Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise Customs and Service Tax G. Sudhakar on Monday said that all the service tax and central excise assesses, who were filing their ST-3 returns manually, will have to file online from now onwards.
New rule This new rule is implemented as per the instructions of the Central Board of Customs and Central Excise as on October 1, 2011, he added.
Mr. Sudhakar said a hassle-free procedure for filing the returns online has been prescribed. The assesses have to create a user ID for them in ACES website and can proceed to file through the website. Those who have already given their e-mail ID to the concerned Central Excise or Service Tax Range Officers are provided with a TPIN number through e-mail. They can log on to the ACES website using the said TPIN number and create a user ID, he said.
He said the assesses who have not given their active or new e-mail to the concerned officers should give them immediately so that e-mails containing TPINs can be sent to them for enabling them to create user ID. Everyone should file only online as the manual filing has been dispensed with. For more information assesses can contact (0866) 2571224, 2571935, 2571227, 2571220.