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IGST Tax Levy and Collection covers provisions as

Section 5.  Levy and collection of Integrated Goods and Services Tax

(1)  There shall be levied a tax called the Integrated Goods and Services Tax on all supplies of goods and/or services made in the course of inter-State trade or commerce on the value determined under section 15 of CGST Act, 2016 and at such rates as may be notified by the Central Government in this behalf, but not exceeding twenty eight percent, on the recommendation of Council and collected in such manner as may be prescribed and shall be paid by every taxable person in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

PROVIDED that the Integrated Goods and Services Tax on goods imported into India shall be levied and collected in accordance with the provisions of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) at the point when duties of customs are levied on the said goods under section 12 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), on a value as determined under the first mentioned Act.

(2)  The Central Government may, on recommendation of the Council, by notification, specify categories of supply of goods and/or services the tax on which is payable on reverse charge basis and the tax thereon shall be paid by the recipient of such goods and/or services and all the provisions of this Act shall apply to such recipient as if he is the person liable for paying the tax in relation to the supply of such goods and/or services.

(3)  The Central Government may, on the recommendation of the Council, by notification, specify categories of services the tax on which shall be paid by the electronic commerce operator if such services are supplied through it, and all the provisions of this Act shall apply to such electronic commerce operator as if he is the person liable for paying the tax in relation to the supply of such services:

PROVIDED that where an electronic commerce operator does not have a physical presence in the taxable territory, any person representing such electronic commerce operator for any purpose in the taxable territory shall be liable to pay tax:

PROVIDED FURTHER that where an electronic commerce operator does not have a physical presence in the taxable territory and also he does not have a representative in the said territory, such electronic commerce operator shall appoint a person in the taxable territory for the purpose of paying tax and such person shall be liable to pay tax.

Explanation1: For the purposes of this Act,-

(i) an establishment of a person in India and any of his other establishments outside India, or

(ii) an establishment of a person in a State and any of his other establishments outside that State,

shall be treated as establishments of distinct persons.

Explanation 2: A person carrying on a business through a branch or an agency or a representational office in any territory shall be treated as having an establishment in that territory.

Section 6.  Power to grant exemption from tax

(1)  Any  exemption  granted  by  the  Central  Government  on  the recommendation of the Council, under section 11 of the CGST Act in respect of intra-State supply of goods and/or services of any specified description, shall apply mutatis mutandis to inter-State supply of goods and/or services of the said description unless specifically provided otherwise.

(2)  If the Central Government is satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, it may, on the recommendation of the Council, by notification, exempt generally either absolutely or subject to such conditions as may be specified in the notification, inter-State supply of goods and/or services of any specified description from the whole or any part of the tax leviable thereon.

Explanation: Where an exemption in respect of any goods and/or services from the whole of the tax leviable thereon has been granted absolutely, the taxable person providing such goods and/or services shall not pay the tax on such goods and/or services.

(3)  Where the Central Government is satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, it may, on the recommendation of the Council, by special order in each case, exempt from payment of tax, under circumstances of an exceptional nature to be stated in such order, any goods and/or services on which tax is leviable.

(4)  The Central Government may, if it considers necessary or expedient so to do for the purpose of clarifying the scope or applicability of any notification issued under sub-section (1) or order issued under sub-section (2), insert an explanation in such notification or order, as the case may be, by notification at any time within one year of issue of the notification under sub-section (1) or order under sub-section (2), and every such explanation shall have effect as if it had always been the part of the first such notification or order, as the case may be.

(5)  Every notification issued under sub-section (1) or sub-section (3) and every order issued under sub-section (2) shall

(a) come into force on the date of its issue by the Central Government for publication in the Official Gazette or from any date subsequent to the date of its issue as may be specified therein; and

(b) be made available on the official website of the department of the Central Government.

 

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