Assessee Code mandatory for Excise and Service Tax Payments

March 27, 2015

Assessee Code made mandatory 

  • R.B.I has issued Circular DGBA.GAD.No.H – 850/41.07.003/2010-11 dated 29th July 2010, making it mandatory for the authorised banks to accept Central Excise and Service Tax payments from only those assessees whose Assessee Codes (Registration Numbers) exist in the EASIEST Directory. With effect from 1st September, 2010, banks will not accept payments unless the Assessee Code exists in the Assessee Code Directory, which is down-loaded by the banks from the EASIEST ( NSDL) portal, who receive it from the CBEC’s ACES Registration Database.
  • The assessees can themselves verify the existence of their Assessee Codes in the NSDL website ( and if it does not exist, they can approach the jurisdictional officers. In case the registration number has not been generated by the system (erstwhile SACER /SAPS or the current ACES application), assesses have to apply afresh for a new Registration Certificate through ACES as a new assessee. Assessees may note that the assessee code is transferred to Assessee Code Directory only after the registration certificate is issued by the jurisdictional Officer. ( )
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