Service tax is now a reality for indian citizen to the extent that most of the day to day services are within fold of service tax .
Now there is facility to pay service tax and central excise tax obligation online through bank.26 banks provide such facility in India .
Therefore, as part of basic learener’s series, twelve steps to epay service tax or central excise is given below.
Enter the 15 digit Assessee Code allotted by the jurisdictional Commissionerate.If the Assessee code is valid, then corresponding assessee details like Name, Address, Commissionerate code etc. as present in the Assessee Code Master will be displayed.Based on the Assessee Code, the duty / tax i.e. excise duty or service tax to be paid will be automatically selected.
The Assessee is required to select the type of duty / tax to be paid by clicking on <91>Select Accounting Codes for Excise<92> or <91>Select Accounting Codes for Service Tax<92> depending on the type of duty / tax to be paid.At a time the assessee can select upto six Accounting Codes.
The assessee should also select the bank through which payment is to be made.
On submission of data entered, a confirmation screen will be displayed. If the taxpayer confirms the data entered in the screen, it will be directed to the net-banking site of the bank selected.
The taxpayer will login to the net-banking site with the user id/ password provided by the bank for net-banking purpose and enter payment details at the bank site.
On successful payment, a challan counterfoil will be displayed containing CIN, payment details and bank name through which e-payment has been made. This counterfoil is proof of payment being made.