Rs.3650/- only
per license - Single User

Special Price for Registered users of

Rs.3245/- only
per license - Single User

Two Free Updates, in December 2005 and February 2006 would be made available for download through

Subscribers of 2005/06 edition would be offered attractive discount on licence fee of 2006-07 edition.

Price inclusive of applicable VAT/CST

Packing and courier charges free within India.


US $ 100 only
per license - Single User
Packing and Courier Charges extra

Future Updates

The 2006-07 edition of the software would be published in April 2006 soon after the State Budget Notifications are issued

3 Free Quarterly updates would be provided.

(This product is not currently marketed at present. The details are presented for information purposes only) is pleased to announce the release of APVAT Referencer, India’s First Comprehensive State Specific VAT Referencer.

The software, with an user friendly interface, easy navigation and powerful search features would help you understand the VAT Procedures and nuances at the click of the mouse.

We have carefully designed the search utility to provide answers to issues like

How to apportion Input Tax credit in case of multi division activities?

Is VAT liable on purchase from farmers for Inter State sale?

Is input tax credit eligible on office consumables?

Is Input Tax Credit to be reversed on stock transfer of raw materials for manufacture outside the State when goods are brought back for sale in AP?

We are sure you would appreciate that answers to such issues are relevant to you even if your business is not in Andhra Pradesh.

CONTENTS Content Providers
AP VAT Act,2005
STVAT Consulting


The design and content is by STVAT CONSULTING, the consulting division of

The experience of advising leading corporates across India helped in understanding the need of Trade and Industry in designing the features of the software.

STVAT CONSULTING has a network of consultants across India and is led by Sri.S.Sridharan.

Should you require professional assistance, you may mail to

AP VAT Rules,2005
Form under AP VAT Rules,2005
Schedules to the AP VAT Act, 2005. The changes in the schedule entries have been given by way of a note.

Since HSN Code has been specified for most of the schedule entries, the software has the facility to view the HSN relevant to each schedule entry.

Notifications issued under AP VAT Act,2005
  Advance Rulings
Advance Rulings published in the AP CT website.

Where the Advance Ruling on a schedule entry as clarified in the Advance Rulings or the provisions of VAT legislation have been amended, the change, to the extent possible, has been noted in the gist of the respective advance ruling.

Circulars issued under the AP VAT Act,2005
Judgments under the VAT Act and Judgments referred to in the Circular and Advance Rulings.

The Content is updated till 30th October 2005. Updates to the software is planned to be released in December 2005 and in February 2006.

Who Needs AP VAT Referencer ?


The Software is indispensable to

Consultants and Chartered Accountants to advise the clients and certify the Annual Returns

Trade and Industry to ensure proper compliance and optimise Input Tax recovery.

Tax Administrators to guide the Taxpayers and to ensure proper compliance


What is special about the Software ?



A unique feature of the software is that the Act, Rules, Forms, Schedule Entries, Commodities, Advance Rulings, Notifications, Circulars and Judgments have been elaborately cross indexed to facilitate viewing of all relevant provisions without having to navigate through the respective menus.

For Instance

For an Advance Ruling on eligibility of input tax credit, the relevant Sections, Rules and Forms would be displayed.

For an advance Ruling on the rate of tax of a commodity, the relevant Schedule Entry and details of the HSN would be displayed.

While viewing the Section relating to Input Tax Credit, the relevant Rules, Forms, Advance Rulings and Circulars would be displayed.


VAT rate for about 3000 commodities as in Schedule description and as clarified in the Advance Rulings have been indexed. The commodities have been indexed in 5 levels to facilitate viewing of commodities falling in a category like, say, Automobiles, Ores and Minerals, Electrical Goods, Electronic Goods, Orthopedic Goods and so on.

For any commodity, the details of the respective Schedule Entry, HSN, Advance Ruling, Notifications, Judgement and Circular as relevant can be viewed in a single screen.


We selected Andhra Pradesh as the first State to develop the software as the Advance Ruling mechanism is functioning very effectively.

The Advance Rulings are succinct and would be relevant to interpretation of VAT Law throughout India. We have , therefore, taken special care in providing an efficient and powerful search options in Advance Rulings with a brief gist and keywords to optimise the utility.

Multiple search option by Advance Ruling Number, Commodities, Subject and Keywords is provided.


Last but not the least, is the dedication and Commitment of the team at spearheaded the dissemination of information on VAT by setting up the portal in August 2001 and has continuously provided updates.

VAT Demystified, the VAT Draft Law CD published by in January 2002 was continuously updated till July 2005.


The Software is developed by Sriviven Software whose core competence is development of Taxation Software.

Sriviven Software have developed

STR™ - Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Referencer Software used by Tamil Nadu CT Department and several corporates

VAT Demystified™ - VAT Law CD

SERPRO™ - Service Tax Return Processing Software for the use of Service Tax Department for processing of returns

Under Development

Service Tax Referencer™

State specific VAT Referencer for more States

All India VAT Referencer™


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