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Gujarat VAT & CST

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Flipkart challenges Gujarat entry tax on online sale in HC

[Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com] The Gujarat high court on Thursday issued notice to the advocate general and state authorities concerned over a petition filed by India’s largest online marketplace Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd objecting to state government’s law levying entry tax on goods sold in Gujarat through online shopping. This happened after the state government made amendments [...]

Gujarat Budget 2016-17–VAT Amendments

[By Shaleen Shah (Partner) with Kirit Rana (Manager-VAT), VNCA] Gujarat Budget 2016-17 was passed by the State Assembly on 30-Mar-2016. The gist of VAT amendments enacted in the budget read with relevant notifications is as follows – INCREASE IN TAX RATES W.E.F. 1-APR-2016: 1. New Entry No.49C in Sch-II: Luxury Cars & SUVs with price [...]

SC to lift entry tax cap, Rs 10k cr bonanza for states

States can expect a revenue bonanza of up to Rs 10,000 crore to be paid by big corporate houses in the manufacturing sector as the Supreme Court on Friday said it would in April vacate its three-year-old interim order asking authorities to collect only 50% of entry tax. Approximately Rs 30,000 crore is due from [...]

Why India’s most important tax reform is still stuck in parliament

[Written By: Gautam Khattar, Partner-Indirect Tax, PwC India; Source: Quartz India] In his budget speech in February 2015, Arun Jaitley announced an ambitious goal of implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) nationwide by April 01, 2016. Ever since that declaration by the finance minister, passing the bill through parliament has been the topmost priority [...]

Time reduced for filing Gujarat VAT Returns

The Gujarat VAT Rules stipulate a period of 30 days for e-filing of monthly / quarterly returns from the end of the relevant period. Since e-filing of returns was new at that point of time, the State Government had granted relief by giving additional time for filing E-Returns. Now through Circular dtd. 10-Nov-2015, the State [...]

Intangibles–ambiguity between VAT & Service Tax

[Source: forbesindia.com; Author: Rajeev Dimri, Leader, Indirect Tax, BMR & Associates LLP] Levy of service tax on provision of ‘services’ and value added tax (VAT) on sale of ‘goods’ is clearly demarcated and may look simple enough to the uninitiated.  However, this simplistic differentiation regarding the nature of levy becomes perplexing in the case of [...]

ITC cannot be denied where registration is cancelled retrospectively–Gujarat HC

Under Gujarat VAT Act, amongst other conditions, the purchasing dealer can claim input tax credit (ITC) only if the purchases are made from another registered dealer. In cases where the assessee had purchased the goods from a dealer who was a registered dealer and, subsequently the registration of the said seller is cancelled retrospectively / [...]

SC notice to BG, Reliance Industries, ONGC in Rs 4,000-cr sales tax matter

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from British Gas (BG) and two other companies — ONGC and Reliance Industries — on the Gujarat government’s appeal seeking to levy sales tax to the tune of around Rs 4,000 crore on them for bringing gas to Hazira from Panna-Mukta-Tapti (PMT) field, situated on the west coast [...]

Gujarat VAT Forms 402 / 403 / 405 made mandatory

Gujarat VAT Rules stipulate that every inter-state movement of goods must be accompanied by Form 402 (goods going out of the state), Form 403 (goods coming into the state) and Form 405 (goods transiting the state). Last year, the Gujarat VAT Department made it mandatory for certain categories of Dealers to electronically generate Forms 402/403/405 [...]

Electronically generated Forms 402/403/405 for movement of goods under Gujarat VAT Rules

[By Shaleen Shah (Partner), VNCA] You are aware that any movement of goods going outside the state, or goods entering the state, or movement of goods within the state must be accompanied by documents prescribed under the Gujarat Value Added Tax Rules, 2006 (GVAT Rules). Alongwith Invoice, Stock Transfer Note, Delivery Challan, Consignment Note, etc., [...]