Value Added Tax or VAT is nothing but a levy or charge that was implemented by the Central Government of India on the producers of goods, materials, and products. The VAT has now been replaced by the uniform tax regime known as GST
The State of Haryana passed the Haryana Vat Act in 2003 to levy taxes on goods bought or sold in the state.. This act forms the basis of the Commercial Tax Department to levy and collect VAT in Haryana. Suitable amendments and changes have been made over the course of time to stay on par with the ever changing economic trends and practices.
Haryana VAT Tax Rate
|No||Type of Goods||Tax Rate|
|1||Precious metals – gold, silver, etc.||1%|
|2||Jewellery made of precious metals and stones||1%|
|3||Petrol, any hydrocarbon oil except crude oil||25%|
|4||Aviation turbine fuel and petrol||20%|
|5||High speed diesel, super light diesel, light diesel||16.4%|
|6||Bottled Imported Foreign liquor||25%|
|7||Bottled liquor sold through bar license||25%|
|8||Liquor as defined in the Punjab Excise Act||20%|
|9||Cell phones above Rs.10,000||8%|
|10||Tyres and Tubes||8%|
|11||Aviation Turbine Fuel, Petrol, Gasohol, High Speed Diesel, Light Diesel Oil, Super Light Diesel Oil, Kerosene, Liquid Petroleum Gas, Low Sulphur Heavy Stock and Furnace Oil when sold by one oil company to other oil company for the purpose of resale in the state, outside the state (after their export out of state), or in the course or inter-state trade or commerce||4%|
|13||Tobacco and tobacco products||20%|
|14||Goods on which rate of tax otherwise applicable is more than 4% when sold to the Canteen Stores department for further sale to the serving military personnel and ex-servicemen by the Canteen Stores Department directly or through the authorised canteen contractors or through unit run canteens||4%|
|16||Goods on which rate of tax otherwise applicable is more than 4%, when sold to Central Police Canteens for further sale to the serving Central Para Military Forces’ personnel and their ex-servicemen by such canteens||4%|
Haryana VAT registeration
Every dealer or business concern that is liable to pay taxes under the Haryana VAT act must register under the Act. Casual traders are required to apply for registration through Form VAT – A3, and submit the same to the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner who is in charge of that particular district. The VAT registration must be done a minimum of 3 days before the commencement of the business. Dealers other than casual traders can apply for registration using Form VAT – A2. Form – A must be used to register under the CST Act. A prescribed fee of Rs.100 is also to be paid to the appropriate government treasury or in the form of Court Fee Stamps.
Within 30 days of becoming liable to pay taxes under the CST act, dealers must pay the prescribed registration fee of Rs.25 and apply for registration to the appropriate Assessing Authority.
Haryana VAT Forms
There are 26 forms available for download from the Haryana Tax website. The different forms are used for different purposes, from registration, to filing, etc. There are also forms that contain information on the different commodity codes for different products (Schedule – II, etc.).
The forms can be found online, and have instructions on how they are to be filled out and used.
Haryana VAT Return e-filing and Payment
VAT can be filed and paid online once the taxpayer has registered on the Department’s official website. This provision is made keeping in mind that filing and making payments online is a far easier and simpler process.
Online payment facilities are also up and running. In order to use these, users must authenticate the login by using their registration details. After using these credentials to log in, users must enter their PAN card details, bank account details, and must include information on the period for which taxes are being paid.
Frequently Asked Questions on Haryana VAT
What are the advantages of VAT?
Through VAT, dealers and taxpayers enjoy lesser rates, self-assessment by dealers, distribution of burden across the supply chain, no additional taxes, etc.
How can returns be filed?
Returns are to be handed over to an assessing authority, or officials authorized by them.
What is the date of filing for returns filed through the postal service?
For returns that are sent in through the post, the date of filing VAT returns will be taken as the day on which the post was received at the office.
When must a revised return be filed?
If there had been a discrepancy or mistake in the returns as filed, a revised return must be submitted before the last date for filing of returns for the next period.