CBEC has extended the date of e-filing of the new Service Tax Return (Form ST-3) for the period from 1st July 2012 to 30th September 2012, from 25th March, 2013 to 15th April, 2013.
The electronic version of the Form ST 3 Return is under development and is expected to be available on ACES around 20th March, 2013.
The exact date of the availability of the new ST 3 return in ACES for the period April-June, 2012 and for the period October, 2012 – March, 2013 will be announced later.
Official Notification in regard to above is expected in a day or two.
Order No: 01/2013-Service Tax
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 15thApril, 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.