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THE BIHAR VALUE ADDED TAX ACT, 2005

Title : THE BIHAR VALUE ADDED TAX ACT, 2005

Year : 2005



(1) The State Government may, by notification, set up and erect, in such manner as may be prescribed, check-posts and barriers at any place in the State with a view to preventing evasion of tax payable under this Act.

(2) Every person transporting goods, other than those specified in Schedule I and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, shall, at any check-post or barrier, referred to in sub-section (1) and before crossing such check-post or barrier, file before such autho-rity or officer as may be authorised by the State Government in this behalf, a correct and complete declaration in such form and manner as may be prescribed.

(3) Any authority or officer who may be authorised by the State Government in this behalf, may, for the purpose of verifying, whether any goods are being transported in contravention of the provisions of sub-section (2) and in such manner as may be prescribed, intercept, detain and search any goods carrier; and the person, transporting goods or for the time being in-charge of goods, shall render all possible assistance to such authority or officer in carrying out the search.

(4) (a) The authority or any officer referred to in sub-section (3) may seize any goods along with the vehicle or carrier, which, he suspects, are being transported in contravention of the provisions of sub-section (2) together with any container or material for the packing of such goods:

Provided that a list of all the goods seized under this sub-section shall be prepared by such officer and be signed by the officer, the dealer or the person in-charge of goods and not less than two witnesses and a copy of the seizure list shall be made over to the dealer or the person in charge of the goods, as the case may be.

(b) The provisions of section 56 shall, mutatis mutandis, apply in matters relating to such seizure, penalty, security, release and confiscation of goods.



(1) A person transporting goods-

(a) From any place outside the State of Bihar to any place inside the State of Bihar, or

(b) From any place inside the State of Bihar to any place outside the State of Bihar, or

(c) From any place within the State of Bihar to any other such place, shall carry a declaration in such form as may be prescribed supported by a cash memo, retail invoice, bill or tax invoice, as the case may be, in case the movement is as a result of sale or a challan in case the movement is otherwise than as a result of sale, in respect of goods which are being transported on a goods carrier, vehicle or a vessel or is otherwise in transit or in transit storage and shall produce such cash memo or bill or tax invoice or challan, as the case may be, along with the aforesaid form of declaration on demand before the prescribed authority:

Provided that the Commissioner may exempt, by notification in the Official Gazette, consignments below a particular value or quantity from the requirement of this sub-section in so far as it relates to carrying of a declaration.

(2) Any authority or officer who may be authorised by the State Government in this behalf may, for the purpose of verifying whether any goods are being transported in contravention of the provisions of sub-section (1) intercept, detain and search any goods carrier, vehicle or vessel and may also search the warehouse or go down or any other such place of transit storage, where goods are kept in course of transportation and if the said authority is satisfied on such verification and search that transportation of goods is being made in contravention of the provision of sub-section (1), he may seize any such goods together with any container or material for the packing of such goods:

Provided
that a list of all the goods seized under this sub-section shall be prepared by such officer and be signed by the officer, the dealer or the person in-charge of goods and not less than two witnesses and a copy of the seizure list shall be made over to the dealer or the person in charge of the goods, as the case may be.

(3) The provisions of section 56 shall, mutatis mutandis, apply in matters relating to such seizure, penalty, security, release and confiscation of goods.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this section, the power to seize any goods shall also include the power to seize the goods carrier on which the goods are being transported.



(1) If any consignment of goods is being transported by road from a place outside the State of Bihar to another such place and the vehicle carrying the consignment passes through the territory of the State, the driver or any other person in-charge of the vehicle shall obtain transit permission in the prescribed manner from the authority of the first check-post falling en route after entry into the State and shall surrender the same transit permission to the authority of the last check-post before leaving the State and in the event of failure to do so within seventy-two hours of leaving the first check-post falling en route, it shall be deemed that goods so transported have been sold by the owner or the person in-charge of the vehicle within the State of Bihar.

(2) In case the driver or person referred to in sub-section (1) fails to comply with the provisions of sub-section (1), he shall be liable to pay penalty at the rate of rupees five hundred for every day of the default or a sum twice the amount of tax calculated on the value of the goods transported in contravention of that sub-section, whichever is higher:

Provided
that no such penalty shall be levied without giving the person an opportunity of being heard:

Provided further that if the person proceeded against, justifies, beyond any doubt, the reasons for any delay exceeding seventy- two hours, the prescribed authority shall, for reasons to be recorded in writing, condone the delay.

Last updated on July, 2016

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