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India changes VAT registration process

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  • 10 June 2013 | Richard Asquith

India changes VAT registration process

To help improve Indian VAT compliance, the Finance Ministry has raised the VAT registration threshold.

The current Indian VAT registration threshold is being increased from 5 Lakh to 10 Lakh until September 2013.  This new measure, in effect a tax amnesty, includes no charges on arrears for previously undisclosed VAT.

The Indian VAT system is highly complex, with overlapping Indian Service Tax, Indian VAT, Indian Service Tax and Indian CENVAT.  There is also a recently announced Indian Service Tax amnesty.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.