Section 2 of UTGST Act, 2017: Definitions

Definitions of various important terms as per Section 2 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017, unless the context otherwise requires, are as under:

Definitions under Section 2 of UTGST Act, 2017 (Chapter I: Preliminary)
Section 2(1) : “appointed day” means the date on which the provisions of this Act shall come into force.
Section 2(2) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Union territory tax appointed under section 3.
Section 2(3) : “designated authority” means such authority as may be notified by the Commissioner.
Section 2(4) : “exempt supply” means supply of any goods or services or both which attracts nil rate of tax or which may be exempt from tax under section 8, or under section 6 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, and includes non-taxable supply.
Section 2(5) : “existing law” means any law, notification, order, rule or regulation relating to levy and collection of duty or tax on goods or services or both passed or made before the commencement of this Act by Parliament or any Authority or person having the power to make such law, notification, order, rule or regulation.
Section 2(6) : “Government” means the Administrator or any Authority or officer authorised to act as Administrator by the Central Government.
Section 2(7) : “output tax” in relation to a taxable person, means the Union territory tax chargeable under this Act on taxable supply of goods or services or both made by him or by his agent but excludes tax payable by him on reverse charge basis.
Section 2(8) : “Union territory” means the territory of,-
(i) the Andaman and Nicobar Islands;
(ii) Lakshadweep;
(iii) Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu;
(iv) Daman and Diu Ladakh;
(v) Chandigarh; or
(vi) other territory.
Explanation: For the purposes of this Act, each of the territories specified in sub-clauses (i) to (vi) shall be considered to be a separate Union territory.
Section 2(9) : “Union territory tax” means the tax levied under this Act.
Section 2(10) words and expressions used and not defined in this Act but defined in the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, the State Goods and Services Tax Act, and the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Act, shall have the same meaning as assigned to them in those Acts.

Amendments History:

1. CBEC notifies 22/06/2017 as the Commencement date for Section 2 of the UTGST Act 2017, vide UT Tax Notification 1/2017 dt. 21/06/2017.

2. Clauses (iii) and (iv) in sub-section (8) substituted vide section 137 of the Finance Act 2020: GOI Notification dt. 27/03/2020.

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Note: The UTGST Act, 2017 has been notified vide GOI Notification dt. 12/04/2017, which has subsequently been amended  through UTGST (Amendment) Act, 2018, Finance Act, 2019, Finance Act, 2020, Finance Act, 2021, including various Notifications issued by the Govt./ CBIC from time to time, relating to the commencement dates of various Sections/ Provisions in the respective UTGST/ Amendment Acts, wherever required. Information on this page is a Section-wise compilation of Amendments made by all such Notifications, with best possible efforts for accuracy. In any case, E&OE. For official/ updated information, please visit CBIC website.

CBIC Updates (GST)
GST Circulars, Notifications, Press Releases, Orders, etc. issued by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) in different years, along with Section-wise/ Rule-wise Text of GST Acts/ Rules:
CGST: CGST Act/ Definitions, CGST Rules
IGST: IGST Act/ Definitions, IGST Rules
UTGST: UTGST Act/ Definitions, UTGST Rules
CBIC Circulars (CGST/ IGST/ UTGST): 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Central Tax (CGST) Notifications: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Central Tax Rate (CGST Rate) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Integrated Tax (IGST) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Integrated Tax Rate (IGST Rate) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC UT Tax (UTGST) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC UT Tax Rate (UTGST Rate) Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Compensation Cess Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Compensation Cess Rate Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Orders (CGST/ IGST/ UTGST): 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBIC Press Releases: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Note: For Official/ updated copy, please visit the CBIC website.

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