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Gujarat VAT & CST

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Due Dates for filing Gujarat VAT & CST Returns

[By Shaleen Shah (Partner), VNCA] We had informed you regarding Amendment in Gujarat VAT Rules for filing of Returns. In a subsequent Circular No.156/135 the State Government has stated that the relief of additional time given for filing E-Returns vide Circular No.105/92 dtd.23-Dec-2010 shall continue even after the aforesaid Amendment in the Rules. In view [...]

Gujarat VAT Amnesty Scheme for builders & developers

[By Shaleen Shah (Partner), VNCA] This article was published in the Gujarati Newspaper, `Jaihind Daily’ on 6-Nov-2014 The States derive the power to levy salestax or VAT on indivisible works contract through Article 366(29A)(b) added by the 46th Amendment to the Constitution to cover ‘transfer of property in goods (whether as goods or in some [...]

Amendment in Gujarat VAT Rules for filing of Returns & VAT Audit Report

[By Shaleen Shah (Partner), VNCA] The Gujarat State Government has recently issued a Notification dtd. 15-Oct-2014 making significant amendments to the Gujarat Value Added Tax Rules, 2006 with effect from the date of the Notification. The gist of the amendments is as under. PROVISIONS RELATING TO FILING OF MONTHLY / QUARTERLY RETURNS (AS AMENDED) E-Filing [...]

Guj-VAT Notifications–Reversal of ITC on purchases used for inter-state trade

[By Shaleen Shah (Partner), VNCA] We have informed you earlier (Guj-VAT Notification: Disallowance of ITC) that under Gujarat VAT laws, Input Tax Credit (ITC) is to be reversed by 2% on taxable turnover of Purchases when – (a)  the goods are sold / resold in the course of inter-state trade and commerce; (b)  the goods [...]

New Online Facility for Input Tax Credit verification (Gujarat VAT)

[By Shaleen Shah (Partner), VNCA] You are aware that all dealers registered under Gujarat VAT Laws are required to file their returns online. Along with the main E-Return for VAT, each dealer (other than dealers who have opted for composition) is required to upload online the following details – Annexure 201A specifying the complete list [...]

Extension of due date for filing Gujarat VAT Annual Return

In a Circular issued by the Commercial Tax Department on 20-Dec-2013, the due date for Filing of Gujarat VAT Audit Report u/s 63 of the Gujarat Value Added Tax Act, 2003 for the financial year 2012-13 has been extended to 31-Jan-2014.  The due date for obtaining VAT Audit Report has also been extended to 31-Jan-2014.

Retrospective breather needed for EOUs in Gujarat

Export-oriented units (EOUs) in Gujarat have a new problem. The development commissioner (DC), Kandla, has asked the units to return the Central Sales Tax (CST) refunded to them, on the basis of objections raised by the Central Revenue Audit (CRA) team from Ahmedabad. According to para 6.11 (c) (i) of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), [...]

Goods, Services Tax Bill unlikely to be passed in winter session

Goods, Services Tax Bill unlikely to be passed in winter session

L&T judgment opens a Pandora’s box

Recently, the larger Bench of the apex court in the case of L&T vs state of Karnataka, held that any agreement to sell immovable property entered into prior to construction would fall within the purview of the term ‘works contract’, allowing state governments the power to levy value-added tax (VAT) on such contracts. This issue [...]

Even as India grapples to get States on board for GST, US Senate Passes Internet Sales Tax Legislation

[Source: www.accountingtoday.com; Author: Michael Cohn] The Senate has approved legislation requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes from Internet sales, even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state where the customer resides. The Marketplace Fairness Act has attracted wide support from brick-and-mortar retailers who have seen shoppers coming to their stores to [...]