Who is Required to Compulsory Maintain Books?
It is Compulsory for
like Accountant/Interior Designers/Film artists/IT Professionals/Company Secretary/Doctor/CA etc
2.Other Professions and Business-
If turnover >10,00,000
PGBP Income >1,20,000
in any of last 3 years
(In case of new business, where turnover is likely to exceed 1000000 or Total income Likely to Exceed 12000 during Current Year)
3.Incomes of Presumptive Business if they claim ther income is less than Specified Amt mentioned in Section 44AD/44AE/44BB/44BBB
(For example:- In Section 44AD, if a person claims that his income less than 8% turnover,then he has to compulsarily maintain accounts and get them audited
What Books to be Maintained?
For Specified Professions having Gross Receipts >150000 in any of last 3 years
((In case of new business, where Gross Receipts is likely to exceed 150000 during Current Year)
Specified Books to be maintained like
(d) Original bills for expenditure
(e)If expenditure up to Rs 50 then payment vouchers
(f)Sales bills / invoices / receipt issued of amount >Rs 25.
In addition, Doctors have also to maintain
(g)Daily case register (mentioning detail is of patient handled daily) .
(h) Opening and closing stock register of Drugs/Medicines and Other Consumables
Such Books to be maintained for 6 Years.
The records can be maintained at different places also if profession is carried out at different places.
In All Other Cases
Such books which enable A.O. to Complete Total Income
- Books to be maintained at the Principal Place of Business or Profession
- If doing business or profession from more than one premises,can maintain books at different places also
- Books Required to be kept for period of 6 years from end of Assessment Year
Financial Year 2015-16,Assessment year is 2016-17
End of Assessment Year is 31 March 2017
Records to be maintained till 6 years from 31 March 2017 i,e 31 March 2023
Penalty for Non Maintenance of Books
In case, Books of Accounts not prepared or not maintained for prescribed period, then Penalty of 25000 p.a u/s 271A