A. Due to COVID-19 pandemic and challenges faced by taxpayers, the Government has extended dates for opting for composition scheme by normal taxpayers, for the financial year 2020-21. These are notified in Notifications 30/2020 Central Tax, dated 03.04.2020. Circular No. 136/06/2020-GST dated 3rd April 2020 has also been issued.
B. Existing Normal taxpayers who want to opt for Composition Scheme in Financial Year 2020-21 may note the following changes:
(a) Revised date to file Form GST CMP 02: Normal and registered taxpayers who want to opt-in for Composition in FY 2020-21 can apply in Form GST CMP-02 by 30th June 2020.
(b) No GSTR 1 or 3B must be filed in 2020-21 financial year for associated PAN: The taxpayers SHOULD NOT file any GSTR-1/GSTR-3B, for any tax period of FY 2020-21, from any of the GSTIN on the associated PAN, or else they will not be able to opt for composition scheme for FY 2020-21.
(c) No need for re-opting for the composition scheme: The taxpayers who are already in the composition scheme, in a previous financial year are not required to opt-in for composition again for FY 2020-2021.
(d) Revised date to file Form GST ITC 03: Form GST ITC-03 to reverse ITC for the stock in hand at the time of transition can be filed till 31st July 2020.
(e) Modification in earlier advisory date 18.02.2020: The advisory issued on 18.02.2020 and available on GST Portal (click here for the link https://www.gst.gov.in/newsandupdates/read/356) stands modified to the above extent.