Circular No 205/3/2017-Service Tax
F. No. L37/155/2.012- Service Tax (Part
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs
Service Tax Wing
New Delhi, dated the 27th March,2017
All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Central Excise /Service Tax Principal Directors GeneraVDirectors General of Goods and Service Tax/ Central Excise Intelligence/ Systems and Data Management /Audit/ Tax Payer Services/ Performance Management Chief-Commissioner AR CESTAT All Principal Additional Directors General/ Additional Directors General (Audit) All Principal Commissioners/ Commissioners of Central Excise/ Service Tax
Sub: Extension of e-payment deadline and of banking hours
The Reserve Bank of India has issued instructions vide Notification RBI/2016-17/250 dated 16th March 2017 wherein it has been decided that all agency banks shall keep the counters of their designated branches conducting government business open up to 6.00 pm on March 30, 2017, and up to 8.00 p.m. on March 31, 2017. All electronic transactions would, however, continue till midnight of March 31, 2017.
2. Thus the assessees can make e-payment till the midnight of March 31, 2017.
3. It is requested that Trade Notices may be issued to publicize the extended c-payment hours as well as the extended banking hours.
Dr. Sreeparvathy S.L
Under Secretary, Service Tax