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As you embark on the journey of value-added tax (VAT) filing, having a comprehensive understanding of the necessary data requisites is your foremost advantage. This blog serves you as a definitive guide to assembling the essential documents and information required in the process of value-added tax (VAT) filing. Here, we present a concise breakdown of the exact documentation you need to ensure a seamless and compliant VAT filing process. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the world of VAT, this resource equips you with the knowledge to confidently prepare for this critical financial undertaking. If you Spectrum to help you complete the tasks, then do send your enquiry to [email protected] or drop a message at our Contact us page.


Following is the list of requirements for VAT Filing:

  1. Sales invoices including local, export, and out-of-scope transactions
  2. Purchases and Expenses invoices including local, import and out-of-scope transactions
  3. Trial Balance for the period
  4. Bank statements for the quarter
  5. Sales and Expenses Ledger or Workings if available
  6. Supporting documents for imports and Exports (Custom Documents, Airway bills or Bill of Lading or Transport bills, and Commercial invoices)
  7. Office rent and insurance invoices for the quarter
  8. Utility bills (Electricity, Water, and Internet expenses if it is used purely for business purposes)
  9. Details of any advances received during the quarter
  10. Ledger and supporting documents for other incomes if any


Furthermore, once we receive the above said documents, we will initiate your VAT filing work and keep you posted on the further course of action or any queries if any.


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