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What is Composition Scheme under GST?

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Sakshi Shah

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Last updated on April 19th, 2021

Composition Scheme is a voluntary and optional scheme with simpler returns and lesser compliance under GST. A business should take a Compulsory Registration under GST if it’s aggregate turnover in a financial year exceeds the threshold limit opted by the respective states. Such business can avail the benefit of Composition Scheme u/s 10 of the GST Act.

Features of Composition Scheme under GST

  1. If the Aggregate Turnover of business is up to Rs.1.5 Cr for goods and restaurant services (Rs.75 lacs for special category states) or Rs.50 lacs for other services during a financial year, it can opt for Composition Scheme.
  2. Taxpayer cannot collect GST from its customers on the sale of goods or services.
  3. Taxpayer cannot claim an Input Tax Credit of the GST paid on the purchase of goods or services.
  4. FY 2019-20 onwards, a Composite Dealer should file GSTR-4 on an annual basis on or before 30th April from the end of the financial year. They should now pay tax on quarterly basis under Form GST CMP-08. Earlier up to FY 2018-19, GSTR-4 was filed quarterly or before the 18th of the month from the end of a quarter. A Composite Dealer should also file an annual return GSTR-9A on or before 31st December from the end of financial year.
  5. A composite dealer needs to pay tax at a fixed rate on its turnover. The tax rate is either 1%, 2%, 5% or 6% based on the nature of the business.
  6. Business should mention ‘composition taxable person’ on its notice boards and signboards.
  7. The taxpayer should mention ‘composition taxable person’ on the Bill of Supply issued to its customers.
  8. Any business that opts for composition scheme without meeting the prescribed conditions would be subject to a penalty by the GST department.

FAQs

How do I opt for Composition Levy if I am already registered as a regular taxpayer?

To opt for Composition Scheme on GST Portal, follow these steps:
1. Log in to GST Portal
2. Go to Services > Registration > Application to Opt for Composition Levy
3. Fill the form with required details and submit

Can I opt for Composition Levy, if I am a service provider?

Earlier, the benefit of the Composition Scheme was not available to taxpayers selling services except restaurant services. However, FY 2019-20 onwards, the benefit of the Composition Scheme was extended to taxpayers selling other services. If the aggregate turnover is up to Rs. 50 lacs, a service provider can opt for Composition Scheme and pay GST at the rate of 6%.

How do I withdraw from Composition Levy on the GST Portal?

To withdraw from Composition Scheme on GST Portal, follow these steps:
1. Log in to GST Portal
2. Go to Services > Registration > Application for Withdrawal from Composition Levy
3. Fill the form with required details and submit

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @Shweta_Saini

    You can opt out of Composition Scheme from your account on GST Portal. Once the taxpayer type is updated to Regular in your profile, you can start filing GST Returns under the regular scheme. If you are facing any issues while making the withdrawal application, you can create a grievance on the GST Portal.

    Do let us know if you have any further queries.

  2. I want to be able to claim input tax credit for GST paid. Should I opt for the GST composition scheme or regular scheme?

  3. Hey @Joe_Fernandes

    If you wish you claim Input tax credit, you should opt for GST Regular Scheme.

    Read more about the difference here.