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BASIC NO. 58 /2005



Sub : e-Payment of Central Excise and Service Tax – reg.



                    A copy Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts’ letter No. EDP/E-bank/2005-06/1044 dated 22.07.2005 is enclosed herewith for information and guidance to trade and field formations.


2.            The letter is self-explanatory.


3.      The Trade Associations/Chamber of Commerce and the Members of the RAC/PGC are requested to bring this to the notice of their members/constituents.








F.NO.IV/14-01/MP/2005(Pt.II)                        Ahmedabad, Dt: 27th July, 2005


Encl : As above.


Copy to : As per mailing list of Trade & deptt.




Copy of Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts’ letter


e-Payment of Central Excise & Service Tax

I am to bring to the notice of all concerned that the e-Payment facility for Central Excise and Service Tax was inaugurated by the Finance Minister on 11/5/05. The Finance Minister, while inaugurating the e-Payment facility, mentioned that it is benefical to the taxpayers, tax collectors and the Government and it is also desirable that the Central Excise and Service Tax assessees come forward and use this facility. The main advantages to the Taxpayers are:-
(a) Ease of operation and convenience
(b) Availability of the facility is 24x7 basis
(c) On-line filling of challan and payment of taxes
(d) Instant Cyber Receipts for payment made
(e) Receipted challans delivered at door step and
(f) Service is free of charge

In line with the necessity of moving to e-Payment system, we shall be grateful if you could ask the assessees of your commissionerates to choose the use of e-Payment facility for tax payments to the Government.

As of now 7 banks ie. State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, HDFC Bank and UTI Band have started offering the e-Payment facility. Other banks are also coming up with the solution and it is expected that all the authorised banks will start offering the solution to Central Excise and Service Tax assessees within a short span of time.

It would be appropriate if necessary trade notice is issued by each Commissionerate asking the assessees to choose the use of e-Payment facility.

V N Kaila
Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts