VAT-eFS : VAT e-filing system CTD User Manual NIC-GSC-VATeFS-UM01 Ver 1.0 NIC Page 2 of 26 Background Commercial Taxes Department (CTD) is using the e-governance system known as VATsoft with the software support from NIC Goa. Using VATsoft, the CTD is effectively maintaining the documents of the VAT dealers so that the department can provide better services to the dealers as and when required by the Government and dealer. This also helps both Department and dealer to build mutual trust and confidence in carrying out their activities. To further improve the faith and confidence between the business community and the department, the department has proposed to build a web-based system for e-filing of documents by the dealers. Most of them have welcomed this move and expressed their willingness to make use of this facility to submit the documents. In this context, CTD has requested NIC to develop an e-filing system for VAT related activities. After going through the requirements, NIC has developed the system, called as the ‘VAT-eFS – VAT e-Filing System. This manual is meant for use by VAT dealers of Goa. Users of the VAT e-filing system should have working knowledge of computers and well versed with the maintenance of different kinds of registers under the VAT Act. The purpose of this document is to provide an interface between the dealers and the VAT e- filing system. It will help them to understand the usage of the e-filing system to electronic filing of VAT documents to CTD. This manual also explains the workflow involved in carrying out electronic submission of the VAT documents by the dealers to CTD.