Department of Trade and Taxes, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has vide notification dated 10.09.2015 notified an online Form Deihi Sugam- 2 (in short DS2) for providing ‘information to the Department in respect of goods purchased or received as stock transfer or received on consignment agreement basis from outside Delhi by all the registered dealers of Delhi. This form will come into force with effect from 15th September 2015 by replacing the older version of form T-2. In this article an attempt has been made to explain the main features of form DS-2 and distinguish it from old form T-2 filed earlier in respect of entry of goods in physical boundary of Delhi.
Who is required to file form DS-2:
The newly notified form DS-2 is required to be filed by all the registered dealers of Delhi irrespective of their turnover in respect of goods purchased or received as stock transfer or received on consignment agreement basis from outside Delhi. Earlier the older version of form T-2 was applicable to Dealers, except dealers exclusively dealing in Tax Free Goods, having GTO > 1 crore. Now the exemption given earlier to small dealers having turnover up to 1 crore has been withdrawn and they are required to file form DS-2 unless any clarification is received from department.
Quick tour of Form DS-2:
The new form DS-2 contains 6 parts each of which shall be explained in short point to point and also comparison shall be drawn wherever possible. The first part contains the information related to type of purchase i.e. c form, h form , f form or import outside india. The information is more or less same as require in old form T-2. In 2nd part of the form information of supplier has been asked which is not a new or simplified feature of the form. The Third part of the form speaks about invoice detail i.e. invoice number and invoice date which were also given in the earlier form also. The important change which makes this form SUGAM is commodity or items details which has been reduced from 07 to 04 now the details related to quantity, unit and price per unit is not required to be filed.
In 5th portion of the form basic information related to transporters is required whereas in older form many other details like name of driver, his driving licenses no., mobile no. and complete address of transporter was required. In final part of the form mode of transport along with place of dispatch and likely date of entry of goods into Delhi is sought which is not substantially less than as required earlier in older version of form.
Other features of Form DS-2:
Like form T-2 form DS-2 can be submitted through SMS (mobile No.-7738299899) from registered mobile no. of the dealer and complete form need to be filed within 48 hours of entry of goods into Delhi ( earlier it was 24 hours). In case, vehicle number, in which goods are being carried, is not available at the time of summary submission through SMS or online filing of form Delhi Sugam-2 (DS-2), then the vehicle number shall be updated by sending SMS, through any mobile number including registered mobile number, on mobile Number 7738299899, before entry of the vehicle in Delhi. In case, the goods are being imported from outside Delhi in the goods vehicle owned by the supplier/buyer, it may not be possible to provide G.R. number. However, the dealer shall provide the vehicle number before entry of goods in Delhi by sending SMS on abovementioned number through registered number or any other number.
The intention of ruling Govt. seems very clear that revenue shall be generated to fulfill the promises made in elections. The free Wi-Fi, new buses and cctv cameras in desired numbers can be arranged only when there sufficient funds with the city. Delhi is not a manufacturing State instead it is a trading hub and goods received from other states is sometimes not shown by dealers in their VAT returns. The Purpose of the law can be achieved with limited resources only if the provisions are implemented in true spirit. Finally it is important to give disclaimer that this article has been written on the basis of notification and circular available as on date in public domain.
By Vinod Kaushik, ACA
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