Punjab monthly VAT return Form 16 can now be filed online

The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department has issued a public notice, stating the filing of the monthly return of VAT-16, with effect from September 1, can be done online.

The step has brought much satisfaction to the industrialists, chartered accountants, lawyers and other stakeholders, who earlier had to hand over the forms physically.  The main aim of the initiative is to increase transparency in the working of the department.
The public notice states that filing of the monthly return in form of VAT-16 has been made online, “So dealers will not have to visit our offices to submit VAT- 16 form and instead, they can fill the form online,” states the public notice.
The full public notice is as follows:

Government of Punjab
Department of Excise & Taxation

Public Notice

Kind Attention: Dealers/Chartered Accountants/Lawyers/Other Stakeholders
Subject:-        Online filing of VAT-16.

                   We are pleased to announce that filing of monthly return in form VAT-16 has been made online. So, dealers will not have to visit our offices to submit VAT-16 in physical form. The monthly return for the month of August, 2014 and thereafter can be filed online through the form available on the website of the Department.

Dated: 1st September, 2014                  Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Punjab


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