Is there an exemption for senior citizens from advance tax?

Is a Resident senior citizen granted exemption from payment of advance tax?


Salaried, freelancers and businesses– If your total tax liability is Rs 10,000 or more in a financial year you have to pay advance tax. Advance tax applies to all taxpayers, salaried, freelancers, and businesses. Senior citizens, who are 60 years or older, and do not run a business, are exempt from paying advance tax.



​​​​​​​​As per [section 208], every person whose estimated tax liability for the year is Rs. 10,000 or more, shall pay his tax in advance, in the form of “advance tax”. However, [section 207] gives relief from payment of advance tax to a resident senior citizen. As per [section 207]​ a resident senior citizen (i.e., an individual of the age of 60 years or above during the relevant financial year) not having any income from business or profession, is not liable to pay advance tax.