Amended rule states that every composition dealer must make payment of tax in Form GST CMP-08 and file an annual return in Form GSTR-4.
Initially, composition dealer were required to file GSTR-4 on a quarterly basis.
What is a Form GST CMP-08 ?
This form is applicable from 1st April, 2019 and replaces Form GSTR 4 that was earlier required to be filed by every composition dealer under GST.
However, revised Form GSTR 4 is still required to be filed on an annual basis by such composition dealer tax payer.
Who can file Form CMP 08
As per section 10, a taxpayer can opt for registration under the composition if his aggregate turnover is up to –
Exceptions – The following mentioned taxpayers cannot opt for composition scheme and hence cannot file Form GST CMP-02
Exceptions for Composition Scheme
GST Tax Rate for Composition Dealer under GST
Type of Taxpayer
GST Tax rate
Manufacturer or retailer
Up to Rs. 1.5 crores
Restaurant Service Providers
Up to Rs. 1.5 crores
Other Service Providers
Up to Rs. 50 lakhs
Due Date, Interest and Penalty:
Thus, due date for April to June quarter will be 18th July.
In case of delayed filing, a taxpayer shall be liable to pay late fees of Rs. 200 per day (CGST – Rs. 100 and SGST – Rs. 100) subject to a maximum limit of Rs. 5000.
Further, in addition to late fees, the taxpayer is also required to pay interest @ 18% per annum in the event of failure to make payment within the prescribed due date. Such interest is to be calculated on the amount of tax payable.
Form GST CMP – 08 Details:
The following details are to be updated in Form CMP-08 :
Based on GSTIN of the composition dealer, basic details as mentioned below will be auto populated by the GSTN –
This table requires a taxpayer to give the following details
Any adjustments with respect to advances, debit notes, credit notes or amendments to self-assessed tax liability shall be made here.
Steps to File Form GST CMP-08:
One important point to be considered here is that no Offline Utility is available for filing Form GST CMP-08. One has use online filing option only where figures are to be manually updated by the taxpayer.
Select the period for which Form CMP 08 is to filed
Update the details of tax liability and determine the total tax liability to be paid by the taxpayer
After the details are updated, Save the data.
Once the data is submitted, “Preview draft” of the Form. If the draft is ok, then click on “Proceed to File”.
Total tax liability payable will be displayed here. If there is sufficient balance in cash ledger, click on “File GST CMP-08”. In absence of sufficient balance in cash ledger, click on “Create Challan” and pay tax liability accordingly.
After tax liability balance is available in cash ledger, click on “File GST CMP-08” after verifying the details
Form GST CMP-08 can be filed either through EVC or DSC option by the taxpayer.
After filing of Form GST CMP-08, Acknowledgement Receipt Number (ARN) will be generated and a message and email for the same is sent to registered mobile number and registered email id of the taxpayer.