GST Registration Exemption

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)] Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Notification No. 10/2019-Central Tax New Delhi, the 7th March, 2019

G.S.R (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 23 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter referred to as the “said Act”), the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby specifies the following category of persons, as the category of persons exempt from obtaining registration under the said Act, namely,-

Any person, who is engaged in exclusive supply of goods and whose aggregate turnover in the financial year does not exceed forty lakh rupees, except, –
(a) persons required to take compulsory registration under section 24 of the said Act;
(b) persons engaged in making supplies of the goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below and falling under the tariff item, sub-heading, heading or Chapter, as the case may be, as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table;
(iii) persons engaged in making intra-State supplies in the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand; and
(iv) persons exercising option under the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 25, or such registered persons who intend to continue with their registration under the said Act.


This notification shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 2019.

Sec 24 of CGST act

Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) of section 22, the following
categories of persons shall be required to be registered under this Act,––
(i) persons making any inter-State taxable supply;
(ii) casual taxable persons making taxable supply;
(iii) persons who are required to pay tax under reverse charge;
(iv) person who are required to pay tax under sub-section (5) of section 9;
(v) non-resident taxable persons making taxable supply;
(vi) persons who are required to deduct tax under section 51, whether or not
separately registered under this Act;
(vii) persons who make taxable supply of goods or services or both on behalf of
other taxable persons whether as an agent or otherwise;
(viii) Input Service Distributor, whether or not separately registered under this
(ix) persons who supply goods or services or both, other than supplies specified
under sub-section (5) of section 9, through such electronic commerce operator who is
required to collect tax at source under section 52;
(x) every electronic commerce operator;
(xi) every person supplying online information and database access or retrieval
services from a place outside India to a person in India, other than a registered
person; and
(xii) such other person or class of persons as may be notified by the Government
on the recommendations of the Council.

Sec 25 (3) of CGST Act

(3) A person, though not liable to be registered under section 22 or section 24 may get
himself registered voluntarily, and all provisions of this Act, as are applicable to a registered
person, shall apply to such person.


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