Finance Minister while presenting the Budget speech has clearly stated that there will not be any Income Tax to the on Income up to Rs 5 lakh, but when Finance Bills came on the records it clear the myth spread on the news media and other websites.
As per the Clause 8 of the Bill seeks to amend section 87A of the Income-tax Act to provide relief to the individual taxpayers by increasing the maximum amount of tax rebate to twelve thousand five hundred rupees from existing two thousand five hundred rupees. The tax rebate shall now be admissible to taxpayers having total income up to five hundred thousand rupees, instead of existing three hundred fifty thousand rupees.
No tax upto total taxable Income of 5 Lakh is in the form of rebate under section 87A which means It will be available to only those Individuals whose Total Taxable Income is less than or equal to 5Lakh (after availing all available deductions). There is no change in Tax slabs and there is no exemption to those Individuals whose total Taxable Income (after all deductions) is more than 5 Lakh.