CBEC (Central Board of Excise and Customs) has once again extended the due date for service tax return for October-2012 to the end March-2013 to August 31, 2013 from April 25, 2013 vide CBEC order no 03/2013 dated April 23, 2013. Further it is also informed that utility to prepare the service tax return will be available at ACES website by July 31, 2013.
In order 03/2013 dated April 23, 2013; CBEC referred that circumstance of a special nature, which has given rise to this extension of time.
Earlier the last date for filing the Service Tax return for the Quarter 2 (July-Sep 2012) which was originally fixed as April 15, 2013 has been extended to April 30, 2013.
Also note, online filing of service tax return is mandatory for all registered service providers.