1. Applicability

All assesses except companies are liable to pay AMT if the tax payable under the normal provisions of income tax is lesser than AMT.

In simple words,

  • Tax payable under income tax < AMT

However AMT is not payable by:-

  • Individual
  • HUF
  • Artificial Juridical person



2. Rate of AMT

18.5% of Adjusted total income* (as increased by surcharge, if applicable)



Total income as computed under the normal provisions of Income Tax act XXX
       ADD :- Deduction under chapter VI-A (Heading C except deduction u/s 80P) XXX
    ADD:- Deduction claimed under section 35AD as reduced by the amount of depreciation allowable in accordance with the provisions of section 32 as if no deduction under Section 35AD was allowed in respect of the assets on which the deduction under that section is claimed (inserted by the Finance (No 2) Act 2014 w e f A Y 2015-16.


     ADD:- Deduction under section 10AA (Deduction in case of profits of SEZ units) XXX
                                                                                                       Adjusted Total Income  


  • If AMT > Income tax as per normal provisions of income tax act, then the excess amount shall be available as credit against future tax liability.
  • The AMT Credit will be allowed to be carried forward and set off for a period of 10 years succeeding the year in which that credit is available.


  • Credit will be allowed if Normal tax as per Income tax act > AMT.
  • Max Credit restricted up to difference of Normal Income tax & AMT                                                                 i.e. Normal Income Tax – AMT

However, The MAT Credit of company is not allowed to carry forward in hands of LLP in case of conversion of company in LLP.


Key Points to Remember & for Clarification: –

  • Other provisions like advance tax, interest u/s 234A/B/C shall apply to LLP which is liable to pay AMT


  • Assessee will require to obtain a report from a CA certifying the computation of AMT & Adjusted total income, on or before the due date of filing of income tax return.

Author Chiranjivi Nagpal and can be reach out freely at cachiranjivinagpal@gmail.com and on +91-9999761898.

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3 responses to “Article on Alternate Minimum Tax – Section 115JC”

  1. anuj says:

    can interest be waived off or under appeal under this section due to late payment of amt or mat

    • kedar says:

      if i have claimed deduction of RS.10CR u/s 35AD and my total Income is RS.1Lakh, then how much tax i am supposed to pay as AMT in the year of deduction of 35AD?

  2. CMA Sleeva Reddy says:

    Thank you

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