Payment of Income tax

I have paid income tax during 2017 but later i lost my job when I enquired through phone they said no need to pay tax as there is no income. Now 2019 I am receiving a stipend from govt should I pay tax again or just leave it.
Thanks in advance for my query. more  

Your income exceeds the exempted limit, then only you have to pay the income tax. You may also, file income Tax returns to have record of your yearly income. more  
Stipend is not income if it is scholarship. Otherwise it is income. However not to have confusion file it return stating for what purpose the stipend is being received and from whom it is being received. more  
Some stipends are tax exempt and some are treated as income. Check with your employer and pay tax if it crosses the exempted limit. Income up to 5 lakhs is tax exempt. Even in an year where your income is less or NIL, there is no harm in filing a IT return...without paying taxes...that way, continuity will be there... more  
It is an income. If it is within the IT slab you need not pay. more  
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