SIR, I HAVE RETIRED FROM SERVICES AND THERE IS NO INCOME BUT I RECEIVED AMOUNTS FROM POMIS, INTEREST FROM FD AND DIVIDEND FROM SHARES AND IT WORKS OUT TO MORE THAN RS. 50000 PER YEAR. WHETHER I HAVE TO PAY TAX AS THERE IS NO INCOME. PL SUGGEST. THANKS
Ans: Considering that you have retired and you're receiving income from POMIS, FD interest, and dividends, it's important to assess whether the total of these incomes exceeds the basic exemption limit for income tax. the basic exemption limit for individuals below the age of 60 was Rs. 2.5 lakh per financial year.
If the total of your interest income and dividend income exceeds the basic exemption limit, you may be required to file an income tax return. Even though you don't have active salary income, your other sources of income could still make you liable to pay tax.