Tax refund from foreign to a resident in India is taxable?

I returned from Japan in 2013,March after three years of my service. In December, 2013, I got my pension amount from Japan after the tax deduction there. I treated this amount as per DTAA. Then, in 2014, May, I got tax refund from tax deducted that of my pension amount. Now, I want to know if this tax refund be added to my Indian income and taxed here ?
Asked 5 months ago in Income Tax from Silchar, Assam
Dear Sir,

In my opinion refund of tax received from Japan is not taxable. But If you have received any interest on refund, the same is taxable.

Please feel free to revert in case of any doubts.

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Dear Sir,

As per the information provided by you, it appears that whatever income you are receiving as of now is a mere remittance of the Income earned abroad when you were working there and were a Non - Resident in India. In such a case Income earned abroad shall not be taxed in India even though received now when you are in India.

Please correct me if any of the facts on which I have based my conclusion is wrong.

Trust this clarifies your query. 

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Dear Sir,

AY 2014-15 : Indian income will be taxable in India.
                      Pension received for service in Japan, received in Japan and remitted in India will not be taxable in India.

AY 2015-16 : Indian income taxable in India.
                      Tax Refund from Japan - Amount of Refund is not taxable in India but Interest on Refund (if any) will be taxable in India.

Trust this clarifies your query. 

Please feel free to call/ get back in case of any further clarifications. 

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Dear Sir,

Please find the response below:

AY 2014-15

Income earned in India will be taxable in India.
Pension received for service in Japan will not be taxable in India.

AY 2015-16 
Income earned in India will be taxable in India.
Tax Refund from Japan - Refund of tax is not taxable in India but Interest received on tax refund will be taxable in India, if any.

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