In a last few years, the country witnessed a major reform in the tax system through digitalization. From the Income Tax to GST, everything has been made available online now. as part of this, the tax department has launched the process of introducing a system of uploading digitally signed supporting documents at Air Cargo Complex (New Delhi) and Chennai Customs House to provide speedy clearance to export consignments.
In the customs law field, the Chennai Customs has now granted the first automated Out of charge of Bill of Entry on the basis of documents uploaded in e- sanchet.
“Chennai Customs does it once again. First automated Out of charge of Bill of Entry granted by Chennai Customs based on documents uploaded in e- sanchet. No interface with Customs Broker.will reduce Dwell Time substantially,” the department tweeted on Tuesday.
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), on 20th October, has launched e-sanchit, enabling the registered persons to file documents online. The e-SANCHIT had made mandatory from 15th March 2018. Till then it was optional for the traders.
Only ICEGATE registered users can use e-SANCHIT applications by accessing the e-SANCHIT link. Under the new scheme, hard copies of the uploaded documents is not being insisted by assessing officers. The idea is to reduce physical interface between customs/regulatory agencies and the trade and to increase the speed of clearance.
“Now with the objective of reducing the objective of physical interface between customs/regulatory agencies and the trade and to increase the speed of clearance in exports, it is proposed to introduce a facility to upload digitally signed supporting documents on a pilot basis at Air Cargo Complex, New Delhi and Chennai Customs House,” CBIC said in a circular recently.