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Composition Scheme Under The GST Act: All You Need To Know

The implementation and application of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India seem to have been a real game-changer in revenue assessments and taxation. In the former system, customers would have to contend with a double tax or the cascading impact of taxes such as utility tax, VAT, amusement tax, sales tax, and so on.

Nevertheless, with the GST in force, there is no rippling impact because all of these indirect taxes are absorbed. The GST has been able to streamline tax estimates and remove uncertainty. The two main tax imposed on goods and services is the Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) and the State Goods and Service Tax (SGST).

Composition Scheme Under GST

The GST Composition Scheme is a requirement for other taxpayers registered in the GST scheme. Taxpayers who have income from Rs. 1.5 CR can qualify for this program. It helps you to get rid of the boring process of doing GST documentation. The system of structure of the GST promotes the method of applying the GST to small companies. Similar to the regular GST filing, the GST composition system has a few benefits over its credit. Such benefits involve less reporting of documents and prosecution and much less tax responsibility. You must pay taxes at a fixed rate of 1-6% of your taxable income after the GST enrollment process has been completed.

Who Can Qualify For The Composition Scheme?

When you are a tax-paying citizen with revenue of lower than Rs 1.5CR in a given financial season, you are entitled to request for a composition scheme under the GST. Under the 2018 CGST(Central Goods And Service Tax) Act, a composition vendor may provide facilities and services up to 10% of sales of Rs. 5 Lakhs, based on whichever of 2 is greater. The Goods and Services Tax Council announced that it planned to increase the rate for service providers in the year 2019.

These are the categories which can not qualify for a composition scheme under the Goods and Service Tax:

  • Casual taxable person
  • Makers of cigarettes, ice cream or pan masala
  • Companies that distribute commodities and services through an e-commerce service provider.
  • Taxable non-resident citizen
  • Supplier allows transfers between countries

Composition Scheme Limit

Keep in mind that the criterion for the GST composition scheme relies on the sort of company you are engaged in.


Unless you are a recently incorporated corporation, your annual revenue for the present fiscal year does not surpass Rs. 1.5 CR unless you wish to implement the composition scheme under GST. If you have already enrolled your company, then your sales over the last fiscal year will not have been raised by Rs. 1.5 CR. Please notice that these provisions apply to establishments that do not sell alcohol.


As in the situation of merchants and manufacturing companies, if you are a recently registered company or industry, your annual revenue must not pass Rs. 50 Lakh during the economic year. Nevertheless, if you aren’t a freshly registered and have also been enrolled for quite a while, your sale prices in the past fiscal year shouldn’t have surpassed Rs. 50 Lakh.

Also, in special category states the original ceiling of Rs. 1.5 CR was lowered to Rs. 75 Lakh as the limit for the GST composition scheme. In addition, if the yearly revenue in the financial year exceeds the composition limit that is designated, you will have to go back to the regular GST payment and comply with the law on the composition of the GST.


As a merchant or company that sells products or services, it can profit from a program like the composition of the GST. You ought to check the terms and conditions that come along with the structure of the GST system, understand where your company stands and what is best for the company depending on the present situation.

Amanda Peterson: Amanda is an economist turned blogger who provides readers with an in-depth look at macroeconomic trends and their impact on businesses.