Section 2(5) of UTGST Act: Meaning of “Existing Law”

Section 2(5) of UTGST Act: Meaning of “Existing Law”

As per Section 2(5) of Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “existing law” has been defined, as under:

Section 2(5) of UTGST Act: Definition of “Existing Law” (CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY)

“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.

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Govt. has notified the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017 on 12 April, 2017 followed with various CBIC Notifications on commencement date for various Sections/ Provisions thereof from time to time. Govt. has further notified the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018 followed with CBIC Notification on commencement date of various Sections/ Provisions thereof from 1 Feb. 2019 vide Notification No. 1/2019 Union Territory Tax dt. 29 Jan. 2019, except for amendments where the date of commencement is different from 1 Feb. 2019 and has specifically been mentioned in the  UTGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.

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