Service tax form st-3 last date extended to 15 April

Service tax department has extended the last date for filing service tax return st-3 for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 September 2012. The last date for submission of return on form st-3 was 25 March 2013 which has been extended to 15 April 2013. Full service tax department order is as under.


SECTION 70 OF THE FINANCE ACT, 1994, READ WITH RULE 7 OF THE SERVICE TAX RULES, 1994 - FURNISHING OF RETURNS - EXTENSION OF DATE OF SUBMISSION OF FORM ST-3 FOR PERIOD FROM 1-7-2012 TO 30-9-2012

ORDER NO. 1/2013-ST [F.NO.137/99/2011-ST], DATED 6-3-2013

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 Form ST-3 for the period from 1st July, 2012 to 30th September, 2012, from 25th March, 2013 to 15th April, 2013.

The circumstances of a special nature, which have given rise to this extension of time, are as follows:
(a) The Form ST-3 is expected to be available on ACES around 20th March, 2013.

(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 further delay and inconvenience to the assessees.
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