The ‘gross total income ‘ (GTI) is the total pay you earn by adding all heads of income. Pay from salary, property, other sources, business or profession, and capital gains acquired in a monetary year is totally added to show up at the GTI.
Individual Taxpayers are needed to file tax returns compulsorily, before the due date, if their gross total income of the financial year, as computed according to the provisions of the law, surpasses the basic exemption limit. The basic exemption limit for the assessment year 2020-21 for an individual is Rs 2.5 lakh.
The gross total income is processed by adding up income under all heads without representing venture-connected deductions under section VI A (for example section 80C to 80U) or deduction under section 54/54F/54EC, and so on. Consequently, if your better half’s gross total income doesn’t surpass the fundamental exemption limit, it will not be compulsory to file an income tax return. Nonetheless, one may file a return of income on a voluntary basis also.
Non-resident Indians (NRIs) are subject to pay tax in India on income that is received or is deemed to be received in India during the earlier year or pay that has accumulated or arisen to such NRI in India during the earlier year. Income earned abroad by NRI isn’t taxed in India and the equivalent will be taxed abroad. Further, the commitment to file ITR emerges where the total income (earned in India) surpasses the most extreme sum not chargeable to burden (Rs 2.5 lakh). Along these lines, if your family member was a non-resident for FY 2018-19 and 2019-20 and total pay, from the capital gains and different sources, emerging in India was beneath taxable limit, at that point they need not file ITR.
For more information, visit the website of All India ITR