Income from Investments

If the investments are many, the client generally would have an Investment Register. In such a case, the dividend income is first vouched by reference to the counterfoils of Dividend Warrants and the interest on securities by reference to the tax-deduction certificates, issued by the Reserve Bank. Afterwards the amounts collected are traced into the Investment Register; it is scanned to find out whether interest or dividend, relating to any investment, has remained unrealised. If so, the reasons, thereof are ascertained. In order that the gross amount of interest are disclosed in the Profit and Loss Account, the tax deducted out of interest is debited to the Income-tax Account and credited to Interest Account. The auditor should verify that this has been done.

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