Readers must be aware that the courts and Tribunal has regarded the forfeiture of amounts of share or debenture application money as capital recipt. This was analysed in Is forefieture of share or debenture application money taxable? The Direct Tax Code has incorporated provision u/s 56(2) by which not only share application money , but [...]
Any sum received from Life Insurance Policies -whether it was bonus or other wise was completely tax free under Income Tax Act. Only exception was that if the premium paid in year exceeded 20 % of the sum insured , in that case only exemption of the receipt was taken away.