Advance Tax

What is Advance Tax?

We earn income during the previous year, but we furnish the details related to income and taxes after completing the previous year. However, it is required to pay the tax in the previous year itself instead of the assessment year for a certain category of taxpayers. Such tax paid during the previous year is called advance tax.

Who is required to pay advance tax?

Any person whose tax liability for the year is more than Rs. 10,000 is required to pay advance tax.

Who is not required to pay advance tax?

  • Advance tax is not payable by a resident senior citizen or super senior citizen who does not have business income.
  • Any assessee whose tax liability does not exceed Rs. 10,000.

When to pay advance tax?

Advance tax is paid in instalments during the previous year. The due dates are as under:

Taxpayer TypeBy 15th JuneBy 15th SeptemberBy 15th DecemberBy 15th March
All types of taxpayers (other than those who opted for presumptive taxation scheme)Upto 15% of advance taxUpto 45% of advance taxUpto 75% of advance taxUpto 100% of advance tax
 Taxpayers who opted for the presumptive taxation scheme under section 44AD and 44ADANILNILNILUpto 100% of advance tax

Consequences of not paying advance tax If the advance tax is not paid or short paid or not paid as per the instalments mentioned above, interest under section 234B and 234C shall be levied.