Extension of time to file return in Form ST3

Due date for filing of service tax returns in Form ST-3 for the period 1st April, 2012 to 30 th June 2012 has been extended by one month from 25 th October, 2012 to 25th November, 2012.
The due date has been extended as ACES will start releasing the return in Form ST-3 in a quarterly format, shortly before the due date of 25th October, 2012. This will result in all the assessees attempting to file their returns in a short time  period, which may result in problems in the computer network and delay and inconvenience to the assessees

F.No.137/99/2011-Service Tax

New Delhi, the 15th October, 2012

ORDER NO: 3/2012

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule(4) of rule 7 of the Service Tax Rules, 1994, the Central Board of Excise & Customs hereby extends the date of submission of the  return for the period 1st April 2012 to 30th June 2012, from 25th October, 2012 to  25th November,2012. 

The circumstances of a special nature which have given rise to this extension of time are as follows:

a)      ACES will start releasing the return in Form ST3 in a quarterly format, shortly before the due date of 25th October,2012.

b)     This will result in all the assesses attempting to file their returns in a short time period, which may result in problems in the computer network and delay and inconvenience to the assesses.

(S.M. Tata)

Commissioner Service Tax

Central Board of Excise and Customs

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0 responses to “Service tax return date extended to 25th Nov from 25th Oct”

  1. Vikas gupta says:

    Hope this will clear the matter:

    F. No. 137/22/2012-Service Tax

    Government of India

    Ministry of Finance

    Department of Revenue

    Central Board of Excise & Customs

    (Service Tax Wing)

    Room No 263A North Block,

    New Delhi, 28th September, 2012

    To

    Chief Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise / Central Excise & Service Tax (All)

    Directors General of Service Tax /Central Excise Intelligence /Audit/Systems;

    Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise/ Central Excise and Service Tax/ Service Tax (All)

    Madam/Sir,

    Subject: Filing of ST-3 only for the period 1st April to 30th June 2012

    In terms of sub-rules (1) and (2) of Rule 7 of the Service Tax Rules, 1994, the half yearly return for the period 1st April to 30th September 2012, is to be filed by 25th October, 2012. In the current financial year , an assessee would have had to give data with respect to specific services and the corresponding legal provisions for the period 1-4-2012 to 30-6-2012. The data for the period 1-7-2012 to 30-9-2012, would have been with respect to different services and the corresponding legal provisions. Combination of all these provisions into one return would have made the return complex for the assessees .

    2. I am directed to inform you that it has been decided that assessees have to provide data only for the period 1-4-2012 to 30-6-2012 in the first half yearly return which is due on 25-10-2012. (The data for the period from 1-7-2012 to 30-9-2012 should not be filed . Modifications will be made in the ACES so that any data filed for this period is rejected. Till such time as the modifications are made, ACES will not be accepting returns) Accordingly notification 47/2012 dated 28-9-2012 has been issued today.

    3. Data for the period 1-7-2012 to 30-9-2012 will have to be furnished in a return in a revised format. The revised format of the return and the last date for filing it will be indicated separately.

    4. The above information may be communicated to departmental officers and assessees. Hindi version to follow.

    Yours faithfully,

    (S.M. Tata)

    Commissioner( Service Tax)

    Tel/Fax: 011-23092275

  2. Manoj Kumar says:

    Sir,

    Please confirm the Period 1st April to 30th September or 1st april to 30th June ?

    Thank you.

  3. Dinesh Dhall says:

    Sir,

    Please confirm the Period 1st April to 30th September or 1st april to 30th June ?

    Thank you

    Dinesh Dhall

  4. Sathya says:

    Sir,

    Please confirm the Period 1st April to 30th September or 1st april to 30th June ?

    Thank you

    Sathya

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