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Gandhinagar, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has decided to simplify the VAT registration procedure simpler, faster and transparent in the larger interest of trade and industry.

Giving details of the important decision, Minister of State for Finance Saurabh Patel here today said the new procedure will come into effect from December 1, 2011. A provisional number will be generated and issued within three days of submitting the application. The surety has to be submitted along with the application.

The application will be accepted in all the constituents across the state. However, special centres will be set up in six biggest cities, namely Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Gandhinagar and Bhavnagar.

Besides the photograph, an individual or organization will have to submit any one of the following documents Passport, Election Card, PAN Card, Driving Licence or UID. The Election Card will be needed for residential proof, and also the last Electricity or Landline Phone Bill.

For business, the applicant has to submit Tax Bill of Municipal Corporation, Nagarpalika or Gram Panchayat for ownership or rented premises, copy of Sub-Registrar’s Document, Rent Lease Agreement, Certificate of ‘Gumastadhara’, Certificate of Registrar of Companies for Private/Public Limited, related documents for Partnership/HUF, as applicable.

The Minister said that Permanent VAT number will be issued after physical verification of the workplace within 60 days of issuing the provisional number. In case, the Permanent Number could not be issued within 60 days, the Provisional Number will automatically be converted into Permanent one.

He said that immediate changes would be incorporated in the rules and regulations, if found necessary.

Sources: Gujarat Information Bureau 

 
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