Efiling of Q4 VAT returns to start from 9th April, 2013


Excise and Taxation Department


Dated: 1st April 2013

Attention: All VAT Dealers, Advocates, Chartered Accountants and Cost Accountants
Subject: VAT 15 form for Quarter 4 of FY 12-13

1. We are thankful to all concerned for sharing their valuable feedback and suggestions on improving the VAT 15 e-filing service, in response to the 19th March 2013 and 26th March 2013 public notices;

2. After analysing the suggestions in detail, it has now been has decided to incorporate the following suggestions in the VAT 15 form for Quarter 4.

2.1. In case of E-I / E-II sales, dealers would be able to opt for Punjab as a state (in VAT 18 /19), which is currently missing in the list;

2.2. In VAT 18 / 19 Branch Transfer (& Consignment Transfer) would be restricted for Cancellation & Sales return;

2.3. In case of reversal on Lubricants (& other reversals branch transfer & tax free sales), rate would be changed from 4% to 5%;

2.4. Columns would be re-adjusted for better printing of VAT 15;

2.5. In CST-1, field for Rounding Off would be added; and

2.6. Additional commodities, suggested by few dealers, would be included in the commodity list.

3. The remaining suggestions require major overhaul in the form and hence it has been decided to incorporate them in VAT15  form of Quarter 1 of next financial year after stakeholder consultation.

4. The new form, including the agreed suggestions, would be made available from 9th April 2013 . All concerned are requested NOT to download the form before 9th April and to start e-filing for quarter 4 after 9th April 2013.

Anurag Verma (IAS),
Excise and Taxation Commissioner,

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