Department of Sales Tax
Government of Maharashtra

The Sales-Tax department is one of the core departments of the Government of Maharashtra contributing in excess of 20,000/- Cr. i.e. about 2/3 of the total revenue of the state government. The department is manned by around 11, 000 personnel who perceive the business community as 'partners in progress'. It has an efficient administrative mechanism, with one of the lowest cost of collection ratio in the country. The sales tax offices are spread across 38 locations in the state
The department administers the following acts.
1. Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act,2005
2. The Central Sales Tax Act,1956
3. The Luxuries Tax Act,1987
4. The Profession Tax Act,1975
5. The Sugarcane purchase Tax Act,
6. Entry Tax on Specific goods Act, 2002
7. Entry Tax on Motor Vehicle Act, 1989.

Presently the department is in a state of metamorphosis, as the new system of VAT is being adopted. The department looks forward to the implementation of the VAT regime and the historic shift from the present system of single point, multi rate system. Trust is the mainstay of the VAT regime. Simplicity, transparency, efficiency, self-assessment, summary acceptance of returns, relief to small dealers upto a turnover of 50 lakhs are the hallmark of VAT.

VAT is applicable from 1st April, 2005 and the department has the necessary legislative and personnel framework in place, to ensure a smooth and swift transition.

VAT- Simple, transparent, progressive.

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Government Organisations & Educational Institutions in Maharashtra Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) Maharashtra State Financial Corporation (MSFC) The State Industrial & Investment Corporation Of Maharashtra Limited (SICOM)
Jagatik Marathi Chamber of Commerce & Industries Udyog Mitra Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC) Small Industries Service Institute(SISI)
The National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. Small Industries Development Bank Of India (SIDBI) Bureau of Indian Standards ISO 9000 & 14001
Useful Websites For Small Scale Industries Trademark, Copyright, Patent & Design Registrations Federation of Indian Export Organisations India Trade Promotion Organisation
India International Trade Center (IITC) Consulates Export Promotion Councils In India Export Promotion Councils In India
Manufacturer's Associations, Federations & Chambers of Commerce spread in Maharashtra