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What is tax liability?

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Abhinav Kumar

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A tax liability can be defined as the total volume of tax debt payable by a citizen of the country, corporation or any other entity responsible to pay tax to the government.  In short, its the total tax amount an individual is responsible to pay to the tax collector. 

All income from different sources, and includes factors like capital gains, are first summed up and then reported on the front page under “Income” section of the tax return. In the next section known as, “Adjusted Gross Income.” you will get the scope to make some adjustments in the income. Here you need to claim deductions under various sections of Tax apart from the standard deduction for lowering down the taxable income.

 There are certain factors that affect the income tax system and also the amount payable as tax. The factors involved are:

1. Taxable Income

2. Status of Filing

3. Adjustments made to modify the taxable amount

4. Exemptions

5. Deduction of tax 

6. Credit of Tax

If you want in-depth information about each factor mentioned above then it is advisable to get in touch with a tax expert for better information and guidance. Income tax is one of the largest elements of tax liability for the majority of people, and the same is calculated in parts based on the tax bracket they fall. The tax related to Capital gains will be added in the tax liability if the taxpayer is selling an asset for more than its basis—It includes what that is paid for plus specific allowable expenses.

In case an individual is having a tax liability, then that means he or she is having a legal debt towards his or her creditor. Here Both individuals as well as businesses may or may not have tax liabilities depending on the case type.

Also read:  What is a deferred tax liability?

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