ICICI Bank customers can download the TDS certificates i.e. Form 16A and interest certificates via Net Banking facility. Here is the step by step guide to download both the documents without visiting the bank branch.
Since you have income from stock trading, you will need to use ITR-2 to file your tax return. However, if you are doing any intra-day trading, it shall be treated as speculative business and you will need to file your return in ITR-3.
The government recently amended the Form 26AS which will show high-value transactions that are conducted by you in the financial year. However, there are other ways in which the tax department can track your financial transactions. Given below are the list of those ways.
As per the govt notification, all taxpayers with total self-assessment tax liability for FY2019-20 exceeding Rs 1 lakh must pay all of it by July 31, 2020, else penal interest of 1 per cent per month under section 234A of the Income-tax Act would be levied on any short payment of this.
Even though the deadline to file an income tax return for FY 2019-20 has been extended by four months, it is always a good practice to collect all the required documents well before the deadline to make it easier to file the tax return.
The income tax return forms have been notified by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). It is important to file your tax return using the correct ITR form. If the tax return is filed not using the correct form, then the ITR will be termed as 'defective return' and you will be asked to file the ITR again.
The government has revised the format of Form 26AS to show the high-value transactions conducted by an individual during the financial year. This will help individuals to file an error-free income tax return.
As work-from-home becomes the new normal across the country, salaried taxpayers are seeing their tax shoot up. Many of the allowances in the pay package, including the commonly used reimbursement of fuel or conveyance expenses, have become taxable due to the travel restrictions imposed by Covid.
A State Bank of India (SBI) customer can get the interest certificate and TDS certificates either by visiting his/her bank branch or by downloading the same from the Net banking facility. Having these documents handy makes it easier to file the income tax return.
Be fully prepared with all the information about your income and investments to file your tax returns before the new November deadline. Account for and pay taxes that may be due on certain transactions and investments.
Pune-based IT professional Girish Agarwal utilises most of the income tax deductions available to him and his salary structure is also quite tax-friendly Due to this, there is not much of a scope to further reduce his income tax liability.
There are two things to be figured out: the cost of acquisition of units in the segregated portfolio and the holding period of the units in the segregated portfolio. Any amount recovered from the segregated portfolio will be considered as capital gain for income tax purposes.
Taxspanner estimates that Rao can reduce her tax to nil if her pay structure is rejigged to include some tax-free allowances, her company offers her the NPS benefit and she pays rent to her mother to claim HRA exemption.
As per the amended law, if an individual withdraws cash exceeding Rs 20 lakh in an FY from his/her bank account and has not filed ITR during the last three financial years then TDS will be leviable at the rate of 2 per cent on the amount of cash withdrawn.
The Budget 2020, has further expanded the scope of section 194N of the Income-tax Act, 1961 to provide different tax rates for two different class of persons and two threshold limits to deduct tax on withdrawal of cash from any savings or current account.
You can certainly claim the rent paid to your wife as an expense for the part of the premises used for your business or profession but generally, it is more onerous to prove a commercial relationship between husband and wife.
The extension will reduce hardship of taxpayers on one hand and will also give some more breathing time to tax officers, said experts, amid challenges faced in meeting the statutory and regulatory compliance requirements due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Despite the tax on the interest, EPF continues to have the highest returns among small saving schemes. So it makes sense to make small periodic withdrawals to ensure that the account does not become inoperative.
It is important to pre-validate the desired bank account of the taxpayer on the income tax portal to ensure a smooth refund process. The other advantage is that the income tax returns can be e-verified (EVC) using the prevalidated bank account.
The Cost Inflation Index (CII) for FY 2020-21 will come into force with effect from April 1, 2021, and will accordingly apply to the assessment year 2021-22 and subsequent years. Take a look at all the CII numbers since 2001-02 till 2020-21.
The latest ITR-1 has introduced a new schedule 'Schedule DI' to allow an individual to claim the deductions from the gross total income for the tax-saving investments made between April 1, 2020, and June 30, 2020.
Taxpayers including individuals, Hindu undivided family, professionals and businesses, will be able to avail benefits of savings or investments made between April 1 and June 30, following the extension timelines provided by the finance ministry owing to Covid 19 pandemic.
The reduction in contribution will lead to an increase in your takehome pay which, in turn, will be taxed at your income-tax slab rate. This reduction has to be undertaken by all companies falling within the ambit of EPF.
Investment in Tier-I account of NPS via your employer allows you to claim a deduction from your gross total income under the Income-tax Act even under the new lower tax regime. Here's all you need to know about it.
The finance minister also announced that the due date of all income tax (I-T) returns for assessment year 2020-21 will be extended to November 30, 2020. Tax experts said the move to reduce TDS and TCS will help increase liquidity in the system.
Vivad se Vishwas is a direct tax scheme for settling tax disputes between individuals and the income tax department. The extension of the deadline has come as a relief for those individuals who want to settle their tax disputes.
As announced by the government via a press conference, "Due date for all income-tax return for FY 2019-20 will be extended from July 31, 2020, and October 31, 2020, to November 30, 2020, and tax audit from September 30, 2020, to 31st October 2020."
Income tax is a tax levied directly by the central government on the incomes earned by the individuals and other non-individual entities such as Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), partnership firm and so on during a financial year. These various sources of income include salary, pension, capital gains, sale of financial investments, interest income, other incomes and so on.
Unlike the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council where the Union Finance Minister and State Finance Ministers decide the rates, the income tax rates are announced by the Finance Minister during the year’s Union Budget.
The rate at which your total income earned during the year will be taxed depends on the slab in which your income falls. Over and above the income tax, a cess and surcharge is levied. The cess is payable by all taxpayers. For those earning more than Rs 50 lakh a year, a surcharge is levied between 10 percent and 37 percent.
The total income earned by a taxpayer during a financial year has to be reported to the government in the assessment year by filing income tax return (ITR filing).
Financial year is the year in which income is earned by a taxpayer; a financial year is between April 1 and March 31. Assessment year is the year immediately following the financial year for which the return is to be filed.
Income earned from various sources such as salary, pension, interest from fixed deposits (FDs), savings account, capital gains from sale of house, equity mutual funds, debt mutual funds and so on have to be reported in ITR.
1. What is the basic exemption limit for individuals aged below 60 years? According to income tax laws, it is mandatory to file ITR if your income exceeds the basic exemption level. The basic exemption level depends on the age of the individual during the financial year.
Currently, for individuals below 60 years of age, the maximum income exempt from tax is Rs 2.5 lakh in a financial year. This can change depending on the announcements made in the Union Budget.
2. What are the tax rates at which income is charged? The income tax slab rates are 5 percent, 20 percent, and 30 percent.
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3. How to file income tax return An individual can file income tax return by registering himself on the incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in or via private e-filing websites.
4. What is the difference between gross total income and net total income? Gross total income refers to the total income earned by the taxpayer. Income tax laws allow an individual to claim certain tax-exemptions (such as house rent allowance) and deductions under various sections such as section 80C for investments made in Public Provident Fund, equity mutual funds etc. of up to Rs 1.5 lakh.
Gross total income minus tax-exemptions and deductions would result in net total income. The tax liability of the person will be calculated on the net total income.
5. What is the last date to file income tax return? The last date to file income tax return for individuals is July 31, unless extended by the government.