(1) No person liable to pay tax under section 3 or section 4, as the case may be, of this Act shall sell or purchase goods unless he has obtained and is in possession of a valid certificate of registration: Provided that any dealer not liable to pay tax under this Act may also apply for grant of a certificate of registration.
(2) Every person, referred to in sub-section (1), shall apply for the grant of certificate of registration to the prescribed authority in the prescribed manner and the prescribed authority, shall, after verifying that the application has been duly filled in, grant certificate of registration in the manner as may be prescribed:
Provided that dealers registered under the Bihar Finance Act, 1981 (Bihar Act 5 of 1981), as it stood before its repeal by section 94, shall be deemed to be dealers registered under this Act and such dealers shall be granted, a certificate of registration within such time and in the manner as may be prescribed and such dealers may sell or purchase goods till such time as the certificate of registration is granted to them: Provided further that a dealer, who exclusively sells or purchases, goods mentioned in Schedule I, shall not be liable for registration.
(3) Every dealer registered under sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 (74 of 1956), shall apply for and obtain a certificate of registration, notwithstanding whether such dealer is not liable to pay tax under this Act.
(4) Where the prescribed authority, at any time after the grant of the certificate of registration, is satisfied upon an inquiry, that the particulars mentioned in the application are incorrect or the applicant has suppressed or misrepresented certain material facts, he shall, after giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard, and after recording reasons therefor, cancel the certificate of registration granted to him.
(1) The prescribed authority may, after considering such information as may be furnished by the dealer under section 23 or as may be otherwise received by the said authority, amend the certificate of registration of the dealer in respect of whom the information has been furnished or received.
(a) Any registered dealer discontinues or entirely transfers his business to other persons; or
(b) The liability of a registered dealer to pay tax under this Act has ceased, the dealer shall, forthwith, surrender his certificate of registration in the manner prescribed to the prescribed authority and the said authority shall cancel the certificate of registration in the manner prescribed:
Provided that, in a case covered by clause (a), the certificate of registration shall be deemed to be inoperative with effect from the date of discontinuance or transfer of the business and, in a case covered by clause (b), with effect from the date on which the dealers liability to pay tax has ceased.
Where it appears necessary to the prescribed authority to do so for the proper realisation of the tax payable under this Act, he may, by an order in writing and for reasons to be recorded therein, direct a dealer to furnish such security and in such manner as may be prescribed.
(1) Every dealer, who is liable to pay tax under this Act, and who is a Hindu undivided family, a firm, company or corporation or a society or club or association or who is engaged in business as a guardian or a trustee or otherwise on behalf of another person, shall furnish to the prescribed authority in the prescribed manner a declaration stating the name and prescribed particulars of the person or persons who shall be deemed to be the manager or managers of such dealers business for the purposes of this Act.
(2) Every dealer shall specifically authorise his manager or officer or any other person to receive any form of declaration, make any statement, furnish any return, statement, accounts, produce documents or other evidence and any statement made, return or statement furnished, accounts, registers or documents produced or evidence given by the manager or any person authorised by him or by the dealer in this behalf, in the course of any proceeding under this Act, shall be binding on the dealer.
If any person or dealer liable to pay tax under this Act-
(a) Transfers or otherwise disposes of his business or any part thereof, whether by way of sale or otherwise, or
(b) Acquires any business or part of any business, whether by way of purchase or otherwise, or
(c) Effects any other change in the ownership or constitution of the business, or
(d) Discontinues his business, or shifts his place of business, or
(e) Changes the name, style or nature of his business or effects any change in the class or description of goods dealt in by him, or
(f) Starts a new business or joins another business either singly or jointly with other person or persons, or
(g) Effects any change in the particulars furnished in an application under section 19 or declaration furnished under section 22, or
(h) Applies for or has an application made against him for insolvency or liquidation under any law for the time being in force, or
(i) Makes a reference or has a reference made under the Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 (1 of 1986),he shall, within seven days of the occurring of any of the events aforesaid, inform the prescribed authority accordingly, and, if any such dealer dies without doing so, his executor, administrator, successor-in-interest or legal representative, as the case may be, shall, within fifteen days of the dealers death, inform the said authority accordingly.
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