-B Swaminathan

Bengaluru, July16: The Association of Information Technology in Bengaluru, recently organized a meeting with the Commercial Taxes Department (CTD) of the state government to clarify the queries the members had on eUPaSS (electronic Upload of Purchase and Sales Statements) .

AIT eUPass Meet

The association organized the meet after the CTD has made it mandatory for all dealers (excluding Composite Dealers) with an annual turnover in excess of 50 lacs in FY 2013-14 to e-upload 10 new Annexures in .xml format as listed below:

• Local Purchase /Sales
• Local Debit Note/ Credit Note
• Interstate Purchase/ Sales
• Interstate Debit Note/ Credit Note
• Export Invoice/Export Credit Note

Dr. B V Murali Krishna – Joint Commissioner – E – Audit - Commercial Taxes, was the resource person, Murali Krishna conducted the session with live-demo and helped with hands-on experience on converting the excel document into a .xml file and uploading them in the website. Clarifying the queries of the members on various tax-related issues, he also explained how to rectify the issues in e-filing.

Ajay Seth, Commissioner, Commercial taxes department who also participated in the event said that the job of commercial tax department was to be a tax facilitator and not confined to be a nightmare to the business community by simply doing the role of tax collection agent.

“Of all the business fraternity, I think the IT industry should be more e-savvy and make use of the government’s e-policies and associations like AIT play a bigger role in enhancing the livelihood of the whole system by making technology not a hindrance for business owners. I request people from this fraternity to be the first people to adopt the technology and create a better eco-system in the state,” said Seth.


Jupiter International Limited ( Frontech) , Tally Solutions, Vanpac Systems and MTS sponsored the event.

Key features of the eUPass:

• Single Menu for generation of all 10 Annexures, view report before generating xml
• Validation report with option to rectify errors therein
• Errors when rectified, get updated in Master and transaction
• Errors common across transactions need to be rectified only once
• No need to rely on additional software/tools (Excel or converters etc.)