exempt sales under VAT act

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27 February 2011

please provide me notes on exempt sales under VAT act.

Hitender Gaur (Expert)
28 February 2011

in which state

satyajit parua (Querist)
14 May 2011

in west bengal

Hitender Gaur (Expert)
21 May 2011

In West Bengal commodities given in Schedule A and Schedule AA is tax exempted, No vat is payable in those items/commodities. Other then these High Seas Sale, Sales notified by State Govt. time to time (for UNO,WHO, High Commissions), Sale to dealer in SEZ is called as exempted sales under VAT.

Goods on sale of which no tax is payable
Description of goods
(1) (2)
1. Agricultural implements manually operated or animal driven.
2. Aids and implements used by handicapped persons.
3. Aquatic feed, poultry feed and cattle feed including grass, hay,
straw, husk of pulses, de-oiled cake, wheat bran and
supplements, concentrates and additives of such feed.
3A. Bangles made of any kind of materials except those made of
gold, silver and platinum.
4. Betel leaves.
5. Books, periodicals and journals excluding those specified
elsewhere in this schedule or any other schedule but including
Braille books, Maps, Charts and Globes.
5A. Bread except pizza bread containing any type of fruit or
5B. Bullock cart.
5C. Chakla aand belan, dal-stirrer.
6. Charkha, Ambar Charkha; handlooms and handloom fabrics
and Gandhi Topi.
7. Charcoal.
8. Coarse grains other than paddy, rice and wheat.
8A. Coconut fibre.
8B. Conch Shell and conch shell products.
9. Condoms and contraceptives.
10. Cotton and silk yarn in hank.
11. Curd, Lussi, butter milk and separated milk
11A. Duty Entitlement Pass Book (D.E.P.B.)
12. Earthen pot but not including ceramic pot.
13. Electrical energy.
14. Firewood excluding casurina and eucalyptus timber.
15. Fishnet, fishnet fabrics and seeds of fish, prawn and shrimp.
16. Fresh milk and pasteurised milk.
17. Fresh plants, saplings and fresh flowers.
18. Fresh vegetables & fruits.
19. Fresh garlic and ginger.
20. Gur, Jaggery and Rub gur.
20A. Goods, except kerosene oil, sold through public distriburion
20B. (i)Garments, goods and made-ups, of khaddar or khadi as
defined in the West Bengal Khadi & Village Industries Board
Act,1959 (West Ben. Act XIV of 1959), manufactured in a
khadi production unit approved or certified by the Khadi and
Village Industries Commission established under the Khadi and
Village Industries Commission Act,1956.
(ii) Products like pit loom, frame loom,paddle driven semi
automatic loom, warping drum and bobbin, used in production
of khaddar or khadi as defined in the West Bengal Khadi and
Village Industries Board Act,1959(West Ben. Act XIV of
20C. Handicrafts, household articles made of brass and bell metal.
20D. Hosiery Yarn.
21. Human blood and blood plasma.
21A. Idols, toy and doll made of clay
22. Indigenous handmade musical instruments
22A. Indigenous handmade nuggets, commonly known as bori
22B. Indigenous handmade soap
22C. Kite.
23. Kumkum, bindi, alta and sindur.
23A Lac and shellac.
Mat locally known as madur made wholly or principally of
Cyperus Corymbosus known locally as gola methi, madur
kathi, mutha, or Cyperus Malaccensis known locally as
Chimati pati.
23C Matsticks and reed obtainable from Cyperus Corymbosus
known locally as gola methi,madur kathi, mutha, or Cyperus
Malaccensis known locally as Chimati pati.
24 Meat, fish, prawn, and other aquatic products when not cured,
or frozen; and dry fish commonly known as sutki mach eggs
and livestock and animal hair.
25. National flag
25A. Newspaper.
26 Organic manure.
27 Paddy, rice, wheat, pulses, flour, atta, maida, suji, besan and
27A. Puffed rice, commonly known as Muri, flattened or beaten rice,
commonly known as Chira, parched rice, commonly known as
Khoi, parched paddy or rice coated with sugar or
gur,commonly known as Murki.
27B. Papad commonly known as papar
28 Non-judicial stamp paper sold by Government Treasures;
postal items like envelope, postcard etc. sold by Government;
rupee note, when sold to the Reserve Bank of India and
cheques, loose or in book form but does not include first day
cover, folder.
29 Rakhi.
30 Raw jute.
31. Raw wool.
31A. Sabai grass and articles made thereof.
32. Sago and Tapioca globules.
32A. Salt.
32B. Salted cooked food made wholly or principally of flour,atta,
suji or beson, that is to say, singara, Nimki, kachuri, khasta
kachuri, luchi, radhaballavi, and dalpuri.
33. Semen including frozen semen.
34. Silk worm laying, cocoon and raw silk.
35. Slate and slate pencils.
35A. Sugar manufactured or made in India, misri and batasa..
35B. Seeds of all varieties other than those specified elsewhere in
this schedule or in any other Schedule.
35C. Sponge-wood commonly known as sola or solapith.
36. Sweetmeat other than cake and pastry but including curd and
37. Tender green coconut commonly known as daab
37A. (i) Textile fabrics made wholly or partly of cotton, rayon, flax,
artificial silk or wool manufactured or made in India, other than
those specified elsewhere in any other schedule.
(ii) Cotton textile fabrics, coated, covered, impregnated or
laminated with plastics when such fabrics are manufactured or
made in India, mosquito net fabrics and mosquito net
commonly known as moshari.
37B. Tobacco, as referred to in the First Schedule to the Central
Excise and Salt Act, 1944, including cigarette, cigar, cheroot,
smoking mixture for pipe and cigarette, biri, chewing tobacco,
snuff and tobacco for hookah, that is to say, tobacco paste,
ready for use in hookah, when all such items are manufactured
ready for use in hookah, when all such items are manufactured
or made in India
38. Toddy, Neera and Arak.
39. Unprocessed green leaves of tea
40. Tile frame and brick frame.
41. Water other than—
(i) aerated, mineral, distilled, medicinal, ionic, battery, demineralised
water, and (ii) water sold in sealed container.
Sales of goods which shall be zero-rated.
Sale of goods
1. Between dealers located in Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
2. Between dealers whose units are referred to as Export Oriented
Units (EOU).
3. Between dealers referred to in Serial No. 1 and Serial No. 2
4. By a dealer, to a dealer located in a Special Economic Zone

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