A brief on exemptions available to SEZ unit or SEZ developer from CST under CST Act 1956

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Section 8(6),8(7) and 8(8) of the CST Act deals with the exemptions available to a SEZ unit or SEZ developer from CST. When goods are sold to a SEZ unit or SEZ developer then no CST is payable by such unit or developer as per the above sub sections subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. The conditions and forms relating to such exemption are provided as follows for the benefit of all concerned.

What is SEZ: Before discussing the relevant provisions one need to understand what SEZ means. Full form of SEZ is Special Economic Zone. These are designated areas in countries that possess special economic regulations that are different from other areas in the same country. Moreover, these regulations tend to contain measures that are conducive to foreign direct investment. Conducting business in a SEZ usually means that a company will receive tax incentives and the opportunity to pay lower tariffs.

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