Section 95 of CGST Act 2017: Advance Ruling – Definitions

Section 95 of CGST Act 2017: Advance Ruling – Definitions

Provisions under Section 95 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Advance Ruling – Definitions”, are as under:

Section 95 of CGST Act 2017: Definitions (CHAPTER XVII – ADVANCE RULING)

In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,–

(a) “advance ruling” means a decision provided by the Authority or the Appellate Authority to an applicant on matters or on questions specified in sub-section (2) of section 97 or sub-section (1) of section 100, in relation to the supply of goods or services or both being undertaken or proposed to be undertaken by the applicant;

(b) “Appellate Authority” means the Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling referred to in section 99;

(c) “applicant” means any person registered or desirous of obtaining registration under this Act;

(d) “application” means an application made to the Authority under sub-section (1) of section 97;

(e) “Authority” means the Authority for Advance Ruling referred to in section 96.

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The Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 was notified by Govt. of India 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 Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. Further, CBIC has separately notified the commencement date of provisions of various Sections of the CGST (Amendment) Act 2018 vide Notification No. 2/2019 Central 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 CGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.

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