The Assam Value Added Tax Act, 2003 - Circulars & Clarifications

Body Circular No. 01/2020, No. CT/Comp-22/2011/221, Dated, 22nd July 2020

Sub:- E-Payment of Taxes other than GST through department's portal


Government of Assam has launched GRAS (Government Receipt Accounting System) system which is a common collection portal for the State of Assam. Taxation department's portal ( has also been integrated with GRAS system for collection of all taxes other than GST administered by the Department. Henceforth, all the registered taxpayers are now required to pay taxes other than GST only electronically through the department's portal only. For making e-payment through portal, taxpayers need to login with their existing user id /password by selecting "e-Services->e-Return" option. Taxpayers who do not have user id /password can obtain the same from the portal using 'e-Services->Create Online Dealer Profile" or through the concerned jurisdictional officer.

Further, this is for information to all concerned that Taxation department would discontinue the existing e-payment facility provided directly through the banks' portals of State Bank of India, IDB1 (Industrial Development Bank of India), Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, ICICI, and HDFC Bank from 1st October 2020.All the taxpayers other than NIC who are currently using above mentioned banks' portals for making e-payment shall now make e-payments through .There is also a full fledged helpdesk unit operating under Commissionerate of Taxes, Assam to provide telephonic guidance to taxpayers for using these new payment platforms and also for addressing any payment related matters. The helpdesk team can be contacted at the helpdesk numbers 0361-2232619 /0361-2232664.

This supersedes earlier orders vide Memo No CTS-86/2007/177-A dated 24.04.2012(Circular No. 11/2012), CT/Comp-22/2011/151-A dated 09.06.2014(Circular No. 3/2014), CTS-53/2014/Pt/l 80-A dated 28.10.2015(Circular No. 13/2015).

It is requested that the content of this circular is suitably publicised to the trade and industries.

(Anurag Goel, IAS)

Commissioner of Taxes, Assam

Dispur, Guwahati-6