LLP Tax Filing – Income Tax Rate & 2017 Deadline

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LLP Tax Filing – Income Tax Rate & 2017 Deadline

LLP or Limited Liability Partnership is a corporate entity formed under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008. LLPs have a separate legal identity from that of its partner like a company. Also, LLP is the only type of partnership that offers limited liability protection for the partners and one partner is not responsible or liable for another partner’s misconduct or negligence. As LLPs are a separate legal entity, an LLP must file income tax returns each year. In this article, we look at LLP tax filing in detail along with LLP income tax rate and 2017 deadline for LLP tax filing.

2017 LLP Income Tax Rate

The income tax rate applicable for LLP registered in India is a flat 30% on the total income. In addition to the income tax, a surcharge is levied on the income tax payable at the rate of 10% when the total income exceeds Rs.1 crore. In addition to income tax surcharge, an education cess and secondary and higher education cess is also applicable on the income of a LLP.

Education Cess

Education cess of 2% is applicable on the amount of income tax and the applicable surcharge.

Secondary and Higher Education Cess

Secondary and higher education cess of 1% is applicable on the amount of income tax and the applicable surcharge.

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) for LLP

Similar to income tax applicable for a company, LLP is also subject to minimum alternate tax. A minimum alternate tax of 18.5% of adjusted total income is applicable for LLP. Hence, income tax payable by LLP cannot be less than 18.5 per cent (increased by income tax surcharge, education cess and secondary and higher education cess).

2017 Deadline for LLP Tax Filing

The deadline for LLP tax filing in India is July 31st if tax audit is not required.

LLP Tax Audit Limit

LLP whose turnover exceeded Rs. 40 Lakh or whose contribution exceeded Rs. 25 Lakh are required to get their accounts audited by a practising Chartered Accountant. The deadline for tax filing for LLP required to obtain audit is September 30th.

LLPs Involved in International Transaction

LLPs that entered into an international transaction with associated enterprises or undertook certain Specified Domestic Transactions are required to file Form 3CEB. Form 3CEB must be certified by a Chartered Accountant. LLPs required to file Form 3CEB have 3oth November as the deadline for LLP tax filing.

Procedure for LLP Tax Filing

LLPs must file income tax return using Form ITR 5. Form ITR 5 can be filed online through the income tax website using the digital signature of the designated partner. After filing LLP tax return, it is advisable for the taxpayer to print two copies of Form ITR-V. One copy of ITR-V, signed by the assessee should be sent by ordinary post to Post Bag No. 1, Electronic City Office, Bengaluru–560100 (Karnataka). The other copy can be retained by the assessee for his record.

LLP Tax Payment

LLP tax payment can be made in physical mode through designated banks or through e-payment mode. LLPs that are required to get its accounts audited are required to pay tax through e-payment mode only. To pay tax at designated banks, Challan ITNS 280 as provided below must be provided with the tax payment.

Challan ITNS 280
Challan ITNS 280

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