Clarification on Payment of Service Tax in Transitional Period
Certain transitional issues arising with respect to payment of service tax after 30th June 2017 have been clarified by CBEC vide circular dated 28-9-2017.
It has been clarified that in cases where service was received before 1-7-2017 and payment for the value of the service was also made before 1-7-2017, but the service tax was paid by 5th /6th July 2017, details of credit should be indicated in Part I of Form ST-3 by filing a revised return. In order to give compliant assessees who had filed their ST 3 return by the due date or some days later, an immediate and viable window to file revised returns, all ST3 returns for the period 1-4-2017 to 30-6-2017 which have been filed upto and inclusive of the 31st day of August 2017, shall be deemed to have been filed on 31-8-2017. Once details of such credit are reflected in the ST-3, the assessee may proceed to fill in the details in Form GST TRAN-1.
In the case of assessees who were not registered under ACES, who want to make payment of service tax on or after 1-7-2017, they may avail of the category of “non assessee registration” in the registration module of ACES.