what is the difference between CST, VAT, SALES TAX, EXCISE
DUTY, CUSTOMS DUTY
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Answer / snehit
CST- Central Sales Tax on the sell of goods within the
states of India
VAT- Value added tax which is local on the sell of goods
within the state itself
Sales tax- Same as VAT,,,,,mostly dominated by VAT
Excise duty- Tax on the production of goods in india by
Customs duty- Tax on the goods imported in India
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Answer / prafull
Excise duty is payable on goods manufactured within India
subject to exsiable material.
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Answer / gaurav
CST is levied on the INTER STATE sales of goods.
VAT is levied on the INTRA STATE sales of goods. It is
charged on each point of value addition on to the goods on
the value that is added on the goods at that stage and not
on the total price of goods.
SALES TAX is same like VAT except that it is charged at one
point on the total price of goods. Now it has been largely
replaced by VAT.
THE ABOVE THREE ARE CHARGED BY THE STATE GOVTs.
EXCISE is charged on MANUFACTURED goods by CENTRAL GOVT.
CUSTOMS DUTY is charged on goods imported from other
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Answer / ashwini
1.VAT IS CHARGED ON SALE WITHIN THE STATE AND COLLECTED BY
BELOWED THREE ARE CHARGED BY CENTRAL GOVT.
2.CST IS CHARGED ON SALE WITHIN THE COUNTRY AND COLLECTED BY
3.EXCISE DUTY IS CHARGED ON PRODUCTION OF GOODS WITHIN THE
COUNTRY,AND COLLECTED BY CENTRAL GOVT.
4.CUSTOMS DUTY IS CHARGED O IMPORT OF GOODS FROM OTHER
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Answer / arun sajwan
Excise Duty is applicable only for the Manufacturers.
However the Traders applies Modvet on Goods they sold.
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Answer / ruchi
cst refers central sales tax which is levied on the sale of the goods with in the state and collected by the central govt.
vat refers value added tax which means charge the tax on consumable products and this is the charge by the state govt.
sales tax is like a vat.
excise duty is levied on the moveable products or manufacture products.it is charged withhin the country and collected by the central govt.
customs duty is levied on the import of goods from another countries.
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VAT - vat is a form of sales tax which is collected in different stages of transactions like buying and selling of
goods & services the input tax is rebated against the out put taxis called vat
CENTRAL SALES TAX - central sales tax is of two types intra &inter intra sales means the purchase & sale with in the state,inter state means the purchase &sale between two different states
EXCISE DUTY - Movable & marketable, when the goods are passing the gate of a company excise duty must be paid such goods only permitted to pass out of the gate
SALES TAX - Sales tax was there before and know vat concept
has been come in to force for the welfare of prompt tax payers
CUSTOMS DUTY - Generally customs is levied on all imports &exports
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Answer / sanjeev kumar singh
CST - Tax paid for produce, and to be sold out-side the state.
VAT - Tax payable for produce and sold within the state.
SALES - It is generally replaced by the word VAT (Value
EXCISE - Tax paid by the manufacturer on produce of a product.
CUSTOMS - Tax paid by the 'Purchaser' (An Individual,
Company or else) for 'Import of Goods'.
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Answer / punit kansal
vat is charge on product & adjust the input vat and vat
collected by state goverment
sales tax is charge on sale of product and not refundale
and collected by central goverment
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Answer / r.gowri
VAT - VAT stands for “Value added tax” It is a form of
indirect tax, which is imposed on products and services at
different stages of manufacturing. The tax is paid to the
government directly by the producer and cost is passed on
to the consumer.
SALES TAX – Sales tax is levied at the time of the purchase
of the products or services. The tax is collected form the
consumer by the seller at the time of purchase.
EXCISE DUTY – Excise duty otherwise known as special tax.
1. Excise duty is levied for locally produced/
sale/use goods ( Alcoholic Drinks and Tobacco Products)
2. Excise duty is levied on Company’s total income or
3. Excise duty is levied on activity/occupation (
Licence fee charged from doctors and other professionals)
CUSOMS DUTY – Custom duty is levied on imports to raise the
State revenue. To protect the domestic industries from the
abroad competitors. It is levied generally on the value of
goods / dimension/weight.
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