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Central Excise and Service Tax

The Central Excise and Service Tax is under the control of the Central Board of Excise and Customs which comes under the Ministry of Finance and Department of Revenue, India. The main role of the department is to levy and collect the central excise duties and service tax. All the administration functions related to that come under the department.

'''Filing Electronic Returns'''

The Central Board of Excise and Customs has facility in their website to file the electronic return of central excise and service tax. Before you make use of the facility to file it online, you have to request them to enable to file it online. Forms for applying for these facilities are available in their website under the Forms menu.

'''Filing Central Excise Returns'''

With the IT enabled service open to the public, you can electronically file the central excise returns online. The software for this purpose is designed by the National Informatics Centre. After you apply for this facility you will be provided with a username and password to file your central excise return. After filing your return you can also view it online. Data pertaining to your jurisdiction is also available online. For clarifications on how to file central excise online an e-manual is also available in the website.

'''Filing of Service Tax Online'''

To file Service Tax Online, you have to apply for the same with the Commissionerate in your jurisdiction. After your application is accepted, you will be intimated of the username and password for online filing of your service tax. You will also have your 15 service tax payer code which is to be used while filing your service tax online.


In case of any queries related to the Central Excise and Service Tax filing you can always contact the Additional Director General, Directorate of Systems (South Zone), 121, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai.

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