Provisions under Section 23 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Persons Not Liable for Registration”, are as under:
Section 23 of CGST Act 2017: Persons Not Liable for Registration (CHAPTER VI – REGISTRATION)
(1) The following persons shall not be liable to registration, namely:–
(a) any person engaged exclusively in the business of supplying goods or services or both that are not liable to tax or wholly exempt from tax under this Act or under the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act;
(b) an agriculturist, to the extent of supply of produce out of cultivation of land.
(2) The Government may, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification, specify the category of persons who may be exempted from obtaining registration under this Act.
1. CBEC notifies 22nd June 2017 as the Commencement date for Section 23 of the CGST Act 2017, vide Notification 1/2017 Central Tax.
Govt. has notified the CGST Act, 2017 on 12th April, 2017, which has subsequently been amended through the CGST (Extension to J&K) Act 2017, Finance Act 2018, CGST Amendment Act 2018, Finance (No. 2) Act 2019, Finance Act 2020, Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance 2020. Further, CBEC/ CBIC has also issued various Notifications from time to time, relating to the commencement date of various Sections/ Provisions in the respective CGST/ Amendment Acts, wherever required.
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