Mandatory E-payment Of Duty, E-filing Of Returns Will Be Introduced From April 1st

The Chief Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax (Hyderabad Zone), A.P., said that e-payment of excise, customs duty, service tax and e-filing of returns is mandatory and will be in execution from April 1.

He was addressing assesses (a person who is assessed) who had paid any of the assessments or tax over and more than Rs. 10 lakh in the preceding fiscal, along with the amount paid through CENVAT credit in the last fiscal. The Government of India had declared that manual returns would be declined from April 1st and violation of this would engage in penal provisions.

Commissioner (Hyderabad-IV) P.N. Rao said the government had allocated 28 banks for e-payment and returns were to be registered online using ACES (Automation of Central Excise and Service Tax). He said that this system would assist assessees, because it would mean they can perform it through the Internet at their availability before fifth of every month, which is the due date. He said that this system would also decrease physical movement of people to the department offices.

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