Delhi VAT registration

This article on Delhi VAT registration under composition scheme is written by Ankit Gupta (Author), who is a founder member of and has also contributed various articles for Dainik Jagran & India TV and can be reached at [email protected]

Composition scheme is the scheme to facilitate small dealers (whose turnover in one year does not exceed Rs.50 Lac) to pay D-VAT at a flat rate of 1% without claiming Input Tax Credits in respect of VAT paid on local purchases made from registered dealers.


1.Who Can apply for Composition Scheme?

Any dealer whose interstate Sales does not exceeds Rs.50,00,000 in a financial year.


2.Who cannot apply for Composition Scheme?

Following are  not eligible to opt Composition Scheme:

  • Dealer procuring goods from outside Delhi
  • Dealer whose turnover exceeds Rs.50,00,000
  • Dealer who sold goods outside Delhi
  • Dealer who fulfil any other conditions as notified by Commissioner


3.What is the rate of D-VAT applicable on dealer opted Composition Scheme?

Every dealer who is registered under Composition Scheme of D-VAT Act is required to make payment of VAT at a flat rate of 1% without claiming benefit of Input Taxes paid on Purchases made from Registered Dealer.

Please Note that w.e.f 18.03.2016 Small Restaurants, Hotels, Caterers and Sweet Shops can also opt Composition scheme of registration but they are required to pay DVAT at a flat rate of 5% without claiming benefit of Input Taxes paid on Purchases made from Registered Dealer.


4.What are the features of Delhi VAT composition scheme of Registration?

  • Dealer cannot compute his Net Tax Liability as per section 11 of DVAT Act.
  • Dealer cannot issue Tax invoices.
  • Dealer cannot claim benefit of Input Taxes paid on purchases made from Registered dealers.
  • Dealer is not allowed to collect any tax from Purchasers.
  • If the Turnover of the dealer exceeds Rs.50,00,000 at any time during the Financial Year, then the Composition scheme will be automatically converted into Normal Scheme.
  • A dealer who has defaulted to furnish the returns for two consecutive tax periods by the prescribed due dates shall, with effect from the first day of the next tax period, be liable to pay tax under Normal Scheme.
  • Dealer can continue to retain the original copies of all tax invoices and all retail invoices for all his purchases and copies of all retail invoices issued by him in respect of his sales as required under section 48 of the Act.


5.Is it possible to change “From Composition Scheme to Normal Scheme” or “From Normal Scheme to Composition Scheme”?

Yes, Dealer may voluntarily change its scheme both in the beginning as well as during the financial Year.


6.What is the difference between Normal Scheme & Composition Scheme of Registration under DVAT Act?

Rate of Charging VAT 1% or 5% or 12.5% 1%
VAT is payable on sale of Exempted goods No Yes
Benefits of Input Tax Available Yes No
Tax Invoice Can issue Cannot Issue
Return Form Very Complex Easy
Annexures Required to be filed along with Return Not Required to filed along with Return
Restriction on Central Sales Never Yes




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