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June 15, 2011

Exemption on Interest from Post office saving bank account restricted to Rs. 3500

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Interest up to Rs 3500 in Post Office Savings Exempted from Income Tax – As per sub-clause (i) of clause (15) of Section 10 of the Income Tax Act, income by way of interest (among certain other incomes) will not form part of taxable income, if notified by the Government and subject to conditions in the notification.Government had notified vide number G.S.R. 607(E), dated the 9th June, 1989, certain securities, bonds etc, for this purpose. As per Sl. No. 9 of the table to this notification, interest from Post Office Savings Bank Account was not to be computed as income. Now, this is amended to restrict the exemption to interest up to Rs. 3500/- for individual account and Rs. 7000 in the case of joint account. Notification is reproduced below:
Section 10(15)(i) Of The Income-Tax Act, 1961 – Exemptions – Income By Way Of Interest, Etc. , On Bonds, Securities – Specification Of Bonds, Securities , Etc., Issued By Central Government –Amendment In Notification No. G.S.R. 607(E), Dated 9-6-1989 

Notification No. 32/2011[F.No.173/13/2011-Ita.I] /S.O.1296(E), Dated 3-6-2011

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (i) of clause (15) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment to the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Direct Taxes, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, section 3, sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 607(E), dated the 9th June, 1989, namely :—

In the said notification, in the Table, for serial number 9 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be substituted, namely :—

1                     2
“9. Post Office Savings Bank Account
To an extent of the interest of Rs. 3,500 in the case of an individual account and Rs. 7,000 in the case of joint account”

2. This notification shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.


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