TIRUCHI: Service tax payers have to pay their tax liability arising for March or the quarter ending March in the same month itself against the general provision permitting payment on the 5th of the following month/quarter for other periodical payments, Additional Commissioner of Central Excise Vasa Seshagiri Rao has said in a press release.

If any assessee faces difficulty in quantifying tax liability for March correctly, they may determine tax liability approximately based on the records available by March 31 and pay the service tax. In the event of excess payment, the same can be adjusted in subsequent payments. It can be intimated to the jurisdictional Superintendent within 15 days.

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