Government of Goa provides last opportunity to the dealers registered under CST Act, 1956 to obtain declaration forms in respect of earlier tax periods
Department of Commercial Taxes- Government of Goa has issued Trade Circular No. 1 / 2018-19 to provide last and final opportunity to all dealers registered under the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 for filing online application for declaration forms and to obtain the declaration forms in respect of tax periods upto 30/06/2017 on or before 20th day of November, 2018.
The manual application requesting to open window for filing online application for declaration forms by the dealers, should be made in the following manner:
- The dealer shall make an application on a plain paper addressed to the appropriate Assessing Authority in the local ward Office giving the category-wise details of the declaration forms required to be issued. A statement containing invoice-wise details of each transaction, inter alia, disclosing the date of invoice, invoice number, name of the dealer to whom the form is being issued, selling dealer’s TIN, commodity description, invoice value, purpose, etc. shall be annexed to the said application. The statement should disclose a clear demarcation of party-wise and quarter/month-wise forms to be issued with the sub-total of the value for each form.
- The application along with the statement thereto shall be submitted at the inward counter of the jurisdictional ward office on or before 20-11-2018 and official acknowledgement shall be obtained by the dealer. Since the facility of applying for declaration forms is being offered as a last and final opportunity, it should be ensured by the dealer that the application and the statement annexed thereto is correct and complete in all respects.
- Upon receipt of the application, the jurisdictional Assessing Authority shall verify the same and upon being satisfied about the correctness of the application, open the window on the portal thereby enabling the applicant dealer to apply online for the declaration forms.
- The window may be kept open for a period not exceeding 7 days during which the applicant dealer has to furnish online, the details for declaration forms required. The jurisdictional Assessing Authority, however, may keep the window open for a period beyond said seven days in genuine cases, depending upon the No. of forms or such other reasons as may be found to be genuine.
- The Assessing Authority, inter-alia, shall ensure that there are no material differences in the statement annexed to the physical application vis-à-vis the details furnished online. Upon being satisfied that there are no such differences and the dealer is not otherwise ineligible for grant of declaration forms, the jurisdictional Assessing Authority shall dispose the online applications either by approving the declaration forms or rejecting the request for valid reasons.
- The process of downloading, printing and signing of declaration forms shall be completed by the dealer at his end.
- Invariably, the last date for submitting manual application by dealer is 20-11-2018, and the jurisdictional Assessing Authority shall open the window within 5 working days from the date of receiving such application, and shall dispose the online application as early as possible and in any case on or before 20-12-2018. The process of downloading, printing and signing of declaration forms shall be completed by the dealer at his end on or before 31-12-2018.
Source: Department of Commercial Taxes- Government of Goa