Any income which is not chargeable to tax under any other heads of income and which is not to be excluded from the total income shall be chargeable to tax as residuary income under the head “Income from Other Sources”.
Income chargeable to tax under the head “Income from other sources” shall include following:
Nature of income taxable as residuary income
Dividend received from domestic company shall be exempt from tax under Section 10(34) if it is chargeable to dividend distribution tax under Section 115-O. However, as per section 115BBDA (as inserted by Finance Act, 2016), in the case of resident individual/HUF/firm, dividend shall be chargeable to tax at the rate of 10% if aggregate amount of dividend received during the year exceeds Rs. 10,00,000.
Income by way of winnings from lotteries, crossword puzzles, races including horse races, card games, gambling or betting of any form or nature whatsoever
Any sum received by an employer from his employees as contribution towards PF/ESI/ Superannuation Fund etc., if same is not deposited in the relevant fund and it is not taxable under the head ‘Profits and Gains from Business or Profession’.
Interest on securities, if not taxable under the head ‘Profits and Gains of Business or Profession’
Income from machinery, plant or furniture belonging to taxpayer and let on hire, if income is not chargeable to tax under the head ‘Profits and Gains of Business or Profession’
Composite rental income from letting of plant, machinery or furniture with buildings, where such letting is inseparable and such income is not taxable under the head ‘Profits and Gains of Business or Profession’
Any sum received under Keyman Insurance Policy (including bonus), if not taxable under the head ‘Profits and Gains of Business or Profession’ or under the head ‘Salaries’
In the following cases, any sum of money or property received by an individual or HUF from any person (except from relatives or member of HUF or in given circumstances, see note 1) shall be taxable under the head ‘Income from other sources’:
a) If any sum is received without consideration in excess of Rs. 50,000 during the previous year, the whole amount shall be chargeable to tax;
b) If an immovable property is received without consideration and the stamp duty value exceeds Rs. 50,000, the stamp duty value of such property shall be chargeable to tax;
c) If immovable property is received for consideration which is less than the stamp duty value of property by higher of following amount the difference is chargeable to tax:
(i) the amount of Rs. 50,000
(ii) the amount equal to 5% of consideration.
d) If movable properties* is received without consideration and the aggregate fair market value of such properties exceeds Rs. 50,000, the whole of aggregate fair market value of such properties shall be chargeable to tax
e) If movable properties is received for consideration which is less than the aggregate fair market value of properties by an amount exceeding Rs. 50,000, the difference between the aggregate fair market value and the consideration is chargeable to tax.
If shares in a closely held company are received by a firm or another closely held company from any person without consideration or for inadequate consideration, the aggregate fair market value of such shares as reduced by the consideration paid, if any, shall be chargeable to tax.
Note: Nothing would be chargeable to tax if taxable amount doesn’t exceed Rs. 50,000.
If a closely held public company receives any consideration for issue of shares which exceed the fair market value of such shares, the aggregate consideration received for such shares as reduced by its fair market value shall be chargeable to tax.
Note: This provision is not applicable in the following cases:
a) Where the consideration for issue of shares is received by a venture capital undertaking from a venture capital company or venture capital fund.
b) Where the consideration for issue of shares is received by company from class or classes of person as notified by the Government.
Any compensation received by a person in connection with the termination of his employment or modification of terms and conditions relating thereto.
Interest received on compensation or enhanced compensation
Any sum of money received as an advance or otherwise in the course of negotiations for transfer of a capital asset shall be charged to tax under this head, if:
a) Such sum is forfeited; and
b) The negotiations do not result in transfer of such capital asset.
* ‘Movable property’ shall include shares, securities, jewellery, archaeological collection, drawings, paintings, sculptures, any work of art or bullion etc.
Any reasonable sum paid by way of commission or remuneration to banker or any other person for purpose of realizing dividend (other than dividends referred to in section 115-O) or interest on securities
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