Circular No. 97/16/2019-GST
F. No. CBEC-20/16/04/2018 – GST (Pt. I)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
GST Policy Wing
New Delhi, Dated the 5 th April 2019
The Principal Chief Commissioners / Chief Commissioners / Principal Commissioners /
Commissioners of Central Tax (All)
The Principal Director Generals / Director Generals (All)
Subject: Clarification regarding exercise of option to pay tax under notification No. 2/2019- CT(R) dt 07.03.2019 – Reg.
Attention is invited to notification No. 02/2019-Central Tax (Rate) dated 07.03.2019 (hereinafter referred to as “the said notification”) which prescribes rate of central tax of 3% on first supplies of goods or services or both upto an aggregate turnover of fifty lakh rupees made on or after the 1st day of April in any financial year, by a registered person whose aggregate annual turnover in the preceding financial year was fifty lakh rupees or below. The said notification, as amended by notification No. 09/2019-Central Tax (Rate) dated 29.03.2019, provides that Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “the said rules”), as applicable to a person paying tax under section 10 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “the said Act”) shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to a person paying tax under the said notification.
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