Proposal to extend time limits under Customs, Excise & Service Tax is under consideration: CBIC

Time limit notified under the Customs, Central Excise and Finance Act 1994, which falls during period from 20.03.2020 to 29.06.2020 was extended to 30th September 2020. As the situation of Covid-19 continues to prevail, CBIC has received representations regarding extension of time limit, which is under consideration.

F.No.450/61/2020-Cus-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Room No. 229A, North Block
New Delhi. the 22nd of September,2020

To.

All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs/ Customs (Preventive),
All Principal Chief Commissioners/ Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central tax,
All Principal Commissioners/ Commissioners of Customs/ Customs (Preventive).
All Principal Commissioners/ Commissioners of Customs & Central tax.
All Principal Director Generals/ Director Generals under CBIC.

Madam/Sir,

Subject: Extension of time limit provided under The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 due to prevailing situation of Covid-19 pandemic.

I am directed to refer to the above subject and letter from Board dated 17.06.2020 on the same issue (copy enclosed).

2. In terms of Section 6 of the Ordinance dated 31.03.2020, the time limit which has been specified in or prescribed or notified under the Customs Act, 1962 (except sections 30, 30A, 41, 41A, 46 and 47) Customs Tariff Act, 1975, The Central Excise Act, 1944 and the Finance Act, 1994 and which falls during the period from 20.03.2020 to 29.06.2020 was extended to 30.06.2020, and was further extended to 30th September 2020. As the situation of Covid-19 continues to prevail, Board has received representations regarding extension of time limit, which is under consideration.

3. In this regard it is hereby requested to furnish information as in Table in annexure to this letter, regarding such compliances to uscus4.dor@gov.in by 23.09.2020, positively. The report for Customs Act. 1962, the Central Excise Act, 1944 and Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994 may be sent in separate tables.

4. It is requested that the report may be sent only in editable MS word/MS excel via email and from the zones/ DG HQs only, and not from individual formations under the zones/DG HQS.

Yours faithfully.
Eric. C. Lallawmpuia
OSD (Customs-IV)
Email : uscus4.dor@gov.in
Ph : 01123095557.

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