Higher threshold 2 crores limit for non audit is applicable for presumptive taxation u/s 44AD(1) only and not to tax audit u/s 44AB – CBDT

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes


New Delhi, the 20th June, 2016

Sub: Threshold Limit of tax audit under section 44AB and section 44AD – clarification regarding

Section 44AB of the Income-tax Act (‘the Act’) makes it obligatory for every person carrying on business to get his accounts of any previous year audited if his total sales, turnover or gross receipts exceed one crore rupees. However, if an eligible person opts for presumptive taxation scheme as per section 44AD(1) of the Act, he shall not be required to get his accounts audited if the total turnover or gross receipts of the relevant previous year does not exceed two crore rupees. The higher threshold for non-audit of accounts has been given only to assessees opting for presumptive taxation scheme under section 44AD.

(Meenakshi J Goswami)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media and Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT.

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