What is the meaning Liability of person in respect of income included in the income of another person? What is Total income? Section 65 and 66 of Income Tax Act 1961

Liability of person in respect of income included in the income of another person and Total income are defined under section 65 and 66 of Income Tax Act 1961. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 65 of Income Tax Act "Liability of person in respect of income included in the income of another person"

Section 65. Where, by reason of the provisions contained in this Chapter or in clause (i) of section 27, the income from any asset or from membership in a firm of a person other than the assessee is included in the total income of the assessee, the person in whose name such asset stands or who is a member of the firm shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law for the time being in force, be liable, on the service of a notice of demand by the Assessing Officer in this behalf, to pay that portion of the tax levied on the assessee which is attributable to the income so included, and the provisions of Chapter XVII-D shall, so far as may be, apply accordingly :

 

Provided that where any such asset is held jointly by more than one person, they shall be jointly and severally liable to pay the tax which is attributable to the income from the assets so included.

 

Section 66 of Income Tax Act "Total income"

Section 66. In computing the total income of an assessee, there shall be included all income on which no income-tax is payable under Chapter VII.

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