Pankaj Arora (Learner) 14 January 2011
IT refund is not taxable but interest on refund is taxable.
Batul (Article assistant) 14 January 2011
IT refund is not taxable
But the interest earned on such refund is taxable..
CA Somnath Sarkar (in between jobs) 14 January 2011
IT u piad is personal nature exp. This type of exp. can't be deducted and refund of these type of exp can't be taken as income, for income tax purposes.
Nilesh Jain (Assistant Manager) 14 January 2011
only interest part is taxable. because we never claim Income tax paid as a expense so refund is also not treated as income and hence exempt.
U S Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org) 14 January 2011
income tax refund receipt is capital receipt hence not taxable, but interest is part of P/L so taxable
HASSAAN IQBAL GONDALWALA (ARTICLE ASSISTANT) 14 January 2011
Whole of the refund amount is not taxable.
only the difference (i.e Interest )amount is taxable under the Head INCOME FROM OTHER SOURCE.
binit kumar jindal (chartered accountant) 14 January 2011
it refund is a part of your income every time, e.g. when you are in employement income tax is deducted from your salary and you already add this part in your gross total income , other example in contractorship tds deducted in that case also total income includes tds paid hence it already taken as income and if tax was not applicable in your income then you can took this tds in your b/s as current assets
Bhav Bhuti Sharma (Towards Professionalism ) 14 January 2011
he amount of refund is not taxable.
However, interest received on tax refund is taxable. In the above instance interest received is Rs 550 and hence only this amount will be taxable.
The rate of tax would be as per your applicable slab rate. You may include it in the taxable income of the year in which such refund is received.
Megha 84A (Article Assistant) 14 January 2011
No IT refund is not at all Taxable.
Yes it is to be capitalised.......