Can we claim House Rent as business expense?


I trade almost every day (atleast 3 days/week minumum) and also is salaried, My CA (current and previous one) says I cannot claim both House Rent and Trading Business Expenses like internet, computer, etc.

Hes saying you are not a full time trader, as you are salaried. I work mostly in shifts and am able to trade during market hours.

Can anyone provide some expert advise on this, also some best practices regarding taxation for traders?

Also I would like to know reasonable average audit charges by CAs ?

You can claim house rent for the portion used for business purpose. Your CA is correct as you can’t claim both HRA & Rent expenses under different heads.