Files relating to cases u/s 51 of PVAT Act should be transferred to place where dealer stays

Punjab Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has asked the state government to transfer all files relating to goods carriers, which were detained at check points of value added tax or central sales tax and released following the payment of security, to the district headquarters where the dealer is registered.

Members of PTBA stated the files should be transferred so that penalty if required can be imposed at the concerned district headquarters.

Chairman of the association Ashok Juneja said it will save the time of dealers, transporters, tax counsels, practitioners and advocates who have are often forced to travel far to appear in different VAT barriers of the state.

Finance secretary of PTBA, K L Goel said it should not be compulsory to deposit 25% of tax, penalty or interest imposed for filing appeals in VAT department.

Source: Times of India

Comments: The above demand of PTBA is very genuine and should be allowed. In cases where goods detained u/s 51 of PVAT Act, 2005 at the check point or ICC barriers, are released against security, such cases should be transferred to the concerned AETC incharge of district where the concerned dealer is registered so that he need not to go to the designated officer at check point or ICC barrier which may be far away from his place of business. It will also help speeding  the disposal of cases u/s 51.


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