TAMIL NADU

Camps for service taxpayers

COIMBATORE, OCT. 7. Special camps will be conducted in the Coimbatore Zone for instant registration of service providers under the "Service Taxpayers friendly scheme" and also for service tax adjudication under the "Fast Track Disposal Camp" till the end of this month.

Higher target

The Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, Coimbatore Zone, J.M.K. Sekhar, said the service tax target of the zone for 2004-2005 had been fixed at Rs. 523 crores as against the previous year's collection of Rs. 221.74 crores. The zone comprised Commissionerates in Coimbatore, Salem, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Tiruchi.

Revenue up

The service tax collected up to August 2004 in this zone was Rs. 103.42 crores and it was about 40 per cent more than the revenue collected the corresponding period last year.

The special camp would be held at the following places under the taxpayer friendly scheme (for registration):

Coimbatore: Elgi Building, Trichy Road (from October 11 to 13 and from October 28 to 31); Sathyanarayana Hall, West Power House Road (October 9); Sri Rajeshwari Kalyana Mandapam, Pappanaikan Pudur (October 9); Suguna Kalyana Mandapam (from October 9 to 16); Nathan Hall, Thirumana Mandapam, 656, Mettupalayam Road (October 13); Rajasthani Sangh, R.S. Puram (October 16); Karnataka Association Hall (October 16); Coimbatore Stock Exchange, Trichy Road (October 23); SLS Nanjammal Thirumana Mandapam (October 23); Service Tax Cell, Headquarters, Race Course Road (on all working days); in addition to these a special counter will be kept open on all working days till October 31.

Tirupur: A special counter will be kept open at the Divisional Office on all working days till October 31.

Pollachi: Valparai (October 12); a special counter will be kept open on all the working days at the Divisional Office till October 31.

For Fast Track Disposal Camp for Service Tax adjudications:

Coimbatore Divisions I, II, III and IV (at the Divisional Offices at Elgi Building) from October 4 to 8 and October 18 to 21; Tirupur Divisional Office and Pollachi Divisional Office on the same dates.