Advance tax is a form of direct tax wherein government collects the income tax from persons in a more uniform manner instead of waiting for the end of the financial year when the returns are filed.
Broadly every person whose tax liability exceeds INR 10,000 in a financial year is liable to pay advance tax. Failure to do so will attract a penal interest of 1% per month until the tax is paid.
The advance tax payment due dates are as follows:
- On or before 15th June: 15% of tax liability
- On or before 15th September: 45% of tax liability
- On or before 15th December: 75% of tax liability
- On or before 15th March: 100% of tax liability
However, calculations for tax liability can change depending on any new guidelines issued by the government during the budget session or additional notification by the income tax department, thereby, making managing tax computations difficult and prone to error.
Sandbox provides Advance tax calculator APIs that can help in calculating the advance tax liability
Updated about 1 month ago