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Taxability of execution of works contract for laying and polishing of mosaic tiles
THE STATE OF TAMIL NADU Vs RAJ MOSAIC TILE WORKS
Tamil Nadu General Sales Tax Act, 1959 - appellants is a works contractor who had undertaken the working of laying and polishing of Mosaic tiles – revenue view that entire amount received by the assessees on the execution of works contract on mosaic is taxable - Revenue aggrieved by Tribunal holding that the sand used for the execution of works contract alone would be taxable and the value of other items is exempt under Section 3B(2)(c) of the Act - Whether the assessee is entitled to the claim of exemption under Section 3(B) 2(b) and also other deductions as per account
HELD – the Appellate Authority and Tribunal are the final fact finding authorities and when the books of accounts were produced, the Appellate Authority has analysed the same and found that the dealers were having separate accounts for the materials that had been purchased and utilised in the course of works contract and that they have also maintained separate figures for various charges that had been incurred during the course of works contract - the entire raw materials utilized for the execution of works contract have been purchased from within state and suffered tax and the items used for the execution of works contract were tax suffered goods except sand.
Therefore, the sand used for the execution of works contract alone is taxable and the value of other items used should be given exemption under Section 3(B)(2)(c) of the TNGST Act, 1959 – the impugned order is sustained and Revenue petitions are dismissed