Section 9 - Levy and collection of CGST ACT, 2017

        9. (1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), there shall be levied a tax called the
central goods and services tax on all intra-State supplies of goods or services or both, except
on the supply of alcoholic liquor for human consumption, on the value determined under
section 15 and at such rates, not exceeding twenty per cent., as may be notified by the
Government on the recommendations of the Council and collected in such manner as may be
prescribed and shall be paid by the taxable person.
          (2) The central tax on the supply of petroleum crude, high speed diesel, motor spirit
(commonly known as petrol), natural gas and aviation turbine fuel shall be levied with effect
from such date as may be notified by the Government on the recommendations of the
Council.
         (3) The Government may, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification,
specify categories of supply of goods or services or both, the tax on which shall be paid on
reverse charge basis by the recipient of such goods or services or both 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 or services or both.
       (4) The central tax in respect of the supply of taxable goods or services or both by a
supplier, who is not registered, to a registered person shall be paid by such person on
reverse charge basis as the recipient 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
or services or both.
      (5) The Government may, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification,
specify categories of services the tax on intra-State supplies of 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 supplier 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.

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