Comment on Taxation for Traders - Introduction

Vjoh commented on 30 Dec 2015, 04:50 PM

Good day,
I have not filed my return for the last financial year yet. I have incurred losses from derivative trading during that time. Other than trading ,agricultural income is my only source of income.

My trading turnover was less than 1 crore as per zerodha statement and with losses. So i presume that i have to get the books audited. The auditor i have consulted advised me to either get the audit done or pay 8% of the turnover as presumptive gain u/s 44AD.

But i have also read in your article that , even though the turnover is less than 1 crore with out any profit , one NEED NOT get the audit done , if the total income is not taxable .

So since my only other income is from agriculture which is tax free , can i get away without getting the audit done OR filing under the 44AD in which case i have to pay 8% of turnover as presumptive gain.

Since the due date for filing the return is over , i understand that i cannot carry forward the losses. So is it legally mandatory that i have to file the return ?

My auditor has not dealed with any cases of trading yet , so he may not be aware of all the loopholes ,hence i would appreciate if you could help me out.

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