Yesterday Central Government had come up with a very important notification regarding CGST along with other notifications. It provides an exemption to the small miscellaneous transactions from unregistered persons. But obviously there’re some conditions for it. So will see what are the things needs to be taken care of to avail this exemption. Now, sit back, relax and enjoy the article.

First, lets decode the content of the notification:

√ Central Government

√ on the recommendations of the Council

√ exempts intra-State supplies of goods or services or both

√ received by a registered person

√ from any supplier, who is not registered

√ from the whole of the central tax leviable thereon

√ under sub-section (4) of section 9 of the CGST Act.


  • said exemption shall not be applicable
  • where the aggregate value of such supplies of goods or service or both
  • received by a registered person
  • from any or all the suppliers, who is or are not registered
  • exceeds five thousand rupees in a day

So things to keep it in mind to avail the exemption is,

A) The supply should be intra state supply (within the state)

B) Can be for goods as well as services or both

C) The supply should be received by the registered person

D) Supply should be received from an unregistered dealer only

E) This notification exempts only CGST, SGST portion of any intra state supply is not covered in this notification.

F) The notification is only providing RCM exemption for the purchase from unregistered dealer, not any other RCM cases. So those RCM cases are not covered, which attract RCM by the nature of the supply, rather than the nature of the supplier.

G) Exemption is not available if any single person receives bunch of bills total value of those bills is more than 5000/- per day, even if the bills are received from different persons.


Mr. X  purchased following items from unregistered dealer, all are dated 01.07.2017 as under:

1st bill – From Ram: Stationery = 2000/-

2nd bill – From Shyam:Lunch = 1000/-

3rd bill – From Madhu : Books = 3000/-

In this case, The bills of Mr. X will not get covered under this notification as aggregate value of all supplies exceeds 5000/- on a single date (01.07.2017)

Exemption would have been available if,:

1) Bill dates are different (So that it will come under 5000/- day limit, say bill date of Ram is 02.07.2017)

2) Any of the bills are 1000/- less than the mentioned value(Say Bill of Madhu is Rs 2000/-

3) If the one of the bills in the same of other person (say, one of the bill is in the name of Mr. Y)

Hence, while this notification is relay welcome move from the Govt. but, one needs to take care of the above issues to avail the exemption under this notification.

Here is the link to the notification.  [Notification No.8/2017-Central Tax (Rate)]

(Author ‘Pralay Chakraborty’ is a Cost Accountant & GST Professional and can be reached at 9705941371,

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  1. rakesh gupta says:

    I am registered dealer , I purchase rupees 4000 goods in a single day from unregistered dealer
    ( 1 ) If I am in composition scheme ,than reverse charge tax will be applicable or not . some tax expert Says :– due to composition scheme in this matter , reverse charge tax will be applicable and will be deposited .,,,,,,,?,…. you are requested sir please clear this matter
    (( If I am not in composition scheme than clear that reverse charge tax is not applicable,,. But advise in buyer is a composition dealer .))

  2. Jitendra says:

    If we receive supply from a registered person Rs. 10000/- and same day received supply from unregistered persons Rs. 5000/- , So the supply from URD Rs. 5000/- will be exempted from RCM? As aggregated amount of he supply on a day exceeding Rs. 5000/-

    1. Pranav sheth says:

      if purchase or serivce rec. from un register person per day Rs. 3000/- on weekly basis. i.e. on whole month we are rec. total Rs. 12000/- services from un registered person should it be exempt or whether it wili cover under exemption limit Rs. 5000/- per day. &

      please give us advice.

      Thanking you,


      Pranav sheth

  3. srinivas says:

    we need clarification on RCM on Rent, freight charges, brokerage and commission.
    Our auditors saying these are exempted from RCM because of our sales are exempted under GST. Please clarify us.

  4. Amit Kumar says:

    We are Web Service Provider and we have many expenses as like Sale Promotion, Business promotion, Staff welfare or etc.

    Please advice there is RCM applicable.

  5. Devinder Singh Rana says:

    if a unregistered person (Landlord) provide a renting of immovable property to registered person (tenant) i.e. Company etc.within a state (intra State) for whole month. Actual rent for month Rs 9,000.
    So how we can use the exemption of Rs 5000 per day ?

    1. Pralay Chakraborty says:

      I feel, you read it in different way. it is written,
      “This notification exempts only CGST, SGST portion of any intra state supply is not covered in this notification”.
      Means, It only exempts CGST ; SGST is not covered in this notification.

      Hope it helps!
      Pralay Chakraborty

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