What is Water Cess Returns?
After establishment of plant for manufacturing company there is tax on water consumption i.e. Cess returns as per first water Cess act 1977. Last amendment year was 2003. As per water cess act 2003 act it is calculated based on purpose of usage.
Water cess return form can be downloaded from here.
It is payable to Central or state pollution control board.
OK, What is Water cess Act?
The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) cess act first introduced in year 1977 to control water pollution and its usage. As per this act based on water consumption water tax needs to pay to government.
Installing Meters to measure water consumption
As per Water Cess rules for Accurate measurement of water consumed by every place (purpose) in a company meters (standard) should be affixed at every point. For example rate for water consumed by canteen will be different from water consumed by manufacturing unit.
Furnishing of Cess Returns
Every consumer shall provide on or before the 5th of every month, to the authority, a water cess return in Form-1 showing the quantity of water consumed in the previous month.
Water Cess Charges
Below is the table which will give you an idea about charges. As per last amendment in Water cess act water consumption charges are depends upon the Purpose of water consumption.
Below are water Cess calculation :
|Purpose||General Usage||Cooling, boiler, spraying||Water pollutants are non toxic, easily bio-degradable||Water pollutants are toxic, difficult to bio-degradable|
|Charges(per kilo ltr)||2-3 Paise||5-10 paise||10-20 paise||15-30 paise|
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Cess Returns Rebate
If any company or Consumer installs wastewater treatment Plant (effluent or sewage) then that company can get rebate of 25% their total cess payable to authority.
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Interest on Delay in Payment
If any person carrying on any specified industry or any local authority fails to pay any amount of Cess payable to the State government within the date specified in the order of assessment, such person or local authority, as the case may be, shall be liable to pay interest on the amount to be paid at the rate of two percent for every month.
Penalty on Non-Payment of Cess within the Timelines
If any amount of cess payable by any person carrying on any industry or any Local authority under section 3 is not paid to the State Government within the date specified will have a penalty i.e. closure of water supply.
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