Sales Tax Rules/
Contents of Notification Which Remains on Statute
With Effect from 18/06/2001 Upto Onward
Sections: 50 15 16 17 18 21 28
Registration, Voluntary Registration & De-regd. Rules, 1996
S.R.O. 550(I)/96, dated 1st July, 1996, -- In exercise of
powers conferred by section 50 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 read with
sections 15 to 18,21 and 28 thereof, the Central Board of Revenue is
pleased to make the following rules, namely:
1. Short title, application and
(1) These Rules may be called Registration,
Voluntary Registration and De-Registration Rules, 1996.
(2) These shall apply to all persons who:
(a) are required to be registered under section 14 of
(b) Opt for voluntary registration.
(c) Opt for separate registration of branches, divisions
(d) are liable to be de-registered under section 21 of
(3) These shall come into force on the first
day of July 1996.
2. Definitions, For the purpose of these
(a) “Act” means the Sales Tax Act, 1990.
(b) “Annex” means the annex appended to these Rules.
(c) “Application for registration” means application for
registration of taxpayers in the form at Annex ‘A’ and
(d) “Registration certificate” means a certificate of
registration as at Annex ‘B’
3. Application for registration.
(1) A person liable to be registered under
section 14 of the Act or who opts for the voluntary registration shall
apply for registration in form at Annex ‘A’ which shall be submitted to the
(a) having jurisdiction in the area where his registered
office is located, in case he keeps his business records at the registered
(b) having jurisdiction in the area where the business premises are
located, if the records are kept at the business premises.
(2) Where the application for registration is
complete in all respects, the applicant shall be registered and a
certificate of registration containing his registration number will be
issued to him as in Annex ‘B’
(3) Where an applicant has unsold or unused
stock of tax-paid inputs on which he desires to claim the benefits in
accordance with section 59 of the Act, he shall declare such stock to the
Collector in a statement in the form, set out at Annex-c, to be appended to
his application for registration.