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Brief Introduction


U.P. Commercial Tax Department is a very important revenue department of Government of Uttar Pradesh. The department deals in enforcing the law and recovery of taxes under the U.P. VAT Act, 2008, Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 and Entry Tax Act, 2007 with regard to entry of commodity in local areas of U.P.  The department is headquartered at 4, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.     


Organizational Structure and Working


U.P. Commercial Tax Department is headed by Commissioner, Commercial Tax who is the Head of the Department. From the organizational structural point of view, the department has been divided in 20 Zones and each Zone is headed by Additional Commissioner. In each of the Zones, Additional Commissioner supervises Additional Commissioner Gr-2, Joint Commissioner, Dy. Commissioner, Asstt. Commissioner and Commercial Tax Officers, who look after the work related to Administration, Tax Assessment, Disposal of Appeals and Enforcement.


Details of Approvals/NOCs/Clearances issued (under Nivesh Mitra)


 The major approvals given by the department include registrations under UP VAT and Central Sales Tax.


Entrepreneurs who shall apply for Approvals/NOCs/Clearances (under Nivesh Mitra)




Entrepreneurs setting up new units in U.P. are required to register their units under section-17 of U.P. Vat Act, 2008 and under section-7 of Central Sales Tax Act, 1956. The Registration Certificate is issued online by the department on the same day itself, depending upon submission of application complete with all respect. 

After registration, if the entrepreneur has to outsource Plant & Machineries, Raw Materials, Packing Materials or Consumable Stores etc outside of the state, then for this purpose Form-38 under VAT Act would be required to be submitted to the department online.


Method of applying for Approvals/NOCs/Clearances issued


Entrepreneurs can apply online with the Commercial Tax Department here .  All the relevant forms can be submitted online at the website. Nivesh Mitra has been integrated with this website to ease entrepreneurs in filing the application forms

Other clearances required by the Department prior to its issuance of Approvals/NOCs/ Clearances

Entrepreneurs need not to obtain any approval/NOC from any other department prior to submitting application.


Useful information for entrepreneurs



Ø  The Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 can be read in detail here.

Ø  The relevant rules are available here.

Ø  The Uttar Pradesh Value Added Tax Act, 2008 can be read in detail here.

Ø   The relevant rules are available here.

Ø  Other relevant Notifications, Govt. Orders, Circulars and Manuals are available on the website of the department.




 For More Information Visit http://comtax.up.nic.in

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