Section 2(8) of UTGST Act: Meaning of “Union Territory”
As per Section 2(8) of Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Union territory” has been defined, as under:
Section 2(8) of UTGST Act: Definition of “Union Territory” (CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY)
“Union territory” means the territory of,-
(i) the Andaman and Nicobar Islands;
(iii) Dadra and Nagar Haveli;
(iv) Daman and Diu;
(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.
The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017 was notified by Govt. on 12 April, 2017 and CBIC has notified the commencement date for various Sections/ Provisions thereof from time to time. Subsequently, Govt. has notified the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. Further, CBIC has separately notified the commencement date of provisions of various Sections of the UTGST (Amendment) Act 2018 vide Notification No. 1/2019 Union Territory Tax dt. 29 Jan. 2019, except for sections 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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