Note on Amendment to Application for Central Excise Registration & Quarterly Return for Importers
CBEC amends Annexure-1 in Form A-1 (Application for Central Excise Registration); Includes 'importer' under Part I (Identification of business requiring registration) and also as a separate category under Serial No. 3; Further, notifies quarterly return form for registered importers w.e.f April 1, 2014; Amends Notification No. 35/2001 CE (N.T) dated June 26, 2001 and supercedes Notification No. 73/2003 CE(N.T) dated September 15, 2003: Finance Ministry Notifications.
Fin Min notifies Central Excise (Amendment) Rules, 2014 and CENVAT Credit (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2014 w.e.f April 1, 2014; Requires importers issuing invoices eligible for CENVAT credit to mandatorily register with Central Excise Authorities; Such registered importers to submit quarterly return electronically within fifteen days from close of each quarter of a year to the Superintendent of Central Excise; Amends Rules 9(1) of Central Excise Rules, 2002 and Rule 9(8) of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 : Finance Ministry Notifications
Finance Ministry vide. Notification No. 17 / 18 of 2013-C.E.(N.T.) included importer as 'first stage dealer', requiring Central Excise registration which were to come into effect from March 1, 2014. However, the said notifications were rescinded by Finance Ministry vide. Notification No. 5 / 6 of 2014 - C.E. (N.T.).
By: CA VMV S RAO