Circulars, notifications and clarifications issued by the CBEC supplement these indirect tax laws. Issues involving interpretation of tax laws are decided by the judiciary, which is independent of the legislature.
Value-Added Tax / Sales Tax India does not have a classic Value-Added Tax (VAT) structure. Instead, separate tax on sale of goods and on rendering of services is imposed under different legislations.
Sale and purchase of goods is subjected to charge of sales tax. Sales tax is levied under Central and State.
Sales Tax legislations depending upon the movement of goods in pursuance of a sale transaction. If the transaction involves movement of goods from one state to another (inter-state), the tax is levied under Central Sales Tax Act (CSTA), 1956.