Tamilnadu Edition
Special Features
Draft VAT Law

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The Sales Tax Referencer Software has everything you need to know about Sales Tax in Tamilnadu

  • Click to enlarge !Haven't you reserved your copy of the year 2003 edition. Ask for a no obligation Demo.

  • The software launched in November 2001 has been found useful by several multinational companies, Chartered Accountants and Tax Practitioners

  • Updates will be posted at strindia.net


  • TN VAT Draft Act with answers to 184 FAQs on VAT in 31 Topics.
  • Entry Tax Act ,Rules and Forms and answers to 86 FAQs in 32 Topics.
  • The number of commodities indexed has increased from 9000 to about 9500.
  • About 250 new clarifications/circulars issued upto March 2003 have been indexed.
  • The existing schedule has been replaced by a new schedule. All clarifications issued for commodities as appearing in the old schedule have been reindexed to the new schedule.
Schedule Entry :
  • Schedule Entries from 17/07/1996 to the amendments in the 2003 budget .
  • Option to view schedule entry by applicable period or as applicable to group of commodities like electronic goods or Pulses etc.

Commodities :

  • Rate of tax, Clarifications, Circulars and Judgements for about 9500 commodities.
  • Unique word / phrase search for commodities.

Clarifications :

  • Complete text of about 2000 Clarifications from 1996 covering about 5000 commodities .
  • Search Clarifications as applicable to the entire Schedule entry, Commodity or by Clarification reference number

Circulars :

  • Complete text of about 430 Circulars indexed subject wise and commodity wise covering assessments under the TNGST Act and CST Act.
  • Search circulars by commodity, subject, Act, Rule, Forms. Includes important Circulars relating to circumstances in tax waiver is possible, circumstances in which clarifications applies prospectively, definition of various goods, etc.,

Notifications :

  • Complete text of about 575 Notifications, issued since 1959 and which are applicable for the period from 1996 under the TNGST and CST Act.
  • Search Notifications as applicable to a Commodity, applicable to within the State sales or Inter-State sale or for purchase or sale by specified organisation or class of dealers.

Judgements :

  • Commodity classification Judgements reported in 1999 and 2001 .The coverage of the judgements is planned to be enlarged gradually to cover all reported judgements on commodity classification and by subject.
  • 1. No botheration with Sketchy Head Notes or Catch Words.
    2. Each Judgement has been presented in simple language in three paragraphs - Facts, Issue and Decision. Full Judgement can also be viewed.
    3. Search Judgements by Commodity, Court, Act, Rules.
    4. Includes analysis of cases.

Acts, Rules and Forms :

  • TNGST Act, CST Act, AST Act, Entry Tax Act and relevant Rules and Forms
  • 1. Facility to view Act and Rules by Section/Rule or by Sub Section/Sub Rule and by period to which the provisions applied.
    2. Unique facility to view rules and forms applicable to sub-sections and vice versa.

TN Entry Tax :

  • Full Text of the Tamil Nadu Tax on Entry Tax Motor Vehicles into Local Areas Act,1990 and the Tamil Nadu Tax on Entry of Goods into Local Areas Act, 2001 and relevant Rules and Forms.
  • Circulars and Clarifications.
  • Notifications.
  • Answers to 86 FAQs in 32 Topics.
  • Returns Module - Fill and Print - Simple and easy to use fill and print returns under the Tax on Entry of Goods Act.

TN Value Added Tax :

  • Full Text of the Tamil Nadu Draft Value Added Tax Act, Schedule Description, Discussion Paper, Articles and VAT Glossary.

  • Answers to 184 FAQs in 31 Topics.

User friendly
  • BOOK MARK AND PERSONAL NOTE- Set book mark and / or personal note and recall any time.
    Facility to view from a single screen the Schedule entry, Commodities, Clarifications, Notifications, Circulars, and Judgements applicable to commodities.

Unique Search Feature

  • Though the search index has been carefully presented, the software has the facility of a descriptive search in schedule entry. Clarification, Circular, notification, judgement, Acts and Rules. For example, a descriptive search in TNGST Act for "Works Contract" or "Lottery" will enable to locate and view within seconds all relevant Section, Rules and Forms applicable to "Works Contract" or "Lottery".


  • Facility to set your Own Font, Background and Foreground Colors.

Contains TNGST Act, CST Act, AST Act and relevant Rules and Forms and about 4500 commodities covered in the schedules with details of applicable clarifications, notifications and circulars. Text of clarifications, notifications and circulars is not included

Basic Version + about 9500 commodities (including commodities for which clarifications have been issued) with full text of about 2000 clarifications, 575 notification and 430 circulars.

Comprehensive version + commodity judgements of the last two years. Subscribers of full version will receive a free update CD in December 2003.

Without Updates - Rs.936/-
With mid year update - Rs.1248/-

Without Updates - Rs.2808/-
With mid year update - Rs.3432/-
Rs.4680/- with mid year update free.


Subscribers  will be entitled to 40 percent discount on the corresponding version of the  year 2004 Edition of the Software. Updates will be posted at strindia.net

Sriviven Software have published VAT Demystified TM- a CD series on Sales Tax VAT .

Part-I of the series covering Draft VAT law of 25 States is priced at Rs.1550/- Click to view Details.


Book your copy with demand draft / cheque payable at Madurai in favour of

Vivek Software Services
and mail to 36, Yannaikkal Road, Madurai - 625 001, Tamil Nadu.

The CD will be despatched in about three weeks after the issue of notifications giving effect to the budget proposals.

The software is developed by Sriviven Software, Madurai. The content was developed by a team of taxation professionals led by Sri S.Sridharan, Chartered Accountant.

Sri S. SRIDHARAN is a practicing Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in tax practice. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institution of Valuers.Sri S.Sridharan is also an associate member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

 Sri S. SRIDHARAN has presented papers on taxation matters at professional seminars.

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