TAX AUDIT LIMIT 44AB ENHANCED 60 LAKH TO 100 LAKH ,15LAKH TO 25 LAKH

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Under the existing provisions of section 44AB, every person carrying on business is required to get his accounts audited if the total sales, turnover or gross receipts in the previous year exceed sixty lakh rupees. Similarly, a person carrying on a profession is required to get his accounts audited if the total sales, turnover or gross receipts in the previous year exceed fifteen lakh rupees.

In order to reduce the compliance burden on small businesses and on professionals, it is proposed to increase the threshold limit of 

  1. total sales, turnover or gross receipts, specified under section 44AB for getting accounts audited, from sixty lakh rupees to one crore rupees in the case of persons carrying on business and 
  2. from fifteen lakh rupees to twenty five lakh rupees in the case of persons carrying on profession.


It is also proposed that for the purposes of presumptive taxation under section 44AD, the threshold limit of total turnover or gross receipts would be increased from sixty lakh rupees to one crore rupees.

Year wise limit for section 44AB tax audit from financial year 2009-10 is given here under .Two years back the limit was extended by 50 % 


SR N0
FINANCIAL YEAR
LIMIT (BUSINESS)
PROFESSIONAL
1
2009-10
  40   LAKH
10 LAKH
2
2010-11,2011-12
  60   LAKH
15 LAKH
3
2012-13 ONWARDS
100 LAKH
25 LAKH

These amendments will take effect from 1st April, 2013 and will, accordingly, apply to the assessment year 2013-14 and subsequent assessment years.

However in Few case Tax audit is mandatory even if turnover of Business is up to 100 lakh( One crore)

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