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Section 56 – Rajasthan Sales Tax Act,1994

Rajasthan Sales Tax Act,1994

Section 56. Refund

(1) Where any amount is refundable to a dealer under the provisions of this Act, after having duly verified the fact of deposit of such amount, the assessing authority shall in the prescribed manner refund to such dealer the amount to be refunded either by cash payment or by adjustment against the tax or other sum due in respect of any other period and such refundable amount shall carry interest at the rate of fifteen percent per annum with effect from the date of its deposit.

(2) Where an amount or tax is collected at any checkpost from any person who is not registered under the Act and such amount or tax is not found payable by him, or where an amount in lieu of tax for any work is deducted in any manner by an awarder from any bill of payment to a contractor, who is not liable to get registration under the Act, the amount so collected or deducted shall be refunded in the prescribed manner by the Assistant Commissioner or the Commercial Taxes Officer, as the case may be, in whose territorial jurisdiction such person or contractor ordinarily resides; and where such person or contractor does not reside in the State, then such refund shall be made by such officer who may be directed by the Commissioner.

(3) Any tax levied and collected under this Act, in respect of the sale or purchase inside the State of any declared goods which are subsequently sold in the course of inter-State trade or commerce and on which tax has been paid under the Central Sales Tax Act,1956 (Central Act 74 of 1956), shall be refunded to the person making such sale or purchase in the course of inter-State trade or commerce, in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section or in any other law for the time being in force, a refund can be claimed only by the dealer or the person, who has actually suffered the incidence of tax and the burden of proving the incidence of tax so suffered shall be on the dealer or the person claiming the refund.

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