CBEC Notifies Due Date for Submission/ Revision of Service Tax Return (form ST3/ ST3C) for part of H1 of FY 2017-18 (i.e. three months period from 1 Apr. 2017 to 30 June 2017)
CBEC has notified that Form ST-3/ ST-3C Return for the period 1 Apr. 2017 to 30 Jun. 2017, shall be submitted by 15 Aug. 2017 and the same can be Revised within a period of 45 days from the date of submission thereof, as under:
G.S.R. 625(E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (2) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Service Tax Rules, 1994,namely:-
1. (1) These rules may be called the Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Service Tax Rules, 1994,-
(i) in rule 7, in sub rule (2), after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
“Provided also that the return for the period from the 1st day of April, 2017, to the 30th day of June, 2017, shall be submitted by the 15th day of August, 2017, in Form ‘ST-3’ or ‘ST-3C’, as the case may be.”
(ii) in rule 7B, in sub rule (I ), the following proviso shall be inserted namely:-
“Provided that the revised return for the period from the 1st day of April, 2017, to the 30th day of June, 2017, shall be submitted within a period of forty five days from the date of submission of the return under rule 7.”
Note:- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification number 2/94-Service Tax, dated the 28th June, 1994 vide number G.S.R.546 (E), dated the 28th June, 1994 and last amended vide notification number 16/2017-Service Tax, dated the 13 April, 2017 vide number G.S.R. 369 (E), dated the 13th April, 2017.