When a dealer wants to opt for Composition Scheme under GST, they have to intimate the government about it. This can be done by filing Form GST CMP-01 or Form GST CMP-02.
CMP-01 is a form to be filed by a migrated taxpayer who wants to opt for Composition Scheme. The due date for this was 1st August 2017 (1 month from July 2017).
A taxpayer who wants to opt for Composition Scheme for a financial year or during the middle of a financial year has to inform the government about their choice. This is to be done by filing GST CMP-02
If CMP-02 is filed in the middle of the financial year, the rules of the scheme are applicable from the month immediately succeeding the month in which CMP-02 is filed.
For example –
A taxpayer files CMP-02 in the month of December 2017. This means that the rules of the Composition Scheme will be applicable from January 2018.
Both CMP-01 and CMP-02 are required to be filed online on the GST Portal/ GSTN and the process to file is the same.
Here is a Guide to File GST CMP-02 on GST Portal:
Step 1 – Login to GST Portal.
Step 2 – Go to ‘Services’ > ‘Registration’ > ‘Application to Opt for composition Levy’.
Step 3 – On this window read the ‘Composition Declaration’ and
‘Verification’ carefully and tick on the checkbox.
Choose the ‘Name of Authorized Signatory’ from the drop-down. Also, type the ‘Place’ and click on ‘SAVE’.
Step 4 – If you are a Company or an LLP you can only submit the application with DSC. Any other registrant can use any of the three methods to submit the return.
Step 5 – A pop up will open containing the warning. Click on ‘PROCEED’ here.
Once the application is submitted a success message is displayed. Also, an acknowledgment is sent to your registered email id and mobile.
After filing this form a Composition Dealer has to file GST CMP-03 within 90 days. Check out our Guide to File CMP-03 on GST Portal.