Section 2(45) of CGST Act: Meaning of “Electronic Commerce Operator” or “E-Commerce Operator”
As per Section 2(45) of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “electronic commerce operator” has been defined, as under:
Section 2(45) of CGST Act: Definition of “Electronic Commerce Operator” (CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY)
“electronic commerce operator” means any person who owns, operates or manages digital or electronic facility or platform for electronic commerce.
The Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) 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 Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. However, commencement date of amended provisions of various Sections is to be separately notified by CBIC, except where specifically mentioned in the CGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.