VAT is tax levied by the state government on sale of goods. This tax is levied on the value added to the product by the seller and is hence called Value Added Tax. Generally, the seller pays VAT on the selling price and takes VAT credit for the purchase made by him.
Procedure to file VAT return
VAT is an indirect tax, ultimate burden falls on the shoulders’ of the end consumer. Sellers only act as a medium to collect VAT from the buyer and remit the same to the state government.
Due date for filing VAT return varies from state to state.
VAT is a state levied tax. Same product can have different rate in different states unlike service tax which is levied by central government. All the rules are framed by respective state governments.
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is a unique 11 digit number allotted by the VAT authorities to every person registered with them. TIN will be same for VAT and CST.
TIN should be quoted in every correspondence with the VAT authorities and should also be mandatorily mentioned in every VAT invoice that is issued by the seller.
CST means Central Sales Tax which comes into picture when transaction takes place between parties from two different states. In such Inter-state sales transaction CST is paid.
Input VAT is the VAT charged on purchases of goods. Output VAT is charged by the seller to the buyer at the time of sale. Seller can take credit of the Input VAT paid at the time of purchase and pay the net amount to the government provided he produces the purchase Invoice.
PAN Card, Residence Proof, ID proof along with Constitution documents such as Partnership deed in case of a partnership firm and MoA and AoA in case of company will be required.
No, some products may be subjected to lower rate of duty and some might be exempted depending on the law framed by the respective state government.
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