Governor orders relief to dealers in filing return in J and K

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Srinagar, Jul 30 (UNI) In the wake of extraordinary circumstances in the state, Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered an amendment to Value Added Tax (VAT) Rules, extending the date of filing of returns by dealers.

The government has ordered amendment in the Rule 28 of Jammu and Kashmir VAT rules to help the dealers file their return not exceeding 30 days from the due date, an official spokesperson said today.

He said the government has decided to extend the date of filing of returns by the dealers for the first quarter of the year 2008-09 by a period of 30 days in view of extraordinary circumstances.

The spokesperson said Chambers of Industries and Commerce, Jammu and Kashmir have been pleading for this relief.

The Governor N N Vohra took a view on the demand and the decision was taken accordingly.

Business and other activities in the Kashmir valley remained paralysed for about two weeks as people observed complete shut down in protest against the diversion of land to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).

However, after the land diversion order was reversed, Jammu region witnessed massive protests, strike and curfew for the past three weeks affecting business activities.

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