As a step towards achieving hundred percent e- Governance adoption, the procedure of issuance of statutory forms under the Central Sales tax Act, 1956 is being further changed.
The revised procedure for filing on-line application is made applicable to all locations of central repository offices in the state and shall be made effective from 2nd February 2009. Under the revised procedure it now becomes mandatory for all registered dealers to make an online application for obtaining CST declarations. The utility for making an online application is made available on the sales tax Department's website www.mahavat. gov.in. The dealer required to obtain the statutory declarations has to first enroll for e- services facility. The enrollment for e-services is necessary to take the benefit of various e-services provided by the Department, like e- return, e-registration, e-annexure, e-declaration, e-704 etc. Presently many dealers have enrolled for e- services for filing of e-returns; they can use the same login & password which they have created for filing of e-return. The other dealers who are yet to enroll for e-services facility have to first enroll themselves on the website of the department at www.mahavat.gov.in . The detailed procedure of enrollment for e- services is explained separately in another Trade Circular.
The procedure to use the system of online application for CST declaration is self explanatory. However, help desks are being created at every Central Repository locations in case of any difficulty. The dealer may also approach to the concerned Central Repository officers in case of any specific quarry.
After submitting the application for CST declarations online, the same would be accessed by the concerned Sales Tax Officer In-charge of the Central Repository. Upon verifying these details the concerned officer of Central Repository would either approve or reject the application giving reasons.
However, in any case, the dealer would be intimated about approval, hold or rejection through the e-mail address provided by him at the time of enrollment to e-services.
Since the application is submitted online, the dealer is not required to submit any document in printed copy or otherwise separately. Once the application is submitted online, it is expected that an e-mail or sms, shall reach to dealer within 7 working days stating the decision regarding approval, rejection or holding the declaration. Once the application is approved the dealer should get declaration in another 10 days by post or courier.