Migration to GST
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Due to some maintenance activity, the ACES application will not be available for users from 20:00 hrs (24/01/2017) to 23:30 hrs (24/01/2017). Inconvenience caused is regretted.
Migration to GST has commenced for Central Excise assessees with effect from 9/1/2017. Assessees can log in and get their provisional credentials for GST.Please see What's New section for more details.
Regarding migration to GST, part data on provisional IDs of Central Excise registrants has been received from GSTN and made available through ACES website. The remaining provisional IDs of Central Excise registrants and the Service Tax registrants are still awaited from GSTN and would be made available shortly.
The taxpayers based abroad and desirous of making the Service Tax payment in respect of Cross border B2C OIDAR services provided online/electronically to consumers in taxable territory has been enabled through (https://cbec-easiest.gov.in) . Please see What's New section for more details.
Application for Registration (Form ST 1A) for issuance of Registration Certificate (Form ST2A) in respect of service providers of Cross Border B2C Online Information and Database Access or Retrieval (OIDAR) Services are available in ACES from 01-12-2016. Please see What's New section for more details.
In view of the introduction of GST w.e.f. 1.4.2017, the Combined Annual return for CE & ST assessees for 2015-16 is not required to be filed.
All the TEMP based Registrants (Central Excise & Service Tax) are advised to get converted into PAN based Registrants immediately since only the PAN based Registrants will be considered for migration to GSTN for GST implementation. Please see What’s New Section for details of TEMP Central Excise & Service Tax Registrants.
Excel Offline Utility for offline filing of ER-8 Return by Jewellery Manufacturers is available for download in ACES website. For details see "WHATS NEW".
Revision of Return is available for Central Excise assessees w.e.f.17th August,2016 vide Notification No. 42/2016-CE (NT) dated 11.08.2016. For details please see What's New section.
MODIFIED ER-8 RETURN FORMAT IS AVAILABLE FOR ASSESSEES WHO HAVE REGISTERED UNDER THE CATEGORY "JEWELLERY-7113" FOR FILING ONLINE IN ACES. RETURNS CAN BE FILED BY SUCH ASSESSEES FOR THE QUARTERS JAN-MAR'2016 AND APR-JUN'2016. THEY MAY NAVIGATE THROUGH THE MENU RET-->FILE RETURNS-->ER-8.
Draft circular on Unjust Enrichment in Service Tax is available for feedback and comments. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by 6th September 2016. For details, see What's New Section.
ER-8 return for manufacturers registered under the business category “Jewellery-7113” will be made available shortly. Jewellery manufacturers, who are presently registered under any other category and have not amended their registration so far under, business category “Jewellery-7113”, are requested to now amend their registration modifying the business category.
A manufacturer or principal manufacturer of articles of jewellery or parts of articles of jewellery or both, is not required to submit ground plan for the purpose of obtaining central excise registration.
Assessees can now opt for centralized registration and capture additional premises through A1 form. For details and procedure, see What’s New.
The last date for Excise registration and duty payment for jewellery manufacturers has been extended upto 31.07.2016. For details please see What's New Section.
New Accounting Codes have been allotted to Krishi Kalyan Cess - 00441509(Tax Receipts), 00441510 (Other Receipts), 00441512(Penalties). Assessees may tender their payments through EASIEST website (https://cbec-easiest.gov.in/). For details see What's New Section.
CDR wise list of assessees having temporary registration of Central Excise and Service Tax of all the jurisdictions have been uploaded on http://centralexcisechennai.gov.in. This list may be utilised for taking action for conversion of all non-PAN based registrants to PAN based ones.
Manufacturers of articles of jewellery falling under CETH 7113 can get registered by selecting the jewellery -7113 as Business Category in the A1 application form.
New Accounting Codes have been allotted to Infrastructure Cess vide Pr.CCA, CBEC, New Delhi's OM NO. Coord/13-6/h/A/c/Vol.VIII/333 Dt. 28-3-2016. Assessees may tender their payments through EASIEST website (https://cbec-easiest.gov.in/). For details see WHAT'S NEW section.
Specified jewellery manufacturers and manufacturers of readymade garments and made up articles of textiles are exempted from Physical verification of premises for their registration (Refer 6/2016-CE(NT) dt.1.3.2016). In case any automatic mail intimating the date and time of physical verification is received by such registrants, the mail may please be ignored.
PAN is mandatory for obtaining Service Tax Registration for applicants other than Government Departments.For details, please see (What's New).
All Central Excise and Service Tax assessees shall update their e-mail id and mobile number.
Assessees having non-PAN based registration number, shall convert to PAN based registration number (Refer Notification No.7/2015-CE dtd 1.3.2015 and Order No. 1/2015-ST dtd 28.2.2015).
New simplified procedure set for Registration in Central Excise vide Circular No. 997/4/2015-CX dated 28.02.2015 and in Service Tax vide Order No. 01/2015 - Service Tax dated 28.02.2015 (Please see details on CBEC site www.cbec.gov.in).
With effect from 1st October 2014, every assessee shall electronically pay the service tax payable by him, through internet banking vide notification 9/2014-ST dated 11.07.2014.
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