INTRODUCTION OF MVAT ACT, 2002
¨The Maharashtra Value Added Tax 2002 (Herein after called as MVAT Act) has replaced the Bombay Sales Tax Act, 1959 on & w. e. f. 1st April 2005 and now the sales tax is collected by the Maharashtra Government under MVAT Act, 2002. Up to 31st March 2005 the sales tax was collected under the Bombay sales Tax Act, 1959
INCIDENCE AND LEVY OF MVAT
¨As per the provisions of MAHARASHTRA VALUE ADDED TAX ACT, 2002 (MVAT), a dealer is liable to pay tax on the basis of turnover of sales within the state.
DEALERS LIABLE TO PAY TAX (SEC 3)
1.The dealers holding a valid registration certificate under the earlier laws, whose turnover of either sales or purchase exceeds the specified limits during the F.Y 2004-05.
2.The dealers holding a valid registration certificate under the earlier laws, whose turnover of either sales or purchases has not exceeded the specified limits during the F.Y 2004-05, but who have opted to continue their registration certificate.
3.New dealers whose turnover of sales exceeds the prescribed limits during any year, commencing on or after 1st April 2005.
4.A successor in business of any dealer shall become liable to pay tax on and from the date of succession.
5.A dealer applying for voluntary registration.
Why to obtain Registration Certificate?
Who should apply for the Registration?
¨The dealer who attains or crosses prescribed turnover of purchase or sale should apply for registration under VAT Act within 30 days from the date on which turnover crossed the prescribed limit.
¨Once a dealer exceeds the prescribed turnover and fulfils the conditions as mentioned in table below, then the liability to pay taxes under the Act commences from the time of transaction by which the turnover exceeds the prescribed limit.
What happens if not applied in time for registration?
¨When a dealer does not apply within 30/ 60 days from the date of exceeding the prescribed turnover of purchases or sales than certificate of registration will be issued with effect from the date of uploading of the application. Therefore, from the date of starting of business till the date of uploading of the application, the dealer will be treated as unregistered.
¨Penalty for un-registered dealers: If dealer does not apply in time and remains unregistered, it is an offence under the Act.
REGISTRATION [ SEC.16, R 8 ]
¨Every dealer who becomes liable to pay tax under the provisions of MVAT , shall apply electronically for registration to the prescribed authority, in form 101, within 30 days from the date of such liability.
TIME LIMIT TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION
|TYPES OF REGISTRATION||TIME LIMIT|
||Within 30 days from date of exceeding turnover.|
||Within 30 days of such change.|
||Within 30 days of such transfer.|
||Within 60 days of such incidence.|
TURNOVER LIMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF LIABILITY/ REGISTRATION [SEC.3(4) ]
|CATEGORY OF DEALER||TURNOVER (w.e.f. 01/05/2012)||TURNOVER OF TAXABLE GOODS PURCHASED OR SOLD|
TURNOVER FOR THE ABOVE PURPOSE
¨Section 3(5) – Following items specifically covered for registration limits:
¤Turnover of all items, whether taxable or tax free is to be considered.
¤To include turnover on own account as well as on accounts of principal, whether disclosed or not.
¤In case of auctioneer turnover should include turnover of goods, price of which is received by him.
¤In case of agent of non-resident dealer, sales of such non resident dealer.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REGISTRATION
A. IN CASE OF FRESH REGISTRATION
(Any two of the below)
3. PROOF OF PLACE OF BUSINESS
Copy of Income Tax Pan Card
7. Challan in original showing payment of registration fee.
Advantages & Disadvantages
|Advantages of Registration||Disadvantages of Non Registration|
|He can claim set off of tax paid on the purchase if eligible to get any.||He cannot claim any set off or refund of the tax paid by him|
|He can issue various declarations prescribed C.S.T. Acts like Form C etc.||Purchases at concessional rate of tax not available to him. He cannot issue forms or declarations like Form C etc.|
|Registered dealer is liable to pay tax on the sales effected by him however he can collect tax from buyer.||Unregistered dealer is liable to pay tax on the sales effected by him but he can not collect tax from buyer.|
|Registered dealers are preferred while awarding the government contracts.||Possibilities of non consideration for awarding the government contracts.|
CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION