The VAT rate on goods as mentioned in schedule B has been changed from 4% to 5% with effect from 29-01-2010. As per a Notification issued by the EXCISE AND TAXATION DEPARTMENT, PUNJAB No S.O. /P.A.8/2005/S.8/2010. dated 29-01-2010 the VAT rate on schedule B goods other than declared goods under PVAT Act 2005 has been enhanced from 4% to 5%.
A new Schedule titled Schedule C-I has been inserted to cover declared goods, as defined under the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 which will continue to attract tax at 4%.
The notification is also reproduced here-below for ready reference:
GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB
DEPARTMENT OF EXCISE AND TAXATION
(EXCISE AND TAXATION II BRANCH)
The 29th January, 2010
No. S.O. /P.A.8/2005/S.8/2010.- Whereas the State Government is satisfied that circumstances exist, which render it necessary to take immediate action in public interest;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 8 of the Punjab Value Added Tax Act, 2005 (Punjab Act No. 8 of 2005), and all other powers enabling him in this behalf, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to make the following amendments in Schedule ‘B’, appended to the said Act with immediate effect by dispensing with the condition of previous notice, namely:-
In the said Schedule,-
(i) for the existing heading captioned as “LIST OF GOODS TAXABLE @ 4 PERCENT”, the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“LIST OF GOODS TAXABLE @ 5 PERCENT”,
(ii) for serial No. 27 and entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely :-
“27. Cotton waste” ;
(iii) serial No. 30 and entries relating thereto shall be omitted ;
(iv) serial No. 79 and entries relating thereto shall be omitted ;
(v) serial No. 80 and entries relating thereto shall be omitted ;
(vi) for serial No. 82 and entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely :-
“82. Pipes and pipe fittings of ductile pipes and Poly Venyl Chloride”; and
(vii) for serial No. 134 and entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely :-
“134. Yarn of all types, including yarn waste and sewing thread except cotton yarn”.
SHIVINDER SINGH BRAR,
Financial Commissioner Taxation and
Secretary to Government of Punjab,
Department of Excise and Taxation.