The Central Excise Returns ER4, ER5, ER6 and ER7 are not required to be filed w.e.f 1st April 2016 (refer notification No.8/2016 CE(NT) dtd 1.3.2016 & 13/2016-CE(NT) dtd 1.3.2016 ). Assessees can continue to file these returns in ACES for the past period.
A new Annual Return, is prescribed under Rule 12 (2) (a) of Central Excise Rules, 2002 read with Rule 9A of Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004. The new format will be notified by the Board. The same has to be filed by 30th November 2016.