Section 44ADA : Doctors and Professionals pay less tax under Presumptive Tax Scheme
Section 44ADA : Whats Section 44ADA under Presumptive Tax Scheme
Who is eligible to take advantage of the presumptive taxation scheme of section 44ADA?
The presumptive taxation scheme of sections 44ADA can be adopted by a person resident in India, carrying on specified profession whose gross receipts do not exceed fifty lakh rupees in a financial year. Following professions are specified profession:
3) Engineering or architectural
5) Technical consultancy
6) Interior decoration
7) Any other profession as notified by CBDT
What is the manner of computation of taxable income in case of a person adopting the presumptive taxation scheme of section 44ADA?
In case of a person adopting the provisions of sections 44ADA, income will be computed on presumptive basis, i.e. @ 50% of the total gross receipts of the profession. However such person can declare income higher than 50%.
In other words, in case of a person adopting the provisions of sections 44ADA, income will not be computed in normal manner but will be computed @50% of the gross receipts.
Can a person who adopts the presumptive taxation scheme of section 44ADA claim any further deduction of expenses after declaring profit @ 50% of gross receipts?
No, a person who adopts the presumptive taxation scheme is deemed to have claimed all deduction of expenses. Any further claim of deduction is not allowed after declaring profit @ 50%.
If a person adopts the presumptive taxation scheme of section 44ADA, then is he liable to pay advance tax in respect of income from profession covered under section 44ADA?
Any person opting for the presumptive taxation scheme under sections 44ADA is liable to pay whole amount of advance tax on or before 15th March of the previous year. If he fails to pay the advance tax by 15th march of previous year, he shall be liable to pay interest as per sections 234C.
Note: Any amount paid by way of advance tax on or before 31st day of March shall also be treated as advance tax paid during the financial year ending on
If a person adopts the presumptive taxation scheme of section 44ADA, then he is required to maintain books of account as per section 44AA?
In case of a person engaged in a specified profession as referred in sections 44AA(1) and opts for presumptive taxation scheme of sections 44ADA, the provision of sections 44AA relating to maintenance of books of account will not apply. In other words, if a person opt for the provisions ofsections 44ADA and declares income @50% of the gross receipts, then he is not required to maintain the books of account in respect of specified profession.
What provision will apply if a person opt for the presumptive taxation scheme of section 44ADA and declares his income from profession at lower rate (i.e. less than 50%)?
A person can declare income at lower rate (i.e. less than 50%), however, if he does so, and his income exceeds the maximum amount which is not chargeable to tax, then he is required to maintain the books of account as per the provisions of sections 44AA and has to get his accounts audited as persections 44AB.
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