Simple Steps to File Service Tax Return online from

June 17, 20152 Comments

How to File Service Tax Return online on

Service tax return filing online is very easy with our guide for how to file service tax return online from official website. Earlier filing service tax return online was not mandatory but from October 2011 the online filing was made compulsory for all assesses.

Service Tax Return is assigned for every assessee who has registered for service tax and allow a Service Tax Registration no. on a half yearly basis. If any assessee has provided taxable services in the period or not, he has to file service tax return on every half year.

How to File Service Tax Return Online

First of all assessee will have to register on aces website, i.e.

Then, download ST 3 Excel Return utility from

Then login, fill up the form and submit.


Service Tax Return Due Date

Apr-Sept 2015 : 25th October 2015

If anybody wants Service Tax, he has to fill “Form ST-3” or “ST-3A”. Following are details for that.

  • The value of payable service charge/billed
  • The value of service tax realised
  • The amount of service tax payable

Table for Late Fee for delaying for filing service tax return

Delay in days after Due DateLate Fees
First 15 daysRs. 500
15-30 daysRs. 1000
More than 30 daysRs. 1000 + Rs. 100 per day beyond 30 days
Note: The Maximum Late Fee payable is Rs. 20,000

As you would have been knowing is the official and main website for the service tax department.

It gives many other services too. Kindly go to for the further updates of service tax return filing.

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Gazala Z. is a Commerce Graduate & a PGDCA having secured first number in her college last year. She possesses a great interest in Tax related updates and her updates at will portray this fact.

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  1. parihar narendra singh says:

    i have servicetax registration of manpower agency.i am provider and other registration of GTA.HOW FILL UP THE st3 and exmination notification and abtment notification in ST3 Form

  2. Durgesh Chandra says:

    What is the rate of service tax of contractor.

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