is hosted by stvat.com, the only comprehensive
online resource on Sales Tax VAT in India. Stvat.com
was set up in August 2001 with the avowed object
of providing a platform for exchange of ideas
on the design of VAT legislation. (click to
view the mission statement of stvat.com).
is a resounding success beyond our expectations.
Stvat.com has a large user base comprising Government
Officials, Tax Professionals and Taxation managers
of leading corporates, trade and industry. The
active participation and inputs from the viewers
helped us to contribute useful inputs to several
State Governments on the drafting of the VAT
law. Stvat.com has emerged as the single source
of reference to State Governments, Trade and
the earnest desire of replicating the success
on stvat.com, we have launched servicetaxindia.com
as a platform for meaningful interaction on
the drafting of the service tax legislation.
We, at servicetaxindia.com, have started on
this journey with a mission to mobilise public
opinion to help the tax administrators design
practical service tax legislation.
tax legislation is still part of the Finance
Act. With the passing of the 95th amendment
to the Constitution, it is expected that a self
contained legislation for Service Tax would
be enacted soon.
believe that it is the combined responsibility
of all stakeholders, to play a constructive
role in designing a practical legislation. To
this end, we have provided a separate menu for
“suggested legislation”. We invite you to offer
your suggestions for the drafting the service
is our desire that servicetaxindia.com should
not only be a portal on service tax but cover
the entire gamut of legislation/developments
relating to providing of services. The portal
covers DGFT, RBI and Customs provisions relating
to service sector. We have planned, in due course,
greater coverage of developments relating to
S. Sridharan, Chartered Accountant with over
25 years experience in both direct and indirect
taxes has agreed to be the honorary editor and
will be writing a regular column. S.Sridharan
has presented papers on taxation in several
seminars and is a consultant to several leading
Sriviven Software, publishers of India’s most
popular VAT Demystified software are the initial
sponsors of this mini portal.
US REACH OUR GOAL
at servicetaxindia.com, have taken the first
step to launch the site as a platform for interaction
on drafting of self contained service tax legislation.
Please participate actively.