3. Levy of tax.-
(1) There shall be levied and collected from every dealer a tax on all sales effected by him of the following goods at such rates as may be fixed by the Central Government, from time to time, by notification in the Official Gazette, not exceeding the rates specified below:-
|(i) motor spirit (except diesel oil and internal combustion oils other than petrol).||eight naye paise per litre.|
|(ii) lubricant.||nine naye paise per litre.|
|(iii) diesel oil and internal combustion oils other than petrol.||seven naye paise per litre.|
|(iv) crude oil.||one naya paisa per litre.|
(2) Every notification under sub-section (1) shall also be published in the Manipur Gazette.
(3) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall be deemed to render any dealer liable to tax on the sale of taxable goods where such sale takes place:-
(i) outside the Union territory;
(ii) in the course of the import into or export out of the territory of India; or
(iii) in the course of the inter-State trade or commerce as laid down in section 3 of the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 (74 of 1956).
(4) For the purpose of sub-section (1), any shortage in excess of one per cent. of the quantities of each consignment of motor spirit received into stock by a dealer for sale shall, unless the contrary is proved, be presumed to be due to sale, and the tax shall be levied and collected from the dealer accordingly.