How to Calculate Advance Tax?

Advance tax calculation is very simple as every layman can do it without difficulty. First of all, you should know that advance tax is paid in installments as we have discussed in previous article. Secondly, you should know that are you liable to pay advance tax, if yes, then this article is for you if not then you should read the article to know how to calculate advance tax. In this article we will discuss about how to calculate advance tax for individuals, HUFs, partnership firms, companies and others.

Estimate Income to calculate advance tax

Advance tax will be calculated on the estimate income during the year. It is the tax, which paid by us in advance to the Government. The tax which is paid on actual income called self-assessment tax. The income should be correctly estimated according to last year average.

If any capital gain or any other income earned after paying installment, then next installment should be revised accordingly. And if such income earned after 15th March then it should be deposited before 31st March.

Rates of advance Tax

The advance tax rates are calculated by the income tax slab for that assessment year. Suppose if we assume today date to calculate advance tax, i.e. 12th July, 2015, then we see the income tax slab for the A.Y. 2016-17. And we estimate the income for F.Y. 2015-16.

Penalty on Failure to Pay Advance Tax

The advance tax is mandatory for those, whose tax is more than Rs.10,000 during the year. So, if the payment is not made or shortly made, then it attracts the penal interest for short payment and non-payment of advance tax.

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How to calculate Advance Tax?

After calculating the entire tax on the income of the F.Y. 2015-16, split it according to the percentage of installment. See our article Advance Tax Installment and Due Dates.

For Example:

Mr. X calculate/estimate his income Rs.3,87,000/- for F.Y. 2015-16.

Tax on the income is 12050/- (including surcharge and education Cess)

So Mr. X is liable to pay advance tax as his tax is more than Rs.10,000/-

Advance Tax is payable in this case is Rs.12050/-, but it is paid in installment, and installments will be as follows.

1st installment by 15th Sept, 2015 – (30% of 12050/-) = 3615/-

2nd installment by 15th Dec, 2015 – (30% of 12050/-) = 3615/-

3rd installment by 15th March, 2015 – (40% of 15862/-) = 4820/-

So in above example, in case of Mr. X re-estimates his income or earned the short-term or long term income then Mr. X should revise the advance tax accordingly.

Mr. x is liable to pay interest u/s 234C for any short payment of advance tax. We will cover this topic in our next article. So stay with us and subscribe your email id.

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  1. pls tell about how the estimation of income be calculated.


  3. very-2 good article & its so useful for me

  4. very good information sir, thank you so much…

  5. Thank you sir it is very much usuful for me.once againc thank u sir…

  6. Thank you very much. very good information

  7. good artical

  8. Mrutyunjaya parida

    Good day,

    thanks for very good information. My question is i am working in a pvt ltd we expect profit will be in F/Y 2013-14 Rs 9,00,000/- during F/Y 2013-14 tds certificate will be receivable Rs1,26,000/- (as per A/Y 2013-14), please guide me how i will be calculate advance tax
    i.e Rs. 9,00,000/- * 30.3%= Rs 2,72,700/-
    Less Tds = Rs 1,26,000/-
    now tax liabilities is Rs 1,46,700/-

  9. good article helped me a lot thank u

  10. when the estimate of income will be done and on what basis?

  11. sir good evening i want to know that how to calculate estimated profit in the running partnership firm for advance tax purposes so pls guide me

  12. sir i have get 350000/ pa salary & i have invest in ppf & mutual fund than how i will calculate my advance tax for a.s year 2014-15

  13. Pramod Kumar Bhardwaj

    Good Evening Sir

    My question is i am working in a Pvt Ltd. My Salary is Rs. 25000/- P.M. ( F.Y. 2014 – 2015 ) and My Child Tution Fee is Rs. 70000/- P.A. (Approx) , What will be my Liability of Income Tax/ TDS ?


  15. thanks for giving such information

  16. carmeline fernandes

    ur artile is very knowledgeable

    but hou to calculate estimate income for the F.Y. 2014 -2015
    and i dint understand the figure u had put for calculation for 40% for installment of 15th march 2015
    thanks for article
    i will grateful if u clear my above points by sending through emailed

  17. pls inform me how to calculate Advance tax for Partnership firm – Example – when P&L for the year 2013.14 is 16,40,000 and TDS receivable is 4,60,000

  18. shailendra bansal

    how calculate advance income tax

  19. Thanks very use full

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