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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

03 December 2014

FAQs - regarding Income Tax

1.What is considered as salary income?
 S​ection 17(1)​ of the Income-tax Act defines the term ‘salary’. However, not going into the technical definition, generally whatever is received by an employee from an employer in cash, kind or as a facility [perquisite] is considered as salary.
​2.What are allowances? Are all allowances taxable?
Allowances are fixed periodic amounts, apart from salary, which are paid by an employer for the purpose of meeting some particular requirements of the employee.  E.g., Tiffin allowance, transport allowance, uniform allowance, etc.
There are generally three types of allowances for the purpose of Income-tax Act – taxable allowances, fully exempted allowances and partially exempted allowances.​
3.​ My employer reimburses to me all my expenses on grocery and children’s education. Would these be considered as my income?
​Yes, these are in the nature of perquisites and should be valued as per the rules prescribed in this behalf.​​
​4. During the year I had worked with three different employers and none of them deducted any tax from salary paid to me. If all these amounts are clubbed together, my income will exceed the basic exemption limit. Do I have to pay taxes on my own?
​Yes, you will have to pay self-assessment tax and file the return of income.​
​5. Even if no taxes have been deducted from salary, is there any need for my employer to issue Form-16 to me?
​Form-16 is a certificate of TDS. In your case it will not apply. However, your employer must issue a salary statement.​
6. ​Is pension income taxed as salary income?
​Yes. However, pension received from the United Nations Organisation is exempt.​​
7. ​Is Family pension taxed as salary income?
​No, it is taxable as income from other sources.​
​8. If I receive my pension through a bank who will issue Form-16 or pension statement to me- the bank or my former employer?
​​The bank.​
​9. Are retirement benefits like PF and Gratuity taxable?
​​In the hands of a Government employee Gratuity and PF receipts on retirement are exempt from tax. In the hands of non-Government employee, gratuity is exempt subject to the limits prescribed in this regard and PF receipts are exempt from tax, if the same are received from a recognised PF after rendering continuous service of not less than 5 years.​
​10. Are arrears of salary taxable?
​Yes. However, the benefit of spread over of income to the years to which it relates to can be availed for lower incidence of tax. This is called as relief u/s 89 of the Income-tax Act.​​
​11. Can my employer consider relief u/s 89 for the purposes of calculating the TDS from salary?
​​Yes, if you are a Government employee or an employee of a PSU or company or co-operative society or local authority or university or institution or association or body. In such a case you need to furnish Form No. 10E to your employer. ​​
​12. My income from let out house property is negative. Can I ask my employer to consider this loss against my salary income while computing the TDS on my salary?
​Yes, however, losses other than losses under the head ‘Income from house property’ cannot be set-off while determining the TDS from salary.​​
13. ​Is leave encashment taxable as salary?
​​It is taxable if received while in service. Leave encashment received at the time of retirement is exempt in the hands of the Government employee. In the hands of non-Government employee leave encashment will be exempt subject to the limit prescribed in this behalf under the Income-tax Law.​
14. ​Are receipts from life insurance policies on maturity along with bonus taxable?​
As per  section 10(10D), any amount received under a life insurance policy, including bonus is exempt from tax. However, following receipts would be subject to tax:
1.Any sum received under sub-section (3) of  section 80DD; or
2.Any sum received under Keyman insurance policy; or
3.Any sum received in respect of policies issued on or after April 1st, 2003, in respect of which the amount of premium paid on such policy in any financial year exceeds 20% (10% in respect of policy taken on or after 1st April, 2012) of the actual capital sum assured; or
4.Any sum received for insurance on life of *specified person (issued on or after April 1st 2013) in respect of which the amount of premium exceeds 15% of the actual capital sum assured.
* Any person who is –
i)  A person with disability or severe disability specified under section 80U; or
ii) suffering from disease or ailment  as specified in the rule made under  section 80DDB.
Following points should be noted in this regard:
  Exemption is available only in respect of amount received from life insurance policy.
 Exemption under  section 10(10D) is unconditionally available in respect of sum received for a policy which is issued on or before March 31, 2003.
Amount received on the death of the person will continue to be exempt without any condition.​
Source : Income tax India.gov.in

Monday, 1 December 2014


Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group A Services in PB-3 and PB-4

Click here to view Department of Personnel and Training  OM No. AB.14017/30/2011-Estt.(RR) dated 25-11-2014.


Central govt employees to file assets details by December 31

All central government employees have to file the details of their assets and liabilities along with that of their spouses and dependent children as mandated under the Lokpal Act by December 31, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

All Group A, B and C employees are supposed to file a declaration under the new rules. There are about 26 lakh employees in these three categories, as per latest government data.

The Personnel Ministry has also issued new forms for filing these returns which have fields for mentioning details of cash in hand, bank deposits, investment in bonds, debentures, shares and units in companies or mutual funds, insurance policies, provident fund, personal loans and advance given to any person or entity, among others.

The employees need to declare motor vehicles, aircraft, yachts or ships, gold and silver jewellery and bullion possessed by them, their spouses and dependent children.

retirement age - 58 by Financial Express

Subject: retirement age - 58 by Financial Express

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Dear Members,

                      I am furnishing the a/c number maintained by our All India Treasurer, Smt.Liji,SR, PS to Commissioner, Central Excise Trivandrum.  Donation/contribution can be credited to this account under email to me:harisuthan@ rediffmail.com

                SBI,Statue Branch,Thiruvananthapuram(IFSC code-SBIN0008680) A/c No. 33249163649( Liji                     S.R,Treasurer CAICGSA)

                 I request  all members to contribute genorously  as we have no fund available to meet the expenses as the final instalment is due to the Advocate.

M.Harisuthan
Secretary General

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

PARITY UPDATE AT CAT ERNAKULAM

DEAR MEMBERS/FELLOW ASSOCIATIONS

         THE NEXT AND FINAL HEARING OF OUR CASE FOR PARITY  IS LIKELY TO BE HELD DURING DECEMBER 2014 AS FULL BENCH OF CAT IS EXPECTED DURING DECEMBER.  REPLY TO THE REJOINDER ALSO FILED IN CAT.

         THE FUND POSITION OF OUR CONFEDERATION IS VERY BAD.  WE ARE FIGHTING FOR PAY PARITY WITH CSSS  FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STENOGRAPHERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.  I REQUEST  ALL STENOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATIONS/MEMBERS TO SUPPORT OUR ENDEAVOUR AND SUPPORT THE CONFEDERATION FINANCIALLY BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION IN OUR OFFICIAL ACCOUNT IN FAVOUR OF THE TREASURER.  OUR UNITY ONLY WILL STRENGTHEN.

SECRETARY GENERAL