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Saturday, October 27, 2012

31st October Deadline is for Builders!

Don't pay VAT to builders, says Grahak Panchayat:

As the last date for paying VAT by developers on flats sold during 2006 and 2010 is nearing, several builders are sending notices and exerting pressure on buyers to cough up the money. However, consumer organisations say the deadline is for builders and flat buyers need not pay the VAT

Several homebuyers from Maharashtra are complaining harassment from builders for coughing up more money as value added tax (VAT). Citing a circular issued by the Maharashtra Sales Tax Department, builders are asking flat buyers to pay the additional money before 31st October for their homes bought between 2006 and 2010. However, Pune-based Grahak Panchayat has asked buyers neither to pay any heed to these tactics from builders nor pay any money as VAT. (Click to Read More)

"Builders liable to pay VAT"

Deputy commissioner of sales tax, Mumbai, Swati Kale spoke with Sudhir Suryawanshi answering questions about the controversial Maharashtra Value Added Tax (VAT).

Sudhir: Who has to pay VAT, the flat buyers or developer?

Kale: The liability to pay VAT is on the developer. We are not after the buyers. The developers are creating the perception that the buyer has to pay the tax. But paying VAT is the developer’s responsibility. (Click to Read More)

Query about VAT?
Feel Free to Contact These Sales Tax Officers:

1) Mumbai - Shri S K Nikam 23760565 - nikam.sk@mahavat.gov.in

2) Mumbai - Shri D S Shinde 23760562 - shinde.ds@mahavat.gov.in

3) Thane - Shri Y A Lokare - 25496231 / 9892824521 - lokare.ya@mahavat.gov.in

4) Pune - Shri R G Bankhele - 26609218 / 9822006188 - bankhele.rg@gmail.com

5) Kolhapur - Smt S V Miskin - 2663932 / 42 - miskin.sv@mahavat.gov.in

6) Nashik - Smt S D Thorat - 2335173 / 9421689354 - thorat.sd@mahavat.gov.in

7) Nagpur - Shri S V Lahane -982399375 - lahane.sv@mahavat.gov.in

8) Aurangabad - Shri R V Darake - 9850298652 - darake.rv@gmail.com

Related Stories:

1) VAT - Questions & Answers

2) Pune Flat Owners United Against VAT

3) 'Builders confusing flat owners about VAT payment'

4) We refuse to pay VAT!

5) How to Refuse to Pay VAT

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