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Punjab Govt withdraws Entry Tax on sugar

  20 Apr 2011   0 comment
Although there has been a news in a leading Hindi Newspaper that in an ongoing case pending in P&H HC namely Bhushan Steel v. State of Punjab, the Hon'ble High Court has stayed the operation of entry tax in Punjab, but the collection of entry tax is still going on in Punjab. This withdrawal of entry tax on sugar would be a relief for t...

PVAT Act 2005 – Declared Goods except wheat and paddy will be taxable @ 4.4% w.e.f. 08/04/2011

  19 Apr 2011   0 comment
Ceiling rate on declared goods have been enhanced from 4% to 5% by Central Govt in the Budget of 2011-12. Which follows that rate of tax on declared goods cannot exceed 5%. Rate of tax on paddy and wheat has been enhanced by the Punjab Govt from 4% to 5% by including these goods in schedule B of PVAT Act 2005....

Punjab VAT Act – Wheat and Paddy made taxable @ 5%

  18 Apr 2011   0 comment
Wheat and Paddy which are declared goods under CST Act 1956, have been added to schedule B of Punjab VAT Act 2005. The goods contained in schedule B of PVAT act 2005 are taxable @ 5%. An additional surcharge @ 10% is also applicable. But such surcharge will not be applicable on wheat and paddy since these goods are declared goods as per...

Reduction of Octroi rate on Gems and Jewellery items from 2% to 0.01 in Mumbai

  17 Apr 2011   0 comment
With a view to provide significant relief to diamond merchants, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (‘MCGM’) which is the municipal authority governing the jurisdiction of Mumbai, has come out with a circular (Circular No. AC/8/OSSC dated 31 March 2011) to reduce the rate of octroi on Gems and Jewellery items from 2% to 0.01% ...

Remand of penalty orders in appeal whether justified?

  09 Apr 2011   1 comment
in a recent case namely Snoline/Snowline Air Conditioner Vs State of Punjab decided on 17-12-2010 by PVAT Tribunal(2011) 16 STM 332 where the penalty was imposed u/s 14-B(6)(i) of Punjab General Sales Tax Act 1948 and the case was remanded for denovo orders to the designated officer on the ground that “As per records, the goods were det...

E-payment of VAT and CST under Maharashtra Value Added Tax (MVAT) laws

  04 Apr 2011   0 comment
The Government of Maharashtra has issued Notification No. VAT 1510/CR-165/Taxation-1 dated 20 December 2010 in pursuance of the powers conferred under rule 45A of the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Rules, 2005. As per the said notification, the dealers liable to file six-monthly returns under Maharashtra Value Added Tax (‘MVAT’) laws sha...

Key Provisions of GST Constitutional Amendment Bill- 2011

  03 Apr 2011   0 comment
Constitution (One Hundred and Fifteenth Amendment), Bill, 2011 (GST Bill) as introduced in the Parliament on 22 March 2011, deals with key transaction taxes in India. The proposed GST Bill, inter alia seeks to introduce articles effecting the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the introduction of the GST Council. As per ...

Maharashtra Budget 2011- Changes in MVAT, Stamp Duty & State Excise Duty

  28 Mar 2011   0 comment
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister presented the State budget for the year 2011-12 on 23 March 2011. The changes effected in various regulations shall be effective from a date to be notified unless otherwise specified. Considering a satisfactory rise in the sales tax revenue by 26% over earlier year, it is proposed to retain VAT rate on g...

75 Percent of VAT Refund under PVAT Act to be allowed on furnishing of Indemnity bond

  27 Mar 2011   0 comment
Section 39 of Punjab VAT Act 2005 deals with refund of tax. Some welcome changes have been made in said section by adding a new sub section 1-A to the said section which provides for provisional allowing of 75% of amount of refund claimed under PVAT Act subject to furnishing of indemnity bond in prescribed format and subject to such terms...

Introduction of Constitution Amendment Bill for implementation of GST

  24 Mar 2011   0 comment
The Union Finance Minister (FM) on 22 March 2011, introduced a Constitution Amendment Bill (the Bill) in the Lok Sabha to enable the implementation of ‘Goods and Service Tax’ (GST), an indirect tax regime that would subsume levies like excise, service tax and sales tax. The Bill seeks to amend the Constitution to authorise both the Ce...

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