Now days we see that Service Tax Returns are being rejected for one or the other reasons. This article may help you some extent to file return without any problem of being rejected.


Returns are being rejected due to some technical errors validated by the system. The following are some technical errors the reasons for which Service Tax Returns are being rejected.

1. The financial year and period of return selected in upload file does not match with FY and period of return entered in XML File.

2. STC No. mentioned in ST-3 return does not match with registration data of Department i.e., Wrong STC Reference.

3. If return type is Wrongly selected i.e., Original or Revised

4. If a Non-Large Tax Payer has selected as yes in A6.1 and Vice versa

5. If Category of Registrant is wrongly selected

6. If rates of Tax is Wrongly entered

7. Wrong selection of Constitution

8. If Challan details are wrongly filled in i.e., higher amount entered in challan details against actual amount deposited.

9. Some technical errors like Tempering of XML file generated before uploading, error at the time of generation XML files etc.

An Article by- Deepak Tawania

Disclaimer: The above list is not exhaustive there may be some other reasons also.

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  1. seema says:

    i have face same proble “STC No. mentioned in ST-3 return does not match with registration data of Department i.e., Wrong STC Reference.& date of revised return has been over. i filled my next quarter return.
    my problem is that i have revised my return as i dint take servie tax credit in original return.
    but at the time of revising return the above problem is occured.
    i visit department 3-4 time & talk on telephone. filed my problem with technical dept. & make so many calls regarding that.
    but dint get any solution .please suggest what to do.

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