Section 115BAA - Concessional Rate of Tax for Domestic Company @25.168%

Shreyansh Ranka , Last updated: 22 November 2022  


S. No.


Section 115BAA



Any Domestic Company


Rate of Tax



Rate of Surcharge



Effective Rate of Tax (including surcharge and HEC)

25.168% [Tax @22% + Surcharge @10%+ HEC@4%]


Applicability of MAT

Not Applicable


Exercise of the option by the company within the prescribed time

The provision of this section would apply if option is exercised in a prescribed manner on or before the due date u/s 139(1).

Such option once exercised, would apply to subsequent assessment years, and cannot be withdrawn later.

Section 115BAA - Concessional Rate of Tax for Domestic Company  25.168

To strengthen the Start-up ecosystem & support domestic Companies the Government of India through Taxation (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 stirred Section 115BAA which stipulates for reduced rate of tax and exemption from minimum alternate tax (MAT) in respect of certain domestic companies. The analysis of the provision of the new section is tabulated hereunder - 

Condition to be fulfilled for availing concessional rate and exemption from MAT

The domestic company should not be a manufacturing or production company.

The total income should be computed


Without providing following mentioned deductions-


Deductions mentioned under Section 10AA.


Provisions for additional depreciation under Section 32(1)(iia).


Investment-linked deductions mentioned in Section 32AD.


Deductions under 33AB for rubber, tea, and coffee manufacturing companies.


Deduction under 33ABA for extraction or production of petroleum or natural gas.


Deduction under Section 35 for expenses incurred on scientific research, or an amount paid to a university, research association, National Laboratory, or IIT


Claiming deductions for capital expenditure on businesses specified under Section 35AD.


Deductions towards expenses incurred on an agricultural extension project or skill development project under Section 35CCC and 35CCD respectively


Deductions mentioned under Chapter VI-A, except Section 80JJAA, 80LA, and 80M


Total Income shall be computed without set-off of any loss carried forward or depreciation from any earlier assessment year, if such loss a depreciation is related to any of the deductions mentioned in (1).


Manner of computation of tax liability

S. No.


Section 115BAA


Income on which concessional rate of tax is applicable

The rate of tax (i.e., 25.168%) is notwithstanding anything contained in the Income Tax Act,1961, but subject to provisions of special rate of tax on certain incomes.


Rate of tax on other head income

The rate of tax (i.e., 25.168%) and there is no restriction regarding claim of any deduction or allowance permissible under the relevant provisions of the Act.




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