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The Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017
CHAPTER I- PRELIMINARY

2(93). "recipient"

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(93). "recipient" of supply of goods or services or both, means ,-

    (a) where a consideration is payable for the supply of goods or services or both, the person who is liable to pay that consideration;

    (b) where no consideration is payable for the supply of goods, the person to whom the goods are delivered or made available, or to whom possession or use of the goods is given or made available; and

    (c) where no consideration is payable for the supply of a service, the person to whom the service is rendered,

and any reference to a person to whom a supply is made shall be construed as a reference to the recipient of the supply and shall include an agent acting as such on behalf of the recipient in relation to the goods or services or both supplied;