E-Payment for Government Dues Deadline and Banking Hours Extended till Midnight of 31 March 2017

[Service Tax Circular No. 205 dated 27th March 2017]

Sub: Extension of e-payment deadline and of banking hours.

The Reserve Bank of India has issued instructions vide Notification RB1/2016-17/250 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 8.00 p.m. on March 30, 2017, and up to 6.00 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 e-payment hours as well as the extended banking hours.

F.No. 137/155/2012-Service Tax (Part II)