Extension of e-payment deadline and of banking hours
March, 31st 2016
Circular No 191/01/2016 - Service Tax
F. No. 137/155/2012-Service Tax (Pt-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
Service Tax Wing
New Delhi, the 29th March 2016
The Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (All),
The Director General of Audit,
The Director General of Systems & Data Management,
The Director General of Central Excise Intelligence,
The Commissioners of Service Tax (Audit) (All)
The Commissioners of Central Excise (Audit) (All)
Subject: Extension of e-payment deadline and of banking hours
The Reserve Bank of India has issued instructions vide notification RBI/2015-16/342 dated March 17, 2016 wherein it has been decided that all agency banks shall keep the counters of their designated branches conducting government business open for full day on March 30, 2016, and till 8.00 p.m. on March 31, 2016. All electronic transactions would, however, continue till midnight of March 31, 2016.
2. Thus the assessees can make e-payment till the mid night of March 31, 2016.
3. It is requested that the trade notice may be issued to publicize the extended e-payment hours as well as the extended banking hours.