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Receipt basis (Income Tax)

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( Author )
22 November 2008

where in income tax act it says that salary can be assessed on receipt basis?

If my salary is due for february to march08 but i get the money only on august 08, which AY should i take for assessing it? 08-09 or 09-`10?


( Expert )
22 November 2008

Sec 15 clarifies that Year of chargeability of salary:

Due or receipt whichever falls earlier : Salary is taxable on due basis or on receipt basis , whichever is earlier. Hence,
a) Salary due in a PY is taxable, even if it is not received.
b) Salary received in a PY is taxable, even if it is not due.
c) Arrears of salary received during the current PY shall be taxable in the current year if not charged to tax in an earlier PY.


( Author )
22 November 2008

Dear ravi Folllowing salary is chargable on receipt basis.
1.Arrears of salary if it is not charged on due basis
2.Advance salary
3.Salary on Notice.



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