ACES will enhance service tax accountability, accuracy: Delhi Service Tax chief

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New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): The commissioner of the Delhi Service Tax Commissionerate R D Negi, said here on Wednesday that the launching of the Automation of Central Excise and Service Tax (ACES) would help to enhance the accountability and accuracy of the department besides helping the trade community in term of saving cost and time.

Speaking to ANI after the launch of ACES in Delhi Negi said: "ACES would help the trade community at large, as well help the department to enhance its accountability and accuracy. With the launch of the new system the trade community would save both time and cost."

" Now, it's an era of the Internet, where people communicate electronically and online, so ACES is a step towards achieving that," Negi added.

ACES is a new centralised and web based software application of the Central Board of Excise and Customs that is now available to service tax assessees.

Special Secretary S K Goel said: " ACES offers various online facilities and services such as registration, filling of service tax returns, refund claims, filing of intimations, tracking, dispute resolutions and online viewing of records."ith its launch in Delhi, ACES will now be available in seven service tax commissionerates out of the 27 in the country.

ACES will replace the existing applications of SERMON, SACER, SAPS, STERM, used in central excise and service tax for capturing returns and registration details of assessees.

To transact business on ACES, a user has to first register with ACES through a process called registration, which is not a statutory registration. It helps the application in recognising bonafide users.

The ACES application is designed to accept digitally signed documents. In the beginning, however, this functionality will not be activated.

To assist taxpayers, the Directorate of Systems has developed a learning management software (LMS), which is available on the website www.aces.gov.in which describes the facility in detail. By Shreeraj Gudi (ANI)

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