How Do I? > File VAT e-Returns through CDs

Procedure to File VAT e-Returns through CDs

  • All the VAT/CST returns forms in MS Excel format can be downloaded from the website.

  • All columns of the return in form VAT-15, VAT-17, Form-I and Lists in Form VAT-18, VAT-19, VAT-23 & VAT-24 should be filled correctly as prescribed under VAT- Rules mentioned on the website. No incomplete return shall be accepted at Department of Excise & Taxation, UT, Chandigarh.

  • For VAT Return’s : Need to fill VAT15,VAT 23 and Vat 24 in ‘MS Excel’ format

  • For CST Return’s: Need to fill Form I, VAT 18 and Vat 19 in ‘MS Excel’ format

  • IMPORTANT : Before saving the forms, click on ‘NON-EDITABLE’ button in the return forms as this will secure your data.

  • Once the return forms are filled please save them with following file names:

Return Forms

File Name

Instructions Download Forms

Form I

FORMI(CH).xls

Form I Instructions

VAT 18

VAT18(CH).xls

VAT 18 Instructions

VAT 19

VAT19(CH).xls

VAT 19 Instructions

VAT 15

VAT15(CH).xls

VAT 15 Instructions

VAT 23

VAT23(CH).xls

VAT 23 Instructions

VAT 24

VAT24(CH).xls

VAT 24 Instructions

  • Thereafter, prepare a non-editable CD of your completely filled return forms for one return period and mention the following information on CD with the permanent marker:

    • Return Period

    • VAT/CST TIN

    • Signature

  • For every return period, separate CD needs to be submitted.

  • Submit the CD to the ETO Incharge of your ward along with their hardcopies.