Liabilities of Representative Character

63. Liability to Pay Tax in case of Transfer of Business


(1) When the ownership of the business of a dealer liable to pay tax under this Act is entirely transferred, the transferor and the transferee, shall jointly and severally be liable to pay any tax, interest and penalty, if any payable in respect of such business and remaining unpaid at the time of the transfer and the transferee shall also be liable to pay tax on sales or purchases made by the transferee on and from the date of such transfer and shall forthwith apply for the grant of a registration certificate unless such certificate is already possessed by him.

(2) Where a dealer liable to pay tax under this Act transfers the ownership of a part of his business, the transferor shall be liable to pay tax in respect of the stock of goods transferred with that part of the business.