Posted On:  1 year ago

Got Cashback from wallet or credit card transaction? You may be liable to pay Tax

The Demonetization has lead us to the cashless society where we are bound to use credit cards and wallets more often. Every bank, financial institution and wallet companies do provide cash back on various transactions to incentivize customers and attract more customers. Online shopping websites like Flipkart, Snap deal, Amazon, etc and some stores like Big Bazar, Dmart, etc are offering cashback on use of certain credit cards or mobile wallets to pay for the goods. Travel websites like Goibibo, Make my trip, expedia, etc are offering cashbacks on booking tickets, hotels or holidays by using credit cards or mobile wallets. Online taxi aggregators Ola and Uber are offering cashbacks on taxi rides. Online food delivery order booking websites Zomato, are offering cashbacks on orders. You can get cashbacks even on payment of your utility bills by using certain credit cards or mobile wallets link Paytm, Freecharge, etc . The amount of cash back if we calculate from all the sources can be more than few thousands in a year. So, are such cashbacks taxable?

article author CA Chirag Chauhan