Section 23 of CGST Act 2017: Persons Not Liable for Registration
Provisions under Section 23 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Persons Not Liable for Registration”, are as under:
Section 23 of CGST Act 2017: Persons Not Liable for Registration (CHAPTER VI – REGISTRATION)
(1) The following persons shall not be liable to registration, namely:–
(a) any person engaged exclusively in the business of supplying goods or services or both that are not liable to tax or wholly exempt from tax under this Act or under the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act;
(b) an agriculturist, to the extent of supply of produce out of cultivation of land.
(2) The Government may, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification, specify the category of persons who may be exempted from obtaining registration under this Act.
The Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) 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 Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. However, commencement date of amended provisions of various Sections is to be separately notified by CBIC, except where specifically mentioned in the CGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.