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Audit is a term used for examination of financial records of any entity and reporting is used for the opinion of the Auditor based on the analysis of the financials of any entity.
A taxpayer is required to have a tax audit carried out if the sales, turnover or gross receipts of business exceed Rs 1 crore in the financial year. However, a taxpayer may be required to get their accounts audited in certain other circumstances. We have categorised the various circumstances in the tables mentioned below:
NOTE: The threshold limit of Rs 1 crore for a tax audit is proposed to be increased to Rs 5 crore with effect from AY 2020-21 (FY 2019-20) if the taxpayer’s cash receipts are limited to 5% of the gross receipts or turnover, and if the taxpayer’s cash payments are limited to 5% of the aggregate payments.
We present the various categories of taxpayers below:
|Category of person||Threshold|
|Carrying on business (not opting for presumptive taxation scheme*)||Total sales, turnover or gross receipts exceed Rs 1 crore in the FY|
|Carrying on business eligible for presumptive taxation under Section 44AE, 44BB or 44BBB||Claims profits or gains lower than the prescribed limit under presumptive taxation scheme|
|Carrying on business eligible for presumptive taxation under Section 44AD||Declares taxable income below the limits prescribed under the presumptive tax scheme and has income exceeding the basic threshold limit|
|Carrying on the business and is not eligible to claim presumptive taxation under Section 44AD due to opting out for presumptive taxation in any one financial year of the lock-in period i.e. 5 consecutive years from when the presumptive tax scheme was opted||If income exceeds the maximum amount not chargeable to tax in the subsequent 5 consecutive tax years from the financial year when the presumptive taxation was not opted for|
|Carrying on business which is declaring profits as per presumptive taxation scheme under Section 44AD||If the total sales, turnover or gross receipts does not exceed Rs 2 crore in the financial year, then tax audit will not apply to such businesses.|
|Carrying on profession||Total gross receipts exceed Rs 50 lakh in the FY|
|Carrying on the profession eligible for presumptive taxation under Section 44ADA||1. Claims profits or gains lower than the prescribed limit under the presumptive taxation scheme 2. Income exceeds the maximum amount not chargeable to income tax|
|In case of loss from carrying on of business and not opting for presumptive taxation scheme||Total sales, turnover or gross receipts exceed Rs 1 crore|
|If taxpayer’s total income exceeds basic threshold limit but he has incurred a loss from carrying on a business (not opting for presumptive taxation scheme)||In case of loss from business when sales, turnover or gross receipts exceed 1 crore, the taxpayer is subject to tax audit under 44AB|
|Carrying on business (opting presumptive taxation scheme under section 44AD) and having a business loss but with income below basic threshold limit||Tax audit not applicable|
|Carrying on business (presumptive taxation scheme under section 44AD applicable) and having a business loss but with income exceeding basic threshold limit||Declares taxable income below the limits prescribed under the presumptive tax scheme and has income exceeding the basic threshold limit|
Every taxpayer who is liable for the audit has to comply with the requirements of the audit to avoid penalties. One should comply with other types of audits also according to its applicability.