Value Added Tax (VAT) / Central Sales Tax (CST)

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VAT is levied by the respective State Governments on intra-State sale of goods in India. VAT rate varies depending upon the relevant State Legislations and the nature of goods. A dealer is allowed to take input tax credit of VAT paid on inputs and utilize the same against its output VAT/ CST liability subject to compliance with the prescribed conditions.

Intra State Sale (Sale within the State) attracts VAT at the specified rates which generally vary between 0% to 12.5%. Inter State sale (Sale within two States) attract central sales tax. Registered dealer can procure goods at 2% through Inter State purchases.

A. Registration with the VAT authorities for the registration under the Value Added Tax of the respective State

B. Registration with the VAT authorities for the registration under the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956

C. Advise on the applicability, classification of the traded goods

D. Advise on the tax efficiencies available due to the location, logistic etc.

E. Professional assistance on the preparation of the monthly sales tax returns, Challan, filing of the forms.

F. Refund Support Services in relation to the refund of the VAT

G. Litigation support service on the show cause notice, demands etc.

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