section 24

  • May
  • 06

SC on Taxability of income from letting of properties (House Property or Business Income)

The appellant-assessee is a company incorporated under the Indian Companies Act. Its main objective, as stated in the Memorandum of Association, is to acquire the properties in the city of Madras (now Chennai) and to let out those properties. The assessee had rented out such properties and the rental income received therefrom was shown as income from business in the return filed by the assessee. Chennai Properties & Investments Ltd vs. CIT (Supreme Court)

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  • May
  • 04

Tax Planning- Income From House Property

1. How is income to be computed, if a property is partly let out and partly self-occupied? Answer. It has to be treated as two residential units and income from each unit has to be computed according to law by allocating common outgoings on a basis proportionate to area of occupation.

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  • May
  • 01

Sultan Brothers (P) Ltd. v. CIT (Supreme Court)

Sultan Brothers (P) Ltd. v. Commissioner of Income Tax’ [1964 (5) SCR 807]. Whether a particular letting is business has to be decided in the circumstances of each case. It would not be the doing of a business if it was exploitation of his property by an owner. A thing cannot by its very nature be a commercial asset. A commercial asset is only an asset used in a business and nothing else. An activity is not business because it is concerned with an asset with which trade is commonly carried on.

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  • Mar
  • 31

Little known schemes u/s. 80C of Income Tax Act

If an individual falls in the 30% tax bracket and has exhausted the maximum limit of Sec 80C, one can save Rs 33,000 in taxes. We runs you through the provisions of Section 80C. However, we highlight those schemes that are little known and which many investors avail of sparingly. Stamp duty and registration charges

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  • Mar
  • 30

FAQs on Income from house property

​Is rental income from sub-letting chargeable to tax under the head Income from house property? ​ Rental income in the hands of owner is charged to tax under the head Income from house property. Rental income of a person other than the owner cannot be charged to tax under the head Income from house property. Hence, rental income received by a tenant from sub-letting cannot be charged to tax under the head “Income from house property”. Such income is taxable under the head Income from other sources.​

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  • Mar
  • 30

10 lesser known Income Tax Deductions

We all know about the popularly know deductions like deduction u/s. 80C & 80D. But many times we use to forget to claim many other deductions which are available under the Income Tax Act, which can reduce our tax burden significantly. In this article we discussed 10 such lesser know deductions which taxpayers tend to forget to claim while filing there Income Tax Return.

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  • Feb
  • 07

Deduction of Interest on Home Loan From House Property income

Section 24(b) of the Act allows deduction from income from houses property on interest on borrowed capital as under:- (i) the deduction is allowed only in case of  house property which is owned and is in the occupation of the employee for his own residence.However, if it is actually not occupied by the Assessee in […]

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  • Feb
  • 04

Income Tax Benefits from House Property and Loan

Section 80C for Investment in Residential House Property and for payment of Principal amount – The Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) that you pay every month to repay your home loan consists of two components – Principal and Interest. The principal component of the EMI qualifies for deduction under Sec 80C.

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  • Feb
  • 04

Tax & Loan Eligibility benefits from Home loan in Joint Names

Tax benefits of Home Loan- Overall there are two types of tax benefits that are available on the repayment of a housing loan. Interest paid on the loan is eligible for a deduction up to Rs. 1.5 lakh per annum from the taxable income of the individual under Sec 24 when the property is self-occupied or it is one ownership property lying vacant.

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  • Feb
  • 01

Second ‘House’- Problematic in Real life as well as in Income Tax?

Krishna, what are the Provisions in Income Tax Act, when a Taxpayer already owns a house and again Purchases another house i.e., ‘Second House’? Arjuna, listen carefully; otherwise having a second house may become a hardship. E.g. If the Taxpayer is having a House at Aurangabad and he purchases another Flat at Mumbai, then he has to show any one property as Self Occupied Property and has to pay taxes on second House.

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