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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Rate of Interest is Irrelevant for disallowing interest U/s. 57(iii)

Shri Mahendra Singh Meel Vs. ITO (ITAT Jaipur) - The issue under consideration is whether the interest expense can be disallowed u/s 57(iii) on the ground that rate of interest paid was higher that rate of interest received in own case?...

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Interest Paid on Security Deposit obtained from Members of Society is allowed u/s 57(iii)

Belvedere Tower Condominium Association Vs. ITO (ITAT Delhi) - The issue under consideration is whether the Interest paid on security deposit obtained from the members of society is allowed as expense u/s 57(iii) of the Act?...

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Delayed Payment of Interest on Delayed Refund is Part of Principal Amount & Eligible for Interest u/s 244A

PCIT Vs Solan District Truck Operators Transport Co-op. Society (Himachal Pradesh High Court) - The issue under consideration is whether the delayed payment of interest on delayed refund becomes part of the principal amount will be eligible for interest under Section 244A?...

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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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Interest rates for Small Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.01.2021

SB Order No. 38/2020 - (31/12/2020) - Rate of interest on various Small Savings Schemes (National Savings Schemes) for the fourth quarter of financial year 2020-21 (starting from 1st January, 2021 and ending on 31th March, 2021) shall remain unchanged from those notified for the third quarter of Financial Year 2020-21...

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Small Savings Scheme Interest rates- January 2021 to March 2021

F. No. 1/4/2019-NS - (30/12/2020) - Rate of interest w.e.f 1st January, 2021 and ending on 31st March, 2021 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 Provi...

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.10.2020

F.No.1/4/2019-NS - (30/09/2020) - The rates of interest on various Small Savings Schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2020-21 starting from 1st October, 2020 and ending on 31st December, 2020 shall remain unchanged from those notified for the second quarter (1st July, 2020 to 3oth September, 2020) of financial year 2020-2...

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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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Interest rates for Small Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.01.2021

SB Order No. 38/2020 31/12/2020

Rate of interest on various Small Savings Schemes (National Savings Schemes) for the fourth quarter of financial year 2020-21 (starting from 1st January, 2021 and ending on 31th March, 2021) shall remain unchanged from those notified for the third quarter of Financial Year 2020-21...

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Small Savings Scheme Interest rates- January 2021 to March 2021

F. No. 1/4/2019-NS 30/12/2020

Rate of interest w.e.f 1st January, 2021 and ending on 31st March, 2021 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 ...

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.10.2020

F.No.1/4/2019-NS 30/09/2020

The rates of interest on various Small Savings Schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2020-21 starting from 1st October, 2020 and ending on 31st December, 2020 shall remain unchanged from those notified for the second quarter (1st July, 2020 to 3oth September, 2020) of financial year 2020-21....

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Rate of Interest is Irrelevant for disallowing interest U/s. 57(iii)

Shri Mahendra Singh Meel Vs. ITO (ITAT Jaipur)

The issue under consideration is whether the interest expense can be disallowed u/s 57(iii) on the ground that rate of interest paid was higher that rate of interest received in own case?...

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Interest Paid on Security Deposit obtained from Members of Society is allowed u/s 57(iii)

Belvedere Tower Condominium Association Vs. ITO (ITAT Delhi)

The issue under consideration is whether the Interest paid on security deposit obtained from the members of society is allowed as expense u/s 57(iii) of the Act?...

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Delayed Payment of Interest on Delayed Refund is Part of Principal Amount & Eligible for Interest u/s 244A

PCIT Vs Solan District Truck Operators Transport Co-op. Society (Himachal Pradesh High Court)

The issue under consideration is whether the delayed payment of interest on delayed refund becomes part of the principal amount will be eligible for interest under Section 244A?...

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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:...

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Posted Under: Finance |

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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