Presumptive taxation not to apply to professions etc.
Finance (No.2) Act, 2009 substituted Section 44AD in the Income-tax Act to provide for a presumptive income scheme for small businesses with effect from 1st April, 2011. Under this scheme a sum equal to 8% of the total turnover or gross receipts is deemed to be the profits and gains from business. This presumptive scheme is applicable only to a person carrying on any business, except business of plying, hiring or leasing goods carriage, having turnover or gross receipt of less than 60 lakh rupees.
It is proposed to amend section 44AD to clarify that this presumptive scheme is not applicable to (i) a person carrying on profession as referred to in sub-section (1) of section 44AA; (ii) persons earning income in the nature of commission or brokerage income; or (iii) a or a person carrying on any agency business.
This amendment will take effect retrospectively from 1st April, 2011 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2011-12 and subsequent assessment years.