If you have already read “Agriculture & India’s Income Tax : Part 1 – Meaning of “agricultural income” continue with this post.
Question: I am a Farmer / an agriculturist. Is my income taxable ?
Answer: As per section10(1), agricultural income earned by the taxpayer in India is exempt from tax. Agricultural income is defined under section 2(1A) of the Income-tax Act. So, Agricultural income is not taxable. However, if you have non-agricultural income too, then while calculating tax on non-agricultural income, your agricultural income will be taken into account for rate purpose.
Question : Under the Income-tax Law is income from animal husbandry considered as an agricultural income ?
Answer : No
Question: What is income tax on Manufacture of Tea, Coffee and Rubber ?
Answer : Income derived from the sale of tea, coffee or rubbers grown and manufactured by the seller in India shall be computed as if it were income derived from business, and % as mentioned below of such income shall be deemed to be income liable to tax.
Question : What if Income which is partially agricultural and partially from business ?
Answer : You can find the details in Rule 7 of Income Tax rules at website Link.