Section 17 of UTGST Act 2017: Migration of Existing Tax Payers (Transitional Provisions)
Provisions under Section 17 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Migration of Existing Tax Payers (Transitional Provisions)”, are as under:
Section 17 of UTGST Act 2017: Migration of Existing Tax Payers (CHAPTER VIII – TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS)
(1) On and from the appointed day, every person registered under any of the existing laws and having a valid Permanent Account Number shall be issued a certificate of registration on provisional basis, subject to such conditions and in such form and manner as may be prescribed, which unless replaced by a final certificate of registration under sub-section (2), shall be liable to be cancelled if the conditions so prescribed are not complied with.
(2) The final certificate of registration shall be granted in such form and manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.
(3) The certificate of registration issued to a person under sub-section (1) shall be deemed to have not been issued if the said registration is cancelled in pursuance of an application filed by such person that he was not liable to registration under section 22 or section 24 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act.
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.