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CMP-04: How to Opt Out of Composition Scheme

Updated on: Jul 7th, 2021


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A Composition Dealer who wants to opt out of Composition Scheme has to file GST CMP-04. This form has to be filed by a Composition Dealer in 3 cases –

As per notification dated 01.01.2018, turnover in case of traders has been defined as ‘ Turnover of taxable supplies of goods’. GST CMP-04 has to be filed within 7 days from the date on which the taxpayer plan to opt out of Composition Scheme or is ineligible to be covered in the scheme.

A dealer has to opt out the day on which they fail to fulfill all the conditions to be complied by a Composition Dealer. For example: A Composition Dealers turnover exceeds the Rs 1.5 crore on 15th December 2017. The dealer will have to file CMP-04 by 22nd December 2017. CMP-04 has to be filed online on the GST Portal

Here is a step  by step Guide to File GST CMP-04 on GST Portal

Step 1: Login to GST Portal  

Step 2: Go to ‘Services’ > ‘Registration’ > ‘Application for Withdrawal from Composition Levy’.  


Step 3:  Select the reason for withdrawal from the drop down.  


Step 4: Select the ‘Verification’ check-box, ‘Name of Authorized Signatory’ and enter the ‘Place’ field. Click on ‘SAVE’ button and file your CMP-04 using DSC or EVC.   The ‘Taxpayer Type’ under ‘My Profile’ gets changed to ‘Regular’ on the successful filing of GST CMP-04.  

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Composition Dealers can opt out of the scheme by filing GST CMP-04 online within 7 days for various reasons. Turnover limits and failure to meet conditions necessitates filing. Step-by-step guide for filing provided. Notification defines turnover for traders. Upon successful filing, taxpayer type changes to regular.

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