Value Added Tax (VAT) is mandatory 10 digit alpha number required to be obtained by all who are selling goods or products.
For Online business VAT/TIN/CST(Central Sales Tax) is also required. VAT is a State Government Tax and is levied as per the State rules. If the business turnover or taxable income is more than INR 5 Lacs (few States the limit is INR 10 Lacs)in a year then VAT registration is mandatory. Also if the business is involved in purchasing goods that have been imposed with VAT, then it is advisable to have a VAT registration , to file and claim VAT Return.
To obtain VAT, application must be made for allotment of VAT in Form 49B along with the required supporting documents. Based on the application, the VAT will be allotted to the entity and the entity must quote the VAT in all TDS/TCS returns, TDS/TCS payment challans and all TDS/TCS Certificates.
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• Scanned PAN Card of Partners/Directors/Proprietor
• Scanned copy of Voter's ID/Passport/Driver's License
• Scanned passport-sized photograph
• Rental agreement/Sale deed of commercial space
Professional fee for VAT registration excluding government fee, If turnover under or at INR 5 Lacs.
Professional fee for VAT registration with one introduction letters, If turnover over INR 5 Lacs.
Professional fee for VAT registration with two introduction letters, If turnover above INR 10Lacs