General provisions in respect of lump sum dealers
(1) Any lump sum payable under the Act and these rules shall be deemed to be tax for the purpose of application of provisions relating to assessment, use of declarations and maintenance of record relating thereto, levy of interest, imposition of penalties for offences committed under the Act, and recovery.
(2) The rates of lump sum applicable under the schemes of composition of tax made under the Act of 1973 as part of the 1975 Rules or notified under the said Act in respect of brick kiln owners, lottery dealers, Halwaii, contractors and ply board manufacturers shall continue to be in force with effect from the appointed day unless changed in the rules in this chapter and where the rate(s) of lump sum has/have not been changed in respect of any class of lump sum dealers no fresh option for composition shall be required to be made by a lump sum dealer of that class and the provisions of this chapter shall apply to him automatically.
(3) Once an option to pay lump sum has been exercised it shall not, save under rule 49, be withdrawn until the rate(s) of lump sum is/are revised or the rate of tax on goods which the lump sum dealers deal in is/are revised and the lump sum dealer makes an application within fifteen days of the date of the publication of the notification(s) issued in this behalf that he does not wish to pay lump sum at the revised rate(s) or continue under the lump sum scheme, as the case may be.
(4) A lump sum dealer who is a brick kiln owner, Halwaii or ply-board manufacturer shall pay lump sum by equal quarterly instalments payable in the first forty five days of the beginning of the quarter or he may pay by equal monthly instalments payable on or before the fifteenth of each month and shall furnish treasury receipt in respect of the payment made to the appropriate assessing authority within a week of the payment. The amount of lump sum in their case shall not be pro rated for a period of less than a month and shall be computed on the higher side for the month in which any change in business effecting the lump sum liability takes place. The lump sum dealer shall inform of any increase in the capacity of the brick kiln, number of Bhatti, number or size of presses, as the case may be, to the appropriate assessing authority at least ten days in advance of the completion of such change, failing which it shall be presumed in the absence of any evidence to the contrary that the change took place from the beginning of the year in which it came to the notice.
(5) A lump sum dealer shall not issue a tax invoice as defined in clause (zl) of sub-section (1) of section 2. The input tax in respect of goods purchased by any dealer from a lump sum dealer shall be nil.
(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter, the State Government may at any time withdraw the facility of making payment of lump sum in lieu of tax from anyone or more or all class(es) of dealers.