INCOME TAX SLABS & RATES : A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20]

Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Individual resident (Aged below 60 years) or Any NRI or HUF or  AOP or BOI or AJP, for Senior Citizen (Aged 60 years or more but less than 80 years),  for Very Senior Citizen (Aged 80 years or more),  for Co-operative Society, for Firm, for Local Authority , for Domestic Company Claiming Exemptions and Turnover in 2017-18 upto ₹ 400 crores, for Domestic Company for Claiming Exemptions and Turnover in 2017-18 exceeding ₹ 400 crores, for Domestic Manufacturing Company NOT Claiming Exemptions under Section 155BAA, for Domestic Manufacturing Company  which is a NEW Company Under Section 155BAB, Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Foreign Company, for Domestic Companies, Section 115BAB – Lower tax rates introduced for Domestic manufacturing companies and Section 115JB – Reduced tax on book profit of companies not claiming benefit u/s 115BAA/ 115BAB.

1. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Individual resident (Aged below 60 years) or Any NRI or HUF or  AOP or BOI or AJP

Income Slab Income Tax
Upto ₹ 2,50,000 NIL
₹ 2,50,000 – ₹ 5,00,000 5%
₹ 5,00,000 –  ₹ 10,00,000 20%
Above ₹ 10,00,000 30%
Surcharge ( subject to Marginal Relief ) 10%  (If taxable income > ₹ 50 lacs)
15%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
25%  (If taxable income > ₹ 2 Crore)
37%  (If taxable income > ₹ 5 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).

2. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Senior Citizen (Aged 60 years or more but less than 80 years)

Income Slab Income Tax
Upto ₹ 3,00,000 NIL
₹ 3,00,000 – ₹ 5,00,000 5%
₹ 5,00,000 –  ₹ 10,00,000 20%
Above ₹ 10,00,000 30%
Surcharge ( subject to Marginal Relief ) 10%  (If taxable income > ₹ 50 lacs)
15%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
25%  (If taxable income > ₹ 2 Crore)
37%  (If taxable income > ₹ 5 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).

3. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Very Senior Citizen (Aged 80 years or more)

Income Slab Income Tax
Upto ₹ 5,00,000 NIL
₹ 5,00,000 –  ₹ 10,00,000 20%
Above ₹ 10,00,000 30%
Surcharge ( subject to Marginal Relief ) 10%  (If taxable income > ₹ 50 lacs)
15%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
25%  (If taxable income > ₹ 2 Crore)
37%  (If taxable income > ₹ 5 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).
  • Rebate under Section 87A  Rs 12,500 or 100% of income tax (whichever is lower) for individuals with income below Rs 5 Lakhs

4. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Co-operative Society

Income Slab Income Tax
Upto ₹ 10,000 10%
₹ 10,000 – ₹ 20,000 20%
Above ₹ 20,000 30%
Surcharge ( subject to Marginal Relief ) 12%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).

5. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Firm

Particular Income Tax
Income Tax 30%
Surcharge ( subject to Marginal Relief ) 12%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).

5. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Local Authority

Particular Income Tax
Income Tax 30%
Surcharge ( subject to Marginal Relief ) 12%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).

6. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Domestic Company Claiming Exemptions and Turnover in 2017-18 upto ₹ 400 crores

Particular Income Tax
Income Tax 25%
Surcharge ( subject to Marginal Relief ) 7%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
12%  (If taxable income > ₹ 10 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).

7. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Domestic Company for Claiming Exemptions and Turnover in 2017-18 exceeding ₹ 400 crores

Particular Income Tax
Income Tax 30%
Surcharge ( subject to Marginal Relief ) 7%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
12%  (If taxable income > ₹ 10 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).

8. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Domestic Manufacturing Company NOT Claiming Exemptions under Section 155BAA

Particular Income Tax
Income Tax 22%
Surcharge 10%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).

9. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Domestic Manufacturing Company  which is a NEW Company Under Section 155BAB

Particular Income Tax
Income Tax 15%
Surcharge 10%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).

10. Income Tax Slab Rates for A.Y 2020-21 [F.Y. 2019-20] for Foreign Company

Particular Income Tax
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 Government 50%
Any other income 40%
Surcharge 2%  (If taxable income > ₹ 1 Crore)
5%  (If taxable income > ₹ 10 Crore)
Health & Education Cess 4% of (Income Tax + Surcharge).
  • Marginal Relief on Surcharge

In case taxable income exceeds ₹ 50 lacs / ₹ 1 crore Surcharge is payable on income tax at applicable rates. If increase in ‘Income Tax + Surcharge’ is more than the increase income over ₹ 50 lacs / ₹ 1 crore, the ‘Surcharge’ is reduced by such amount so that the ‘Income Tax + Surcharge’ become equal to increase in ‘Total Taxable Income’ over Rs. 50 lacs / 1 Crore respectively. The amount so reduced from ‘Surchage’ is ‘Marginal Relief on Surcharge’.

11. Section 115BAA – Lower tax rates introduced for Domestic Companies

A new section 115BAA has been inserted w.e.f. A.Y 2020-21 which provides option to a domestic company to pay tax at lower rate of 22% (including 10% surcharge and 4% cess)  i.e. effective tax rate u/s 115BAA would be 25.168% provided the income is computed-

  1. without claiming exemption/ deduction
    • u/s 10AA [SEZ units],
    • u/s 32(1)(iia) [additional depreciation qua new plant and machinery @ 20%/ 30%],
    • u/s 32AD [15% on new assets in undertaking set up in specified backward areas in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana, and West Bengal]
    • u/s 33AB [specified percentage of amounts deposited with Tea/ Coffee/ Rubber Board]
    • u/s 33ABA [specified percentage of amounts deposited in Site Restoration Account]
    • u/s 35(1)(ii)/(iia), 35(2AA) [specified deduction for scientific research]
    • u/s 35AD [expenditure on specified business]
    • u/s 35CCC [expenditure on agricultural extension project]
    • u/s 35CCD [expenditure on skill development project]
    • under Part C of Chapter VIA except section 80JJAA of the Act (such as 80IA/IB/IC/ID/IE etc.)

2. Without set-off of any brought forward losses to the extent such loss relates to deductions mentioned above. Such losses would also not be allowed to be carried forward to subsequent years.

3. after claiming depreciation other than additional depreciation u/s 32(1)(iia).

Benefit of lower rate under the aforesaid section can be exercised by the company from any year commencing from AY 2020-21 or onwards. Such option is to be exercised in prescribed manner, before due date of return u/s 139(1) for the year in which option is exercised. Option once exercised would be binding for subsequent years and cannot be withdrawn.

Also,check income tax slab for fy 2019 20.

12. Section 115BAB – Lower tax rates introduced for Domestic manufacturing companies

New section 115BAB has been inserted w.e.f. A.y 2020-21 which provides option to  a domestic manufacturing company to pay tax at a lower rate of 15% (including 10% surcharge and 4% cess)

if such company is set-up and registered, 2019 on or after 1st October and commences manufacturing activity upto 31st March, 2023.

  • Akin to the provisions of section 115BAA, income for the purposes of the aforesaid preferential rate has to be computed without claiming exemptions / deductions, set-off of brought forward losses, as prescribed in that section and discussed above.
  • Additionally, following conditions must be fulfilled by the company to avail benefit of lower tax rate:
    • company must not be formed by splitting up, or the reconstruction of a business already in existence;
    • company must not use machinery or plant previously used for any purpose. Used plant and machinery to the extent of 20% of total value of plant and machinery is permissible;
    • company must not use building previously used as a hotel or a convention centre.
  • Akin to provisions of section 115BAA, if company opts for lower rate of tax given under this section, it shall not be able to subsequently withdraw the option.

13. Section 115JB – Reduced tax on book profit of companies not claiming benefit u/s 115BAA/ 115BAB

  • Provisions of section 115JB have been amended to reduce the Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on book profit from 5% to 15%, w.e.f. assessment year 2020-21.
  • Companies availing benefit of lower tax rate under new provisions of sections 115BAA/ 115BAB have been Exempted from MAT on book profit under section 115JB.

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8 Comments

  1. N.K ARORA says:

    U have indicated anything about standard deduction and exempt amount of interest. Shall be grateful if same is indicated or intimated to.me to ensble me to calculate my tax. Thanks.

  2. Shobha S Chandorkar says:

    Sir have rec’d notice under sec143 a for excess decDictoom under 80dAvyially ins plus medical expenditure for self claimed
    is 93462 instead of ,50000

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