Dy. Commercial Tax Officer Office
The Sub Office of Yanam, Commercial Taxes Department was set up for administration of the Pondicherry General Sales Tax Act, 1967 and Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 in the Union Territory of Puducherry. The taxes collected by this Department are utilized for manifold developmental activities of the Government aimed at promoting the economic wellbeing and social welfare of the inhabitants of the Union Territory of Puducherry.
- Value Added Tax was introduced in the Union Territory of Puducherry from 1st July, 2007 replacing the Pondicherry General Sales Tax Act, 1967. Presently, this Department is administering
Puducherry Value Added Tax Act, 2007 and the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956. It would be pertinent to emphasize that the cost of the Tax collection, calculated as the percentage of Total
expenditure incurred by the Department towards salaries and administrative expenses to that of the total tax collected, is among the lowest in the country; and the per-capita dealer tax
collection is among the highest.
- GST was introduced in the Union Territory of Puducherry from 1st July 2017, with the action of moving towards One Nation, One Tax & One Market. However VAT and CST, continues to be levied only in respect of six commodities viz.
(i) Alcoholic liquor for human consumption,
(ii) Petroleum crude,
(iii) High speed diesel,
(iv) Motor spirit (commonly known as petrol),
(v) Natural gas
(vi) Aviation turbine fuel.
Second floor, Mini Civil Station,
Yanam – 533464
Email : dcto[dot]yanam[at]nic[dot]in
Ph. : 0884-2321215