For the first time in the country, in a significant e-Governance initiative, the Commercial Taxes Department of Chhattisgarh has launched the facility for trade and industry for filing 'online’ returns as well as taxes like Value Added Tax ( VAT), Central Sales Tax and Entry tax through e-Return and e-Challan.
Finance secretary DS Mishra told Hindustan Times that Chhattisgarh is the first state in the country to introduce 'online e-returns facility'.
Chief minister Raman Singh, while inaugurating the facility in Raipur, expressed hope this will boost investor confidence. The state government now plans to extend e-challan facility to all sectors of the Government revenue including mining, excise and transport.
It expects that 60 per cent of the tax revenue would be collected through this mode by the end of current fiscal.