Odisha VAT Registration
Odisha VAT Registration and VAT Rates
Odisha formerly known as Orissa is a fast growing state that has recorded an economic growth rate above the national average. With Odisha having plenty of natural resources and a large coastline, it has emerged as a preferred destination for setting up large manufacturing units. In this article, we look at Odisha VAT or Odisha VAT Act, 2004 – which determines the taxation of sale of goods and products in the state of Odisha. In India, each of the states have implemented a VAT Act distinct for their state based on the Guidances provided by the Central Government’s Empowered Committee. Therefore, this article covers the procedures and aspects of VAT only for the state of Odisha.
Odisha VAT Registration
In Odisha, VAT Registration is mandatory for dealers with a turnover above Rs.5 lakhs during the current year or during the preceding twelve months. In addition, VAT registration is also mandatory for those dealers involved in the sale or purchase of goods from other states or those involved in manufacturing of goods with a turnover of Rs.1 lakh or more per year.
If a dealer doesn’t qualify under for mandatory Odisha VAT Registration under the Odisha VAT Act, 2004, the dealer may still obtain Odisha VAT Registration voluntarily under Section 26. Those wishing to establish a business in Odisha may obtain VAT registration voluntarily under Section 26.
To obtain Odisha VAT Registration, the dealer must submit application for VAT Registration in Form VAT 101, proof of identity, proof of address, list of items to be manufactured or traded, PAN copy, bank statement, photo of the promoters and other details to the concerned authorities.
Odisha VAT Rates
Odisha VAT Rates can be divided into four categories based on the four schedules to the Odisha VAT Act, 2004. The VAT Rates are as follows:
- Odisha VAT Rate – Schedule A: Goods exempted from VAT Tax in Odisha (Example: Books, Cotton, Curd, Fresh Milk, Ginger, etc.,)
- Odisha VAT Rate – Schedule B: Goods subject to VAT on turnover of sales or purchases (Examples: Gold, Jeweller, Computer Stationary, etc.,)
- Odisha VAT Rate – Schedule C: Goods subject to tax at a single point on turnover of sales or purchases (Examples: Liquor, Motor Spirits, etc.,)
- Odisha VAT Rate – Schedule D: Goods subject to tax under sub-section (8) of Section 2 and Sub-section (5) of Section 20 (Examples: Capital goods, second hand purchase of capital goods, vehicles, etc.,)
Odisha VAT E Filing
All Odisha dealers are required to file an annual VAT Return within six months from the end of the financial year. Further, dealers whose annual turnover is over Rs.40 lakhs must submit an annual VAT audit certificate along with the annual VAT Return.
In addition to the annual VAT Return, dealers are requried to file monthly or quarterly VAT Return baed on their respective tax period within 21 days of end of tax month or tax quarter, respectively. VAT Returns can be e filed through https://odishatax.gov.in/