The Bombay Provisional Collection of Taxes Act, 1938
Bombay Act No. 4 of 1938
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 6
(1) a "declared provision" means a provisions in a Bill in respect of which a declaration has been made under section 3;
(2) "tax" includes any rate, cess, duty, fee, toll or other impost, whether general or local or special.3. Power to make declarations under this Act. - Where a Bill to be introduced in the [Gujarat Legislative Assembly] on behalf of the Provincial Government provides for the imposition or increase of a tax, the Provincial Government may cause to be inserted in the Bill a declaration that it is expedient in the public interest that any provision of the Bill relating to such imposition or increase shall have immediate effect under this Act. 4. Effect of declarations under this Act, and duration thereof. - (1) A declared provision shall have the force of law from 5 p.m. (Standard Time) on the day on which the Bill containing it is introduced or published which-ever day is earlier. (2) A declared provision shall cease to have the force of law under the provisions of this Act-
(a) when it comes into operation as an enactment, with or without amendment, or
(b) when the Provincial Government, in pursuance of a motion passed by the [Gujarat Legislative Assembly], directs, by notification in the Official Gazette, that it shall cease to have force of law, or
(c) if it has not already ceased to have the force of law under clause (a) or clause (b), then on the expiry of the sixtieth day after the day on which the declared provision has the force of law under sub-section (1).5. Certain refunds to be made when declarations cease to have effect. - (1) Where a declared provision comes into operation as an enactment in an amended form before the expiry of the sixtieth day after the day on which such provision has the force of law under sub-section (1) of section 4, refunds shall be made of all taxes collected which would not have been collected if the provision adopted in the enactment had been the declared provision: Provided that the rate at which refunds of any tax may be made under this subsection shall not exceed the difference between the rate of such tax proposed in the declared provision and the rate in force immediately prior to the day on which the declared provision has the force of law under sub-section (1) of section 4. (2) Where a declared provision ceases to have the force of law under clause (b) or clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 4, refunds shall be made of all taxes collected which would not have been collected if the declaration in respect of it had not been made.