E-filing of service tax returns is made mandatory for all the assessees w.e.f 1/10/2011 vide notification No. 43/2011- service tax,dated 25/08/2011.
These will not only cover returns due after 1 October 2011 but all returns or revised returns filed for the past periods as well.
E- filing of service tax returns has lead to minimized cost of transactions to the taxpayers and has resulted in minimized interaction between the tax payers and authorities.
For Government, efiling has helped alot in numerous ways by keeping a track of returns filed,ensure filing of returns with complete details by taxpayer without much hassles for corrections.
The steps for filing service tax return online is as follows
STEP 1– Go to aces.gov.in website and login as assessee.
STEP 2– Go to RET and under that go to fill ST3 and fill.
STEP 3– Fill up all the details and click on save button on the last page. A confirmation view screen will appear which will display the return . The assessee must verify the correctness of the details entered.
After verification that the details are correct press submit button
STEP 4–In case assessee wants to modify the data click on modify button.
Modification can be done on all the pages and in case data is to be entered afresh press cancel button.
STEP 5–After the submission of return an acknowledgement with a number in the format registration number- type of return-month and year of the return will be displayed. This becomes a reference number for further correspondence with department in respect of the return.
SERVICE TAX RETURN ONLINE
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