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The Commercial Tax Department is administering levy and collection of tax revenue under the Goa Value Added Tax / Goa Sales Tax, Central Sales Tax, Goa Luxury Tax on residential accommodation, Goa Tax on Entry of Goods into local area and Goa Entertainment Tax Acts.

For the purpose of proper control and administration, the State of Goa has been divided into seven ward offices, namely, Panaji, Mapusa, Bicholim, Ponda, Margao, Vasco and Curchorem. The overall tax administration is controlled and monitored by its Headquarters at Panaji.

Important Notices
  • New=>List of Nodal Officers for North Goa and South Goa
  • New=>Last date for filing of Returns for VAT & Luxury for quarter ending 31-12-2016 now extended to 17-02-2017
  • New=>Trade Circular 2 of 2016-17- Clarifications regarding Appeal for encouraging cashless transactions
  • New=>Trade Circular 1 of 2016-17- Appeal for encouraging cashless transactions
  • New=>Newsletter of Commercial Tax Department - Issue 001 - November 2016
  • New=>Enrollment Link for GST
  • New=>GST Enrollment FAQs
  • New=>Procedure for enrollment of existing VAT Dealers on GST System Portal
  • New=>Concessional rate of tax on motor vehicles for defence personnel and their spouse and conditions for availing the benefit of concessional rate of tax
  • Application for Settlement Scheme for the dealers not having E-Services Login
  • Wanted Premises on Lease basis
  • New=> The Goa Value Added Tax (Ninth Amendment) Act, 2016
  • New=>Wanted office space on lease / outright purchase for Bicholim Ward Office
  • Order extending due date for filing VAT/CST returns for quarter ending 30/06/2016
  • New=>Enrollment for Tax Practitioners Certificate
  • New=>The Goa VAT Defermenet-cum-NPV Compulsory Payment (Seventh Amendment) Scheme, 2016
  • New=>The Goa VAT (Eleventh Amendment) Rules, 2016
  • New-> Model GST Law
  • New=>VAT rate on Motor Spirit reduced from 20% to 15%
  • New=>Supply of Stationery and Miscellaneous Items
  • New=>Reduction in VAT Rate on Motor Spirit (Petrol) from 22% to 20%
  • New=>Amendment of Cess Rate
  • New=> Order extending the time period for filing of annual VAT/CST return, by 30 days & Notification extending the time limit for completion of assessments for 2012-13 upto 15/5/2016
  • New=>Budget Amendments - Increase in VAT rate on Motor Spirit, ATF, RLNG, LMVs costing Rs. 15 lakh or above, Two wheelers costing Rs. 2 lakh or above; Exemption of Country Liquor produced by Bhaticars
  • New=>Notification No. 5/11/2008-Fin(R&C)(17) Amendment of Schedule I appended to the Act
  • New=>Increase in Entry Tax rate on LMVs costing Rs. 15 lakh or above, Two wheelers costing Rs. 2 lakh or above
  • New=>Amendment of Exemption Notification applicable for off-season and amendment of Schedule I
  • New=>Substitution of Note (3) to Schedule 'D' regarding returning of counterfoils of casino tickets
  • New=>Casino Entry Fees increased from Rs. 700/- to Rs. 1000/-
  • NEW=> Period for completion of assessments for FY 2012-13 extended by one month
  • New=>Due date for filing of VAT returns for the QE 31/12/2015 extended till 29/02/2016
  • New=>Category of dealers who shall file annual e-returns
  • New=>Category of dealers who shall file quarterly e-returns
  • New=>Notification u/s 6(4) for Oil Marketing Companies
  • New=>FAQs on Taxation of Developers
  • New=>Draft Business Processes under GST
  • New=>Date of effectivity for the amended definition of 'sale' i.e. inclusion of agreement carrying out the work of building, construction, etc of flats dwelling units, etc.
  • New=>Changes w.e.f. 01/11/2015 - Composition rates for works contractors being builders of flats, dwelling units, houses, etc New=> Sanitary napkins and diapers including adult diapers taxable @ 5%
  • New=>Submission of Information by Cable Television Network Operators/Distributors
  • New=>Extension of due date for filing of VAT return in Form VAT III for the QE 30/09/2015
  • New=>Appointment of Tax Recovery Officers
  • New=>Constitution of Tribunal.
  • New=>Taxing Authorities
  • New=>The Goa Value Added Tax (Eighth Amendment) Act, 2015
  • New=>Goa VAT(Tenth Amendment) Rules , 2015
  • New=>Trade Circular 1 of 2015-16 regarding Annexures
  • New=>Mobiles Costing more than Rs. 12000 excluded from list of IT Products
  • New=>Amendments to Schedule 'B' 'C' 'D' 'E' (Implementataion of Budget Proposal)
  • New=>Withdrawal of Special CST Rate for IT Products
  • New=>Amendments of Schedule 'C' (Oil Marketing Companies)
  • New=>Notification No.30/1/2006-Fin(R&C)(27)
  • New=>Exemption during Off Season
  • New=>Trade Circular
  • New=>Press Note

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