No||Yes||Way bill 50 – Carrier document|
|16||Jharkhand||Form JVAT 504G (green colored)||Form 504 B (blue colored)||Shipper||No||No|
|17||Karnataka||E-Sugam||E-Sugam||Shipper||No||Yes||E-Sugam by registered dealers. Personal shipments consigned to individuals for own consumption against declaration /invoice with complete address/ contact of consignee for speedy clearance|
|18||Kerala||Form16||Form 15||Shipper||No||No||Self-attested Form 16 if value of the shipment < 5000.00 else countersigned by VAT officer. self-attested Form 16 for Govt movements|
|20||Madhya Pradesh||Form 49 – for air & roadForm 60 – RailForm 50 – personal shipmentsForm 59 – transit shipments||Yes for Form 60 & 49||Shipper||No||Yes||Digital print of Form 49 is in place. Consignee is generate correct formForm 49 (IN)for MP destined and FORM 49 (OUT) for outbound shipment from MPForm 59 for shipments transisting MP|
|21||Maharashtra||Form N / Octroi / LBT in municipal zones as applicable||N form||Consignee||Yes||Yes||Form N for Octroi waiver & transiting goods from the Octroi zones.LBT – Local Body Tax in select municipal cities of State has been implemented in few cities – Consignee registration with respective LBT zone is required|
|22||Manipur||Form 27||Form 28||Shipper||No||No|
|23||Meghalaya||Form 40||Form 37||Shipper||No||No|
|25||Nagaland||Form 23||Form 24||NA||No||No|
|26||Orissa||Form 402/402A||402A/402||Shipper||No||Yes||Form VAT 402A for casual dealer.|
|28||Punjab||No||No||NA||Yes||No||Online process by Carrier at check post.|
|29||Rajasthan||Form 47/ 47A (e-form)||Form 49/ 49A (e-form)||Shipper||No||Yes||Online process is in place|
|Form 27||Shipper/ consignee||No||No||Form 25 is for registered dealer Form 26 for any other person. Online generation|
|32||Tripura||Form XXIV / XXVI||XXVII||Shipper||No||No|
|33||Uttar Pradesh||Form 38/ Form 39||NA||Shipper||No||Yes*||Form 38 is for registered dealer Form 39 is for other dealer.|
|34||Uttaranchal||Form 16 / From 17||NA||Shipper||No||No||Form 16 is for registered dealer. Form 17 is for non registered dealer|
|35||West Bengal||VAT Form 50A||Form 51||Consignee/
|No||Yes||e waybill/ number to be generated for personal / commercial shipments.|
How and when do you use these forms?
From this table, find the State to which you are shipping your products. Cross check the conditions to know what form is required. Download the form and fill it.
You will need to provide the filled forms to the person arriving for the pick up. The logistic company will produce this form for you at the check points. Rest assured, as your products travel safe to reach your customers at far off places.
Thus, you can now send your products to your lovely customers with ease and make sure the shipments don’t return because of a lack of documents. Happy selling!
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