Latest Income tax slab rates for FY 2020-21 & AY 2021-22: For Individuals

In India, different income tax slabs rates are prescribed for individuals based on age and income generated during the financial year. In this article, we will be discussing income tax slab rates applicable to the financial year 2020-21 (AY 2021-22). Which means tax rates applicable to your income generated during the period starting from 01.04.2020 … Read More » "Latest Income tax slab rates for FY 2020-21 & AY 2021-22: For Individuals"

Value of perquisite where accommodation is provided in a hotel

In our last article, we discussed how to calculate the taxable value of perquisite where accommodation is provided by the employer. In this article, we will be discussing how to calculate the value of perquisite where accommodation is provided in a hotel by the employer. For this purpose hotel includes licensed accommodation in the nature … Read More » "Value of perquisite where accommodation is provided in a hotel"

How use of house property matters in taxation

House property can be let for residential or commercial purpose. Annual value from building or land appurtenant thereto is always taxable under the head income from house property. However based on different circumstances, taxation may change. Below in this article, we will be discussing how use of house property can change the way income is … Read More » "How use of house property matters in taxation"

When assessee is deemed to be the owner of house property

Deemed owner has been defined in section 27 of the income tax act, 1961. This section is an exception to the basic conditions of charging tax under the head house property. To get taxed under the head house property, following basic conditions are to be satisfied; The property must consist of building and land appurtenant … Read More » "When assessee is deemed to be the owner of house property"

How to calculate taxable income on self occupied house property

A person’s gross total income is the sum of income under five different heads calculated based on the tax laws. One of these heads is ‘income from house property’. This head includes rent earned from building or land appurtenant thereto which is chargeable to tax. Income is taxable under the head house property if conditions … Read More » "How to calculate taxable income on self occupied house property"

Tax on monetary obligations of employee discharged by employer

Monetary obligations of the employee discharged by the employer is always considered as taxable perquisite in the hands of the employee. Monetary obligations are considered as perquisite for the assessee because it would have been payable by him if the employer would not have discharged his liabilities. Therefore, the value of perquisite as determined is … Read More » "Tax on monetary obligations of employee discharged by employer"

When income is taxable under the head house property

Income is chargeable to tax under the head house property if following conditions are satisfied: Rental income must be earned from a property which consist of building or lands appurtenant thereto; and Assessee must be the owner of the building; and such property is not used by the assessee for the purpose of any business … Read More » "When income is taxable under the head house property"

Is salary paid abroad taxable in India and what are its exceptions

To understand whether salary paid abroad is taxable in India or abroad, we have to understand the place of accrual of salary. As per our tax laws, the place of accrual of salary is the place of employment. Section 9(1)(ii) states that salary earned for services rendered in India is deemed to accrue or arise … Read More » "Is salary paid abroad taxable in India and what are its exceptions"

How composite rent is taxable under the head house property

Composite rent means the house owner charges rent to the tenant for renting the house property and also on account of services provided by the landlord for various facilities such as lift, gas, water, electricity, watch and ward, air conditioning etc. In such a case, composite rent has to be split up to following two … Read More » "How composite rent is taxable under the head house property"

Did you know interest free loan to employees is not tax free?

Certain employers in India offers low interest or interest free loans to their employees as a benefit. The value of the benefit resulting from concessional or interest free loan provided by the employer to the employee during the relevant previous year shall be considered as value of perquisite taxable in the hands of the employee. … Read More » "Did you know interest free loan to employees is not tax free?"