Central Excise is tax on the ‘act of manufacture or production’. It is indirect tax levied by Central government on the activity of manufacturing or production. Central Excise is governed by the Central Excise Act, 1944 and rules.
All goods listed in the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 attract Central Excise duty unless specified to the contrary in the Act itself or under any notification issued under the Central Excise Act, 1944 by the appropriate statutory authority.
Central Excise Duty is levied at the rates as are specified in the schedules to the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985. In some cases, the statutory rates of duty have been lowered or reduced to Nil by the Central Government in terms of Section 5A of the Central Excise Act, 1944.
Every Central Excise Registration Holder need to pay Central Excise Duty on monthly basis on or before 6th of the next month. (We can help you calculate correct Central Excise Duty).
An SSI unit is required to file returns on quarterly basis within 20 days from the date of completion of the quarter, but non-SSI units are required to file returns on monthly basis within 10 days from the date of completion of month. (We can help you file Central Excise Returns)
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