Interest Income

Why did I decide to invest in fixed deposits to save tax?

Finance - Almost three years ago, I finished engineering and got a well-paying job. I was really proud to have become a taxpayer. But choosing the right investment option to save tax was difficult as there are innumerable options. Though a friend suggested me to invest in mutual funds, I was not very interested as my father […]...

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Taxability of Interest on Compensation or Enhanced Compensation

Finance - The statutory provisions for the income in the nature of ‘Interest received on compensation or on enhanced compensation’ were brought to Income Tax by the Finance Act’ 2009. When these provisions were introduced, the Memorandum explaining the provisions of the Finance Bill 2009 had this to say:...

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234ABC Interest Calculator & Brief with Examples

Finance - Download Interest Calculator U/s 234A, 234B, 234C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 - Date for Advance tax is nearing and all the Assessees and their Tax Consultant must be busy in calculating advance tax payable for the Month of March. In this article we are discussing Interest payable Under Section 234A, 234B, 234C of the I.T. Act for default...

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Taxation of Co-operative Housing Societies & Income Tax Return

Finance - In general the perception is that income of Co–operative Societies is not chargeable to tax and therefore many societies do not bother to take PAN No. & file Income Tax returns. This is a wrong perception since though certain types of income of CHS are exempt there are other incomes which are chargeable to Tax....

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Deduction of Interest Expenses – Section 36(1)(iii) – Assessment – Legal Views

Finance - In this discussion, we would take up Section 36(1)(iii) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and analyse the provision therein from all facets, which will make us understand the deduction in a comprehensive way. In the vortex of legal pronouncements, we will analyse few case laws as well, which throw light on the grey areas that are not captured ...

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Govt proposes single act for PPF & Govt small savings schemes

Finance - At present, premature closure of a Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is permitted on specified grounds on completion of five financial years from the date of opening of account. Opening of accounts in the name of a minor is permitted under all the small savings scheme except the Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme....

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Reduction of 0.1% in interest rates on Small Saving schemes

Finance - Government has decided to effect a reduction of 0.1 percentage points in interest rates across the board in all Small Savings Schemes except the Post Office Savings Account, which has been left untouched....

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Revised interest rate of PPF, SCSC, Sukanya Samridhi,NSC

Finance - Central Government has notified revised Interest Rate for the perios from 01.04.2016 to 30.03.2016 on Small Savings Schemes like PPF, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Sukanya Samridhi Scheme and NSC etc. Rates on all schemes been reduced significantly in comparison to existing rate....

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Small Saving Schemes Interest Rate to change Qtrly wef 01.04.16

Finance - Interest Rates of Small Saving Schemes to be recalibrated w.e.f. 1.4.2016 on a Quarterly Basis to align the small saving interest rates with the market rates of the relevant Government securities...

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Interest Rate on NRIs Deposits

Finance - To provide greater flexibility to banks in mobilizing non-resident deposits and in view of prevailing market conditions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deregulated interest rates on Non-Resident (External) Rupee (NRE) Deposits and Savings deposits under Ordinary Non-Resident (NRO) Accounts with effect from 16 December 2011....

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Deduction u/s 57 allowed if nexus exist between income earned & amount expended

Shri Kailash Chand Soni Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur) - Shri Kailash Chand Soni Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur) The issue under consideration is whether the addition on account of disallowance of interest expenses which are in accordance the provisions of section 57(iii) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is justified in law? In the present case, the assessee has taken u...

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Interest on I-T Refund cannot be denied for Mistake committed by assessee

Pr. CIT Vs State Bank of India (Bombay High Court) - Pr. CIT Vs State Bank of India (Bombay High Court) The Assessing Officer has been given no discretion in the matter of granting interest. The amount of interest has to be paid to an assessee in terms of Section 244A of the Act. The only limitation provided therein under Section 244A of the Act is [&...

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Co-operative society eligible for deduction u/s 80P(2)(a)(i) on Interest Income from banks

Punjab State Cooperative Federation of House Building Societies Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Chandigarh) - The salient features of the impugned case have already been noted by us namely, that the assessee is a Co-operative Society, set up by the Government of Punjab registered under the Punjab Co-operative Societies Act, 1961. The Assessing Officer has duly noted that its primary business is to grant loa...

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Allowability of deduction u/s 80IA on Interest earned by industrial undertaking on late payment received from customers

CIT Vs. Bharat Rasayan Ltd. (Delhi High Court) - Thus, according to the Gujarat High Court, when interest is paid on delayed payment, it can be treated as higher sale price which is converse situation to offering of cash discount because the transaction remains the same and there Is no distinction as to the source Looking from" this angle, the int...

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Interest on late payment from customers against supply of goods is eligible for deduction u/s 80-IA

CIT Vs Advance Detergents Ltd. (Delhi High Court) - Gujarat High Court, when interest is paid on delayed payment, it can be treated as higher sale price which is converse situation to offering of cash discount because the transaction remains the same and there is no distinction $s to the source. Looking from' this angle, the interest becomes part of ...

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.07.2020

SB Order 24/2020 - (01/07/2020) - Rate of interest w.e.f 01.07.2020 to 30.09.2020 on Small Savings Scheme i.e. Post Office Savings Account, 1,2,3,5 Year Time Deposit, 5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Account, National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue), Public Provident Fund Scheme, Kisan ...

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TDS on interest on Post Office Saving Schemes reduced

S.B. Order 23/2020 - (26/06/2020) - In order to provide more funds at the disposal of the taxpayers for dealing with the economic situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. the rates of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for the following non-salaried specified payments made to residents has been reduced by 25% for the period from 14th Ma...

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Revised Small Savings Schemes interest rates w.e.f. 01.01.2020

SB Order No. 01/2020 - (01/01/2020) - Rate of interest on various National Small Savings Schemes for the fourth quarter of financial year 2019-20 ( starting from 1st January ,2020 and ending on 31st March, 2020) shall remain unchanged from those notified for the third quarter of Financial Year 2019-20 (01st October 2019 to 31st December...

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Interest rates of Small Savings Schemes remain unchanged for Q3 of FY 2019-20

F.No.1/4/2019-NS - (30/09/2019) - Interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on quarterly basis since 1st April, 2016. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2019-20 starting from to October, 2019 and ending on 31st December, 2019 shall remain unchanged ...

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Interest rates on Small Savings Schemes from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017

F.No.01/04/2016-NS - (30/06/2017) - Rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the second quarter of financial year 2017-18 starting 1st July, 2017, and ending on 30th September, 2017, on the basis of the interest compounding / payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under:...

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Why did I decide to invest in fixed deposits to save tax?

Almost three years ago, I finished engineering and got a well-paying job. I was really proud to have become a taxpayer. But choosing the right investment option to save tax was difficult as there are innumerable options. Though a friend suggested me to invest in mutual funds, I was not very interested as my father […]...

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Taxability of Interest on Compensation or Enhanced Compensation

The statutory provisions for the income in the nature of ‘Interest received on compensation or on enhanced compensation’ were brought to Income Tax by the Finance Act’ 2009. When these provisions were introduced, the Memorandum explaining the provisions of the Finance Bill 2009 had this to say:...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.07.2020

SB Order 24/2020 (01/07/2020)

Rate of interest w.e.f 01.07.2020 to 30.09.2020 on Small Savings Scheme i.e. Post Office Savings Account, 1,2,3,5 Year Time Deposit, 5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Account, National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue), Public Provident Fund Scheme, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi Accoun...

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TDS on interest on Post Office Saving Schemes reduced

S.B. Order 23/2020 (26/06/2020)

In order to provide more funds at the disposal of the taxpayers for dealing with the economic situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. the rates of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for the following non-salaried specified payments made to residents has been reduced by 25% for the period from 14th May, 2020 to 31st March, 2021....

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Deduction u/s 57 allowed if nexus exist between income earned & amount expended

Shri Kailash Chand Soni Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur)

Shri Kailash Chand Soni Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur) The issue under consideration is whether the addition on account of disallowance of interest expenses which are in accordance the provisions of section 57(iii) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is justified in law? In the present case, the assessee has taken unsecured loans from various parties [&he...

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234ABC Interest Calculator & Brief with Examples

Download Interest Calculator U/s 234A, 234B, 234C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 - Date for Advance tax is nearing and all the Assessees and their Tax Consultant must be busy in calculating advance tax payable for the Month of March. In this article we are discussing Interest payable Under Section 234A, 234B, 234C of the I.T. Act for default...

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Revised Small Savings Schemes interest rates w.e.f. 01.01.2020

SB Order No. 01/2020 (01/01/2020)

Rate of interest on various National Small Savings Schemes for the fourth quarter of financial year 2019-20 ( starting from 1st January ,2020 and ending on 31st March, 2020) shall remain unchanged from those notified for the third quarter of Financial Year 2019-20 (01st October 2019 to 31st December,2019)....

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Interest rates of Small Savings Schemes remain unchanged for Q3 of FY 2019-20

F.No.1/4/2019-NS (30/09/2019)

Interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on quarterly basis since 1st April, 2016. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2019-20 starting from to October, 2019 and ending on 31st December, 2019 shall remain unchanged from those notified for the second quart...

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Interest on I-T Refund cannot be denied for Mistake committed by assessee

Pr. CIT Vs State Bank of India (Bombay High Court)

Pr. CIT Vs State Bank of India (Bombay High Court) The Assessing Officer has been given no discretion in the matter of granting interest. The amount of interest has to be paid to an assessee in terms of Section 244A of the Act. The only limitation provided therein under Section 244A of the Act is […]...

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Taxation of Co-operative Housing Societies & Income Tax Return

In general the perception is that income of Co–operative Societies is not chargeable to tax and therefore many societies do not bother to take PAN No. & file Income Tax returns. This is a wrong perception since though certain types of income of CHS are exempt there are other incomes which are chargeable to Tax....

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