42. Records

(1) Every VAT dealer or TOT dealer shall maintain the documents and records specified in the rules at the place of business so registered in the English language or in any of the languages specified in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.

(2) Every person registered under the Act, every dealer liable to get himself registered under the Act every agent acting on behalf of a resident principal and every other dealer who is required so to do by the authority prescribed by notice served in the prescribed manner, shall keep and maintain a true and correct account promptly in any of the languages mentioned in sub-section (1) showing such particulars as may be prescribed; and different particulars may be prescribed for different classes of persons or dealers.

(3) The Commissioner may get the books of accounts maintained by any dealer audited by a Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant or an enrolled Sales Tax Practitioner for any tax period.

(4) Records required to be maintained under sub-section (1) shall be retained for a period of six years after the end of the year to which they relate or where the assessment is subject matter of appeal or revision under Sections 31, 32, 33, 34 or 35, the records shall be retained for a period of six years after the assessment has become final.