On the occasion of Central Excise Day on 24th February, 2014, CBEC greets all the Central Excise & Service Tax Assessees and Departmental Officers.
The threshold limit for mandatory e-payment has been reduced from rupees
both for Central Excise and Service tax payment with effect from 1st of January , 2014 vide notification no 15/2013- C.E (N.T) and Notification No.16/2013 - Service Tax both dated 22-11-13. (For details, please see What's New)
Assesses who have not filed their ST-3 returns for the period April' - September' 13 or for the previous periods, by the due date, are requested to file it after paying late fee, payable under Rule 7C of Service Tax Rules, 1994.
Assesses who are registered on or after 01.07.2012 for
'All Taxable Services - Other than in the Negative List'
or those who have amended their Registration by adding the description
'Other than in the Negative List'
, are required to file amendment to their Registration online and give the relevant description(s) of Taxable Services available in the drop-down list in the online amendment form.
For details on 'Service Tax - Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme, 2013', Please see 'What's New'.
E-filing of Central Excise Returns (ER-1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8) and of Service Tax Returns (ST-3) is mandatory for all assessees w.e.f 01.10.2011 (see What's New section for details).
Late filers of returns, Please download the appropriate Central Excise or Service Tax Return Excel Utility (if not already filed) from http://acesdownload.nic.in/ or from the 'DOWNLOADS' section of ACES website (https://www.aces.gov.in).
Central Excise & Service Tax Assessees, who are yet to provide their e-mail IDs to the Department, are requested to provide the same to their jurisdictional officers to register with ACES.
Visit 'HELP' section above, for detailed steps for registering with ACES by New Assessees & Existing Assessees (using TPIN mail) and the procedure to unblock the Account.
In case of any difficulty in accessing the ACES Application, the assesses can seek help of the ACES Service Desk by sending e-mail to
or calling up national toll-free number 1800 425 4251. The Service Desk functions on working days from Monday to Friday between 9 AM and 7 PM and on Saturdays between 9 AM to 2.30 PM.
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