THE CENTRAL GOODS AND SERVICES TAX ACT, 2017 (12 OF 2017) AS AMENDED BY THE :-
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MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (Legislative Department)
New Delhi, the 12th April, 2017/Chaitra 22, 1939 (Saka) The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 12th April, 2017, and is hereby published for general information:—
THE CENTRAL GOODS AND SERVICES TAX ACT, 2017
NO. 12 OF 2017
[12th April, 2017.]
An Act to make a provision for levy and collection of tax on intra-State supply of goods or services or both by the Central Government and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—
1. Short title, extent and commencement.— (1) This Act may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.
2. It extends to the whole of India [*****.]1
3. It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint:
Provided that different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.
2. Definitions.— In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,––
(1) “actionable claim” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in section 3 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882;
(2) “address of delivery” means the address of the recipient of goods or services or both indicated on the tax invoice issued by a registered person for delivery of such goods or services or both;
(3) “address on record” means the address of the recipient as available in the records of the supplier;
(4) “adjudicating authority” means any authority, appointed or authorised to pass any order or decision under this Act, but does not include the [Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs]2, the Revisional Authority, the Authority for Advance Ruling, the Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling, [the Appellate Authority, the Appellate Tribunal and the Authority referred to in sub-section (2) of section 171]3;
(5) “agent” means a person, including a factor, broker, commission agent, arhatia, del credere agent, an auctioneer or any other mercantile agent, by whatever name called, who carries on the business of supply or receipt of goods or services or both on behalf of another;
(6) “aggregate turnover” means the aggregate value of all taxable supplies (excluding the value of inward supplies on which tax is payable by a person on reverse charge basis), exempt supplies, exports of goods or services or both and inter-State supplies of persons having the same Permanent Account Number, to be computed on all India basis but excludes central tax, State tax, Union territory tax, integrated tax and cess;
(7) “agriculturist” means an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family who undertakes cultivation of land—