Shimla: Chief Minister Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief today launched new website of Excise and Taxation Department for e-payment of VAT.
Dhumal congratulated the Excise and Taxation Department for launching the payment gateway to facilitate businessmen in the state with electronic payment of VAT. He said initially the facility would be available to the traders having TIN Numbers having their accounts in the State Bank of India and Punjab National bank.
VAT payers would be able to deposit their payments electronically upto 9.00 PM every day and the payment made after that would be accounted for on the next date.
Dhumal said the new procedure was simple, manageable, transparent and efficient to the tax payers having provision of e-services to facilitate them in complying with the legal provisions. He said that it was an effective step towards the cost effective tax administration by saving efforts and automating routine jobs. He hoped that the facility would be beneficial to the department as well, which would get automatically generated compiled data of the tax collection.
The Chief Minister launched this service by accepting payment of Rs. 99,999 from a Parwanoo based firm and issued a hard copy of the electronically generated receipt.