Well researched and documented papers will be allowed for presentation in the National Seminar. Abstract with key words and full paper containing full details about the author shall be sent to [email protected] by 20thNovember 2016. The full paper not exceeding ten pages shall be in MS Word, Times New Roman with 12 font size, space between lines 1.5. Selected papers will be published in an edited book with ISBN. The registration fee may be paid through Demand Draft in favour of “The Registrar, The Tamilnadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai – 600 028.” payable at Chennai and sent to [email protected] to the address given below on or before 20thNovember 2016.




Faculty Members, Delegates and Advocates : Rs. 300/-

Students / Research Scholars : Rs. 150/-

Last date for sending Abstract along with Full Paper : 20thNovember 2016

Last date for paying the Registration Fee : 20thNovember 2016



Levying and collection of taxes is considered as one of the primary functions of the State. India being a Quasi-Federal State, taxes are levied both by the Union and the States as enumerated in Lists I and II of the VII Schedule of the Constitution. But in order to avoid inconsistency between the Union and the States in this aspect, levy of tax is not enumerated in List-III (Concurrent List).

Sales Tax is in the State List. Under the 5th Amendment of the Constitution, the Union has been vested with the authority to levy sales tax on Inter-State sales, whenever there is an ambiguity about the appropriate Government to levy tax on the sale that takes place during the course of interstate trade or commerce. This is being carried out through Central Sales Tax Act, 1956. In addition to sales tax, the Union and the State Governments levy indirect taxes on many subjects as given under Schedule-VII.

Since this type of levy both by the Union and the States creates disparity and confusion, it is now proposed to have uniform system of tax throughout India. It will be levied on supply of goods and services. This system subsumes many of the existing taxes like Customs and Excise Duty, Entertainment tax, Entry Tax etc.

To facilitate this, the 101st Constitutional Amendment has been carried out. The provisions of this Amendment enables both the Union Government and the State Governments to levy tax on supply of goods and services. Moreover, the Union has the authority to levy tax on inter-state supply of goods and services.

When both the Union and the States are vested with the authority to levy tax on the same subject matter, differences may arise regarding the appropriate state to levy tax, rate of tax, sharing of the revenue, compensating the state that loses revenue and levy of tax on destination (consumption State to levy tax) etc.

In order to avoid such differences, the Amendment has made provision for the constitution of a Council called Goods and Service Tax Council. According to theAamendment, it is a Council where 1/3rd of the weightage is given to the Union. The States have the remaining 2/3rd weightage. Each State has equal weightage and has 2.12% weightage within the 2/3rd. It requires 75% weightage to pass a resolution. Doubt arises about getting 75% weightage at each stage. Moreover when any issue arises between the States it can be referred to an Arbitration Council.

In this scenario, the Union Government wants to implement Goods and Service Tax from the financial year 2017 – 2018. This necessitates organizing a National Seminar in this area on relevant sub-themes, so that effective deliberations on those issues are found through discussions. The topics are:-

v Double Taxation.

v Concept of co-operative federalism.

v Goods and Service Tax Council and Parliamentary Sovereignty.

v Binding nature of the recommendation of the GST Council.

v The nature of residuary power in entry 97 of List – I regarding levy of tax.

v Tax Base and principle of elasticity.

v Application of the principle, destination in levying tax. Whether neutrality can be arrived (Tax is levied on the place of consumption).

v Ambiguity in definitions in the GST Bill.

v Service. v Tangible property, etc.

v Extend of delegation of power to the GST Council.

v Flexibility in bringing uniform rate of tax.

v Apportionment of tax revenue among States.

v Weightage of voting in GST Council.




Director of the Seminar: Prof. (Dr.) N. Ebenezer Joseph HOD i/c, Department of Taxation TNDALU Mobile No: 9442305505 Email : [email protected]


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