Seeks to supersede Notification No. 32/2017-Central Tax, dated 15.09.2017

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[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub- section (i)]

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Notification No. 56/2018 – Central Tax

New Delhi, the 23rd October, 2018

G.S.R. (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 23 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), hereinafter referred to as the “said Act”, the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue No. 32/2017 – Central Tax, dated the 15th  September, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 1158 (E), dated the 15th September, 2017, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, hereby specifies the categories of casual taxable persons (hereinafter referred to as „such persons‟) who shall be exempted from obtaining registration under the said Act-

(i)  such persons making inter-State taxable supplies of handicraft goods as defined in the

“Explanation” in notification No. 21/2018 -Central Tax (Rate), dated the 26th July, 2018, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub- section (i) vide number G.S.R.695 (E), dated the 26th July, 2018 and falling under the Chapter, Heading, Sub-heading or Tariff item specified in column (2) of the Table contained in the said notification and the Description specified in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the Table contained in the said notification;
or
(ii) such persons making inter-State taxable supplies of the products mentioned in column (2) of the Table below and the Harmonised System of Nomenclature (HSN) code mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the said Table, when made by the craftsmen predominantly by hand even though some machinery may also be used in the process:-

Provided that such persons are availing the benefit of notification No. 03/2018 – Integrated Tax, dated the 22nd  October, 2018, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 1052(E), dated the 22nd October, 2018:

Provided further that the aggregate value of such supplies, to be computed on all India basis, does not exceed the amount of aggregate turnover above which a supplier is liable to be registered in the State or Union territory in accordance with sub-section (1) of section 22 of the said Act, read with clause (iii) of the Explanation to that section.

2. Such persons mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall obtain a Permanent Account Number and generate an e-way bill in accordance with the provisions of rule 138 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017.

[F. No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt.)]

(Gunjan Kumar Verma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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