Section-22. Persons liable for registration.—

CHAPTER VI REGISTRATION

22. Persons liable for registration.—

(1) Every supplier shall be liable to be registered under this Act in the State
or Union territory, other than special category States, from where he makes a taxable supply of goods or services or
both, if his aggregate turnover in a financial year exceeds twenty lakh rupees:
Provided that where such person makes taxable supplies of goods or services or both from any of the special
category States, he shall be liable to be registered if his aggregate turnover in a financial year exceeds ten lakh rupees:
[Provided further that the Government may, at the request of a special category State and on the recommendations
of the Council, enhance the aggregate turnover referred to in the first proviso from ten lakh rupees to such amount,
not exceeding twenty lakh rupees and subject to such conditions and limitations, as may be so notified:]45
[Provided also that the Government may, at the request of a State and on the recommendations of the Council,
enhance the aggregate turnover from twenty lakh rupees to such amount not exceeding forty lakh rupees in case of
supplier who is engaged exclusively in the supply of goods, subject to such conditions and limitations, as may be
notified:
Explanation.––For the purposes of this sub-section, a person shall be considered to be engaged exclusively in the
supply of goods even if he is engaged in exempt supply of services provided by way of extending deposits, loans or
advances in so far as the consideration is represented by way of interest or discount.]46
(2) Every person who, on the day immediately preceding the appointed day, is registered or holds a licence under
an existing law, shall be liable to be registered under this Act with effect from the appointed day.
(3) Where a business carried on by a taxable person registered under this Act is transferred, whether on account of
succession or otherwise, to another person as a going concern, the transferee or the successor, as the case may be,
shall be liable to be registered with effect from the date of such transfer or succession.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (3), in a case of transfer pursuant to sanction of a
scheme or an arrangement for amalgamation or, as the case may be, demerger of two or more companies pursuant to
an order of a High Court, Tribunal or otherwise, the transferee shall be liable to be registered, with effect from the
date on which the Registrar of Companies issues a certificate of incorporation giving effect to such order of the High
Court or Tribunal.
Explanation.––For the purposes of this section,––
i. the expression ―aggregate turnover‖ shall include all supplies made by the taxable person, whether on his own
account or made on behalf of all his principals;
ii. the supply of goods, after completion of job work, by a registered job worker shall be treated as the supply of
goods by the principal referred to in section 143, and the value of such goods shall not be included in the aggregate
turnover of the registered job worker;

(iii) the expression ―special category States‖ shall mean the States as specified in sub-clause (g) of clause (4) of
article 279A of the Constitution [except the State of Jammu and Kashmir]47 [and States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam,
Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Uttarakhand.]48

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