Members of Telangana Commercial Taxes Joint Action Committee (TCTJAC) have identified crucial issues that were likely to impact the department in the context of bifurcation and which needed attention.

According to the Chairman of the JAC, T. Vivek, the issues included printing of statutory forms under Value Added Tax and Central Sales Tax Acts, establishment of checkposts on the inter-State borders, notification for creation of Tribunals with respective jurisdiction, changing the definition of tax period for May and June, 2014 by amending the appropriate rules, issue of TIN (Tax Identification Number) to all dealers registered under the Andhra Pradesh VAT Act in the 12 divisions of Telangana and modification of software to meet the requirements of the new State.

TCTGOA president, T. Venkateswarlu said the issues needed immediate attention to help officials cope with tax administration in the new State of Telangana.

Mr. Vivek also referred to the proposed move of the department to seek the opinion of about 3 lakh dealers for migration or otherwise, to either of the two States. “We feel the exercise does not make sense. We propose that dealers registered in Telangana be allotted new TIN, without any exception. Those who carry on with business in residuary AP will continue on the existing TIN and it is open to dealers to choose where they will carry on their business,” he said.