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Central Sales Tax Act 1956
Types of Taxes • Direct Taxes • Indirect taxes • Income tax • Wealth tax • • Sales tax Customs duty Service tax Excise duty etc.
Scheme of Act (applicable to whole India) Ch. 1 – definitions Ch. 2 – indicates if sale is inter state or not Ch. 3 – deals with liability to pay tax Ch. 4 – goods of special importance Ch. 5 – rules regarding liability in case of liquidation of a company • Ch. 6 – Central Sales Tax Appellate Authority • • •
Current Taxes in India Interstate purchase (CST) Local purchase VAT – 5%/12. 5% Imports Customs Duty Basic – 10% CVD – 12% Ed. Cess – 3% Octroi – 0. 5 to 5% Local purchase VAT – 5%/12. 5% Retailer Dealer Factory Intra-State Ex. Duty – 12% Edu. Cess – 3% VAT– 5%/12. 5% Service Provider Serv. Tax – 12. 36% Stock transfer (No tax) Toll Manufacturer Inter-State Ex. Duty – 12% Edu. Cess – 3% CST – 2% Goods Transporter Serv. Tax-12. 36% Other Service Provider Serv. Tax – 12. 36% Central Levy Other Service Provider Serv. Tax – 12. 36% State Levy VAT rate may range from 12. 5 -15% depending on the State
Features of CST Act • The act provides for tax on inter state sales • Tax levied by central government but collected by respective state governments • With regards to provisions like returns, assessments & appeals, VAT provisions apply • Lower rate of CST is charged on concessional forms like FORM C • No sales tax on Stock transfers and export import.
Definitions (Section 2) • • • Sec 2(a) Sec 2(aa) Sec 2(b) Sec 2(c) Sec 2(dd) Sec 2(g) Sec 2(h) Sec 2(k) Sec 2(j) - Appropriate State Business Dealer Declared Goods Place of Business Sale Price Year Turnover
Principles of Central Sales Tax • Section 3 : Inter State Sales 3(a) : Sale from one state to another 3 (b) : Sale by transfer of documents • Section 4 : Sales outside a state a sale which is inside a state is outside for all the other states in matters regarding sales tax.
Section 5 (sales in course of export & import) • Any sale which occasions any export • Any sale which occasions any import • Last sale for the purpose of complying with terms of an export • Seller furnishes a duly filed declaration by the exporter • If designated carrier purchases ATF for international flights
Registration of a dealer • Compulsory registration • Voluntary registration • No initial exemption is allowed , registration is required for interstate dealers even for a small amount. • Provision mainly useful when the dealer makes purchases in inter state but all his sales are within the state.
Procedure of registration • • Application for registration Deemed to be liable Condition for issue of certificate Grant of certificate of registration Demand of security Surety bond Amendment in certificate
Cancellation of registration • By authority • • • When dealer has Ceased to exist Stopped business Failed to comply with provisions Failed to pay penalty Any other sufficient reason • By dealer When the dealer has • Stopped business • Is not liable to pay tax • Any other sufficient reason
Exemptions from CST • • • Subsequent sales SEZ units and developers Foreign missionaries Sale in course of export Penultimate sale Sale in course of import
Sales Tax Authorities Hierarchy • • • Excise and taxation commissioner Joint excise and taxation commissioner Deputy excise and taxation commissioner Assistant excise and taxation commissioner Excise and taxation officer Excise and taxation inspector
Powers and functions of Authorities • • • Demand production of accounts books Power to seize the books Power to search Power to seize the goods Reassessment Power to call for information from banking companies
Powers of State Governments with regards to Sales Tax • • Power to exempt goods Power to exempt certain class of industry Power to amend schedule “c”* Power to make rules • *by giving notification not less than 21 days notice of its intention to do so
Goods of special importance • • • Cereals Coal Cotton Crude oil Iron and steel Jute Oil seeds Pulses Man made fabrics Sugar LPG
Declaration Forms • • • FORM A FORM B FORM C FORM D FORM E-II FORM F FORM G FORM H FORM I FORM J application for registration certificate of registration concessional form , sales tax @ 2% certificate for government dealer certificate by 1 st dealer in case of section 6(2) certificate by 2 nd dealer in case of section 6(2) transfers otherwise than sale indemnity bond for loss of form certificate of export certificate by SEZ unit certificate by UN agency in India