Rule 3 of CGST Rules 2017: Intimation for Composition Levy

Provisions under Rule 3 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Intimation for Composition Levy”, are as under:

CGST Rule 3: Intimation for Composition Levy (Chapter-II: Composition Levy Rules) 

(1) Any person who has been granted registration on a provisional basis under clause (b) of sub-rule (1) of rule 24 and who opts to pay tax under section 10, shall electronically file an intimation in FORM GST CMP-01, duly signed or verified through electronic verification code, on the common portal, either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner, prior to the appointed day, but not later than thirty days after the said day, or such further period as may be extended by the Commissioner in this behalf:

Provided that where the intimation in FORM GST CMP-01 is filed after the appointed day, the registered person shall not collect any tax from the appointed day but shall issue bill of supply for supplies made after the said day.

(2) Any person who applies for registration under sub-rule (1) of rule 8 may give an option to pay tax under section 10 in Part B of FORM GST REG-01, which shall be considered as an intimation to pay tax under the said section.

(3) Any registered person who opts to pay tax under section 10 shall electronically file an intimation in FORM GST CMP-02, duly signed or verified through electronic verification code, on the common portal, either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner, prior to the commencement of the financial year for which the option to pay tax under the aforesaid section is exercised and shall furnish the statement in FORM GST ITC-03 in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (4) of rule 44 within a period of sixty days from the commencement of the relevant financial year.

Provided that any registered person who opts to pay tax under section 10 for the financial year 2020-21 shall electronically file an intimation in FORM GST CMP-02, duly signed or verified through electronic verification code, on the common portal, either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner, on or before 30th day of June, 2020 and shall furnish the statement in FORM GST ITC-03 in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (4) of rule 44 upto the 31st day of July, 2020.

(3A) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rules (1), (2) and (3), a person who has been granted registration on a provisional basis under rule 24 or who has applied for registration under sub-rule (1) of rule 8 may opt to pay tax under section 10 with effect from the first day of October, 2017 by electronically filing an intimation in FORM GST CMP-02, on the common portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner, before the said date and shall furnish the statement in FORM GST ITC-03 in accordance with the provisions of sub – rule (4) of rule 44 within a period of ninety days from the said date:

Provided that the said persons shall not be allowed to furnish the declaration in FORM GST TRAN 1 after the statement in FORM GST ITC 03 has been furnished.

(3A) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rules (1), (2) and (3), a person who has been granted registration on a provisional basis under rule 24 or who has been granted certificate of registration under sub-rule (1) of rule 10 may opt to pay tax under section 10 with effect from the first day of the month immediately succeeding the month in which he files an intimation in FORM GST CMP-02, on the common portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner, on or before the 31st day of March, 2018, and shall furnish the statement in FORM GST ITC-03 in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (4) of rule 44 within a period of ninety days one hundred and eighty days from the day on which such person commences to pay tax under section 10:

Provided that the said persons shall not be allowed to furnish the declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 after the statement in FORM GST ITC-03 has been furnished.

(4) Any person who files an intimation under sub-rule (1) to pay tax under section 10 shall furnish the details of stock, including the inward supply of goods received from unregistered persons, held by him on the day preceding the date from which he opts to pay tax under the said section, electronically, in FORM GST CMP-03, on the common portal, either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner, within a period of sixty days ninety days from the date on which the option for composition levy is exercised or within such further period as may be extended by the Commissioner in this behalf.

(5) Any intimation under sub-rule (1) or sub-rule (3) or sub-rule (3A) in respect of any place of business in any State or Union territory shall be deemed to be an intimation in respect of all other places of business registered on the same Permanent Account Number.

Amendments History:

1. In sub-rule (4) the text ‘sixty days’ substituted with the text ‘ninety days’ vide Central Tax Notification 22/2017 dt. 17/08/2017.

2. Sub-rule 3A inserted vide Central Tax Notification 34/2017 dt. 15/09/2017.

3. In sub-rule (5), the text ‘or sub-rule (3A)’ inserted vide Central Tax Notification 34/2017 dt. 15/09/2017.

4. Sub-rule 3A substituted vide Central Tax Notification 45/2017 dt. 13/10/2017. Persons registered under Rule 24 or 10(1) may opt to pay composition tax under Section 10, from 1st day of the month immediately succeeding the month in which an intimation in FORM GST CMP 02 is filed on the common portal on or before 31/03/2018. Subsequently such person shall furnish a statement in FORM GST ITC 03 within 90 days and after filing thereof, the declaration in Form GST TRAN 1 cant be filed.

5. In sub-rule (3A), the text ‘one hundred and eighty days’ substituted for the text ‘ninety days’ vide Central Tax Notification 3/2018 dt. 23/01/2018.

6. Proviso to Sub-rule (3) inserted w.e.f. 31/03/2020, vide Central Tax Notification 30/2020 dt. 03/04/2020.

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Note: The CGST Rules 2017 along with the prescribed Forms were initially notified vide Central Tax Notifications 3/2017 dt. 19/06/2017 (Rule 1 to 26), 10/2017 dt. 28/06/2017 (Rules 27 to 138) and 15/2017 dt. 01/07/2017 (Rules 139 to 162). These Rules/ Forms were subsequently amended by CBIC through various Notifications issued from time to time. Information on this page is a Rule-wise compilation of Amendments made by all such Notifications upto 29/12/2021, with best possible efforts for accuracy. In any case, E&OE. For official/ updated information, please visit CBIC website.

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