Notices to VAT defaulters for not filing e-returns
October, 07th 2009
UT excise and taxation department has issued notices to at least 500 city-based VAT defaulting dealers who have not submitted their mandatory e-returns for the last two quarters ending June-30, 2009. They have been directed to file e-VAT returns by October 30, 2009, with a penalty of Rs 100 per day.
A senior official from the department stated that they have been forced to issue fresh notices to shopkeepers/traders as they failed to file their returns electronically for the quarter ending June 30, 2009, despite the extension of time and issue of notices.
The official further said, Keeping in view non-compliance by the said dealers, the department is now constrained to flag the TIN (Taxpayers Identification Number) of the respective defaulters, and their returns for the next quarters would only be accepted at the Sampark Centres, provided they file the returns for the quarter ending June 2009 and September 2009 electronically.
The UT excise and taxation department, earlier this year, had made the e-filing of VAT returns as mandatory for a select categories.
The excise and taxation official added that though these 500 defaulting dealers have already filed their physical returns with the department, they have been issued fresh notices for not e-filing their VAT returns, which has been made mandatory.