Staff Reporter

TIRUPATI: The Commissionerate of Central Excise and Customs, Tirupati, urged Service Tax assessees to pay their taxes and dues payable for the month/quarter ending March 2008 much ahead and not wait for the last date of March 31.

Commissioner P.N. Rao said that Rule 6 of the Service Tax Rules, 1994, has been amended with effect from March 1, 2008, to allow tax payment in advance and the same will be self-adjusted towards service tax payable for the subsequent period.

To the complaint that several assessees are facing difficulties in payment of the same at designated banks since they have not changed their existing manual/temporary registration number into PAN-based numbers, Mr. Rao advised them to approach the jurisdictional Service Tax offices.

Jurisdictional offices can be contacted at the following numbers: Tirupati headquarters: 0877 -2240606; Tirupati division: 0877 – 2262546; Kadapa division: 08562 – 277862; Kurnool division: 08518 – 248199; Anantapur division: 08554 – 240177.