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Obtaining a Temporary VAT Certificate

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1. Those who import goods up to a value not exceeding Rs.650,000 per quarter and not exceeding Rs. 2,500,000 per annum.
2. Those who import goods exempted from VAT.
3. Those who import goods not for business purposes.
Process of Submitting Applications
Tax Payer Service Unit: 1st Floor, Department of Inland Revenue, Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, colombo 02
Places from where Applications can be obtained
From Tax Payer Service Unit: 1st Floor, Department of Inland Revenue, Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, colombo 02
Fees Payable for Obtaining Application Forms
Hours for Submitting Application
From 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Fees Payable to Obtaining the Service

Time Taken for Providing the Service
(ordinary service and priority service)
In case of duly completed applications submitted along with the required documents the certificate will be issued with in 20 minutes.
Supporting Documents Required
i. Tax payers Identification Number (TIN certificate)
ii. In case of import purposes the, Invoice and the Bill of lading.
iii. In case of export purposes the, export license issued by the Export Development Board.
iv. In case of income tax payers, the receipt of last payment.
v. In case of business, business registration certificate.
vi. NIC of the applicant.
(All the above documents are to be submitted with photocopies)

Staff Officers in Charge of the Service

Mr. L.A. Perera
Mr. D.G.S.N.Nandasiri
Tax Payer Service Unit
Tax Payer Service Unit

Officers are transferred under the annual transfer scheme.
Exceptions or instancers outside the above requriments and special information.
Invoice need not be submitted in regard to gifts or in importing goods used by the officer when he was abroad.
Completed Specimen Application

Organization Information

Department of Inland Revenue

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

Mrs. S.O.A.C.R Nivunhella
Fax Nos:011-2337777

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