Cases in which registration is compulsory

The following categories of persons are required to be registered compulsorily irrespective of the threshold limit:

i) persons making any inter-State taxable supply, except persons making inter-state supply of certain handicraft goods, and services;

ii) casual taxable persons except persons making supply of certain handicraft goods;

iii) persons who are required to pay tax under reverse charge;

iv) persons who are required to pay tax under subsection (5) of section 9; – Electronic Commerce Operator 

v) non-resident taxable persons making taxable supply;

vi) persons who are required to deduct tax under section 51;

vii) persons who make taxable supply of goods or services on behalf of other registered taxable persons whether as an agent or otherwise;

viii) Input service distributor (whether or not separately registered under the Act);

ix) persons who supply goods, other than supplies specified under Section 9(5), through such e-commerce operator who is required to collect tax at source under section 52;

x) every electronic commerce operator;

xi) every person supplying online information and data base retrieval services from a place outside India to a person in India, other than a registered person; and,

In addition, the Government may notify other person or class of persons who shall be required to be registered mandatorily.

  • The Government, however, has granted exemption from compulsory registration vide Notification no. 32/2017- Central Tax dated 15/09/2017 (casual taxable person making taxable supplies of handicraft goods) and Notification no. 65/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 15/11/2017 (supplier of services through an e-commerce platform).

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