All About Income from Other Sources: Taxation Simplified!

Income from other sources is a residuary head of income under the Income Tax Act, 1961. It includes any income that is not covered under the other four heads of income, which are:

  • Salaries
  • Income from house property
  • Profits and gains from business or profession
  • Capital gains

Some examples of income from other sources include:

  • Dividends
  • Interest on securities
  • Winnings from lotteries and gambling
  • Gifts
  • Rents from immovable property not used for business or profession
  • Royalties
  • Agricultural income

How is income from other sources taxed in India?

Income from other sources is taxed at the normal income tax rates applicable to the individual taxpayer. The income tax rates for individuals in India for the assessment year 2023-24 are as follows:

  • Income up to Rs. 3 lakh: No tax
  • Income from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 7.5 lakh: 5%
  • Income from Rs. 7.5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh: 20%
  • Income from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 12.5 lakh: 23%
  • Income from Rs. 12.5 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh: 30%
  • Income above Rs. 15 lakh: 31%

In addition to the income tax, certain types of income from other sources may also be subject to other taxes, such as gift tax and lottery tax.

Deductions and exemptions

Certain deductions and exemptions are available for income from other sources. For example, taxpayers can claim a deduction for interest paid on loans taken to invest in securities. Taxpayers can also claim a deduction for expenses incurred in earning income from other sources, such as travel expenses and legal expenses.

The following are some of the exemptions available for income from other sources:

  • Gifts received from relatives are exempt from tax up to Rs. 50,000 per year.
  • Agricultural income is exempt from tax up to Rs. 5,000 per year.
  • Interest on savings bank accounts is exempt from tax up to Rs. 10,000 per year.

Income from other sources is a broad category of income that includes any income that is not covered under the other four heads of income. Income from other sources is taxed at the normal income tax rates applicable to the individual taxpayer. Certain deductions and exemptions are available for income from other sources.

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