Haryana Government has decided to exempt the Bio-fertilizers from levy of VAT in the State to bring it at par with chemical fertilizers 1-06-2015
Chandigarh, June 1 – Haryana Government has decided to exempt the Bio-fertilizers from levy of VAT in the State to bring it at par with chemical fertilizers. At present, the Bio-fertilizers are taxable at the rate of 5 per cent whereas Chemical Fertilizers are tax free in the State. A decision to this effect has been taken in a meeting of State Cabinet held under the Chairmanship of Mr. Manohar Lal here today. The Government is keen to encourage the use of Bio-fertilizers by the farmers in the State to protect the environment and soil health. The Cabinet has also decided to reduce the VAT rate from 12.5 per cent to 5 per cent on LED lights which are energy saving and environment friendly. Besides, it has also been decided to reduce the VAT rate of pipe fittings from 12.5 per cent to 5 per cent in the State to bring consistency in the tax rates of pipes and pipe fittings. Presently, all kinds of pipes are taxable at the rate of 5 per cent whereas pipe fittings are taxable at the rate of 12.5 per cent. These pipe fittings are used in installation of pipes. The Cabinet has decided to reduce the VAT rate from 12.5 per cent to 5 per cent on pre engineered steel building and steel components thereof including puff panels. It will promote industrialization in the State as pre engineered steel buildings are being used these days for setting up of industries and godowns. The Cabinet also decided to amend the Rule 7 of the Central Sales Tax Haryana Rules, 1957 to enable the online issuance of ‘C’ forms. It has also been decided not to charge any fee for this facility from the dealers to obtain online ‘C’ forms. This will facilitate ease of doing business in the State. The Government has launched the portal for online issuance of ‘C’ forms instead of physical ‘C’ forms. With the launch of this portal, dealers will not have to visit the district offices of the department to obtain ‘C’ forms. Now the dealers can apply for issuance of ‘C’ forms through this portal at any time from any place.