The Service tax Department has released the offline excel utility for filing half-yearly Service Tax Return (ST-3) for the period 1st October 2012 to 31st March 2013. The following are the new features of the Oct-Mar 2013 Return :-
|A. Previously, the assessees were able to view the filed returns using the option, ‘View Original ST3’. This facility has been enhanced with a new feature by displaying in the return, the list of error codes (with corresponding error messages). This will help the assessees to know about the errors so that they can exercise the option of filing Revised return by rectifying the errors. This facility will be made available shortly and the exact date will be intimated on ACES website.|
|B. As soon as the return uploaded by the assessee is accepted or rejected by the system, a system-generated message will be e-mailed to the assessee. The assessee can rectify the errors and file the corrected return.|
The Last date for filing ST-3 return in respect of the period from Oct-Mar 2013 is 31st August 2013.
Click the link below to download the Service Tax ST-3 Excel utility for Oct-Mar 2013.