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Sr  No

QUESTION

(A)  Introduction, Statutory Requirements.

1

What is e-Return?

2

How to file e-Return?

3

I am a dealer with the six monthly periodicity. I have been filing returns either in Banks or at the Sales Tax Office. Is it necessary for me to file electronic return

4

What about my tax payments? How can I pay tax due with the returns?

5

Can I make electronic payment with the return?

6

I am a six monthly return filer but have not filed return since last two years. Can I file return in physical form now for the periods of default?

7

Which return forms can I use for the periods of default pertaining to the year 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008?

8

Which return form shall I use?

9

What is my return filing periodicity?

(B)  e - Enrollment

1

What is e-Enrollment?

 

2

How to get e-Enrolled?

 

3

What should I do to the Acknowledgement generated after E-enrollment?

 

4

When I can e-Enroll myself?

 

(C)  Downloading of forms

1

How to download e-forms?

2

How to enter data in return and its validation?

3

Is it necessary to stay connected on internet while filling the return form?

(D)  Filing of Return figure and validation

1

How to enter data in return and its validation?

2

Is it necessary to stay connected on internet while filling the return form?

(E)  Uploading of return

1

How can I use electronic return filing facility?

2

I have generated one rem.xls file but I am getting the error during uploading of rem.xls file.  What should I do?

(F)  Probable queries

1

Does the system accept wrong figure if error is not noticed while entering data in the return?

2

Can I use the return form available at other places than down loading it for the department's web site?

2

Can I use the template of return form down loaded form the web site www.mahavat.gov.in?

4

Up till now I was filing physical return. Why now I need to file E-return? What if I still file physical return?

5

Why filing of e-return is taken now?

6

How this e-return is helpful to me?

7

What proof I will be having for filing E-return?

8

What I should do, if I forget my pass word?

9

Whether I can use MS office 2007 for preparing electronic templates

10

How I can get information of return filed, if I haven't taken print out of return?

11

Is it required to file E-return under Profession Act, Luxury Act, Entry Tax Act and Sugarcane Purchase Tax Act?

12

Which returns forms are available on the web site of the department?

13

What should I do if, modifications are not saved?

14

How to Upload the .rem file? And how to find out missing .rem file?

15

What should I do if, I want to change the Password?

16

What should be don't if e-Return Acknowledgement for already filed e-Return, if these are again required in future?

17

Can I file e-return without making payment of sales tax due?

18

Can I file form no. 405 on web-site?

19

Banks are not accepting CST return in the Form (III E) when sales/ purchase details are not entered.  (I am only making CST  payment)

20

CIN is not received from the bank what i should write in CIN column in electronic returns?

21

Is the grace period of 10 days for uploading is applicable when there is no tax payable as per return?

22

Is the 10 days grace period for uploading return is applicable for the returns showing refund?

23

Do i need to submit the proof of sales tax payment made in bank to the sales tax office after filing / uploading of return?

24

Do i require to submit hard copy of the e-return filed?

25

Can I upload e-return in sales tax department, if i have no internet connection/computer?

26

Do I require e_mail id for e_enrollment?

27

Can I file the e-return from private cyber-cafes? Is it safe to file e-return from cyber-cafe?

28

Is there any fee for e-enrollment?

(G)  Probable errors, Technical issues

1

What should I do if, inserted value too large?

2

 What should I do if, message comes as 'You are not authorized dealer'?

3

What should I do if, PAN no. doesn't match?

4

What should be done, if PRESS TO VALIDATE button is not responding?

5

What is to be done, if ERROR message occurred?

6

What is to be done, if NAME field and ADDRESS field not enterable?

7

What should be done, if the Department site is not accessible?

8

What is to be done if, white patch is occurred on screen?

9

When I am putting my correct login I d and correct password, I receive message,� login_ id, password not matched?

10

When e-return is prepared with support of other software and validated web-site is not accepting the return?

11

In form no. 234 after validation and while uploading the return COE incorrect, message is received?

12

While uploading validated CST return, message received isyou are not authorized to upload this return�?

13

While validating returns, error is shown - future date not allowed�?

14

While uploading valid e-return message is received value inserted is too large?

15

What I should do when the web-site www.mahavat.gov.in is not accessed?

16

What is to be done if after e-enrollment, acknowledgement is not generated?

(H)  Assistance and Help Desk

1

Will any help be provided to dealer by Department of Sales Tax?

2

Whether a deemed dealers such as Mumbai Port Trust is liable to file electronic return for the period Apr 08 to Mar 09  and the subsequent Annual Periods ?

3

Can I contact HELP-DESK on holidays?

     


 

 

A) Introduction, Statutory Requirements.

1

What is e-Return?

Ans: Every registered dealer under the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act and the Central Sales Tax Act is required to file returns with the applicable periodicity. These returns are required to be filed electronically on the web www.mahavat.gov.in through the internet, such returns are called Electronic Returns or E-Returns.

 

2

How to file e-Return?

Ans: Filing of e-Return involves four steps.

a)     e-Enrollment

b)    Downloading of  applicable return Forms ( 231,23,233,234,235 and III-E)

c)     Filling the applicable return form and its automatic validation.

d)    Uploading of the error free return on the web www.mahavat.gov.in

Each step is explained in detail in subsequent paras.   This entire software is compatible with MS Office 2003.  Please use MS Office 2003 for this  exercise.  Other versions of MS Office are not compatible with e-Return.

3

I am a dealer with the six monthly periodicity. I have been filing returns either in Banks or at the Sales Tax Office. Is it necessary for me to file electronic return?

Ans: The electronic filing of returns for the dealers with the six monthly periodicity has been made mandatory for the period beginning from October 08.Hence it is necessary for you file your return for the period Oct 08 to Mar 08 electronically and continue to do so for the subsequent six monthly periods.

4

What about my tax payments? How can I pay tax due with the returns?

Ans:  You should pay your tax due with the return for a particular period in form 210 before uploading electronic return for that period. This payment is to be made to the Government Treasury which includes nationalized banks. You have to write this amount of tax paid in the appropriate box in the applicable return form. Please note that this tax payment is required to be made within 21 days of the end of the applicable return period.

          In case of CST return, the tax payment is to be made in form III-E to the Government Treasury which includes nationalized banks

5

Can I make electronic payment with the return?

Ans: The e-payment facility is likely to be activated soon. Once this facility is activated the dealers need not go to the banks for payments and they may pay taxes due with the returns on line.

6

I am a six monthly return filer but have not filed return since last two years. Can I file return in physical form now for the periods of default?

 

Ans: The electronic filing of returns for the dealers with the six monthly periodicity has been made mandatory for the periods starting from October 08. It is advisable to file all the due returns electronically even though they are for earlier periods of default.

7

Which return forms can I use for the periods of default pertaining to the year 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008?

Ans: It is mandatory to use return in applicable return form i.e. for 231, 232, 233, 234 or 235 for the returns under the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act and in form III-E for the returns under the Central Sales Tax Act for all the periods including the periods of default falling in the years 2005/2006, 2006/2007,2007/2008.The said return forms are available for free download on web site is www.mahavat.gov.in.

8

Which return form shall I use?

Ans: There are five types of return forms under the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act and form III-E for the returns under the Central Sales Tax Act. Please find out answer to query from the Table below:

Sr. No.

Form Type

MVAT and CST  Dealer

1

Form 232

Composition Dealers (Full Composition) other  than works contract dealers - Under MVAT Act

2

Form 233

Partial Composition Dealers and Works Contract Dealers - - Under MVAT Act

3

Form 234

Package Scheme Of Incentive Dealers - Under MVAT Act

4

Form 235

Motor Spirit Dealers - Under MVAT Act

5

Form 231

For other Dealers - Under MVAT Act

6

FormIII (E)

Dealers Under CST ACT

 

9

What is my return filing periodicity?

Ans: Periodicity of filing returns under the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act and the Central Sales Tax Act in a particular year, depends upon your tax liability for the year previous to the said year. For the period 2008/2009 the periodicity of filing of returns is to be decided as  under:-

Sr. No.

Periodicity

For  Dealers whose

Due date of filing return and payment of taxes due with return

Return periods

Tax Liability of Previous Year

Or Refund  Claim during previous Year

1

Monthly

10 lakh Or more

one crore Or more 

21 days from the end of relevant month.

Each month from April to March

2

Quarterly

One Lakh or more but less than 10 Lakh

Ten  Lakh or more but less than one crore

21 days from the end of relevant quarter.

   Apr to Jun

   July to Sept

   Oct to Dec

Jan to Mar

3

Six monthly

Less than One Lakh

Less than Ten  Lakh

21 days from the end of relevant six monthly period

Apr to Sept

Oct to Mar

 

          Please file return for the period as is applicable in your case.

 


 

 


 

B) e - ENROLLMENT

1

What is e-Enrollment?

 

Ans : The electronic filing of returns has been made mandatory for all the registered dealers holding TIN. A dealer can file electronic return only if it is e-Enrolled.           e-Enrollment is a very simple procedure wherein a dealer is required to generate a password for using the e- Services of the Department of Sales Tax, by keying in some basic information about its business.

2

How to get e-Enrolled?

 

Ans : In order to get e-enrolled a dealer is required to log on to web site www.mahavat.gov.in.  For this purpose the dealer will need an internet connection. If a dealer does not have an internet connection then it may take help of Cyber Cafe or any other center where internet facility is available.

The entire process of e-Enrollment requires only 5 to 10 minutes with the help of following steps.

  Go to the website of Department of Sales tax   www.mahavat.gov.in.

  Select  menu New User Enroll Here available on the Home Page

  Select menu Dealer Enrollment from the next screen

Enter 11 digit TIN  (Only numeric, exclude V ) in the window provided and press submit

The next screen requires filling in the details as under

Dealer Information,Select Password and Password Recall Question

In the Dealer Information please fill your correct PAN as it appears on your PAN card. Please also fill the other required information.

Now select your password and note it for your further reference.

  Sometimes a user forgets the password. In this scenario a facility is provided to reset the password. You have to select a Password Recall Question from the drop down menu provided. The menu includes questions like 'What is your pet name' etc. You are also required to fill in the 'Answer' for the question selected. It is advised to make a note of the Password Recall Question and the Answer for future references.

        Submit the details as above

       An Acknowledgement is generated...

       At this stage process of e-Enrolment concludes.

3

What should I do to the Acknowledgement generated after E-enrollment?

 

Ans : The Acknowledgement generated is to be signed by the person authorized to file the e-Returns. The duly signed acknowledgement is required to be submitted to the Office of  Joint Commissioner, Registration if you are dealer in  Mumbai. At other places the duly signed acknowledgement is to be submitted to the Officer In charge of Registration Branch.

4

When I can e-Enroll myself?

 

Ans : If you are a dealer with monthly or quarterly periodicity, in the year 2008/2009,  then you should have e-Enrolled yourself by this time and filled your returns due electronically from Feb 08 and Sept 08 respectively.  If you are a dealer with a six monthly periodicity then it is necessary that you should enroll yourself as early as possible but on or before 21-04-2009, the last date prescribed for filing six monthly return for the period Oct 08 to March 08.

          The e-Enrollment offers you host of e-Services hence it is in your interest to urgently e-Enroll yourself even if your periodicity of filing of returns is six monthly.

5

What are different services those I can avail after getting e-Enrolled?

 

Ans :  After e-Enrollment you may use following services offered by the Department on its web site www.mahavat.gov.in

    Electronic filing of your due returns.

    Electronic requisition of declarations issued by the department

    Electronic filing of e-Audit Reports in form 704

    Electronic submission of Sales and Purchase annexures

    Electronic requisition for claiming refunds

 

 


 

 

C) Downloading of forms

1

How to download e-forms?

Ans :

   Go back to Home Page of website 'www.mahavat.gov.in.'

   Select 'DOWNLOADS'

   Select 'Forms'

   Select ' Electronic Forms'

   E-return forms screen will be displayed. Select appropriate Form No.

   Option 'Open' or 'Save' will be displayed. Here select 'Save' option.

   Form can be saved on your Desktop / My Document under the Form name selected with .xls extension.  You can also save this file by creating separate folder for your connivance.


 

 

D) Filling of Return figure and Validation

1

How to enter data in return and its validation?

Ans :

   To open the file, double click on the file name downloaded on your Desktop / My Document.

   Return Form selected will be displayed on screen.

   Enter your correct 11 digit TIN (Excluding 'V') in Return Form.

   Fill in the required information in return form. Fields shown in red are mandatory.

   Once entire information of return is filled, press validates option given at the end of the return form.

   In case of errors please go to the in error sheet. These errors are required to be corrected.  After doing all the corrections, again enter 'Validate'. In case you have removed all the errors, system will generate file with Form No of the return and having extension rem.xls. e.g. FORM-231.rem.xls. This data file will be automatically saved in the folder 'My Documents' on computer you are using.

2

Is it necessary to stay connected on internet while filling the return form?

Ans: No. Once you down load the applicable return form it is advised to log off from the internet connection and fill the form offline.


 

 

E) Uploading of return

1

How can I use electronic return filing facility?

Ans :

Once you are e-Enrolled (Please refer to Section - A) you become eligible to up load the return form on the web site www.mahavat.gov.in.

You simply have to enter your login Id and the password on the home page of www.mahavat.gov.in..

After pressing the submit button you will find a welcome message in your name offering you various e-services.

You have to choose the service. Submit E-return

After selecting this service the next screen shows the screen for Browse utility.

At this stage you are required to select the appropriate return file with .rem extension from the folder ' My Documents' and press the button validate and upload.

If there are no uploading errors then the next screen will display Acknowledgement for the return you have up loaded. Acknowledgement will be generated with option 'Save as PDF file' or 'Print' if uploading of data file is done successfully. In case of any error, error message will be displayed Such errors are  required to be corrected and the return is required to be uploaded again.

In case of difficulty you may contact Help Desk personally, by telephone or through e-mail.

You may take print of the same or you may save the save in appropriate folder.

 

2

I have generated one rem.xls file but I am getting the error during uploading of rem.xls file.  What should I do?

Ans :

a)     Please ensure that you have used the current version of return template available on official website only.

b)    Please ensure that you have uploaded current .rem file created after validation of the above template.

c)     Please confirm TIN in rem.xls file is same as login TIN.

d)    If problem still persists, please send / mail error sheet, rem.xls file and e-Return template to Help Desk.


 

 

F) Probable queries

1

Does the system accept wrong figure if error is not noticed while entering data in the return?

Ans: Validations are provided in the excel file of returns so as to make it correct and complete. You have to validate the return till it becomes error free. The up loadable file with rem.xls   extension will be created only when the return is completely validated. Only error free return with rem.xls extension gets uploaded on the web site.  It is needless to say that answer to your query is 'no'

2

Can I use the return form available at other places than down loading it for the department's web site?

Ans: No. The validations provided for uploading a particular return form allows uploading of return form which is downloaded from the web site www.mahavat.gov.in

3

Can I use the template of return form, downloaded form the web site www.mahavat.gov.in ?

Ans: You can use the template of return form down loaded form the web site www.mahavat.gov.in. However, it is advised to down load, the latest version of the applicable return form so as to avoid errors in uploading. The present version in use is  1.2.1

4

Up till now I was filing physical return. Why now I need to file e-Return? What if I still file physical return?

Ans: Government of Maharashtra by Notification dated 20-12-2008 made it mandatory to file e-Return for half yearly return fillers. Bank will no more accept your physical return. Bank will accept only payment in Form-210 which you are required to make before filing your e-return. Even filing of nil returns at Dept of Sales Tax has been discontinued. If you fail to file e-return, you will be considered as non filer and being non filer,  penal action will to be initiated and penalty may be levied at Rs 10000/-

5

Why filing of e-return is taken now?

Ans:  Filing of electronic return ensures correct return filing by the dealers and offers the dealers facility of return filing at their finger tips.

The implementation of electronic filing of returns is being done in phased manner. First the monthly return filers ,then the quarterly return filers were brought under the e-Retun filers category. These dealers are filing e-returns successfully. Now filing of e-Returns has been made mandatory for the six monthly return filers from the month of October 2008. The 'deemed dealers' with annual periodicity shall also be required to file return for the period Apr 08 to Mar 09,electronically and continue to do so for the subsequent annual periods.

6

How this e-return is helpful to me?

Ans:  Your correct and complete return will be reported to Dept of sales Tax immediately. Therefore no follow-up for return filing from the Dept. You will no more require sending copies of returns or copies of acknowledgements of return filing to Dept.

7

What proof I will be having for filing E-return?

Ans: After e-enrolling and filing correct and complete e-return an acknowledgment will be generated automatically. You can take print out of this acknowledgment as a proof. Acknowledgements of your last twelve e-transactions will be available in the Menu Dealer Information. It is advised to download the acknowledgements of return filing on your PC and save them for your references.

8

What I should do, if I forget my password?

Ans:

  Select Home Page.

  Select Forget Pass Word option.

  Enter required information about Pass Word Recall Question.

  After correct answer, you can select/reset new password.

9

Whether I can use MS office 2007 for preparing electronic templates?.

Ans : No. You have to use MS office 2003 version.

10

How I can get information of return filed, if I haven't taken print out of return?

Ans: The .rem file is saved in My Documents you can use the same for your future references.

11

Is it required to file E-return under Profession Act, Luxury Act, Entry Tax Act and Sugarcane Purchase Tax Act?

Ans: No.

12

Which returns forms are available on the web site of the department?

Ans: Templates of returns in Form 231, 232, 234, 235 under VAT Act and template of form III E under CST Act are available in "DOWNLOAD" utility on www.mahavat.gov.in

13

What should I do if, modifications are not save?

Ans : As you fill in the required details in the excel sheet of return the modifications are required to be saved. Once the entire excel sheet is validated to be error free the modifications are saved in the .rem file generated.

14

What should I do if, case is pending in Registration?

Ans : The e-services are available to the registered dealers holding TIN after e-Enrollment. If you have already applied for registration under the MVAT Act you may obtain e-Enrollment after you are allotted TIN. It may be noted that the facility for online registration (for TIN) may be activated in near future.

15

How to Upload the .rem file?  And how to find out missing .rem file?

Ans : Please refer uploading of return. The .rem file by default gets saved in 'My documents' and can be retrieved for uploading using the browser. Note that, if while creating the rem file any other folder is open then the .rem file may get saved in that folder. You may upload the same from the relevant location. 

16

What should I do if, I want to change the Password?

Ans : "Change password" utility is available in the 'Dealer Information' utility which can be viewed after logging in.

17

What should be do not if e-Return Acknowledgement for already filed e-Return, if these are again required in future?

Ans :

After uploading of the e-Return, you can SAVE the generated acknowledgment aspdf� file on your computer .

You can also download the acknowledgements of four transactions previously uploaded after login to website using your user_ID and Password. These acknowledgements are available in "Dealers information" under "Transactions".

18

Can I file e-Return without making payment of sales tax due?

Ans : It is required to make the payments before filing of the e returns. You can  file your e-Return before making payments , but  you will be subjected to recovery actions and penal provisions.

19

Can I file form no.405 on web-site?

Ans : Provision for form no 405 is not presently available on website.

20

Banks are not accepting CST return in the Form (III E) when sales/ purchase details are not entered.  (I am only making CST  payment)

Ans :  Banks are advised accordingly to accept CST payment in CST III E.

21

CIN is not received from the bank what I should write in CIN column in electronic returns?

Ans : Banks are expected to allot 20 digit CIN number. Accordingly banks are advised on this account. In the cases where banks have allotted / given 20 digit CIN, the same should be entered, in other cases you can enter numeric CIN like 2101, 2102 etc.

24

Is the grace period of 10 days for uploading is applicable when there is no tax payable as per return?

Ans :  No. Returns with no tax payable should be uploaded on or before due date.

25

Is the 10 days grace period for uploading return is applicable for the returns showing refund?

Ans : No.  Returns showing refund should be uploaded on or before due date.

26

What is time limit for submission of e-Enrollment acknowledgement?

Ans : You should submit e-Enrollment acknowledgement to the registration authority on the next day of completion of enrollment.

27

Do I need to submit the proof of sales tax payment made in bank to the sales tax office after filing / uploading of return?

Ans : No. Proof of payment made in bank is not required to be submitted after uploading of the return.  Except on demand from department.

28

Do I require to submit hard copy of the e-Return filed?

Ans :  No.  You are not required to submit hard copy of the e return filed.

29

Can I upload e-Return in sales tax department, if I have no internet connection/computer?

Ans : Yes.  Please approach help desks at your nearest sales tax office.

30

Do I require e_mail ID for e_Enrollment?

Ans :  It is necessary  to create an e_mail id. and use the same for e_Enrollment.

31

Can I file the e-Return from private cyber-cafes? Is it safe to file e-Return from cyber-cafe?

Ans : Yes. You can file e-Return from Cyber cafes. Please maintain secrecy of your password.

32

Is there any fee for e-enrollment?

Ans : No. There is no fee for e services, charged by Help Desk operated by the Department.


 

 

G) Probable errors, Technical issues

1

What should I do if, inserted value too large?

Ans : Even if the value may not be viewed fully in the cell, in case it is too large, the cells in the excel sheet of the return does have sufficient space to account for your value entered and it will be accepted on e-Return template.

2

What should I do if, message comes as 'You are not authorized dealer'?

Ans : Please verify whether you have correctly entered your same TIN at appropriate places while logging in and in the return form.

3

What should I do if, PAN no. doesn't match?

Ans : The validation for e-enrollment in case of mismatch of PAN has been removed. However it is necessary for you to apply for amendment of PAN details, to the Registering Authority.

4

What should I do, if PRESS TO VALIDATE button is not responding?

Ans :

1) It may be because you have entered value in a particular cell and have not closed the cell i.e.  the cursor is still in the cell when you are pressing the button or validation, in such case please press 'ENTER' button and then validate the return or ,

2)  It may be because of the 'High' security level selected for Macro settings of the excel sheet of return. Pl set the macro settings as follows: Go to  'Tools'�'Macros'�'Security'�Select 'Medium' or 'Low' security level. After effecting this change please save the file, close it and then reopen it. The 'validate' button shall start operating.

5

What is to be done, if ERROR MESSAGE occurred?

Ans : The error message appear

1) While preparing the return.

2) While up loading the return.

    In first case the errors are to be removed till the return is completely validated.

    To avoid the errors in second case it is requested to use the latest version of return forms as are available on the web site of the Department. It is also necessary to use the MS office 2003.

6

What is to be done, if NAME field and ADDRESS field not enterable?

Ans : The name and address fields have been made non enterable deliberately. Hence you don't have to try filling in the same.

7

What should be done, if the Departmental site is not accessible?

Ans : Most of the dealers try filing electronic returns on due date i.e. 21st of the relevant month leading to high traffic. Please try to upload your returns during non traffic hours.

8

What is to be done, if white Patch is occurred on screen?

Ans :  White Patch may be due to various reasons like disconnection of internet, non availability of the web site  or slow downloading or uploading. Please insure that there is proper connectivity and web site is available. If still problem persists please call the help desk.

9

When I am putting my correct login ID and correct password, I receive message,� login_ id, password not matched?

Ans : Please ensure the correctness of Login ID and Password entered. If problem still persists, you can reset your password usingForget Password� utility available on web site.

10

When e-return is prepared with support of other software and validated web-site is not accepting the return?

Ans :  It is mandatory to use E-Return forms available on website only.

11

In form no. 234 after validation and while uploading the return COE incorrect, message is received?

Ans : Please send the copy of error sheet and rem.xls file to Help Desk.

12

While uploading validated CST return, message received isyou are not authorized to upload this return�?

Ans : Please ensure that

a)     You have used the e_return form available on website

b)    Your Login TIN and TIN mentioned in the e_return template is same.

13

While validating returns, error is  shown -  future date not allowed?

Ans:

Please confirm the date entered. If it is correctly entered, please confirm that the your computer date is set to current date (your computer might be set to previous date.)

14

While uploading valid e-Return message is received value inserted is too large?

Ans: Please send the copy of error sheet and rem.xls file to help desk.

15

What I should do when the web-site www.mahavat.gov.in is not accessed?

Ans : Please check your internet connection and settings. If it is connected, please refresh the web page and keep on attempting.

16

What is to be done if after e-enrollment, acknowledgement is not generated?

Ans :

(1)      First, please try to re-enroll again.  If during re-Enrollment you get message 'You are already registered / enrolled', it means your enrollment is complete.  If you don't get this message, please complete enrollment procedure.

(2)      If you get above message during re-enrollment, you can get acknowledgement after successful Login (using User ID (11 digit TIN) and Password).  The acknowledgement is available in Dealer Info under 'Transactions'.  You can download the acknowledgment and take the print of the same.

 


 

 

H) Assistance and Help Desk

1

Will any help be provided to dealer by Department of Sales Tax?

Ans: Yes.  Department of Sales Tax has created fully equipped Help Desks at every location in Maharashtra. In case of any need/difficulty, you can contact personally to these help desks with respect to e-Enrollment and filing of e-return. This service is provided free of cost at all locations of sales tax offices. You may also mail your queries to ereturns@mahavat.gov.in for your quarries.

2

Whether a deemed dealers such as Mumbai Port Trust is liable to file electronic return for the period Apr 08 to Mar 09  and the subsequent Annual Periods ?

Ans: Yes.  It shall  be mandatory for deemed dealers liable to file Annual returns under provisions of rule 17(4)(a)(ii), to file return in electronic form for the period starting on or after 1-4-2008. Thus, the filing of   e-return becomes mandatory for all the dealers. All the dealers required to file six monthly return/yearly return shall file electronic return for the period ending March, 2009 due to be filed on 21st April, 2009.

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Can I contact HELP-DESK on holidays?

Ans : Help Desk are  available on working days only . Whereas you can send e_ mail on   ereturns@mahavat.gov.in which will be replied as soon as possible.

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