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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.

Attention GST registered taxpayers! 31st March 2019 is deadline to opt into Composition for FY 2019-20

For: Any GST registered taxpayer who want to opt for the Composition scheme for FY 2019-20;

31st March 2019 is the deadline to file the intimation in Form GST CMP-02 to opt into composition scheme for the FY 2019-20. As per the latest update as on 27th July 2019, for service providers, the time limit to opt for the scheme is extended up to 30th September 2019.

Follow our Step-by-step Guide to file CMP-02

Also, furnish a statement in form ITC-03 within 180 days of commencement of the FY 2019-20 to declare the ITC claim that has to be reversed on inputs/capital goods in stock, in semi-finished or in finished goods.


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-02are 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.4


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.

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