CHAPTER-II. Incidence and Levy of Tax, 3. Incidence of tax.- Delhi Sales Tax, 1975

Delhi Sales Tax, 1975

CHAPTER-II. Incidence and Levy of Tax, 3. Incidence of tax.

(1) Every dealer whose turnover of sales during the year immediately preceding the commencement of this Act exceeds the taxable quantum and every dealer who at the commencement of Act,is registered or liable to pay tax under Central Sales Tax Act,1956 (74 of 1956) shall be liable to pay tax under this Act on all sales effected by him on or after such commencement

(2) Every dealer to whom sub-section (1) does not apply, shall:

(i) with effect from the date immediately following the day on which his turnover calculated from the commencement of any year first exceeds, within such year, the taxable quantum, be liable to pay tax under this Act on all sales effected by him after that day.

(ii) if he becomes liable to pay tax under the Central Tax Act, 1956 (74 of 1956) or is registered as a dealer under the said act at any time after the commencement of of this Act, be liable to pay tax on all tax on all sales affected by him or on his behalf within Delhi on or after the date he become so liable or is registered under the said Act, whichever is earlier

(3) Every dealer who becomes liable to pay tax under this Act, shall continue to be so liable until the expiry of three consecutive years during each of which his turnover has failed to exceed the taxable quantum and such further period after the date of such expiry may be prescribed and on
the expiry of such further period his liability to pay tax shall cease:

PROVIDED that any dealer may, after the expiry of one-year following the year in which his turnover has failed to exceed the taxable quantum, apply for the cancellation of his certificate of registration, and on such cancellation, his liability to pay tax shall cease:

PROVIDED FURTHER that in respect of any goods purchased by any dealer before the date of any cancellation and remaining unsold or unutilised for the purpose for which they are purchased , he shall be liable to pay so much of tax as would have been payable had he not been registered as a dealer on the date

(4) Every dealer whose liability to pay tax under this Act has ceased under sub-section (3),shall,if his turnover calculated from the commencement of any year again exceeds the taxable quantum, on any day within such year, be liable to pay such tax with effect from the date immediately following the day on which his turnover first exceeds the taxable quantum, on all sales affected by him after that day.

(5) Any dealer whose certificate of registration has been canceled under sub-section (3) of section 20,shall:

(i) if his turnover calculated from the date of cancellation of such certificate exceeds the taxable quantum on any day within the year ; or

(ii) if his turnover calculated from the commencement of any subsequent year, exceeds the taxable quantum on any day within the year ; be liable to pay tax under this Act with effect from the date immediately following the day on which such turn over again first exceed the taxable quantum on all sales effected by him after that day of goods imported by him from outside Delhi or manufactured by him in Delhi or purchased by him without payment of tax leviable under this Act.

(6) No dealer who deals exclusively on one or more classes of goods specified in the Third Schedule shallbe liable to pay any tax under this Act.

(7) For the purposes of this Act, “taxable quantum” means,

(a) in relation to any dealer who imports for sale any goods into Delhi – Nil,

(b) in relation to any dealer who manufactures goods for sale regardless of the value of goods manufactured – [Rs. 2,00,000-00] 1,

(c) in relation to any other dealer – [4,00,000-00] 2;

PROVIDED that if the 3[Lieutenant Governor] is of opinion that having regard to the difficulty in maintaining accounts or for other sufficient cause, the taxable quantum in respect of any class of dealers falling under clause (b) or (c) should be increased, the 4[Lieutenant Governor] may, by notification in the official Gazette, fix in respect of such class of dealers such taxable quantum, not exceeding 5[5,00,000 for clause (b) and Rs. 10,00,000] for clause (c), as may be specified in the notification.

6[Explanation. – For the purpose of computation of taxable quantum under sub-section (7), the turnover of sales effected by a dealer shall be
taken into account irrespective of whether such sales are taxable under this Act or not.]

1. Increased from Rs. 1,00,000/- vide Notification No. F.101(48)/2001-Fin(A/Cs)138-146 dated 31.3.2001 w.e.f. 1.4.2001; earlier raised from Rs.30,000/- to Rs. 1,00,000/- vide Delhi Sales Tax Amendment Act 1994 w.e.f. 8.4.1994.

2. Increased from Rs. 2,50,000/- vide Notification No. F.101(48)/2001-Fin(A/Cs)138-146 dated 31.3.2001 w.e.f. 1.4.2001; earlier raised from Rs.1,00,000/- to Rs. 2,50,000/- vide Delhi Sales Tax Amendment Act 1994 w.e.f. 8.4.1994.

3. Subs. By Notification No. F.4/(120)/94 Fin.(G)/2137 to 2145 dated 2.3.1998; Delhi Act 1 of 1998, for “Union Territory” (w.e.f 2-3-1998).

4. Subs. By Notification No. F.4/(120)/94 Fin.(G)/2137 to 2145 dated 2.3.1998; Delhi Act 1 of 1998, for “Union Territory” (w.e.f 2-3-1998).

5. Subs. for the word “Rs. 2.50 lacs for clause (b) and Rs. 5.00 lacs ” by Delhi Sales Tax (Second Amendment) Act 2000, dt. 19.2.2001 w.e.f 8-4-1994.

6. Subs. by Delhi Sales Tax (Amendment) Act, 1994 w.e.f. 8-4-1994, and again by Delhi Sales Tax (Second Amendment) Act, 2000, dt. 19.2.2001 w.e.f. 8.4.1994.

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