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GST Registration Limit 40 Lakhs

Notification No. 10/2019-Central Tax gave exemption from registration to any person who engages in the sole supply of goods and whose annual turnover does not exceed ₹40 lakhs.

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Notification No. 10/2019-Central Tax dated 7th March 2019

The GST registration threshold for those engaged in the supply of goods has been raised to 40 lakhs (save for those making intra-State supplies in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, and Uttarakhand).

  • Except for ice-cream seller and other edible ice, whether or not containing chocolate;
  • Pan masala, tobacco and manufactured tobacco alternatives,
  • Those who are obliged to register under Section 24. 

On the other hand, the GST registration barrier for service providers remains at ₹ 20 lakhs and ₹10 lakhs for the special category states.

Compulsory GST Registration Under Section 24 of the CGST Act, 2017 

The following individuals are required to register under Section 24(1) of the CGST Act 2017, even if their aggregate turnover is less than the set threshold limit, and are exempt from registration under Section 22. (1).

  • Despite of the threshold hold limit, anyone who makes an interstate taxable supply of goods must register. However, if the total annual revenue of the company is less than the threshold, no registration is required.
  • Regardless of the threshold hold limit, casual taxable individuals making taxable supplies must register.
  • Regardless of the threshold limit, those who are obligated to pay tax under reverse charge are required to register.
  • Mandatory registration is necessary for those who are obligated to pay tax under Section 9(5).
  • Any non-resident taxable person who makes a taxable supply must register, regardless of the threshold hold limit.
  • Whether or not registered under the GST Act 2017, persons who are obligated to deduct tax under Section 51 (TDS) must register separately as a tax deductor.
  • Even if their annual turnover is less than the threshold, people who offer goods or services on behalf of other taxable persons, whether as an agent or otherwise, must register under GST.
    It must be emphasized that only C&F agents that stock and sell items on behalf of the Principal are obliged to register. Ordinarily, commission agents who do not engage in products or services themselves are not obliged to register if their annual revenue is less than the threshold for the same.
  • Input service distributors must register as an ‘Input Tax Distributor’, whether or not they are registered under the CGST Act 2017.
  • Persons who supply products or services or both through such an electronic commerce operator must register compulsorily under the CGST Act, with the exception of supplies mentioned under Section 9(5).
  • Every individual providing online information and database access or retrieval services (OIDAR) from a location outside India to a person in India, other than a registered taxable person, is obliged to register under GST.
  • Mandatory registration is necessary for any other person or class of individuals that the Central Government or a State Government may notify based on the GST Council’s recommendations.
  • Unless he is liable under reverse charge, a person dealing exclusively in exempted items is not obliged to register under GST.

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