Section 2(9) of UTGST Act: Meaning of “Union Territory (UT) Tax”
As per Section 2(9) of Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Union territory tax”, has been defined, as under:
Section 2(9) of UTGST Act: Definition of “Union Territory Tax” (CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY)
“Union territory tax” means the tax levied under this 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.