How to Obtain Temporary VAT Certificate in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – Obtain Temporary VAT Certificate. To apply for a temporary VAT Certificate, applicants will need to go to Inland Revenue’s Taxpayer Service Unit(TSU). Obtain an application from the officer in charge. Complete and submit the form together with these following documents

Procedure

  1. To apply for a temporary VAT Certificate, applicants will need to go to Inland Revenue’s Taxpayer Service Unit(TSU). Applications are accepted from 8:30 a.m. till 4:15 p.m.
  2. Obtain an application from the officer in charge.
  3. Complete and submit the form together with these following documents:
    1. Tax payers Identification Number (TIN certificate)
    2. In case of import purposes the, Invoice and the Bill of lading.
    3. In case of export purposes the, export license issued by the Export Development Board.
    4. In case of income tax payers, the receipt of last payment.
    5. In case of business, business registration certificate.
    6. NIC of the applicant.
  4. In case of duly completed applications submitted along with the required documents, the certificate will be issued within 20 minutes.

Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Tax payers Identification Number (TIN certificate)
  • In case of import purposes the, Invoice and the Bill of lading.
  • In case of export purposes the, export license issued by the Export Development Board.
  • In case of income tax payers, the receipt of last payment.
  • In case of business, business registration certificate.
  • NIC of the applicant.


Notes:

  • All of the above mentioned documents are to be submitted with photocopies.
  • Invoice need not be submitted in regard to gifts or in importing goods used by the officer when he was abroad.

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue Building,
Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha,
P.O. Box 515
Colombo 02.


Mr. D. R. S. Hapuarachchi
Telephones:+94 11 2 135135
Fax Nos:+94 11 2 337777
Email:cgir@sltnet.lk

Taxpayer Service Unit(TSU)

1st? Floor,
Inland Revenue Department
Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha
Colombo 02

Contact Details:

Senior Commissioner
Tel: 011-213 4170

Commissioner
Tel: 011- 213 4171
Fax: 011-232 8702???


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Eligibility

Individuals who may apply for a temporary VAT Certificate:

  • Those who import goods up to a value not exceeding Rs.650,000 per quarter and not exceeding Rs. 2,500,000 per annum.
  • Those who import goods exempted from VAT.
  • Those who import goods not for business purposes.

Fees

None

Processing Time

In case of duly completed applications submitted along with the required documents, the certificate will be issued within 20 minutes.

Need for the Document

This procedure provides information on how you can obtain a temporary VAT Certificate in Sri Lanka.

Information which might help

Taxpayer Service Unit(TSU)

The Taxpayer Services Unit provides necessary guidance and services to taxpayers and general public, as well.

The main activities of the Taxpayer Service Unit:

  • Issuing Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
  • Registration for PAYE Tax.
  • Registration for Nation Building Tax.
  • Issuing temporary VAT Certificates.
  • Issuing Income Tax Clearance Certificate for non-taxpayers (Migrants).
  • Issuing permit for Duty Concessionary motor vehicle.
  • Sales of Department Publications.
  • Taxpayer awareness and Public relations. ?????

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