For the purpose of section 115JB of the Act, statutory reserves (such as reserve required to be created by NBFC under section 45-IC of the RBI Act,1934) are to be treated alike and in a similar manner as other reserves. The reserve, which is required to be created under section 45-IC of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 , is out of the profits earned by a non-banking financial institution.

Even statutory reserve created by NBFC was to be added back for computing book profits for MAT purposes