Income tax in the United States Current Affairs, GK & News

Recommendations of Task Force on Simplification of Direct Tax

The task force on simplification of direct tax legislation headed by Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) member Akhilesh Ranjan has recommended major changes in personal income tax slabs. Recommendations of the Task Force Continuation of the minimum exemption limit of Rs 2.5 lakh per annum. Continuing the tax rebate announced in the interim budget ..

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CBDT Hikes Monetary Limits for Filing of Appeals by Income Tax Department

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has significantly increased the limit for the income tax department to appeal disputes in higher forums. One of the reasons behind the decision to raise the monetary limits is that the revenue department has fared poorly in the appeals filed by it, which was highlighted in the Economic ..

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Capital Gains versus Capital Receipts

Capital gain refers to the gain or profit from the sale of property or an investment. Investment may be in shares, equity, gold, real estate or valuables like paintings {a prelims question was asked if investment in paintings is a capital gains tax} etc. Difference between Capital Gains and Capital Receipts Though they sound alike, capital gains and ..

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Agricultural income (Taxation Provisions)

Section 2 (1A) of the Income Tax Act defines agricultural income as rent/revenue from land, income derived from this land through agriculture and income derived from buildings on that land. Section 10 (1) of the Income Tax Act excludes agricultural income from a computation of total income. Neither of these sections is dispute-free and chartered ..

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Long Term Capital Gains

Capital gain refers to the gain or profit from the sale of property or an investment. Investment may be in shares, equity, gold, real estate or valuables like paintings. Capital Gains tax is of two kind viz. Short term and long term. Current policy of the government is that while there is a 15% tax on short ..

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