CBIC (ICEGATE) E-payment portal active from 1st July, 2019

Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has issued a circular dated 24th June, 2019 regarding Implementation of CBIC (ICEGATE) E-payment portal from 1st July, 2019. Revised procedure for making e-payment of Central Excise and Service Tax arrears under the new CBIC-GST Integrated portal https://cbic-gst.gov.in – Reg has also been released.

In 2007, CBEC introduced the web based payment gateway Electronic Accounting System in Excise and Service Tax (EASIEST). With effect from 1st October, 2014, it became obligatory to pay central excise duty online. Exceptional cases were only allowed by the Divisional Assistant/Deputy Commissioners.

Currently, taxpayers are making payments of Central Excise duties and Service Tax arrears through EASIEST Portal. As per this circular, payments towards arrears of CE & ST is integrated with ICEGATE portal. The new payment gate way portal “CBIC (ICEGATE) E-payment” will be operational w.e.f., 1st July, 2019 onwards.

Accordingly, from 1st July, 2019 onwards, a new revised procedure has to be followed by the taxpayers for making CE & ST payments. First, taxpayer has to create a Challan on the integrated CBIC portal. Post creation of the Challan, and on clicking Make Payment, taxpayer will be directed to CBIC-ICEGATE portal

Click here to see circular.