sections 44AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, a person engaged in business or profession is required to maintain regular books of account under certain circumstances. To give relief to small taxpayers from this tedious work, the Income-tax Act has framed the presumptive taxation scheme under
sections 44AE., Section 44BB and Section 44BBB
A person adopting the presumptive taxation scheme can declare income at a prescribed rate and, in turn, is relieved from tedious job of maintenance of books of account.
For small taxpayers, the Income-tax Act, 1961 has framed presumptive taxation schemes as given below:
: Computation of income on estimated basis in the case of taxpayers [being a resident individual, resident Hindu undivided family or resident partnership firm (not being a limited liability firm] engaged in certain business subject to certain conditions.
: Computation of professional income on estimated basis for assessee being a resident in India and engaged in a profession referred to in
subject to certain conditions.
: Computation of income on estimated basis in the case of taxpayers (being an Individual, HUF, AOP, BOI, Firm, Company, Co-operative society or any other person may be resident or non-resident) engaged in the business of plying, leasing or hiring goods carriages, subject to certain conditions.
: Taxation of shipping profits derived by a person being a non-resident in India, subject to certain conditions.
: Computation of taxable income of a person being a non-resident (may be an India citizen or a foreign citizen) from activities connected with exploration of mineral oils, subject to certain conditions.
: Computation of income in respect of foreign airlines, subject to certain conditions.
: Computation of profits and gains of foreign companies engaged in the business of civil construction, subject to certain conditions.