Following section 80PA shall be inserted after section 80P by the Finance Act, 2018, w.e.f. 1-4-2019 :Deduction in respect of certain income of Producer Companies.80PA. (1) Where the gross total income of an assessee, being a Producer Company having a total turnover of less than one hundred crore rupees in any previous year, includes any profits and gains derived from eligible business, there shall, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this section, be allowed, in computing the total income of the assessee, a deduction of an amount equal to one hundred per cent of the profits and gains attributable to such business for the previous year relevant to an assessment year commencing on or after the 1st day of April, 2019, but before the 1st day of April, 2025.(2) In a case where the assessee is entitled also to deduction under any other provision of this Chapter, the deduction under this section shall be allowed with reference to the income, if any, as referred to in this section included in the gross total income as reduced by the deductions under such other provision of this Chapter.
Explanation.—For the purposes of this section,— (
i) "eligible business" means— (
a) the marketing of agricultural produce grown by the members; or (
b) the purchase of agricultural implements, seeds, livestock or other articles intended for agriculture for the purpose of supplying them to the members; or (
c) the processing of the agricultural produce of the members; (
ii) "member" shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (
d) of section 581A of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956); (
iii) "Producer Company" shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (
l) of section 581A of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956).