Meaning of Assessee - Income Tax Act 1961

Income Tax Act 1961 (Act no. 43) defines 'assessee' as a person by whom any tax or any other sum of money is payable under this Act, and includes - 

Every person in respect of whom any proceeding under this Act has been taken for the assessment of his income or of the income of any other person in respect of which he is assessable, or of the loss sustained by him or by such other person, or the amount of refund due to him or to such other person; 

Every person who is deemed to be an assessee under any provision of this Act; 

Every person who is deemed to be an assessee in default under any provision of this Act;

Deemed assessee
Deemed assessee are those persons who are treated as assessees although they are not- it includes 

1.legal representative of a deceased person
2.trustee of a trust
3.Agent of any non resident...

So the income becomes taxable in the hands of these deemed assessees...


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