whether salary of march paid in march but being thirteenth month salary is to be added for i/tax calculation.?



HP government has ordered its employees to draw their salary for the month of March, 2009 in March, 2009 only. Thus the employees will draw thirteen month salary in a year. Whether income tax will be caculated for twelve month’s income or thirteen months?

whether salary of march paid in march but being thirteenth month salary is to be added for i/tax calculation.?
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6 Replies to “whether salary of march paid in march but being thirteenth month salary is to be added for i/tax calculation.?”



  1. My friend, April to March is only 12 months and not 13. April to April is 13. In your case, the IT will be for 12 months only.
    Where the company is paying March salary in April, you have to accrue your March salary and pay the I.T.


  2. normally for a Government servant, the salary period will be March 2008 to feb 2009, but this year if your government instructed to receive your salary in the month of march 2009 itself, then you have to pay tax for 13 months salary. because, salary accrued or received whichever is earlier, then it should be taxed in the same financial year.
    hence, in your case, you have to pay tax for 13 months.



  3. Tax will be calculated on the entire amount that you earn in a FY i.e., here it is from April’08 to Mar’09. Since you have drawn the 13th mth salary also in this FY you will be liable to pay tax even on it.

    This however will be shown in your Form 16 that you receive from your employer.





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