The composition levy is an alternative method of levy of tax designed for small taxpayers whose turnover is up to Rs. 75 lakhs ( Rs. 50 lakhs in case of few States). it is optional and the eligible person opting to pay tax under this scheme can pay tax at a prescribed percentage of his turnover every quarter, instead of paying tax at normal rate.
1.Manufacturers, other than manufacturers of such goods as may be notified by the Government (Ice cream, Pan Masala, Tobbacco prodcuts etc.) 2% ( 1% Central tax plus 1% State tax) of the turnover
2.Restaurant Services 5% ( 2.5% Central tax plus 2.5% SGST) of the turnover.
3.Traders or any other supplier eligible for composition levy 1% ( 0.5% Central tax plus 0.5% State tax) of the turnover.
In the case of the following States, the limit of turnover is Rs. 50 lakhs:-
a) Arunachal Pradesh
i) Himachal Pradesh
Following persons are not allowed to opt for the composition scheme: a) a casual taxable person or a non-resident taxable person; b) suppliers whose aggregate turnover in the preceding financial year crossed Rs. 75 lakhs; c) supplier who has purchased any goods or servcies from unregistered supplier unless he has paid GST on such goods or services on reverse charge basis; d) supplier of services, other than restaurant service; e) persons supplying goods which are not taxable under GST law; f) persons making any inter-State outward supplies of goods; g) suppliers making any supply of goods through an electronic commerce operator who is required to collect tax at source under section 52; and h) a manufacturer of following goods:
A person opting for composition levy will have to pay tax on quarterly basis before 18th of the month succeeding the quarter during which the supplies were made.
Aggregate turnover will be computed on the basis of turnover on an all India basis and will include value of all taxable supplies, exempt supplies and exports made by all persons with same PAN, but would exclude inward supplies under reverse charge as well as central, State/Union Territory and Integrated taxes and cess.
A taxable person opting to pay tax under the composition scheme is out of the credit chain. He cannot take credit on his input supplies.