I am a local arts teacher in Manipur. I teach piano and 'sarangi' (type of violin) to small children of my area. I have been paying tax on this income for quite a long time. But recently, I have come to learn that there is no need to pay tax on this income because this is an exempt income since I am a member of a scheduled tribe. I have paid tax on this income for the last seven years, is there any way I can claim refund from all the taxes I wrongfully paid earlier?
Please note that my tribe is listed under the scheduled tribe under section 10(26) and 10(26A)
Jan. 19, 2018