20. Requisition of return from an unregistered dealer

(1) The assessing authority or the authorized officer, may by a notice in Form VAT-14, require any unregistered dealer to furnish within the time specified in the notice, a return or returns in Form VAT-10 in respect of the period specified in the notice; however, such notice shall not be with respect to any period prior to five years from the date of issue of such notice.

(2) On the service of the notice under sub-rule (1), the dealer concerned shall file the return or returns as directed in the notice. If dealer fails to comply, the assessing authority or the authorized officer shall proceed to assess the dealer to the best of his judgment.