Tax Exemptions Under Section 80 IAC for Startups

by | Feb 7, 2024 | Startup

DPIIT-recognized startups in India have options to avail the tax exemption under section 80 IAC of Income tax act 1961. It is available only to those startups who are registered under DPIIT. Newly established and incorporated startups often face shortage of financial resources during their initial stages of operations. This further has a negative impact on their sales and profits. The situation further gets worsened when out of the minimal income they earn, a huge chunk is paid as taxes. Hardly, any profit is left behind for reinvestment. In view of this, government of India has introduced many benefit to startups (For more details, you can check our article Complete Guide To Startup India Registration and 80 IAC is one of them.

What is 80 IAC section of Income tax act 1961

Section 80IAC of the Income Tax Act 1961 is a special section in respect of the specified business. It came into effect on 1st April 2017. According to this section, an eligible assessee that is making profits can claim 100% tax deductions for any three consecutive years out of ten years beginning from the year in which the eligible start-up is incorporated.

Who is eligible to get 80 IAC tax exemptions

1. Entity should be registered with DPIIT.
2. Entity should be either private Limited Company or Limited Liability partnership
3. Incorporation date was after 01/04/2016
4. You can claim tax holiday for any three consecutive years out of the ten years of incorporation
5. The Startup should be working towards innovation/ improvement of existing products, services and processes and should have the potential to generate employment/ create wealth. An entity formed by splitting up or reconstruction of an existing business shall not be considered a “Startup”.
6. The turnover must not exceed Rs.100 crores in any of the financial years.

Tax Benefit for startups Under Section 80 IAC

1. 100% Tax Deduction

Recognised Startups receive 100% tax deduction on profits. This eliminates any requirement of tax payment during the crucial initial phases

2. Tax Exemption for Startups

Startup tax benefits under 80IAC extend for any 3 consecutive financial years after DPIIT recognition.

3. Reduction tax Burden

Startup Tax Deductions u/s 80-IAC helps cope up with the heavy tax burden. New businesses usually face this burden during the starting stages.

4. Easy & Affordable to claim

DPIIT Startup Tax Exemption under Section 80IAC can be claimed through a quick, cost-effective, and online application process.


Section 80IAC has been introduced by government of India to provide tax benefit for newly startups which help them to grow their business and re-invest their money into the business for exponential growth. The purpose is to promote startups so that more employment and wealth can be generated. Also, the options to choose from which years entity can take the tax benefits for 3 consecutive years is also available which gives more flexibility and relaxation to startups.

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