Provisions of Clubbing of Income under Income Tax Act, 1961
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1. Transfer of Income
If a person transfers income from any asset to spouse, children or any other person under a settlement, trust or agreement without transferring the asset then such income shall be included in the total income of the transferor. This rule is applicable even if such agreement to transfer the income was entered into before commencement of the Income-tax Act (i.e., April 1, 1962).
2. Transfer of assets for inadequate consideration:
When a person transfers his asset in the name of his spouse, directly or indirectly, for an inadequate consideration, the clubbing provision shall apply. In that situation, the income arising from such asset is clubbed in the income of the transferor. Example, if husbands invests Rs. 2 lakhs in Fixed Deposits in the name of his wife, the interest earned from such FD shall be clubbed with the income of husband. In case of transfer of house property by the owner to his or her spouse for inadequate consideration, the transferor is considered to be the deemed owner. Consequently, the income arising from such house property is taxed in the hands of transferor. When any asset is transferred to spouse for an adequate or full consideration, the provisions of clubbing of income do not apply. Therefore, the income from the asset transferred is considered to be the income of the transferee and thus taxed accordingly.
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3. Remuneration from a concern in which spouse has substantial interest:
When a person receives remuneration by way salary, commission, fees or in any other form in cash or kind from a concern in which his or her spouse has substantial interest, then such income is clubbed in the income of spouse. Such clubbing provision applies if income is received without any technical or professional qualification. If person is suitably fit for the job and is technically and professionally qualified, income shall not be clubbed with the income of spouse. Apart from the above mentioned provisions, there are other provisions as well that may apply in case of transfer of assets to family members.
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