Delhi VAT Circular No. 9 Central Sales Tax Act 1956 – Framing of assessments

VAT, Indirect Tax, VAT – Delhi

Delhi VAT Circular No. 9 dated 9 June 2011 [No. F.6(85)-Policy-VAT-2011-147-154]

09 Jun 2011

Central Sales Tax Act 1956 – Framing of assessments

Section 9(2) of CST Act, 1956 empowers the assessing authorities to frame assessments in accordance with the provisions contained in general sales tax law of the appropriate state which is Delhi Value Added Tax act, 2004 in case of Delhi.

2. Circular for framing central assessments have been issued in the past also. Circular No. 13 of 2007-08 dt 30/01/08 and Circular No. 15 of 2006-07 dt. 30/03/07 may also be referred in this regard.

3. The time limit for furnishing statutory forms is three months after the end of each quarter to which the declarations or statutory forms relates. Second provision to Rule 12(1) of Central Sales Tax (Registration and Turnover) Rules, 1957 provides for covering all transaction of sale, which take place in a quarter of financial year between same two dealers. The prescribed time of three months is sometimes extended to a quarter or more than quarter at times centrally by Commissioner, VAT in exercise of the powers conferred under relevant provisions of Central Sales Tax (R and T) Rules, 1957 and DVAT Rules, 2005.

4. It has also come to notice that some assessing authorities are issuing manual assessment order in contravention of instructions contained in Circular No.15 of 2006/07.



5. In order to liquidate all pending assessments of deficient central statutory forms cases, it has been decided to adher to following time schedule:

S. No. Assessment Year Quarter Date by which assessments to be completed

1 2007-08 Qtr. II Qtr. III and Qtr. IV 30-06-2011



2 2008-09 All Quarters 31-12-2011


3 2009-10 All Quarters 31-03-2012
4 2010-11 All Quarters 30-06-2012


6. If time permits, assessing authorities may take up the cases for assessment even before the dates indicated in Col. 4 above. However, no case pertaining to any year for deficiency of statutory forms should remain un-assessed beyond the dates indicated above, it shall be personal responsibility of each Assessing Authority in respect of their assigned work.

7. While taking up a case for assessment due to deficiency of statutory forms, other aspects like scrutiny of balance sheet (for dealer having GTO > Rs.40.00 lakh), timely filing of returns, timely payment of due tax under both the Acts, tax credit availed on purchased locally, adjustment of tax credit, reversal of tax credit on transfer of goods after local purchase, tally of return version with balance sheet etc., may also be looked into.

8. For dealers who are not engaged in central sale in particular period/year, no reconciliation is required.

9. This issues with the approval of Commissioner, VAT.


G.C. Tolani

VATO (Policy)