Modified version of the Service Tax Return (ST3) for the quarter Apr-Jun,2012 is now available for uploading to ACES .It is available in ‘DOWNLOADS’ section in offline version only and not online version. In view of the implementation of the Negative List concept in Service Tax with effect from 1st July, 2012, the return filing cycle of six months (April-September, 2012) has been spilt. This new ST 3 Return will be only for the period April-June, 2012, when Negative List was not introduced. This return is available in offline utility only with view and print facility in online mode. The last date of filing the ST 3 return for the quarter Apr-Jun,2012 has been extended by CBEC up to 25th November, 2012 vide Order No 3/2012 dated 15th October, 2012.( To view order no: 3/2012 dated 15th October,2012 click here)

1.  Regarding filing of return for the period from July-September, 2012, further announcements will be made in due course.
2.  ST3 returns for the past half- yearly return filing periods up to March, 2012 can also be filed now both through offline and online versions.
3.  Please do not wait until the last moment and file your return now to avoid congestion and inconvenience.
4.  Assessees can also take the help of the Certified Filing Centres ( CFCs) for filing returns. (for details please ‘CFC’ link)
5.  For any other assistance please see ‘Help’ link .

eFiling Offline Utilities/Schema

Assessees can file their Service Tax Returns using following offline Excel Utilities/XML Schema by downloading the same from this page.

It is advised that the latest Excel Utility may be used every time, for filing Returns, by downloading it from the link given below

Click on the respective Excel Utility/XML Schema hyperlink to download. Please refer the detailed Instructions Sheet embedded within the utility before using the same.

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Excel Utilities
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Download ST3 Return Excel Utility
(For Filing ST-3 returns for the period upto Oct-Mar 2012)
Download XML Schema for ST3 Return
Download ST3 Return Excel Utility
(For Filing ST-3 returns for the Quarter April-June 2012)
Download XML Schema for ST3 Return

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