Due date of service tax return filing (Oct-March 2013) extended to 10th September, 2013

The erstwhile due date of service tax return filing i.e for the period October, 2012 to March, 2013 has been extended from 31st August, 2013 to 10th October, 2013. As per CBEC Order No. 4/2013 – Service Tax dt. 30-8-2013, the last date of submission of the ST-3 return for the period, Oct. 2012 – Mar. 2013 has been extended up to 10th September, 2013. New user-friendly features in the Oct. 2012 – Mar. 2013 ST-3 Return:

  1. Previously, the assessees were able to view the filed returns using the option, ‘View Original ST3’. This facility has been enhanced with a new feature by displaying in the return, the list of error codes (with corresponding error messages). This will help the assessees to know about the errors so that they can exercise the option of filing Revised return by rectifying the errors. This facility will be made available shortly and the exact date will be intimated on ACES website.
  2. As soon as the return uploaded by the assessee is accepted or rejected by the system, a system-generated message will be e-mailed to the assessee. The assessee can rectify the errors and file the corrected return.
  3. Revised ST-3 return can be filed within a period of 90 days from the date of filing the original return.

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