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In April 2019, a new return-filing procedure was laid down for composition dealers. Form CMP-08 was introduced in April 2019 to make it applicable from FY 2019-2020 onwards. It replaces the erstwhile quarterly GSTR-4 filed by composition dealers. Let’s discuss the following topics in detail.

Latest Updates

24 October 2019

The due date for filing CMP-08 is extended for the period July 2019 to September 2019 from 18th September 2019 to 22nd October 2019.

27th July 2019

The due date for filing CMP-08 is further extended for the period April 2019 to June 2019 from 31st July 2019 to 31st August 2019.

18th July 2019

The due date for filing CMP-08 is extended for the period April 2019 to June 2019 from 18th July 2019 to 31st July 2019.

1.What is Form CMP-08?

A composition dealer will use the Form CMP-08, which is a special statement-cum-challan to declare the details or summary of his/her self-assessed tax payable for a given quarter. It also acts as a challan for making payment of tax. A composition dealer is a dealer who has been registered under the composition scheme laid down for both supply of goods and services.

In addition to Form CMP-08, a composition dealer will also need to file his/her annual return via the revised format of Form GSTR-4 by 30 April following the end of a specific fiscal year.

2.Who should file this form?

A taxpayer who has opted for the composition scheme has to CMP-08 in order to deposit payments every quarter. There are two kinds of taxpayers registered using CMP-02 (Opt into Composition scheme):

  • The supplier of goods being manufacturers, retailers having an annual aggregate turnover of up to Rs 1.5 crore in the previous financial year, except:
    • Manufacturer of ice cream, pan masala, or tobacco.
    • A person making inter-state supplies.
    • A casual taxable person or a non-resident taxable person.
    • Businesses which supply goods through an e-commerce operator.
  • The supplier of services who fulfil the conditions mentioned under the Notification Number 2/2019 Central Tax (Rate) dated 7 March 2019 having the aggregate annual turnover up to Rs 50 lakh in the previous financial year.

3.What is the due date to file the Form CMP-08?

Form CMP-08 must be filed on a quarterly basis, on or before the 18th of the month succeeding the quarter of any specific fiscal year.

Latest Updates

24 October 2019

The due date for filing CMP-08 is extended for the period July 2019 to September 2019 from 18th September 2019 to 22nd October 2019.

27th July 2019

The due date for filing CMP-08 is further extended for the period April 2019- to June 2019 from 31st July 2019 to 31st August 2019.

18th July 2019

The due date for filing CMP-08 is extended for the period April 2019- to June 2019 from 18th July 2019 to 31st July 2019.

4.What is the penalty for not filing CMP-08 within the due date?

In case a taxpayer fails to furnish his/her return on or before the due date, he or she will be liable to pay a late fee of Rs 200 per day for every day of delay. i.e. Rs 100 per day under CGST and Rs 100 per day under SGST. IGST Act prescribes an amount equal to the late fees for CGST and SGST Act i.e Rs 200 per day of delay.

Late fee charges will be subject to a maximum of Rs 5,000 from the start of the due date to the actual return filing date of the taxpayer.

5.How does a taxpayer fill this form?

A taxpayer will need to fill in the following details:

Step 1: A taxpayer has to enter his/her GSTIN details. Have a look at the screenshot below to understand better:

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Step 2: Once the GSTN number is entered, primary information such as the legal name and trade name will be auto-filled. The same statement will be updated for the ARN (Application reference number) and date of filing, once the payment is done. Take a look at the screenshot below for your reference:

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Step 3: The third table of the form will have information/summary of the self-assessed tax liability. A taxpayer will need to provide details such as outward supplies on which tax is payable by him, including the inward supplies on which tax is payable on a reverse charge and cases of imports. Apart from this, the tax payable on these and the interest paid (if any) should be reported. Refer to the screenshot below for a better understanding:

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Step 4: In the final step, a taxpayer has to confirm that he/she has verified all the details that have been entered by signing the form. Here is a screenshot for your reference:

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Important note to a taxpayer:

  • A taxpayer can file a ‘NIL’ return if his/her total tax liability is zero for a given quarter.
  • A taxpayer will be liable to pay interest as well as a penalty in case he/she misses the return filing due date.
  • Tax liabilities are inclusive of adjustment in relation to advances, credit notes, debit notes or, any rectifications.

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