Service Tax :- New ST-3 Return Form , Overview and How to Begin

 
1. Overview   

This excel utility can be used only for the ST3 return to be filed for the period, April, 2012 to June, 2012. The Assessee can file the return for one or more than one service offered from one premises or from more than one premises as well.  
  
The excel utility can be used for creating a new file in XML format for e-filing of your returns. The e-filing Excel Utility is an Excel Workbook that consists of one worksheet.   
e-filing consists of two sub-processes: firstly, generation of XML file of the ST3 Return and secondly  uploading of generated xml file into ACES application.   
  
 2.  Before you begin   
1. 1. The version of Microsoft Excel in your system should be Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and above.

2. The system should have a file compression software to unzip excel utility file.
  
3. Make sure that you have downloaded the latest Excel Utility from ACES application to your local system.
  
4. It is necessary to ENABLE the execution of macros in Return-Preparation-Utility in order to enter, validate and generate an .XML file for upload. Follow these steps to ENABLE execution of macros depending on the version of [Microsoft Office Excel] being used to open the Return-Preparation-Utility :

[Microsoft Office Excel 2003]
Navigate through the following excel menu option to reduce the level of security in executing macros :
Tools --> Macros --> Security --> Low
OR
Tools --> Macros --> Security --> Medium
Save the excel-utility and re-open it.

[Microsoft Office Excel 2007]
Navigate through the following excel menu options to reduce the level of security in executing macros :
Excel Options --> Trust Centre --> Trust Centre Settings --> Macro Settings --> Enable all macros
AND
Excel Options --> Trust Centre --> Trust Centre Settings --> ActiveX Settings --> Enable all controls without restriction and without prompting
Save the excel-utility and re-open it.

[Microsoft Office Excel 2010]
When you open the EXCEL-UTILITY, the yellow Message Bar appears with a shield icon and the Enable Content button. 
Click on the Enable Content to enable the macros. 
  
5. Please make sure that your System Date is correct.
 
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