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Due Date for Payment of Service Tax 2017

Service Tax Payment Due Date, Service Tax Return Due Date

Please Note – Due Date for Payment of Service Tax for monthly, Quarterly  or Half Year ending on 31.03.2017 is – 31-03-2017, Please Deposit Tax Before 31st March, 2017. Check Other Months Due Date (Except March Ending) From Below….

As per Rule 6(1) of Service Tax Rules, the service tax shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government before the following due dates

ParticularsCompany, AOP’s, HUFIndividual / Proprietary firm or Partnership firm
DurationMonth in which the service is deemed to be provided as per the POT rulesQuarter in which the service is deemed to be provided as per the POT rules
Payment by ECS:6th day of the following month6th day of the month following the quarter
Payment by any other mode5th day of the following month5th day of the month following the quarter
Month / quarter ending march31st March31st March Compulsory

Exception: – Service Tax Collected for the month/quarter ending March shall be payable by 31st March of the said calendar year.

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Interest Rate for Financial Year 2017-18

ConditionsRate of Interest
Service Tax collected but not deposited to the exchequer24%
Other Cases15%

If in case the value of taxable services of preceding year does not exceeds Rs. 60 Lakhs, then the rate of interest on late payment will be 12%.

[The above changes will come into effect on the day the Finance Bill receives the assent of the President.]

Due Dates For Filing Service Tax Return

All persons or entities who are liable to pay service tax and file service tax returns, Entities having service tax registration are mandatorily required to file service tax returns. The due date of filing service tax returns for first half of the year is 25th October and 25th April for the second half of the year. check example from below…..

Half yearly Return in Form ST-3

PeriodDue Date
1st April to 30th September25th October
1st October to 31st March25th April

For Example

PeriodService Tax Return Due Date
April 17- Sept 1725th Oct 2017
Oct 16-Mar 1725th April 2017

Late Fees For Delay In Filing Service Tax Return

If the Service Tax Return is not filed before the due date of filing of Service Tax Return, Late Fee shall be liable to be paid as follows

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

Compulsory ECS payment:

Every assessee is required to pay tax electronically. AC or DC of Central Excise may for reasons to be recorded in writing, allow the assessees to deposit the service tax by any mode other than internet banking. (N/N 9/14 w-e-f 1-10-14)

Exception from POT Rules

Individuals and Partnership firms whose aggregate value of taxable services provided from one or more premises is < or = Rs. 50 lakhs in the previous FY: The service provider shall have the option to pay tax in the current financial year on actual receipt basis on value of taxable services provided or agreed to be provided by him up to a total of Rs. 50 lakhs.

[Means payment is to be made with reference to month or quarter in which payment is received and not on the basis of POT rules.]

Can Service Tax be paid in Advance?

As per Rule 6(1A) every person liable to pay service tax, may, on his own volition, pay an amount as service tax in advance, to the credit of the Central Government and adjust the amount so paid against the service tax which he is liable to pay for the subsequent period: In such case the assessee shall,-

(i) intimate the details of the amount of service tax paid in advance, to the jurisdictional Superintendent of Central Excise within a period of 15 days from the date of such payment; and

(ii) indicate the details of the advance payment made, and its adjustment, if any in the subsequent return to be filed under section 70 of the Act.

What is the Manner of Payment of service tax?

As per Rule 6(2), the assessee shall deposit the service tax with the bank designated by CBEC, by using GAR-7challan

If the tax is paid by cheque, date of presentation of cheque to the bank shall be deemed to be the date on which service tax has been paid subject to realization of that cheque

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Latest Comments

  1. Hi,

    I Incorporated my company on 23rd Oct 2015.
    Service Tax Registered on 18th June 2016
    Service Tax from June 2016 – Sep was PAID and nil return was filed on Oct 24th .
    However Revise return is still not filed by my tax consultant.As per him we can file the revise return within 6 months ? Is is so ? If not please advice the correct procedure.
    Return for Oct – March will be filed on 25th April 2017 .

  2. I have received the payment on 8th april 2016. Today I have to pay the s.tax amount Rs. 33,350. How can I calculate the interest amount?

  3. Hello
    Sir I got S.T in this may. one of my client that i charges ST 52000 and payment cleared in this month. i got the full amount in 3 slave. 1st on 29/3/2016 2nd in 7th may 2016 and last on 30 may 2016. Also i collected other ST in may about 30000. So just wanted to understand when i’ll have to file and pay these amount to Service Tax Department.
    Thank you in advance sir.

  4. As a Partnership Firm if we pay any transporter after 31.3.2016 though the Transporter’s Bill date is
    within 31.3.2016 then what procedure is to be followed regarding payment of Service Tax. Because
    we are paying Service Tax as a service receiver ? Please clarify in details

  5. Hi, I am a little confused by the information here – As a Proprietorship what is the last date for me to pay the service tax for the Quarter Jan-March 2016? Is it 31-03-2016 or 06-04-2016? Your table above seems to give both these days as last date!

    Thank you

    • Hi Naveen

      Quarter Jan-March 2016 is Special Quarter and only for this quarter last date is 31-03-2016, Because March is ending of financial year so last date for march month or Quarter is 31-03-2016 instant of 06-04-2016.

      • Sorry to bother you. Because of not having knowledge the service tax is not paid on 31/03/2016. Today I am paying. How to go about it? What is the tax implication?

        • Hi Sekar Narayanaswamy

          We update above article and add new provisions for Interest on late payment of service tax and also provide Automated interest calculator in excel, please re-check article again.

          • In case of reverse charge, whether service tax can be paid within 6th April 2017 relate to March-17 service.

      • pl clarify payment for retainership amount for the month of March is given by the company in the month of April say by 6th, in such a case when i should pay service tax for March.

  6. i am a transporter how is it possible to pay service tax in 31 march
    my billing raised up to 12 pm as per market requirement.so please
    guide me what can i do

    • Hi, NEW KUMAR TPT.
      Last date Service tax for march-16 06.04.2016

      Quarter Jan-March 2016 is Special Quarter and only for this quarter last date is 31-03-2016, Because March is ending of financial year so last date for march month or Quarter is 31-03-2016 instant of 06-04-2016.


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