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Excluding interest income on FDs can hurt

Most forget to include this in taxable income, especially when it is in their wives' or kid's names

Tinesh Bhasin 

Armed with bank deposit data after demonetisation, the income-tax department has increased scrutiny on depositors who don’t report their interest income when filing returns. While a few may deliberately hide such income, but most taxpayers fail to report such income as they are not aware of the regulations surrounding taxation of interest income. “The biggest misconceptions are about clubbing of income. Most individuals don’t know when the interest income earned by wife or children needs to be clubbed with theirs,” says Naveen Wadhwa, general manager, ...

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First Published: Wed, September 06 2017. 23:09 IST
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