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Budget 2018 – Will income tax limit raise to Rs 3 or 5 lakh?

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Budget 2018 – Will income tax limit raise to Rs 3 or 5 lakh?

“The tax slab is expected to be raised in favour of government employees”

According to information available, the annual budget, to be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1, could have some sops for the middle-class families.

Post the Seventh Pay Commission, most government servants now find themselves within the tax slab. For a number of years now, government servants have been demanding that the tax-exemption slab be raised to Rs. 5 lakhs. The current exemption stands at Rs. 2.5 lakhs. There is a five percent tax on the income in the Rs. 2.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs bracket.

There are prevalent talks that the government could revise the slabs. This could come as a big boon for middle income groups, especially the salaried class who are suffering due to acute inflation. No changes were made in the tax slab last year, but the tax of 10 percent on the Rs. 2.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs slab was brought down to five percent.

The budget, to be presented next month, is expected to reduce the tax on the Rs. 5 lakhs to Rs. 10 lakhs slab to 10 percent (it currently stands at 20 percent). This could spell huge relief to the salaried class.

Similarly, the tax on the Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs slab could be reduced to 20 percent (currently stands at 30 percent). A tax of 30 percent is collected on the amount exceeding Rs. 20 lakhs. Tax rate on this slab is the lowest in India when compared to most other countries.

There is currently no exclusive tax slab for those earning between Rs. 10 lakhs and 20 lakhs, and those earning more than Rs. 10 lakhs automatically end up paying 30 percent in taxes.

The income tax department could raise the tax slab in order to provide relief to the salaried class that continues to suffer from the rise in prices of essential commodities due to inflation.

There are, however, some unconfirmed reports that claim that the tax slab is not likely to be raised to Rs. 5 lakhs.

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No Proposal to Amend Income Tax Rates -Lok Sabha Q&A

Government says No Proposal to Revise Income Tax Rates this year

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 1355
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 22ND DECEMBER, 2017
01, PAUSHA, 1939 (SAKA)

AMEND INCOME TAX RATES

1355. SHRI DEVENDRA SINGH BHOLE:

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government proposes to amend the present rates of income tax so that more people may pay income tax;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the benefits likely to accrue to common man and the Government by this step; and

(c) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI SHIV PRATAP SHUKLA)

(a) to (b) No Madam. Currently, there is no such proposal under consideration.

(c) The rates of income tax are prescribed through the Finance Act every year

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Central Government setup a committee to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Rules

Central Govt setup a committee to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Rules

Government Sets-Up A Committee to Simplify The Provisions of The Income Tax Act, 1961

The Government of India has constituted a Committee with a view to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961, with the following composition:

(i) Justice R.V. Easwar, (Retd.), former Judge, Delhi High Court and former President, ITAT – Chairman

(ii) Shri V.K. Bhasin, former Law Secretary – Member

(iii) Shri Vinod Jain, Chartered Accountant – Member

(iv) Shri Rajiv Memani, Consultant – Member

(v) Shri Ravi Gupta, Sr. Advocate – Member

(vi) Shri Mukesh Patel, Tax-Advocate – Member

(vii) Shri Ajay Bahl, Consultant – Member

(viii) Shri Pradip P. Shah, Investment Adviser – Member

(ix) Shri Arvind Modi, IRS (IT:81009) – Member

(x) Dr. Vinay Kumar Singh, IRS (IT:95006) – Member

The Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Committee shall be as follows:

i) To study and identify the provisions/phrases in the Act which are leading to litigation due to different interpretations;

ii) To study and identify the provisions which are impacting the ease of doing business;

iii) To study and identify the areas and provisions of the Act for simplification in the light of the existing jurisprudence;

iv) To suggest alternatives and modifications to the existing provisions and areas so identified to bring about predictability and certainty in tax laws without substantial impact on the tax base and revenue collection; and

The Committee shall set its own procedures for regulating its work. The Committee can also work in Sub-Groups and the draft prepared by the Sub-Groups can then be approved by the whole Committee. The Committee will put its draft recommendations in the public domain. After stakeholder consultations, the Committee will formalise its recommendations. The Committee can give its recommendations in batches. The First Batch containing as many recommendations as possible shall be submitted by 31st January, 2016.

The Term of the Committee shall be for a period of one year from the date of its constitution.

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Tax Payers: No Extension in Due Date of Filing of Returns and Audit Report; Due Date Continues to be 30th September, 2015

No Extension in Due Date of Filing of Returns and Audit Report; Due Date Continues to be 30th September, 2015; Tax Payers and Practitioners are Advised not to give any Credence to any Fake or Fraudulent Order about Extension of Date

The Income Tax Department has clarified that circulation of Fake order dated 26.9.2015 for extension of due date for filing of Audit report and return of Income for Assessment Year 2015-16 is fraudulent. The Government has not extended the due date for filing of returns and audit report due by 30th September 2015. Tax payers and practitioners are advised not to give any credence to the fraudulent order.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that a fake order dated 26th September 2015 supposedly under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act 1961 under the signature of one Upmanyu Reddy, Under Secretary to the Government of India is in circulation. The fake order extends the due date for filing of audit report under section 119 of the Income-tax Act to 15 October 2015.

It is clarified the order is fraudulent. The Government has not extended the due date for filing of returns and audit report due by 30th September 2015. Tax payer and practitioners are advised not to give any credence to the fraudulent order purportedly signed by one Upmanyu Reddy.

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Expected Potential Relief in Income Tax – 10% Tax on 3 to 10 Lakh

Income Tax Exemption Limit can be increased upto Rs 3 Lac

Finance minister Arun Jaitley may announce during the Budget

The Modi government may declare a raise in the Income Tax Exemption limit from the current 2.5 lacs to 3 lacs.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may announce an increase in the Income Tax Exemption limit to 3 lacs in the 2015-16 budget meeting, which will be a great relief to the taxpayers, particularly for Central Government Employees.

If this proposal is accepted, then there are chances that changes are made in the Income Tax Rate slab, which may also provide relief to the people of the High Income group.

It is being understood that the government can give a tax exemption up to an annual income of Rs 3 lacs; where a 10% tax was paid for an income between 2.5 to 5 lacs, there it is expected that people with an annual income of Rs 3 lacs to 10 lacs will have to pay a tax of 10%. Similarly, where people with an annual income of Rs 5-10 lacs had to pay a tax of 20%, it is expected that this tax rate would be extended for the income group of 10-20 lacs.

Similarly, the 30% tax rate for the income above 10 lacs is expected to be increased to a limit between 20 lacs and 1 crore for implementation. It has been told that the government is making easy the path of the High Income group and for above 1 crore, and is in the process of collecting a lump sum of 33% instead of the interest over 30% and surcharge of 10%.

According to sources, the special Investigation team formed in relation to black money has recommended a maximum cash possession limit of approximately 15 lacs which may also be declared.

Expected Potential Relief in Income Tax

Present Income Tax Slab

Total amount of Income Rate (Percentage)
Up to Rs 2.5 Lacs Nil
2.5 lacs to 5 lacs 10
Rs 5 Lacs to 10 Lacs 20
Above 10 Lacs 30
Above 1 Crore 30 plus 10 percent surcharge

 

Proposed Income Tax Slab

Total amount of Income Rate (Percentage)
Up to Rs 3 Lacs Nil
3 lacs to 10 lacs 10
Rs 10 Lacs to 20 Lacs 20
Rs 20 Lacs to 1 Crore 30
Above 1 Crore 33

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INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-15

INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-15

CIRCULAR NO : 17/2014

F.No. 275/192/2014-IT(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated 10th December, 2014

SUBJECT: INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-15 UNDER SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME TAX ACT, 1961.

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Reference is invited to Circular No.08/2013 dated 25.10.2013 whereby the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income under the head “Salaries” under Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter ‗the Act‘), during the financial year 2013-14, were intimated. The present Circular contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head “Salaries” during the financial year 2014-15 and explains certain related provisions of the Act and Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereinafter the Rules). The relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and Notifications are available at the website of the Income Tax Department- www.incometaxindia.gov.in.

INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-15

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Arun Jaitley Against High Income Tax Rate to Raise Revenues

Arun Jaitley Against High Income Tax Rate to Raise Revenues

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the NDA government is not in favour of high taxation, instead it would want to leave more money in the hands of consumers to fuel demand and growth.

The minister also pledged to make the budgetary process more transparent so as to present the real picture of public finances before the people.

“High taxation is not the only route to achieve the target of larger revenue … we are not going to take this route,” Jaitley said while speaking at a function of private news channel CNBC Awaaz.

“We believe that the consumer should have money in hand and by spending that money, production will increase and the country will be benefited,” the minister said.

The government raised income tax exemption limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh in the last budget, he said.

Jaitley will present his first full fledged budget in the Lok Sabha next month.

He further said that a competitive, non-adversarial and stable tax regime was necessary to attract foreign investors who have various options available to them.

Read more at : New Indian Express

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Income Tax Rates For Assessment Year 2015-16

The rates of income-tax as applicable for Assessment Year 2015-16 for the following category is given below:-

1) in the case of every individual below the Age of Sixty Years

2) For a resident senior citizen (who is 60 years or more at any time during the previous year but less than 80 years on the last day of the previous year, i.e., born during April 1, 1935 and March 31, 1955)

3) For a resident super senior citizen (who is 80 years or more at any time during the previous year, i.e., born before April 1, 1935)—

Income Tax Rates For Assessment Year 2015-16

This part is applicable to a Resident Individuals below the age of 60 Years

Net income range Income-tax rates Surcharge Education cess Secondary and higher education cess
Up to Rs. 2,50,000 Nil Nil Nil Nil
Rs. 2,50,000 – Rs. 5,00,000 10% of (total income minus Rs. 2,50,000) [see Note 1] Nil 2% of income-tax 1% of income-tax
Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 25,000 + 20% of (total income minus Rs. 5,00,000) Nil 2% of income-tax 1% of income-tax
Rs. 10,00,000 – Rs. 1,00,00,000 Rs. 1,25,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 10,00,000) Nil 2% of income-tax 1% of income-tax
AboveRs. 1,00,00,000 Rs. 28,25,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 1,00,00,000) 10% of income-tax [see Note 2] 2% of income-tax and surcharge 1% of income-tax and surcharge

ASSESSMENT YEAR 2015-16
• For a resident senior citizen (who is 60 years or more at any time during the previous year but less than 80 years on the last day of the previous year, i.e., born during April 1, 1935 and March 31, 1955) 

Net income range Income-tax rates Surcharge Education cess Secondary and higher education cess
Up to Rs. 3,00,000 Nil Nil Nil Nil
Rs. 3,00,000 – Rs. 5,00,000 10% of (total income minus Rs. 3,00,000) [see Note 1] Nil 2% of income-tax 1% of income-tax
Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 20,000 + 20% of (total income minus Rs. 5,00,000) Nil 2% of income-tax 1% of income-tax
Rs. 10,00,000 – Rs. 1,00,00,000 Rs. 1,20,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 10,00,000) Nil 2% of income-tax 1% of income-tax
Above Rs.1,00,00,000 Rs. 28,20,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs.1,00,00,000) 10% of income-tax [see Note 2] 2% of income-tax and surcharge 1% of income-tax and surcharge

 

ASSESSMENT YEAR 2015-16
• For a resident super senior citizen (who is 80 years or more at any time during the previous year, i.e., born before April 1, 1935)—

 

Net income range Income-tax rates Surcharge Education cess Secondary and higher education cess
Up to Rs. 5,00,000 Nil Nil Nil Nil
Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,000 20% of (total income minus Rs. 5,00,000) Nil 2% of income-tax 1% of income-tax
Rs. 10,00,000 – Rs. 1,00,00,000 Rs. 1,00,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 10,00,000) Nil 2% of income-tax 1% of income-tax
Above Rs. 1,00,00,000 Rs. 28,00,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 1,00,00,000) 10% of income-tax [see Note 2] 2% of income-tax and surcharge 1% of income-tax and surcharge

 Notes :
1. Rebate under section 87A – A resident individual (whose net income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000) can avail rebate under section 87A. It is deductible from income-tax before calculating education cess. The amount of rebate is 100 per cent of income-tax or Rs. 2,000, whichever is less.

  1. Surcharge – Surcharge is 10 per cent of income-tax if net income exceeds Rs. 1 crore. It is subject to marginal relief (in the case of a person having a net income of exceeding Rs. 1 crore, the amount payable as income tax and surcharge shall not exceed the total amount payable as income-tax on total income of Rs. 1 crore by more than the amount of income that exceeds Rs. 1 crore).
  2. Education cess – It is 2 per cent of income-tax and surcharge.
  3. Secondary and higher education cess – It is 1 per cent of income-tax and surcharge.
  • Alternate minimum tax – Tax payable by a non-corporate assessee cannot be less than 18.5 per cent (+SC+EC+SHEC) of “adjusted total income” as per section 115JC

Source: Income taxindia.gov.in

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Benefit from the Income Tax sops announced by the Government..?

Benefit from the Income Tax sops announced by the Government..?

In the 2014-15 Budget that was presented recently, it was announced that the income tax exemption slab will be being raised from Rs. 2 lakhs per annum to Rs. 2.5 lakhs.

On July 10, during the parliamentary session, while presenting the budget for the year 2014-15, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the non-taxable income slab for individual tax payers has been raised from Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5 lakhs. Also, the maximum tax exemption of Rs. 1 lakh Under Section 80C has been raised to Rs. 1.5 lakh. Interest deductions on home loan have been increased from Rs. 1.5 lakhs to Rs. 2 lakhs.

Let us now make approximate calculations about the kinds of benefits that taxpayers stand to get from these changes:

Raising the non-taxable income limit from Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5 lakhs gives a maximum tax savings of Rs. 5600 additionally.

Since the maximum tax exemption under Section 80C has been raised to Rs. 1.5 lakhs, the tax payer gets to save Rs. 17,000 under certain exemption categories.

Since the maximum exemption under home loan deduction has been raised from Rs. 1.5 laksh to Rs. 2 lakhs, the taxpayer saves another 17,000.

Source: www.employeesnews.in
[http://www.employeesnews.in/2014/07/benefit-from-income-tax-sops-announced.html]

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RATES OF INCOME-TAX AS PER FINANCE ACT, 2013

RATES OF INCOME-TAX AS PER FINANCE ACT, 2013
As per the Finance Act, 2013, income-tax is required to be deducted under Section 192 of the Act from income chargeable under the head “Salaries” for the financial year 2013-14 (i.e. Assessment Year 2014-15) at the following rates:

2.1 Rates of tax
A. Normal Rates of tax:
S. No
Total Income
Rate of tax
1 Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 2,00,000/-. Nil
2 Where the total income exceeds Rs. 2,00,000 but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/- 10 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 2,00,000/-
3 Where the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-. Rs. 30,000/- plus 20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
4 Where the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-. Rs. 1,30,000/- plus 30 Per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
B. Rates of tax for every individual, resident in India, who is of the age of sixty years or
more but less than eighty years at any time during the financial year:

S. No
Total Income
Rate of tax
1 Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 2,50,000/- Nil
2 Where the total income exceeds
Rs. 2,50,000 but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-
10 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 2,50,000/-
3 Where the total income exceeds
Rs. 5,00,000/- but does not exceed
Rs. 10,00,000/-
Rs. 25,000/- plus 20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
4 Where the total income exceeds
Rs. 10,00,000/-
Rs. 1,25,000/- plus 30 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
C. In case of every individual being a resident in India, who is of the age of eighty years or
more at any time during the financial year:

S. No
Total Income
Rate of tax
1 Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/- Nil
2 Where the total income exceeds
Rs. 5,00,000 but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-
20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-
4 Where the total income exceeds
Rs. 10,00,000/-
Rs. 1,00,000/- plus 30 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
2.2 Surcharge on Income tax:

The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge @10% of the Income-tax on payments to an individual taxpayer, if the total income of the individual exceeds Rs 1 crore during FY 2013-14 (AY 2014-15). However the amount of Surcharge shall not exceed the amount by which the individual’s total income exceeds Rs 1 crore and if surcharge so arrived at, exceeds such amount (assessee’s total income minus one crore) then it will be restricted to the amount of total income minus Rupees one crore.

2.3.1 Education Cess on Income tax: The amount of income-tax including the surcharge if any, shall be increased by Education Cess on Income Tax at the rate of two percent of the income-tax.

2.3.2 Secondary and Higher Education Cess on Income-tax: An additional cess is chargeable at the rate of one percent of income-tax including the surcharge if any, but not including the Education Cess on income tax as in 2.3.1.

3. SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961: BROAD SCHEME OF TAX DEDUCTION AT SOURCE FROM “SALARIES”:

3.1 Method of Tax Calculation:

Every person who is responsible for paying any income chargeable under the head “Salaries” shall deduct income-tax on the estimated income of the assessee under the head “Salaries” for the financial year 2013-14. The income-tax is required to be calculated on the basis of the rates given above, subject to the provisions related to requirement to furnish PAN as per sec 206AA of the Act, and shall be deducted at the time of each payment. No tax, however, will be required to be deducted at source in any case unless the estimated salary income including the value of perquisites, for the financial year exceeds Rs. 2,00,000/- or Rs.2,50,000/- or Rs. 5,00,000/-, as the case may be, depending upon the age of the employee.
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