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On finalisation of VAT law by different States, the Software will include Accounting Manuals for accounting for VAT and Input Tax Credit on Transition to VAT. The software will also have commentaries and other utilities to guide the user for a smoother transition to VAT.
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An Indispensable tool to understand VAT and Plan transition to VAT 

(This product is not currently marketed at present. The details are presented for information purposes only)

stvat.com is pleased to announce the  release of the 5th revised 2005 edition of  India's first CD on Draft VAT Law.

This edition includes Draft Law of 25 States and Haryana VAT Legislation, answers to 200 FAQs on VAT and articles to help plan transition to VAT.

Updates in 5th Revised 2005 Edition
Haryana VAT Act, Rules, Forms and Notifications as amended Till date.
VAT Draft Act of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Punjab, Tripura and Uttaranachal
VAT Draft Rules of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan
VAT Schedules of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab, Tripura and Uttaranachal
VAT Forms of Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Sikkim

compare the provisions of different States with over 800 carefully indexed keywords or with user defined key words.

FAQs are presented in 30 topics on Concepts, Issues, Procedures and Planning Transition in a logical sequence to grasp the nuances of VAT.

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             * 5th revised 2005 Edition

Haryana, Draft VAT Act of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Orissa, Punjab, Pondicherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, West Bengal and VAT Model.

VAT Rules

Haryana, Draft VAT Rules of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa,Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal.


Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tripura, Uttaranchal and West Bengal.

Description of Schedules Assam, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Orissa, Pondicherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh
Forms Andhra Pradesh , Haryana, Karnataka, Rajasthan ,Sikkim  and West Bengal.
Description of Forms

Bihar, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.

Discussion Paper

Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Orissa, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.

Primer on VAT

Explaining the treatment of different kinds of transaction in VAT.

VAT Glossary - updated for recent developments
VAT FAQ - Answers to frequently asked questions on VAT

  Who Needs VAT Demystified ?

The Software is indispensable to

Tax professionals to advise and prepare clients for transition to VAT

Corporates with multi location operations

Tax administrators to understand the provisions in other States

Companies Overseas with operations in India

Trade Associations to advise their members

Trade guidance Officials of Consulates and Embassies

  What is special about the CD ?

Introduction of VAT was expected to bring uniformity in the provisions of law. Unfortunately there is no uniformity. For instance, zero rating of export sales appears in different sections of the Draft Acts as shown below:

Section Heading
Section No.
Andhra Pradesh
Zero rate
Zero-rate on exports
West Bengal Act
Export sales to be zero rated
Provisional Refund
Provisional Refund


Since it is difficult for a busy Professional to read all the Draft Acts to find the relevant information we have taken care to index all important topics in over 800 keywords. The above result can be had by either searching by the keyword " Export Sales - Zero Rated" or by typing "Export Sales" in the Custom Search option. The Custom Search will throw up more result and enable the user to view as appropriate.


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