This article contains Income Tax Rates/Slab/ Chart for Assessment Year 2016-17 & 2017-18 payable by Individual (resident or non-resident) or HUF or Association of Person or Body of Individual or any other artificial juridical person, Partnership Firm, Local Authority, Domestic Company, Foreign Company & by Co-operative Society.

1. In case of an Individual (resident or non-resident) or HUF or Association of Person or Body of Individual or any other artificial juridical person

Assessment Year 2016-17

Taxable incomeTax Rate
Up to Rs. 2,50,000Nil
Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs. 5,00,00010%
Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs. 10,00,00020%
Above Rs. 10,00,00030%

Less: Rebate under Section 87A [see Note]

Add: Surcharge and Education Cess [see Note]

Assessment Year 2017-18

Taxable incomeTax Rate
Up to Rs. 2,50,000Nil
Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs. 5,00,00010%
Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs. 10,00,00020%
Above Rs. 10,00,00030%

Less: Rebate under Section 87A [see Note]

Add: Surcharge and Education Cess [see Note]

2. In case of 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)

Assessment Year 2016-17

Taxable incomeTax Rate
Up to Rs. 3,00,000Nil
Rs. 3,00,000 – Rs. 5,00,00010%
Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,00020%
Above Rs. 10,00,00030%

Less: Rebate under Section 87A [see Note]

Add: Surcharge and Education Cess [see Note]

Assessment Year 2017-18

Taxable incomeTax Rate
Up to Rs. 3,00,000Nil
Rs. 3,00,000 – Rs. 5,00,00010%
Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,00020%
Above Rs. 10,00,00030%

Less: Rebate under Section 87A [see Note]

Add: Surcharge and Education Cess [see Note]

3. In case of a resident super senior citizen (who is 80 years or more at any time during the previous year)

Assessment Year 2016-17

Taxable incomeTax Rate
Up to Rs. 5,00,000Nil
Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,00020%
Above Rs. 10,00,00030%

Add: Surcharge and Education Cess [see Note]

Assessment Year 2017-18

Taxable incomeTax Rate
Up to Rs. 5,00,000Nil
Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,00020%
Above Rs. 10,00,00030%

Add: Surcharge and Education Cess [see Note]

Note:

Assessment Year 2016-17

 a) Surcharge: The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of 12% of such tax, where total income exceeds one crore rupees. However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief (where income exceeds one crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees).

 b) Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by education cess calculated at the rate of two per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

 c) Secondary and Higher Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by secondary and higher education cess calculated at the rate of one per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

 d) Rebate under Section 87A: The rebate is available to a resident individual if his total income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000. The amount of rebate shall be 100% of income-tax or Rs. 2,000, whichever is less.

Assessment Year 2017-18

 a) Surcharge: The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of 15% of such tax, where total income exceeds one crore rupees. However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief (where income exceeds one crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees).

 b) Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by education cess calculated at the rate of two per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

 c) Secondary and Higher Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by secondary and higher education cess calculated at the rate of one per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

 d) Rebate under Section 87A: The rebate is available to a resident individual if his total income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000. The amount of rebate shall be 100% of income-tax or Rs. 5,000, whichever is less.

4. Partnership Firm

For the Assessment Year 2016-17 and 2017-18, a partnership firm (including LLP) is taxable at 30%.

Add:

 a) Surcharge: The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of 12% of such tax, where total income exceeds one crore rupees. However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief (where income exceeds one crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees).

 b) Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by education cess calculated at the rate of two per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

 c) Secondary and Higher Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by secondary and higher education cess calculated at the rate of one per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

5. Local Authority

For the Assessment Year 2016-17 and 2017-18, a local authority is taxable at 30%.

Add:

 d) Surcharge: The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of 12% of such tax, where total income exceeds one crore rupees. However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief (where income exceeds one crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees).

 e) Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by education cess calculated at the rate of two per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

 f) Secondary and Higher Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by secondary and higher education cess calculated at the rate of one per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

6. Domestic Company

For the Assessment Year 2016-17 and 2017-18, a domestic company is taxable at 30%. However, for Assessment year 2017-18, tax rate is 29% if turnover or gross receipt of the company does not exceed Rs. 5 crore.

Add:

 a) Surcharge: The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of 7% of such tax, where total income exceeds one crore rupees but not exceeding ten crore rupees and at the rate of 12% of such tax, where total income exceeds ten crore rupees. However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief, which shall be as under:

  (i) Where income exceeds one crore rupees but not exceeding ten crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees.

  (ii) Where income exceeds ten crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of ten crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds ten crore rupees.

b) Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by education cess calculated at the rate of two per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

c) Secondary and Higher Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by secondary and higher education cess calculated at the rate of one per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

7. Foreign Company

Assessment Year 2016-17 and Assessment Year 2017-18

Nature of IncomeTax Rate
Royalty received from Government or an Indian concern in pursuance of an agreement made with the Indian concern after March 31, 1961, but before April 1, 1976, or fees for rendering technical services in pursuance of an agreement made after February 29, 1964 but before April 1, 1976 and where such agreement has, in either case, been approved by the Central Government50%
Any other income40%

 Add:

 a) Surcharge: The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of 2% of such tax, where total income exceeds one crore rupees but not exceeding ten crore rupees and at the rate of 5% of such tax, where total income exceeds ten crore rupees. However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief, which shall be as under:

 (i) Where income exceeds one crore rupees but not exceeding ten crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees.

 (ii) Where income exceeds ten crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of ten crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds ten crore rupees.

 b) Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by education cess calculated at the rate of two per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

 c) Secondary and Higher Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by secondary and higher education cess calculated at the rate of one per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

8. Co-operative Society

Assessment Year 2016-17 and Assessment Year 2017-18

Taxable incomeTax Rate
Up to Rs. 10,00010%
Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,00020%
Above Rs. 20,00030%

Add:

 a) Surcharge: The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of 12% of such tax, where total income exceeds one crore rupees. However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief (where income exceeds one crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees).

 b) Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by education cess calculated at the rate of two per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

 c) Secondary and Higher Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by secondary and higher education cess calculated at the rate of one per cent of such income-tax and surcharge.

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