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Exempted income


There are different income which are exempted from Indian Income Tax. Since the formation of Indian Income Tax Act, 1961 government has exempted certain income from payment of Income tax. and this list of exempted income is increasing from that day. One of the few reason for creating this list is to avoid double taxation of Income, second is to give the benefit to underprivileged and third is to give benefit to government employees posted outside and foreign diplomats posted in India. One of the main Income which is exempted from Tax is Income from Agriculture and other is dividend Income in hands of Shareholder on which company pays the dividend distribution tax directly.
In the following cases Income is exempt from Income tax:-
  1. Agriculture Income [Sec. 10(1)]
  2. Payments received from family income by a member of HUF [Sec. 10(2)]
  3. Share of profit from a firm [Sec. 10(2A)]
  4. Interest received by a non resident from prescribed securities [Sec. 10(4)]
  5. Interest received by a person who is resident outside India on amounts credited in the non-resident (External) account [Sec. 10(4)]
  6. Leave travel concession provided by as employer to his Indian citizen employee [Sec. 10(5)]
  7. Remuneration received by foreign diplomats of all categories [Sec. 10(6)]
  8. Salary received by a foreign citizen as an employee of a foreign enterprise provided his stay in India does not exceed 90 days [Sec. 10(6)(vi)]
  9. Salary received by a non-resident foreign citizen as a member of ship’s crew provided his total stay in India does not exceed 90 days [Sec. 10(6)(vii)]
  10. Remuneration received by an employee, being a foreign national, of a foreign government deputed in India for training in a Government establishment or public sector undertaking [Sec. 10(6)(xi)]
  11. Tax paid on behalf of foreign companies [Sec. 10(6A)]
  12. Tax paid by Government or an Indian concern in case of a non-resident / foreign company [Sec. 10(6B)]
  13. Income arising to notified foreign companies from services provided in or outside India in project connected with the security of India [Sec. 10(6C)]
  14. Foreign allowance granted by the Government of India to its employees posted abroad [Sec. 10(7)]
  15. Remuneration received from a foreign Government by an individual who is in India in connection with any sponsored co-operative technical assistance programme with a foreign Government and the income of the family members of such employee [Sec. 10(8)and(9)]
  16. Remuneration / fee received by non-received consultants and their foreign employees [Sec. 10(8A),(8B) and (9)]
  17. Death-cum-retirement gratuity [Sec. 10(10)]
  18. Commuted value of pension and any payment received by way of commutation of pension by as individual out of annuity plan of LIC or any other insurer from a fund set up by that corporation or insurer [Sec. 10(10A)]
  19. Leave salary [Sec. 10(10AA)]
  20. Retrenchment compensation [Sec. 10(10B)]
  21. Compensation received by victims of Bhopal gas leak disaster [Sec. 10(10BB)]
  22. Compensation from the Central Government or a state Government or a local authority received by an individual or his legal heir on account of any disaster [Sec. 10(10BC)]
  23. Compensation received from a public sector company at the time of voluntary retirement or separation [Sec. 10(10C)]
  24. Tax on perquisite paid by employer [Sec. 10(10CC)]
  25. Any sum (including bonus) on life insurance policy (not being a keyman insurance policy) [Sec. 10(10D)]
  26. Any amount from provident fund paid to retiring employee [Sec. 10(11)]
  27. Amount from an approved superannuation fund to legal heirs of the employee [Sec. 10(13)]
  28. House rent allowance subject to certain limits [Sec. 10(13A)]
  29. Special allowance granted to an employee [Sec. 10(14)]
  30. Interest from certain exempted securities [Sec. 10(15)]
  31. Payment made by an Indian company, engaged in the business of operation of an aircraft, to acquire an aircraft on lease from a foreign Government or foreign enterprise [Sec. 10(15A)]
  32. Scholarship granted to meet the cost of education [Sec. 10(16)]
  33. Daily allowance of a member of parliament or state Legislature (entire amount is exempt), any other allowance subject to certain conditions [Sec. 10(17)]
  34. Rewards given by the central or state Government for literary, scientific or artistic work or attainment or for service for alleviating or for service for alleviating the distress of the poor, the weak and the ailing, or for proficiency in sports and games or gallantry awards approved by the Government [Sec. 10(17A)]
  35. Pension and family pension of gallery award winners [Sec. 10(18)]
  36. Family pension received by family members of armed forces [Sec. 10(19)]
  37. National property income of any one place occupied by a former ruler [Sec. 10(19A)]
  38. Income from local authorities [Sec. 10(20)]
  39. Any income of housing boards constituted in India for planning, development or improvement of cities, town or villages [Sec. 10(20A)]
  40. Any income of an approved scientific research association [Sec. 10(21)]
  41. Income of specified non- agencies [Sec. 10(22B)]
  42. Any income (other than interest on securities income from property income received for rendering any specific services and income by way of interest or dividends) of approved professional bodies [Sec. 10(23A)]
  43. Any income received by any person on behalf of any regimental fund or non public fund established by the armed forces of the union for the welfare of the past and present members of the such forces or their dependents [Sec. 10(23AA)]
  44. Income of funds established for the welfare of employees [Sec. 10(23AAA)]
  45. Any income of the pension fund set by LIC or any other insurer approved by the controller of insurance or insurance Regulatory and development authority [Sec. 10(23AAB)]
  46. any income (other than business income) of a trust or a society approved by Khadi and village industries commission [Sec. 10(23B)]
  47. Income of an authority whether known as Khadi and village industries board or by any other name for the development of Khadi and village industries [Sec. 10(23BB)]
  48. Income of the European Economic Community derived in India by way of, interest, dividends or capital gains in certain cases [Section 10(23BBB)]
  49. Any income arising to anybody or authority established, constituted or appointed under any enactment for the administration of public religious or charitable trusts or endowments or societies for religious or charitable purposes [Section 10(23BBA)]
  50. Income of SAARC Fund for Regional Projects, set up by Colombo Declaration [Section 10(23BBC)]
  51. Any income of Secretariat of Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions [Section 10(23BBD)]
  52. Any income received by any person on behalf of specified national funds and approved public charitable trust or institution [Section 10(23C)]
  53. Income of Mutual Fund set up by — a public sector bank or a public financial institution [Section 10(23D)]
  54. Any income by way of dividend, or long term capital gains of venture capital funds and venture capital companies [Section 10(23F)]
  55. Income of a member of Scheduled Tribe, living in Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram from any source arising by reason of his employment therein and income by way of dividend and interest on securities [Section 10(26)]
  56. Any income accruing or arising to any resident of Ladakh from any source therein or out of India before the assessment year 1989-90, provided that such person was resident in Ladakh in the previous year relevant to the assessment year 1962-63 [Section 10(26A)]
  57. Any income of a statutory Central or State corporation or of a body/institution, financed by the Government formed for promoting the interest of Scheduled Castes/Tribes [Section 10(26B)]
  58. Income of co-operative society formed for promoting interests of members of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes [Section 10(27)]
  59. Income by way of subsidy from Tea Board for replanting or replacement of tea bushes or for the purpose of rejuvenation or consolidation of areas used for cultivation of tea in India [Section 10(30)]
  60. Subsidy received by planters of Rubber, Coffee, Cardamon [Section 10(31)]
  61. Income of a minor child up to Rs. 1,500 in respect of each minor child whose income is includible under section 64(1A) [Section 10(32)]
  62. Any income by way of Capital gains on transfer of US-64 units [Section 10(33)]
  63. Dividend on or after April, 2003 from domestic companies [Section 10(34)]
  64. Income on units of Mutual Funds on or after April 1, 2003 [Section 10(35)]
  65. Long term Capital gains on transfer of listed Equity Shares purchased during 1-3-2003 to 29-2-2004 [Section 10(36)]
  66. Capital gain to individual/HUF on compensation received on compulsory acquisition of urban agriculture land [Section 10(37)]
  67. Long term capital gain in some cases [Section 10(38)]
  68. Sum received without consideration from international sporting event held in India [Section 10(39)]
  69. Income of Industrial Units situated in trade-free zones, specified technology parks etc. [Section 10A]
  70. Income from specified 100% export oriented undertakings [Section 10B]
  71. Income from property held for approved charitable or religious purposes [Section 11]
  72. Specified Income of Registered political parties [Section 13A]

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