corporate tax on corporate income

Corporate income tax rate applicable to an Indian company and a foreign company will not be the same.

Corporate income tax (CIT) rates for the year 2022-2023 is :

IncomeCIT rate (%)
Turnover does not exceed INR 4 billion For  domestic companiesFor Foreign companies having PE in India
Less than 10 million(INR) Indian rupees 2526.003031.204041.60
More than INR 10 million , less than INR 100 million2527.823033.384042.43
More than  100 million (INR)2529.123034.944043.68

Surcharge of 10%  payable only where the total taxable income exceeds INR 10 million.

Effective tax rates include the surcharge and health and education cess of 4%. 


Money collected in the form of corporate taxes  used as country’s source of income. Any  company’s operating income is calculated by deducting expenses, including the cost of goods sold or services and  also depreciation from revenues. 

The key aspects of corporate taxes:

1. Taxation of Business Entities:Corporate taxes usually apply to various types of business entities, like corporations (C corporations), limited liability companies (LLCs), and other forms of the business structures. The specific tax rules can vary by the jurisdiction.

2. Taxable Income: Corporate taxes are assessed on  taxable income of business entity. Taxable income is generally calculated  the company’s revenue minus allowable deductions and expenses. This income  include profits from business investments,operations, and capital gains.

3. Tax Rates:Corporate tax rates  vary  between countries and regions.  The tax rate may also vary based on the size of the business or its industry.

4. Double Taxation: some jurisdictions, corporations must pay  double taxation. This occurs when corporation pays income tax on its profits, and shareholders  pay tax on dividends received from  corporation. 

5. Tax Deductions and Credits:*Corporations  often reduce their taxable income through various deductions and tax credits. Common deductions include  business expenses,research and development expenses, and employee benefits. 

6. Tax Planning: Corporations engage in tax planning to minimize their tax liability legally. This can involve choosing tax-efficient business structures, optimizing expenses, and making strategic financial decisions.

7. International Taxation: Multinational companies must navigate complex international laws. Transfer pricing the rules and tax treaties between countries  affect how income is allocated and taxed across borders.

It is very much important for corporations to stay informed about the  tax laws and regulations in their jurisdiction and take  professional tax advice to ensure compliance and optimize tax position. 

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