The Commercial Taxes Department, Government of Puducherry has introduced a provision for online renewal of registration for the financial year 2010-2011.

This is in compliance with the Commercial Taxes Mission Mode Program published by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India that mandates State Governments and Union Territories to make provision for online services. This entails provision for online filing of applications for registrations, returns, payment of taxes, and issue of forms to facilitate and enable commercial establishments to file their returns.

This system is already in vogue in neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala

This provision has been introduced by the Commercial Taxes Department under the Puducherry Value Added Tax Act, 2007.

Dealers can visit the Department's official website (http://gst.puducherry.gov.in). The homepage hosts a link for online renewal for the year 2010-11. Further, details of fees to be paid by various categories of dealers are displayed below the link.

On clicking the link, a new page would be displayed where the dealer would be required to type in an 11-digit TIN. On typing the valid TIN, a new format would be displayed seeking details of the commercial establishment viz PAN issued by the IT Department, Phone and Fax numbers, email id of the business entity etc. Further, details on address of the business, Constitution, number of branches and goods dealt with would be sought for the purpose of information.

However, if a dealer seeks changes in the information sought to be disclosed, the concerned dealer shall write to the registering authority concerned.