Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Service Tax :-ST-3 for July 2012 to Dec.2012 and others

Friends,   Central Board of Excise and Customs has released Excel utility of ST-3 for submission of Service Tax return for the period 01.07.2012 to 30.09.2012 on 25.03.2013.   ST-3 excel utility for the period 01.04.2012 to 30.06.2012 has already been released . 

I.  Fill up the Return data: Navigate to each field of every section in the sheet to provide applicable data in correct format.  (Formats will get reflected while filling data.) 

II. Validating Sheets: Click on the ''Validate this sheet"  button to ensure that the sheet has been properly filled in and also data has been furnished in proper format. If there are some errors on the sheet, e-filing utility will prompt you to correct the same.
In such cases, e-filling utility will not allow you to proceed further until you rectify the errors.
There is "Validate Return and Submit" button on the last sheet "Distributor" for validating all the entries in your return. If you click on this button, utility will validate all the sheets one by one. In case there is some error identified on some sheet, then it will prompt you about all the errors in your return and will ask to revalidate the sheet.
III. Generate XML: After all the required fields have been filled in properly and validated, clicking on ''Validate Return and Submit'' button will re-check all the sheets and a new file in XML format will be generated.
Both files will be saved in the same folder in your system where e-filing Utility was saved initially.
IV. Upload XML file into ACES application: For uploading the XML file generated by the e-filing utility, log into ACES application and access RET > e-filing > upload to upload generated xml file of Return. On Upload screen, provide the required information and browse to select the XML file from the saved location and submit the same.
Download ST-3 excel utility for 01.07.2012 to 30.09.2012 (click here)

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