GST Council in its very first meeting of year 2019, gives compliance relaxation to service provider/supplier, (having turnover upto 50 lakhs) by proposing GST Composite Scheme for Service providers at rate of 6%. As per 32nd GST Council Meeting held on 10th Jan 2019, Service Providers can opt into the Composition Tax Scheme, and the Government has set the threshold turnover for service providers at Rs. 50 lakhs to be eligible for this scheme.

GST Council also introduced one annual GST Return and Quarterly Tax payment under the above said Composition Scheme.  Council has mentioned in there meeting of 2019 that amendment for Composition scheme shall be effective from 01 April 2019.

Composition-Scheme-Service Provider

1. Eligibility & Registration under GST Composition Scheme of Service Providers

As Explained in  Service Provider having Turnover in preceding year upto 50 Lakh is eligible to opt for Composition Scheme.

To opt for Composition Scheme a taxpayer has to file GST CMP-02 with the government. This can be done online by logging into the GST Portal.

In case business in new and afresh registration is obtained, Taxpayer can opt for composition scheme at time of registration in FORM GST REG- 01.

NOTE- Supplier of restaurant related services cannot opt for Composition Scheme.

2. Rate of GST Tax and Invoicing for Service Providers under GST Composition Scheme


The said scheme shall be applicable to both service providers as well as suppliers of goods and services, who are not eligible for the presently available composition scheme for goods. A composition scheme shall be made available for suppliers of services (or mixed suppliers) with a tax rate of 6% (3% CGST + 3% SGST)

A composition dealer cannot issue a tax invoice. This is because a composition dealer cannot charge tax from their customers. They need to pay tax out of their own pocket. Hence, the dealer has to issue a Bill of Supply. The dealer should also mention “composition taxable person, not eligible to collect tax on supplies” at the top of the Bill of Supply.

3. Payment of GST and Return Filing by Service Providers under GST Composition Scheme

Payment of Tax and GST Return Annually

The GST payment to be made by a composition dealer comprises of the following:

  • GST on supplies made.
  • Tax on reverse charge

A dealer is required to file a quarterly return GSTR-4 by 18th of the month after the end of the quarter. Also, an annual return GSTR-9A has to be filed by 31st December of the next financial year.

REFER PRESS NOTE DATED 19TH MARCH 2019 – Decisions taken by the GST Council in the 34th meeting held on 19th March, 2019 regarding GST rate on real estate sector

Author Bio

Qualification: CA in Practice
Company: A S Singhal & Co.
Location: DELHI, New Delhi, IN
Member Since: 04 Apr 2019 | Total Posts: 2
CA by having rich experience in the field of Audit, Direct and indirect taxation.Have working experience of working in Big 4 View Full Profile

My Published Posts

More Under Goods and Services Tax


  1. Panindra kr says:

    Hi .. Is this SERVICE SECTOR includes .. IT Related Services Like Giving Technical service ? MY Turnover is less than 50 L

  2. Dileep Kumar says:

    Is Service providers opting for the composition scheme can charge a lower tax rate of 6 (3% CGST & 3% SGST) per cent from customers and issue tax invoice

  3. Chinmoy Bhattacharya says:

    I am providing Services and my turn over is below Rs.50 lacs . There fore I am legible for the Composite Scheme.
    I am also having Inter State transactions . Should I be eligible for the Composition Scheme .

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *