• eBooks


    Download the eBooks with most updated information on Service Tax, Sales Tax, V.A.T., C.S.T., Entry Tax and Professional Tax
    Only available at InstaVat

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  • Features & Highlights


    VAT Rates for 31 States including Union Territories
    Entry Tax Rates for 19 States
    Sales Tax Rates for 30 States including Union Territories
    Professional Tax Rates for 9 States
  • Our Clientele


    We are proud to state that our clientele includes Corporates, SMEs, Individuals and Government Depts.

    Our detailed and accurate information has assisted users across multiple sectors, fields and industried.
  • Client Bytes

    Instavat is an extremely useful and user friendly tool covering laws of various states which are otherwise difficult to locate like Entry Tax and Professional Tax besides covering full suit of VAT. Instant updates on Service Tax and State-wise VAT Notifications adds to its utility.
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    Seeing is Believing !
    Try our demoes to understand in detail what we have to offer. Once you see it, you will need it.
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  • Features & Highlights
  • Why Instavat ?
  • Instavat Solution
  • Instavat Statistics
  • Demos

INSTAVAT covers statutory information on:

  • State VAT (Value Added Tax)
  • CST (Central Sales Tax)
  • State PT (Profession Tax)
  • State ET (Entry Tax)
  • Erstwhile State ST (Sales Tax) &
  • Central Service Tax.

Across the above statutory pronouncements relating to tax on Goods & Services, INSTAVAT seeks to provide:

  • Rates of Tax (Scheduled Rates & Notified Rates)
  • Acts
  • Rules
  • Forms
  • Notifications &
  • Circulars (Except in case of PT & ET).

In particular INSTAVAT database is fairly complete with:

  • List of Commodities identified from Schedules & Notifications
  • Full text of the Schedule Entries
  • Full text of General Notifications (not specific to any entity) on rates of tax that are either modifying the rate or making exceptions or providing conditional treatment or conferring exemptions for or on goods
  • Acts along with section wise index
  • Rules along with rules wise index
  • All Notifications along with numbers and date of issue, duly indexed
  • Circulars along with numbers and date of issue, duly indexed and
  • Forms prescribed, along with numbers and duly indexed.

Apart from the above INSTAVAT seeks to add more value by providing:

  • Works Contract Referencer that provides information on:
    1. Nature of levy
    2. Rates of tax on works contract
    3. Manner of computing tax on value of works contracts
    4. Relevant references & text of notification, provisions, rules, forms, etc.
    5. Works Contract TDS
  • Central Excise chart of goods referenced by HSN codes

SCENARIO OF TAX ON GOODS & SERVICES

INSTAVAT INITIATIVE

  • 35 States and Union territories levy tax on sale or purchase of goods
  • Most States levy tax on entry of goods & tax on carrying on of business or employment in the State
  • The Statutory provisions are not uniform or homogeneous
  • List of goods; its classification; and Rates are not uniform or homogeneous
  • Changes through Notifications /Amendments from time to time
  • Uptodate Statutory provisions / Effective Rate – not readily available
  • Statutory Compliance is of utmost importance, to avoid commercial and legal consequences
  • All requisite information on State VAT & Allied Laws & Service Tax under one roof – once a distant possibility now an actual reality since 2003
  • Conversion of mere data into real information through modular software programming
  • Thousands of pages scattered all over on a single DVD with online access facility for Statutory Information
  • Sincere attempts at providing comprehensive, comparative & collated information
  • Regular and updated information at your doorstep with regular Email updates
  • Facilitates Statutory compliance and aids the determination of appropriate classification of goods and rate of tax
  • Save time, resources and efforts
  • Surf, search and click ... appraise, evaluate and decide
1. THE INSTAVAT SOLUTION A. The SOFTWARE Solution RATES OF VAT, CST & SALES TAX INSTAVAT presents a simple 4 step process to determine applicable VAT / CST rates.
  • Search & select one or more Commodities across the States OR one or more States across commodities. 
  • Get scheduled & comparative commodity rates & complete text of schedule entries
  • Get the applicable effective rate of tax
  • Obtain a Report on commodity selected
INSTAVAT presents a simple 5 step process to determine applicable erstwhile Sales Tax rates.
  • Search & select one or more Commodities across the States OR one or more States across commodities
  • Get Scheduled & comparative commodity rates & complete text of schedule entries
  • Get the applicable effective rate of tax
  • Obtain a Report on commodity selected
  STATUTES
  • Search through words or phrases in any part of the Statutes, for one or more States
  • To view the provisions along with the cross reference provisions, through different Windows
  • Cross referencing of the relevant provisions (section or rule or form, etc.)
  • Look at the History of any of the provisions
  • Comparison of the provisions across States
  • Bookmark
  • Notepad
  • Save & print
  SPECIAL FEATURES Special features ensured by quality software designing
  • To and fro movement with accurate information linkages
  • Commodity search from Schedule Entry numbers & from notified commodity lists
  • Comparative information presentation across Commodities and States
  • Historical information of rates of tax and other statutory data at clock of the mouse
  • Powerful search engine across statutory information (for example: commodity search, notification search, etc.)
  • Export of information of external applications like MS Excel
  B. THE UTILITY
  • Under Sales Tax Point of levy; applicable and effective Rate of Tax (including additional levies)
  • Identification of the selected commodity in the relevant entry
  • Aids to Classification of the commodity
  • Determine the point of levy of tax on goods
  • Ascertain the rate of tax
  • Ascertain the modification / exemption / changes in the :
    • Classification
    • Point of Levy
    • Rate of Tax
  • Information on the applicable / effective rate of the tax could be used for:
    • Planning a transaction
    • Locating a transaction
    • Executing a transaction
    • Identifying sources of purchase
    • Comparative position
    • Comparative bidding, and so on
  • Ascertainment of the provision of law
  • Analysing & understanding better the relevant provisions by duty referenced statutory information
  • Find applicable Notifications
  • Find applicable Forms
  • Ascertain the procedures from the provisions
  • Rates for :
    • VAT: 31 States including Union Territories
    • Entry Tax: 19 States
    • Sales Tax: 30 States including Union Territories
    • Professional Tax: 9 States
  • Number of commodities identified: 14,500+
  • Number of Notifications: 3000+
  • Time taken to view One commodity: Less than 1 minute
  • State Acts
  • VAT: Act, Rules, Forms, Schedule, Notifications and Circulars (33 States)
  • Entry Tax: Act, Rules, Forms, Schedule, Notifications (19 States)
  • Professional Tax: Act, Rules, Forms, Schedule, Notifications (9 States)
  • Central Sales Tax: Central Act, Rules, Forms, Notifications, State Rules (30 States)
  • Sales Tax: Act, Rules, Forms, Schedule, Notifications and Circulars (30 States)
  • Referencer - Taxation of a Works Contractor (26 States)

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