Due Date of Service Tax Return for April to June 2012 has been Extended to 25th November 2012

Due Date of Service Tax Return for April to June 2012 has been Extended to 25th November 2012As per the previous service tax rules every tax payers had to file their half yearly return for the period 1st April to 30th September on or before 25th October and the second half yearly return from 1st October to 31st March by 25th April. But now as per the amendment in Rule 7 every assessee needs to file their service tax return for the period 01.04.2012 to 30.06.2012 instead of 01.04.2012 to 30.09.2012 and the due date of the returns remains the same as per the Notification No. 47/2012 ST, Dated 28/09/2012 but now it has been extended from 25th October 2012 to 25th November 2012.

Please note the following Amendment in Rule 7 - 

Rule 7 of the Service Tax Rules, 1994 – Returns – Extension of Time to File Return in Form ST3 ORDER NO – 3/2012 [F.NO.137/99/2011-ST], DATED 15-10-2012

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 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.

Then there arise a general query among the assessee that what about the return of the period 1st July 2012 to 30th September 2012, for this the department comes with clarification on 28th September 2012 that they will inform the conclusion of next period in due course. Thus, it has not been disclosed or notified about the service tax return for the period 1st July 2012 to 30th September 2012. We will inform you as and when there is any progress in that regard.

Note: Service Tax assessees are hereby informed that they will not be able to file ST 3 returns in ACES now and have to wait until the modified version of ST 3 Form is made available in a few weeks. Please revisit ACES website (http://www.aces.gov.in) for further information.

23 thoughts on “Due Date of Service Tax Return for April to June 2012 has been Extended to 25th November 2012”

  1. Thanks for information about service tax return filling. We are confused about the return filling for the period July to Sep. 2012. Now it is clear.

    1. Hi Raju,

      The department stated on 28th September 2012 that they will inform the conclusion of next period in due course. Thus, it has not been disclosed or notified about the service tax return for the period 1st July 2012 to 30th September 2012.

      1. Dear Alok Sir,
        If Service tax department not disclose any notification within 2-3 month, why we are deposit service tax return any other system, if this possible please conform me
        If Service tax department disclose the Service tax return 01 July 2012 to 30 Sep 2012, what they are any conformation send to us.
        Service tax department, why don’t disclose the Service tax Return 01 July 12 to 30 Sep 2012. if they are earn more. they release to earlier
        If Service Tax department release both Service tax return 01 July’12 to 30 Sep 12 & 01 Oct 12 to 31 Dec’12 .

        1. Hi Virendra,

          There is no other way of uploading Service Tax Return for any quarter except the website of Government of India Central Board of Excise and Customs i.e., http://www.aces.gov.in/ . Thus you need to wait for the Notifications on Filing of Service Tax Return for the Second Quarter 01 July 2012 to 30 Sep 2012.
          Also note that there will be the separate notification on Filing of Service Tax Returns for each quarter and you will need to file your service tax return respectively.

          Thanks and Regards,
          Team Taxmantra
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  2. thanx for the information ,iam a new article student so i was confused a bit in context to regular return dates and amended new ones as per RULE 7

  3. Dear Sir,

    We have submitted the return for the quarter of April to June 2012.
    when i submit the return for the quarter of July to September 2012? [no information in service Tax web sit]

  4. Dear sir, not undestand the below details, now can’t i able to return file through aces web

    Note: Service Tax assessees are hereby informed that they will not be able to file ST 3 returns in ACES now and have to wait until the modified version of ST 3 Form is made available in a few weeks. Please revisit ACES website (http://www.aces.gov.in) for further information

    1. Hi,

      These are the technical errors in the Service Tax Website or may be a validation problem in the website while uploading the Form, which are not in our control. You will need to talk to the department they will resolve your matter.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Team Taxmantra
      Call Us: +91 923 0033 070
      Email Us: info@taxmantra.com

  5. Dear Sir,

    We have submitted the return for the quarter of April to June 2012.
    when i submit the return for the quarter of July to September 2012.

  6. I have recently registered for service tax and may i please know from when i have to pay service tax. whether I have to pay from April 2012 or from this quarter????

    1. Hi,

      You start collecting and paying service taxes, once you exceed the limit of 10 lacs in a financial year. Also, for companies, it needs to be every month, for others quarterly.

      Thanks

      Team Taxmantra.om
      write to us for any query – info@taxmantra.com

  7. Dear Sir/Madam,

    please help me in the matter that we have not filled the service tax return for the period Apr 2012 to June 2012.

    please reply as early as possible…………

    Thanx

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