Circular No.ES/48/2019-20 May 18, 2019
To: Members of the Council
The Council would like to inform you that the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on May 08, 2019, has revised the procedure for electronic filing of Central Excise (CE) return and for electronic payment of Excise duty and Service tax (ST) arrears vide CBIC Circular No. 1069/2/2019/2019 CX dated 8th May, 2019.
It may be informed that the taxpayers who deal with Goods attracting levy of Central Excise even after July 01, 2017, continue to access www.aces.gov.in to register, file returns, file refund applications as well as make payments. Furthermore Service Taxpayers also access www.aces.gov.in to pay arrears as well as to file ST-3 returns late (with applicable penalty/interest etc.).
However, CBIC is migrating the DATA from ACES Application to CBIC-ACES-GST Application which is proposed to commence from May 02, 2019 and expected to be completed on May 25, 2019. During the transition period of Data Migration, the ACES Application Menus will be disabled. It may be noted that Taxpayers can continue to make Payments through E-payment Menu or directly on EASIEST Portal (https://cbec-easiest.gov.in) during the migration period. On completion of the integration and migration, the Application will be available for Taxpayers and Tax officers at www.cbic.gov.in and https://appstore.cbec.gov.in from May 26, 2019 onwards.
To access the application, post migration, the existing taxpayers, need to go to the new portal namely, www.cbic-gst.gov.in. In the “Taxpayer Login”, need to provide existing user id and password credentials and on authentication, the user will be mandated to change the password. After that the taxpayer can login to do transactions like Amendments to Registration, filing of returns, filing of refund claims etc.
New Taxpayers need to register with the portal www.cbic-gst.gov.in at first instance.
After integration of https://appstore.cbec.gov.in, the departmental officers can click on the “ACES-GST” icon to view and process the transactions initiated by GST / CE/ ST taxpayers under the integrated Application.
Assessee and the departmental officer can access the National Toll Free No. 1800 1200 232 for any assistance. Besides, e-mails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or web-ticketing available under HELP tab on www.cbic-gst.gov.in.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.