Significant Changes In Income Tax That Would Come With Effect From 1st April 2021 includes Pre-filled ITft Forms, Tax on Interest on PF, Penalty for Non-Linking of Aadhar & PAN, High TDS/TCS Rate for Income Tax Return (ITR) Non-Filers, Submission of bills under LTC Cash Voucher Scheme and No Tax Filing For Senior Citizens Above 75.

1. Pre-filled ITft Forms

A major change in ITft Form is expected as per Budget 2021 (Pre Filed ITft) will be introduced.

The Prefilled ITft Forms will have information of Capital Gains from  Listed  Securities, Dividend   Income,   Interest  from Banks/Post Office, etc.

Earlier Pre-filed   ITft form  was available for Salaried employees where Income was reflected on basis of Form 16, but now the scope has become wide.

2. Tax on Interest on PF

Interest earned from the Providend fund is exempt from Income Tax.

But, in Budget 2021 has proposed that Interest on Employee Contributions to Providend fund over fts. 2.5 lakhs should Taxable.

3. Penalty for Non-Linking of Aadhar & PAN

The Due Date for linking Aadhar and Income Tax PAN is 31st March 2021.

In case of non-linking, your PAN Card would become in-operative.

In case of Non-Linking, you may be Charged a Fine of fts. 10,000 as per Section 272B of the Income Tax Act.

4. High TDS/TCS Rate for Income Tax Return (ITR) Non-Filers wef 01.07.2021

A new sec 206AB has been inserted in Income Tax Act as a special provision providing for higher rate for TDS for the non-filers of income tax return (ITR).

The Proposed Rate on Non-Filer is higher of the following:

  • 5%
  • twice the rate specified in the relevant provision of the Act
  • twice the rate or rates in force

Similarly, a new sec 206CCA has been inserted in Income Tax Act as a special provision providing for higher rate for TCS for the non-filers of income tax return (ITR).

The Proposed Rate on Non-Filer is higher of the following:

  • 5%
  •  twice the rate specified in the relevant provision of the Act

5. Submission of bills under LTC Cash Voucher Scheme

To avail the tax benefit under the LTC Cash Voucher Scheme, ensure that required bills in the correct format containing GST amount and GST number of the vendor have been submitted  to  your   employer  (provided the employer is offering the scheme) on or before March 31, 2021. As per the scheme, an employee is required to spend three times the amount deemed as LTA fare on goods and services attracting GST of 12% or more.

6. No Tax Filing For Senior Citizens Above 75

Persons whose age is above 75 years and who has pension income and interest from fixed deposit comes in the same bank and who has only interest income, they need not file income tax return. Bank will deduct the income tax which he has to pay and deposit to the government. The condition is the person should have only pension income and interest from fixed deposit should accrue in the same bank.

Source- https://icmai.in/upload/Taxation/Significant_Changes_Income_Tax_1April2021.pdf

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15 Comments

  1. Jeevan kumar V C says:

    Please clear the doubt whether the Tax is applicable only for the interest earned on the contribution to PF above Rs.205 L, in the FY 2021-22 onwards or on PF a/c balance above Rs.2.5L

  2. Upendra says:

    What if House is sold in April or May this year and another house is booked and also turning 75 inDec 2021 and Feb 2022 same F Y and no other income . One partner has only pension and another only interest as joint account . What impact from Income Tax perspective .

  3. Khushi Gaur says:

    Nice Article! i have read about it sushant gupta defsys article but i want to know How to show income tax if earning income is from forex trading outside India ?

    1. rupali kapoor says:

      no liked adhar card==Reason
      1.Name of PAN AND AADHAR NOT MATCH
      2.In addhar mobile numer not update
      please allow the assessee to link without change and update above information

  4. Narendra Bhansali says:

    Even if we comment otherwise nothing is going to be changed. Review of dividend tax ,long term capital gain tax on shares and mutual funds needed in the interest of all.

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