What is the full form of VAT
VAT: Value Added Tax
VAT stands for Value Added Tax. It is a common form of indirect tax which is imposed only on tangible goods or products. It is imposed at each stage of production involved in turning raw material into finished goods and at the point of sale.
VAT is not applicable on services as service tax is imposed separately on services. It is collected by the Central and State governments. Its chargeability varies from state to state. VAT is implemented in almost all countries in the world as it contributes significantly to the GDP of a country.