30 September, 2011

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Procedure for electronic filing of Central Excise and Service Tax returns and for electronic payment of excise duty and service tax.

Circular No. 956/17/2011-CX
F.No. 201/10/2011-CX 6
Government of India
Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Excise and Customs)
New Delhi
Dated, the 28th September,2011


To
All Chief Commissioners of Customs &Central Excise,
All Chief Commissioners of Central Excise,
All Chief Commissioners of Large Taxpayers Unit.
Sub.: Procedure for electronic filing of Central Excise and Service Tax returns and for electronic payment of excise duty and service tax.
Sir/madam,
            Attention is invited to Circular No. 919 / 09 / 2010 - CX dated 23rd March 2010 prescribing the procedure for electronic filing of Central Excise and Service Tax returns and payment of Central Excise duty and Service Tax by all the assessees who had paid Central Excise duty and Service Tax of Rs. 10 Lakh or more (including payment by utilisation of Cenvat credit) in the previous financial year.  Attention is also invited to Notifications No. 21/2011-Central Excise(NT) & 22/2011-Central Excise (NT) both dated 14.09.2011 and No. 43/2011-ST dated 25.08.2011 prescribing mandatory electronic filing of Central Excise and Service Tax returns
 2.        DG (Systems) has prepared comprehensive instructions outlining the procedure for electronic filing of Central Excise duty and Service Tax returns and electronic payment of taxes under ACES. The same is annexed. The said instructions outline the registration process for new assessees, existing assessees, non–assessees and for Large Taxpayers Unit assessees, steps for preparing and filing of return, use of XML Schema for filing dealer’s  return, procedure for obtaining acknowledgement of e-filed return, procedure for e-payment etc. It is requested to sensitize the concerned officers as well as the trade and industry regarding the  said instructions.
3. As a large number of taxpayers would be required to file Central Excise and Service Tax return electronically, it is requested that the trade and industry may be provided all assistance so as to help them in adopting the new procedure.
4. Field formations and trade/industry/service provider may also be informed suitably.
5. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
(V.P.Singh)
Under Secretary (C.X.6)

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