Income Tax rates for Individual, HUF, Senior Citizen, Female, AOP, Firms, Company for F.Y. 2012-13

A. RATES OF INCOME-TAX

I. Rates of income-tax in respect of income liable to tax for the assessment year 2012-13.

In respect of income of all categories of assessees liable to tax for the assessment year 2012-13, the rates of income-tax have been specified in Part I of the First Schedule to the Bill. These are the same as those laid down in Part III of the First Schedule to the Finance Act, 2011, for the purposes of computation of “advance tax”, deduction of tax at source from “Salaries” and charging of tax payable in certain cases. (1) Surcharge on income-tax—

Surcharge shall be levied in respect of income liable to tax for the assessment year 2012-13, in the following cases:—

(a) in the case of a domestic company having total income exceeding one crore rupees, the amount of income-tax computed shall be increased by a surcharge for the purposes of the Union calculated at the rate of five per cent of such income tax.

(b) in the case of a company, other than a domestic company, having total income exceeding one crore rupees, the amount of income-tax computed shall be increased by a surcharge for the purposes of the Union calculated at the rate of two per cent. of such income tax.

However, marginal relief shall be allowed in all these cases to ensure that the additional amount of income-tax payable, including surcharge, on the excess of income over one crore rupees is limited to the amount by which the income is more than one crore rupees.

Also, in the case of every company having total income chargeable to tax under section 115JB of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to as ‘Income-tax Act’) and where such income exceeds one crore rupees, surcharge at the rates mentioned above shall be levied and marginal relief shall also be provided.

(2) Education Cess —

For assessment year 2012-13, additional surcharge called the “Education Cess on income-tax” and “Secondary and Higher Education Cess on income-tax” shall continue to be levied at the rate of two per cent. and one per cent., respectively, on the amount of tax computed, inclusive of surcharge, in all cases. No marginal relief shall be available in respect of such Cess.

II. Rates for deduction of income-tax at source during the financial year 2012-13 from certain incomes other than “Salaries”.

The rates for deduction of income-tax at source during the financial year 2012-13 from certain incomes other than “Salaries” have been specified in Part II of the First Schedule to the Bill. The rates for all the categories of persons will remain the same as those specified in Part II of the First Schedule to the Finance Act, 2011, for the purposes of deduction of income-tax at source during the financial year 2011-12, except that in case of certain interest payments made to a non-residents by a specified Indian company engaged in prescribed business of infrastructure development, the rates for deduction have been now provided in the proposed new section 194LC.

(1) Surcharge—

The amount of tax so deducted, in the case of a company other than a domestic company, shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of two per cent. of such tax, where the income or the aggregate of such incomes paid or likely to be paid and subject to the deduction exceeds one crore rupees.

No surcharge will be levied on deductions in other cases.

(2) Education Cess—

“Education Cess on income-tax” and “Secondary and Higher Education Cess on income-tax” shall continue to be levied at the rate of two per cent. and one per cent. respectively, of income tax including surcharge wherever applicable, in the cases of persons not resident in India including companies other than domestic company.

III. Rates for deduction of income-tax at source from “Salaries”, computation of “advance tax” and charging of income-tax in special cases during the financial year 2012-13.

The rates for deduction of income-tax at source from “Salaries” during the financial year 2012-13 and also for computation of “advance tax” payable during the said year in the case of all categories of assessees have been specified in Part III of the First Schedule to the Bill.

These rates are also applicable for charging income-tax during the financial year 2012-13 on current incomes in cases where accelerated assessments have to be made , for instance, provisional assessment of shipping profits arising in India to nonresidents, assessment of persons leaving India for good during the financial year, assessment of persons who are likely to transfer property to avoid tax, assessment of bodies formed for a short duration, etc.

The salient features of the rates specified in the said Part III are indicated in the following paragraphs—

A. Individual, Hindu undivided family, association of persons, body of individuals, artificial juridical person

Paragraph A of Part-III of First Schedule to the Bill provides following rates of income-tax:-

(i) The rates of income-tax in the case of every individual (other than those mentioned in (ii) and (iii) below) or Hindu undivided family or every association of persons or body of individuals , whether incorporated or not, or every artificial juridical person referred to in sub-clause (vii) of clause (31) of section 2 of the Income-tax Act (not being a case to which any other Paragraph of Part III applies) are as under :—

Upto Rs. 2,00,000 –  Nil.

Rs. 2,00,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 – 10 per cent.

Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 – 20 per cent.

Above Rs. 10,00,000 –  30 per cent.

(ii) In the case of every individual, being a resident in India, who is of the age of sixty years or more but less than eighty years at any time during the previous year,—

Upto Rs. 2,50,000 –  Nil.

Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 – 10 per cent.

Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs.10,00,000 –  20 per cent.

Above Rs. 10,00,000 –  30 per cent.

(iii) in the case of every individual, being a resident in India, who is of the age of eighty years or more at anytime during the previous year, –

Upto Rs. 5,00,000 –  Nil.

Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 –  20 per cent.

Above Rs. 10,00,000 – 30 per cent.

No surcharge shall be levied in the cases of persons covered under paragraph-A of part-III of the First Schedule.

B. Co-operative Societies

In the case of co-operative societies, the rates of income-tax have been specified in Paragraph B of Part III of the First Schedule to the Bill. These rates will continue to be the same as those specified for assessment year 2012-13. No surcharge will be levied.

C. Firms

In the case of firms, the rate of income-tax has been specified in Paragraph C of Part III of the First Schedule to the Bill. This rate will continue to be the same as that specified for assessment year 2012-13. No surcharge shall be levied.

D. Local authorities

The rate of income-tax in the case of every local authority is specified in Paragraph D of Part III of the First Schedule to the

Bill. This rate will continue to be the same as that specified for the assessment year 2012-13. No surcharge will be levied.

E. Companies

The rates of income-tax in the case of companies are specified in Paragraph E of Part III of the First Schedule to the Bill. These rates are the same as those specified for the assessment year 2012-13.

The existing surcharge of five per cent in case of a domestic company shall continue to be levied. In case of companies other than domestic companies, the existing surcharge of two per cent. shall continue to be levied.

However, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge on total income exceeding one crore rupees shall not exceed the total amount payable as income-tax on a total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees.

The existing surcharge of five per cent. in all other cases (including sections 115JB, 115-O, 115R, etc.) shall continue to be levied.

For financial year 2012-13, additional surcharge called the “Education Cess on income-tax” and “Secondary and Higher Education Cess on income-tax” shall continue to be levied at the rate of two per cent. and one per cent. respectively, on the amount of tax computed, inclusive of surcharge (wherever applicable), in all cases. No marginal relief shall be available in respect of such Cess. [Clause 2]

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0 responses to “Income Tax rates for F.Y. 2012-13”

  1. Arun Mahulikar says:

    Sir,
    I need to know Whether Infra structure Bonds Interest received is exempted from Income tax OR not? If exempted up to what limit, & under which section? Kindly communicate by email.

  2. Nitin Gupta says:

    I need to know whether domestic companies will still have to pay surcharge of 5% on profits over and above 1 crore from A.Y. – 2013 – 2014

  3. Anirudh Mishra says:

    Nice, such a useful information on this site.. thanx for ur info. to us,,,,

  4. RAKESH KUMAR JAIN says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Somebody told me that as per Budget 2012-13, no TDS will be done FDs in banks for senior citizen investor.
    How reliable is this news?

    I know that Senior citizens are exempted from paying Advance tax in Budget 2012-13. TDS is also like an advance tax, so are they are they exempted from TDS too?

    Thanking you. Best regards, RAKESH

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