For e-payment, assessees should open a net banking account with one of the authorized banks (currently there are 28 banks), list of which is available on the EASIEST (Electronic Accounting System in Excise and Service Tax) website of CBEC, maintained by NSDL (cbec.easiest.gov.in/EST
). Payment through ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank can be done by assesses for select Commissionerates only, list of which is published in the aforesaid EASIEST website. Payment through all other authorized banks can be made for all Commissionerates.
For effecting payment, assessees can access the ACES website (http://www.aces.gov.in/
) and click on the e-payment link that will take them to the EASIEST portal (cbec-easiest.gov.in/EST
) or they can directly visit the EASIEST portal.