There are various kinds of audit being conducted under different laws such as company audit/statutory audit conducted under company law provisions, cost audit, stock audit etc. Similarly, Income tax law also mandates an audit called ‘Tax Audit’. As the name itself suggests, Tax audit is an examination/review of accounts of any business /profession carried out by the taxpayer from an income tax viewpoint. A Tax audit makes the process of income computation for filing of return of income, much easier.
Tax audit is conducted to achieve the following objectives: