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What type of income is included under the head of Income from other sources?

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What type of income is included under the head of Income from other sources?
posted Jul 17, 2017 by Aayushi Bansal

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Income of every kind which is not to be excluded from the total income shall be chargeable to income tax under the head 'Income from other sources', if it is not chargeable to income tax under any of the other heads of income. Thus, income from other sources is a residuary head of income i.e. income not chargeable under any other head is chargeable to tax under this head. All income other than income from salary, house property, business and profession or capital gains is covered under 'Income from other sources'.

The following incomes are chargeable to tax :-

  1. Dividend received from any entity other than domestic company. This is because dividend received from a domestic company has been made exempt in the hands of the receiver. Accordingly dividend received from a cooperative bank or dividend received from a foreign company will be taxable as income from other sources.

  2. Any pension received by the legal heirs of an employee.

  3. Any winnings from lotteries, crosswords, puzzles, races including horse races, card games or other games of any sort or gambling or betting of any form or nature.

  4. Income from any plant, machinery or furniture let out on hire where it is not the business of the assessee to do so.

  5. Income from securities by way of interest.

  6. Any sum received by the assesses from his employees as contribution to any staff welfare scheme. However when the assessee makes the payment of such contribution within the time limit under the scheme of welfare, then the payment will be allowed as a deduction and only the balance amount will be taxable.

  7. Income from subletting.

  8. Interest on bank deposits.

answer Jul 18, 2017 by Babita Thawani