Utility for e filing Service Tax Return (ST3) for the period April,2016-September,2016 is available from 1.10.2016 in both Online and Offline modes. The last date of filing the ST3 Return for the said period is 25th October,2016. To avoid congestion and inconvenience in the last minute, all assessees are requested to file their ST3 Return for the said period forthwith and not to wait till the last date. The assessees can file their Return either Online or use the Offline Utility
Please note that all Assessees are required to File service Tax return through E filing mode only . Paper returns can not be filed anymore.
However, to avoid congestion and inconvenience in the last minute, all assesses who wish to file their ST-3 for the said period are advised to start e-filing the returns immediately and not to wait till the last date.
you may download Service tax return Excel utility from link given below
Download Service Tax return 4/2016 to 09/2016 excel software updated 01.10.2016
(For filing ST-3 Returns for Half Year Apr-Sept 2016-2017 onwards)
The status of the XML file of ST-3 return uploaded by the assessee can be ascertained after one business day of uploading the return by accessing 'RET > e-filing > view XML status'.
Revised ST-3 return can be filed within a period of 90 days from the date of filing the original return.
For any doubt while filing the Return in view of the KKC related changes. For details click here
The ACES Service Desk functions on working days from Monday to Friday between 9 AM and 7 PM and on Saturdays between 9 AM to 2.30 PM. However, the Service Desk will remain open from 9AM to 7PM on all Saturdays (i.e., 01.10.2016, 08.10.2016, 15.10.2016 & 22.10.2016) in the month of October, 2016 also and on last Sunday of the return filing period i.e. on 23-10.2016 to ensure smooth filing of returns. In addition, the Service Desk will also remain open from 9AM to 7PM on the two Holidays falling on 11.10.2016 (Dussehra) and 12.10.2016 (Muharram).
Penalty on Late filing of Service Tax return
If an assessee has not filed his/her return in due period, the financial impact in respect of penalty could be more than the actual tax liability.read the table below[post_ads]
Period of Delay
Penalty/late fee before finance ACT 2011
Penalty/late fee After finance ACT 2011
for delay up to 15 days
for delay beyond 15 days but up to 30 days
for delay beyond 30 days
INR 1,000 + INR 100 per day (from 31st day subject to a maximum amount of Rs 2000.
INR 1,000 + INR 100 per day (from 31st day subject to a maximum amount of Rs 20000.
‘Provided also that where the gross amount of service tax payable is nil, the Central Excise officer may, on being satisfied that there is sufficient reason for not filing the return, reduce or waive the penalty’.
‘Provided also that where the gross amount of service tax payable is nil, the Central Excise officer may, on being satisfied that there is sufficient reason for not filing the return, reduce or waive the penalty’
The last date of filing the ST-3 return for 4/2016 to 09/2016 is 25th October, 2016.