Service tax department has extended due date for filing service tax return in ST3 form from 25 October 2012 to 25 November 2012. Service tax department issued an order no. 3/2012 dated 15 October 2012 about the extension of due date for filing service tax return form ST-3. Full order is as under.
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.
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