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Additional Deduction For Home Loan Interest

Income Tax - Budget 2016: In furtherance of the goal of the Government of providing 'housing for all', it is proposed to incentivise first-home buyers availing home loans, by providing additional deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for residential house property from any financial institution up to Rs. 50,000. ...

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Budget 2020 – Where Common Man Stands

Income Tax - Budget 2020 was presented on 1st February, 2020 by our Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. After presenting the Budget as usual politicians from Ruling Party will support each and every proposal made in Budget,whereas politician from opposite party will called it as ‘Useless’. So ignore all this and if you truly want to ...

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Budget 2020: Tax on Employer’s contribution to RPFs, Superannuation Funds & NPS

Income Tax - Budget 2020: Rationalization of tax treatment of employer’s contribution to recognized provident funds (RPFs), superannuation funds and national pension scheme (NPS). Under the existing provisions of the Act, the contribution by the employer to the account of an employee in a recognized provident fund exceeding twelve per cent. of salar...

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Budget 2020: TDS on interest paid by co-operative society to members

Income Tax - Enlarging the scope for tax deduction on interest income u/s 194A of the Act Section 194A of the Act governs interest other than interest on securities. Sub-section (1) thereof provides that any person not being individual or HUF who is responsible for paying to a resident any income by way of interest other than income […]...

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Exempting non-resident from filing tax return in certain conditions

Income Tax - Budget 2020-21 Propose to Exempt non-resident from filing of Income-tax return under sub-section (1) of section 139 in certain conditions. Section 115A of the Act provides for the determination of tax for a non-resident whose total income consists of: (a) certain dividend or interest income; (b) royalty or fees for technical services (FTS...

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Budget 2020: DDT proposed to be removed

Income Tax - Union Budget proposed to remove the Dividend Distribution Tax. Currently, companies are required to pay DDT on the dividend paid to its shareholders at the rate of 15% plus applicable surcharge and cess in addition to the tax payable by the company on its profits, the Minister said....

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Increase Income Tax Slab, Section 80C & Section 80TTA deduction

Income Tax - Tax Bar Association made a Pre Budget Memorandum to Finance Minister and requested for increase in Income Tax Slab Rate, Increase Exemption Limit of Income of Minor, Increase Section 44ADA Thrash-hold limit, Increase Section 80C and Section 80TTA limit etc. Text of the Pre Budget Memorandum is as follows:- Dated: January 18, 2020 To Hon...

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Budget 2020- Increase Tax Exemption Slabs / Section 80C Deduction/ Cash Transaction Limit

Income Tax - Punjab Accountants Association hs requested Honourable Union Finance Minister, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman to revise Income-tax Slab for the Financial Year 2020-21, Increase Cash transaction in a day to atleast Rs. 20,000 and to increase section 80C deduction limit to Rs. 2,00,000....

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Tax Rate 5% for individual income between Rs 2.5 to Rs 5 lakh

Income Tax - FM reduced rate of taxation from existing 10 per cent to 5 per cent for individual assesses between income of Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs. This would reduce tax liability of all persons below Rs 5 lakh income either to zero (with rebate) or 50 per cent of their existing liability....

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FM Relaxes Income Tax Requirements for small businesses

Income Tax - Presumptive income scheme for audit of entities raised from Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 2 crore; Threshold for maintenance of books for individuals and HUF more than doubled. Individual Insurance agents earning below taxable limit to be exempted from 5% TDS off commission after filing self-declaration...

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No TDS by Mutual Funds on income in the nature of capital gains

NA - (04/02/2020) - t under the proposed section 194K, a Mutual Fund shall be required to deduct TDS @ 10% only on dividend payment and no tax shall be required to be deducted by the Mutual Fund on income which is in the nature of capital gains. Necessary clarification, if required, shall be proposed in the relevant pr...

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CBDT to Compile data of taxpayer in whose case appeals are pending

D.O.No.279/Misc./M-10/2020 -ITJ - (04/02/2020) - As you are aware the Hon'ble Finance Minister in her Budget Speech on lst  February 2020 announced a new Scheme namely Vivad se Vishwas' wherein a taxpayer in whose case appeals are pending at any level may benefit from this scheme....

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Govt clarifies on Tax on Income of Indian citizens working Overseas

NA - (02/02/2020) - It is clarified that in case of an Indian citizen who becomes deemed resident of India under this proposed provision, income earned outside India by him shall not be taxed in India unless it is derived from an Indian business or profession....

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Additional Deduction For Home Loan Interest

Budget 2016: In furtherance of the goal of the Government of providing 'housing for all', it is proposed to incentivise first-home buyers availing home loans, by providing additional deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for residential house property from any financial institution up to Rs. 50,000. ...

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Budget 2020 – Where Common Man Stands

Budget 2020 was presented on 1st February, 2020 by our Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. After presenting the Budget as usual politicians from Ruling Party will support each and every proposal made in Budget,whereas politician from opposite party will called it as ‘Useless’. So ignore all this and if you truly want to ...

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Budget 2020: Tax on Employer’s contribution to RPFs, Superannuation Funds & NPS

Budget 2020: Rationalization of tax treatment of employer’s contribution to recognized provident funds (RPFs), superannuation funds and national pension scheme (NPS). Under the existing provisions of the Act, the contribution by the employer to the account of an employee in a recognized provident fund exceeding twelve per cent. of salar...

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Budget 2020: TDS on interest paid by co-operative society to members

Enlarging the scope for tax deduction on interest income u/s 194A of the Act Section 194A of the Act governs interest other than interest on securities. Sub-section (1) thereof provides that any person not being individual or HUF who is responsible for paying to a resident any income by way of interest other than income […]...

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Exempting non-resident from filing tax return in certain conditions

Budget 2020-21 Propose to Exempt non-resident from filing of Income-tax return under sub-section (1) of section 139 in certain conditions. Section 115A of the Act provides for the determination of tax for a non-resident whose total income consists of: (a) certain dividend or interest income; (b) royalty or fees for technical services (FTS...

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Budget 2020: Exemptions & deductions phased out in new Income Tax Rate regime

Finance Minister presented the Union Budget 2020 in parliament on 01-02-2020. The budget proposed a new tax regime for the individuals and HUF’s. Under this regime , an option has been given to individuals and HUF to pay tax at lower rates, subject to fulfillment of certain condition wherein one of the condition is that […]...

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Budget 2020: Analysis of Changes in income tax rates for Individuals & HUF

Article analyses Proposed Changes in income tax rates for Individuals & HUF (Section 115BAC) proposed by Budget 2020-21 which will be applicable from Financial Year 2020-21...

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Section 15BAC- New Vs. Old Tax Regime for individuals and HUFs

NEW TAX REGIME [SECTION 115BAC] – In Finance Bill, 2020 a new section 115BAC has been inserted to provide concessional slab rate of tax for individuals and HUFs. Further, this section is optional and option has to be exercised on or before the due date of filing return. However, to avail the benefit of concessional […]...

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DDT – Discontinued Distribution tax!

In yet another bold move after the Ordinance announcements, the Finance Bill, 2020, inter alia, proposes to abolish dividend distribution tax (DDT), thereby, boosting investible funds and higher dividend payouts by corporates. Currently, DDT is payable by domestic companies at the effective rate of 20.56% on the dividends proposed to be p...

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DUAL INCOME TAX SLAB :- A Dillema Resolved

In an attempt towards the Direct tax code (DTC), Our Honourable finance Minister has announced dual slab rate. where Individuals has given option to choose the old slab rate or slab rate as defined in recently announced finance act, Now there are different questions in the minds of Assesses, which slab would be beneficial and […]...

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TCS on remittance under Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS)

It is proposed to provide for tax collection at source (TCS) on remittance under Liberalised Remittance Scheme of Reserve Bank of India exceeding seven lakh rupees....

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No TDS by Mutual Funds on income in the nature of capital gains

NA (04/02/2020)

t under the proposed section 194K, a Mutual Fund shall be required to deduct TDS @ 10% only on dividend payment and no tax shall be required to be deducted by the Mutual Fund on income which is in the nature of capital gains. Necessary clarification, if required, shall be proposed in the relevant provision of the law....

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CBDT to Compile data of taxpayer in whose case appeals are pending

D.O.No.279/Misc./M-10/2020 -ITJ (04/02/2020)

As you are aware the Hon'ble Finance Minister in her Budget Speech on lst  February 2020 announced a new Scheme namely Vivad se Vishwas' wherein a taxpayer in whose case appeals are pending at any level may benefit from this scheme....

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New Income Tax Regime for Individual and HUF- Budget 2020

In line with the options provided to the domestic company and co-operative societies, similar option proposed to individual or HUF upon satisfaction of certain conditions by incretion of new section 115BAC to pay concessional rate of tax on total income as follows: Total Income (Rs.) Rate of Tax Up to 2,50,000 Nil From 2,50,000 to [&helli...

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Budget 2020 – Forgotten welfare of Tax Payers

Hon’ble Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitha Raman has presented a lengthiest Wonderful budget, made navel and result oriented allocations, Proposed Sixteen point formulae for doubling the farmers income is Welcomed by all the citizen of India with praise. The reforms brought for corporate sector also applauded and may also instigate mo...

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Contribution By Employer Exceeding Rs.7.5 Lakhs Is Now Taxable

In this Article, we will discuss about change in Section 17 of Income Tax act related to provident and superannuation fund received by  salaried employees . Employer Contribution in all  3 specified fund including interest earned on same amount ,during Previous Financial Year,  will be taxable in hands of employees  if it is exceeding...

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Removing DDT & taxing dividend in shareholders/unit holders hand

Removing dividend distribution tax (DDT) and moving to classical system of taxing dividend in the hands of shareholders/unit holders. Section 115-O provides that, in addition to the income-tax chargeable in respect of the total income of a domestic company, any amount declared, distributed or paid by way of dividends shall be charged to a...

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Computation of Cost of asset acquired before 1st April, 2001

Rationalization of provisions of section 55 of the Act to compute cost of acquisition The existing provisions of section 55 of the Act provide that for computation of capital gains, an assessee shall be allowed deduction for cost of acquisition of the asset and also cost of improvement, if any. However, for computing capital gains [&helli...

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Changes introduced by Budget 2020 (Finance Bill 2020) for Individuals

The Finance Minister has proposed several changes in respect of taxation of Individual through Finance Bill 2020. Changes are discussed below: New Slab rates for Individuals on cost of removal of exemptions/deduction (Optional Tax Regime Sec 115BAC) The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed a new optional tax regime in the budg...

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20 Googly Balls of Budget 2020 that can take Taxpayer’s wicket

Arjuna: Krishna, the Union Budget for 2020-21 was announced on 1st of February 2020. Various new googly provisions were proposed in the same, kindly please explain which were those? Krishna: Arjuna, In the Union Budget 2020-21, there are certain provisions proposed, those may take the taxpayer’s wicket. While playing a 20-20 cricket mat...

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Income tax Changes, effecting Individual Tax Payer – Budget 2020

This article is aimed at summarizing the various changes in Income tax act which would effect an individual tax payer. New Tax scheme- An option was provided to Individuals and HUF to opt for lower tax rate by foregoing certain exemptions / deductions....

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Govt clarifies on Tax on Income of Indian citizens working Overseas

NA (02/02/2020)

It is clarified that in case of an Indian citizen who becomes deemed resident of India under this proposed provision, income earned outside India by him shall not be taxed in India unless it is derived from an Indian business or profession....

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Residency provisions – 182 days criteria reduced to 120 days

Modification of residency provisions. Sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Act provide for situations in which an individual shall be resident in India in a previous year. Clause (c) thereof provides that the individual shall be Indian resident in a year, if he,- (i) has been in India for an overall period of 365 […]...

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Govt to notify e-scheme for imposing Income tax penalty

it is proposed to insert a new sub-section (2A) in section 274 so as to provide that Central Government may notify an e-scheme for imposing penalty so as to impart greater efficiency, transparency and accountability...

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New Section 285BB- Form 26AS to provide multiple information

Rationalisation of provision relating to Form 26AS Section 203AA of the Act, inter-alia, requires the prescribed income-tax authority or the person authorised by such authority referred to in sub-section (3) of section 200, to prepare and deliver a statement in Form 26AS to every person from whose income, the tax has been deducted or in [...

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Deferring TDS or tax payment on income pertaining to ESOP of start-ups

Deferring TDS or tax payment in respect of income pertaining to Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) of start- ups. ESOPs have been a significant component of the compensation for the employees of start-ups, as it allows the founders and start-ups to employ highly talented employees at a relatively low salary amount with balance being made [...

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Optional Tax rates for Individual & HUF Taxpayers (From AY 2021-22)

By insertion of section 115BAC in the Act, on satisfaction of certain conditions, an individual or HUF shall, from assessment year 2021-22 onwards, have the option to pay tax in respect of the total income at following  rates:-  Total Income (Rs) Rate Upto 2,50,000  Nil From 2,50,001 to 5,00,000  5 % From 5,00,001 to 7,50,000  [&hell...

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Lower Tax Rate for Individuals / HUF- Only a Myth

In Finance Bill, 2020 Honorable Finance Minister has provided an option to Individuals and HUF to opt for lower tax rate by foregoing certain exemptions / deductions. New slab rates under the lower tax option is as below:-...

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New scheme of Income Tax Rates for Individuals & HUF: FAQs

FAQs on new scheme of Income Tax rates introduced in Union Budget 2020-21 / Finance Bill 2020. Q1. When will the new scheme of Income Tax rates be applicable? Ans. The new Scheme will be applicable from Asst Year 2021-22 (i.e. Financial Year 2020-21). Q2. What is the new Scheme of Income Tax rates? Ans. […]...

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Budget 2020: Tax Audit Limit 5 Crore, Return filing date 31st October

Rationalisation of provisions relating to tax audit in certain cases. Under section 44AB of the Act, every person carrying on business is required to get his accounts audited, if his total sales, turnover or gross receipts, in business exceed or exceeds one crore rupees in any previous year. In case of a person carrying on […]...

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New optional Income Tax Slab Rate for Individual / HUF for FY 2020-21

Now, Individual and HUF has option to choose their own tax slab rate! In line with options provided to domestic companies under the Taxation Law Amendment Act, 2019 (TLAA) and proposed to be provided to resident co-operative societies under this Bill, it is also proposed to provide similar option to individual and HUF by insertion [&helli...

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Rates of income-tax for FY 2019-20 / Assessment year 2020-21

Rates of income-tax in respect of income liable to tax for the Assessment year 2020-21 / Financial Year 2019-20 In respect of income of all categories of assessees liable to tax for the assessment year 2020-21, the rates of income-tax have either been specified in specific sections (like section 115BAA or section 115BAB for domestic [&hel...

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Income Tax Calculator for Financial Year 2020-21 / AY 2021-22

Income Tax Calculator in Excel; Format for Financial Year 2020-21 / Assessment Year 2021-22 The Finance Minister has proposed to bring a new and simplified personal income tax regime, wherein income tax rates will be significantly reduced for the individual taxpayers who forego certain deductions and exemptions, however the same is option...

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Budget 2020: DDT proposed to be removed

Union Budget proposed to remove the Dividend Distribution Tax. Currently, companies are required to pay DDT on the dividend paid to its shareholders at the rate of 15% plus applicable surcharge and cess in addition to the tax payable by the company on its profits, the Minister said....

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Increase Income Tax Slab, Section 80C & Section 80TTA deduction

Tax Bar Association made a Pre Budget Memorandum to Finance Minister and requested for increase in Income Tax Slab Rate, Increase Exemption Limit of Income of Minor, Increase Section 44ADA Thrash-hold limit, Increase Section 80C and Section 80TTA limit etc. Text of the Pre Budget Memorandum is as follows:- Dated: January 18, 2020 To Hon...

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Budget 2020- Increase Tax Exemption Slabs / Section 80C Deduction/ Cash Transaction Limit

Punjab Accountants Association hs requested Honourable Union Finance Minister, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman to revise Income-tax Slab for the Financial Year 2020-21, Increase Cash transaction in a day to atleast Rs. 20,000 and to increase section 80C deduction limit to Rs. 2,00,000....

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Income ​​​​​​​Tax Relief required for Middle Class Group

In Budget 2019, Honorable Finance Minister announced that ‘Those having taxable income of up to Rs 5 lakh will not have to pay any tax for FY 2019-20’. An individual who is resident in India and whose taxable income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000 is entitled to claim rebate under section 87A. Rebate is available in […]...

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29 Budget Glossary You must know

Union Budget is the most comprehensive report of the Government's finances in which revenues from all sources and outlays for all activities are consolidated. The Budget also contains estimates of the Government's accounts for the next fiscal year called Budgeted Estimates....

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Fee for delay in filing of Income Tax return w.e.f A.Y 2018-19

Fee for delayed filing of Income Tax Return return under Section 234F of Income Tax Act, 1961 (Applicable w.e.f 01.04.2018 i.e for A.Y 2018-19)...

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Section 80TTB: Rs. 50000 deduction on interest income to senior citizen

New section 80TTB to allow a deduction upto Rs 50,000/- in respect of interest income from deposits held by senior citizens. However, no deduction under section 80TTA shall be allowed in these cases....

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Long term capital gain Tax on share – Understanding with illustrations

The new budget which was introduced by Mr Jaitley saw the reintroduction of tax on Long term capital gain @10% with certain restrictions. The pivotal part of this restriction can be entirely put into one word i.e GRANDFATHERING as on 31st January 2018 , which certainly is inspired by tweets of Mr Shashi tharoor considering the usage of su...

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Section 80DDB Enhanced deduction to senior citizens for medical treatment

Section 80DDB of the Act, inter-alia, provide that a deduction is available to an individual and Hindu undivided family with regard to amount paid for medical treatment of specified diseases in respect of very senior citizen upto Rs 80,000/-...

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Income Tax Rates for financial year 2018-19 / AY 2019-20

Rates of income-tax for financial year 2018-19 or Assessment Year 2019-20 A. Income Tax Rates for financial year 2018-19  for Individual below the Age of Sixty Years, Hindu undivided family, association of persons, body of individuals, artificial juridical person are as under-  Upto Rs. 2,50,000 Nil. Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 5 per c...

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Sec. 80D Deductions for senior citizens raised to Rs. 50000

Section 80D, inter-alia, provides that a deduction upto Rs 30,000/- shall be allowed to an assessee, being an individual or a Hindu undivided family, in respect of payments towards annual premium on health insurance policy...

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Tax on long-term capital gains on sale of listed equity shares or equity oriented fund or a unit of business trust

A new section 112A in the Act to provide that long term capital gains arising from transfer of a long term capital asset being an equity share in a company or a unit of an equity oriented fund or a unit of a business trust shall be taxed at 10 per cent. of such capital gains exceeding one lakh rupees ....

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Rs 40,000 Standard deduction on salary income

It is proposed to allow a standard deduction upto Rs 40,000/- or the amount of salary received, whichever is less. Consequently the present exemption in respect of Transport Allowance (except in case of differently abled persons) and reimbursement of medical expenses is proposed to be withdrawn....

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Addition of income appearing in Form 26AS ,16A, 16 but not included in returned Income

Clause (a) of the said sub-section provides that at the time of processing of return, the total income or loss shall be computed after making the adjustments specified in sub-clauses (i) to (vi) thereof....

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Tax-free withdrawal from NPS to non-employee subscribers

Under the existing provisions of the clause (12A) of section 10 of the Act, an employee contributing to the NPS is allowed an exemption in respect of 40% of the total amount payable to him on closure of his account or on his opting out....

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No adjustment if variation between stamp duty value & sale consideration not exceeds 5%

Rationalization of section 43CA, section 50C and section 56. At present, while taxing income from capital gains (section 50C), business profits (section 43CA) and other sources (section 56) arising out of transactions in immovable property, the sale consideration or stamp duty value, whichever is higher is adopted. The difference is taxed...

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Section 54EC only on Land & Building Transfer: Investment period 5 Years

It is proposed to amend the section 54EC so as to provide that capital gain arising from the transfer of a long-term capital asset, being land or building or both, invested in the long-term specified asset at any time within a period of six months after the date of such transfer, the capital gain shall not be charged to tax subject to cer...

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Budget Highlights: Aam Adami Perspective

Rate of tax for all assessee Individual reduced from 10% to 5% in slab of Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs. 5,00,000. Introduction of Surcharge at 10% for assessee having income between Rs. 50 lacs to Rs. 1 Crore. Simplified form for filing income tax return to be announced which will be a one-page form only....

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Budget 2017- New Benefits announced for NPS Subscribers

Existing provision of section 10(12A)of the Income Tax Act, 1961 provides that payment from National Pension System (NPS) to a subscriber on closurer of his account or opting out shall be exempt up to 40% of total corpus at time of withdrawal . ...

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Threshold limit for maintaining books of accounts for Individual / HUF

It is proposed to amend the provisions of section 44AA to increase monetary limits of income and total sales or turn over or gross receipts, etc specified in said clauses for maintenance of books of accounts from one lakh twenty thousand rupees to two lakh fifty thousand rupees and from ten lakh rupees to twenty-five lakh rupees...

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5 Budget 2017 Amendments you should know

This may affect very severely to jewelers, builders, purchase of agricultural produce. Unless, some categories are specifically exempted by Government by Notification. One important point being ‘one event or one occasion’ is covered. Thus, for marriage function, if payment is made in parts also to e.g. Caterer, exceeding Rs 3 lacs, it...

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Budget 2017 proposes penalty on cash receipt exceeding Rs. 3 Lakh

In India, the quantum of domestic black money is huge which adversely affects the revenue of the Government creating a resource crunch for its various welfare programmes. Black money is generally transacted in cash and large amount of unaccounted wealth is stored and used in form of cash....

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Tax Rate 5% for individual income between Rs 2.5 to Rs 5 lakh

FM reduced rate of taxation from existing 10 per cent to 5 per cent for individual assesses between income of Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs. This would reduce tax liability of all persons below Rs 5 lakh income either to zero (with rebate) or 50 per cent of their existing liability....

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Budget restricts set-off of loss from House property to Rs. 2 Lakh

It is proposed to insert sub-section (3A) in section 71 to provide that set-off of loss under the head Income from house property"against any other head of income shall be restricted to two lakh rupees for any assessment year....

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No Section 10(38) exemption in case of no STT on acquisition

With a view to prevent this abuse, it is proposed to amend section 10(38) to provide that exemption under this section for income arising on transfer of equity share acquired or on after 1st day of October, 2004 shall be available only if the acquisition of share is chargeable to Securities Transactions Tax under Chapter VII of the Financ...

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FM Relaxes Income Tax Requirements for small businesses

Presumptive income scheme for audit of entities raised from Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 2 crore; Threshold for maintenance of books for individuals and HUF more than doubled. Individual Insurance agents earning below taxable limit to be exempted from 5% TDS off commission after filing self-declaration...

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Shifting base year from 1981 to 2001 for capital gain computation

In order to revise the base year for computation of capital gains, it is proposed to amend section 55 of the Act so as to provide that the cost of acquisition of an asset acquired before 01.04.2001 shall be allowed to be taken as fair market value as on 1st April, 2001 and the cost of improvement shall include only those capital expenses ...

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Immovable property held for 2 Years to be considered Long Term capital asset

It is proposed to amend section 2 (42A) of the Act so as to reduce the period of holding from the existing 36 months to 24 months in case of immovable property, being land or building or both, to qualify as long term capital asset....

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Income-tax Rates for income liable to tax for A.Y. 2018-19

In respect of income of all categories of assessees liable to tax for the assessment year 2017-18, 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, 2016 as amended by the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act,...

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Income Tax Rate Chart for Financial Year 2017-18

CA Vinay Lunkad S Is it worthwhile to continue the business as a Partnership Firm / LLP or to run as a corporate , since the later one enjoys the benefit of paying tax @ lesser rate by 5% , the intention of the Government seems to be give more benefits to a much organised […]...

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Section 80CCG deduction to be discontinued from A.Y. 2018-19

Under the existing provisions of section 80CCG, deduction for three consecutive assessment years is allowed upto Rs. 25,000 to a resident individual for investment made in listed equity shares or listed units of an equity oriented fund subject to fulfilment of certain conditions....

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Budget 2017-18 – Expectations of a salaried person

Yes. Its that time of the year again when the common man, the salaried person looks out to what’s in store for them – concessions, rebates. The Union Budget for the next fiscal shall be announced early this year on February 1, 2017 and the common man awaits....

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Top 4 Expectations of Common Man from Union Budget 2017

Since common man is directly affected by the income tax provisions every budget raises expectation levels of common man on this front. What the common man is expecting from finance minister this time? ...

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File Tax Return for exempt Income if exceeds basic exemption limit

Existing provisions of sub-section (1) of section 139 provide that every person referred to therein shall file a return of income on or before the due date. The sixth proviso to the said section provides that every person, being an individual or Hindu undivided family or an association of person or a body of individual...

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A common mans’s View on Budget 2016

Overview of Budget Overall the budget is not a ground-breaking one but more of a steadying hand at the Indian fiscal wheel and an exercise in fiscal discipline. The FM as usual stuck a positive note saying that CPI inflation has come down to 5.4% from 9+ and said it is a huge relief to […]...

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Budget 2016 impact on deduction for rent paid (Section 80GG)

In order to provide relief to the individual tax payers, it is proposed to amend section 80GG so as to increase the maximum limit of deduction from existing Rs. 2000 per month to Rs. 5000 per month. This section allows an individual a deduction in respect of house rent paid for his own residence. Such […]...

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Budget 2016: No change in existing tax treatment of PPF

There is no change in the existing tax treatment of Public Provident Fund (PPF). Currently there is no monetary ceilings on the employer contribution under EPF with only ceiling being that it would be 12% of the salary of the employee member. Similarly, there is no monetary ceiling on the employer contribution under NPS, except that it wo...

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Are salaried people second class citizens of the country?

So the finance Minister has ultimately decided to give level playing field in respect of pension products and has proposed withdrawal from employee provident fund balance, created with employee’s contribution made after 1st April 2016, taxable to the extent of 60% and 40% exempt. In my opinion these provisions have either been drafted i...

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8 Changes in Personal Taxes by Union Budget 2016-17

There has been no change in personal tax rates. The basic exemption limit continues at Rs.2.50 lacs. Tax Rebate of Rs. 2000 available to small tax payers under Section 87A has been increased from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 5,000. This will benefit about around 2 crore marginal tax payers....

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Beneficial provisions of Budget 2016 for Individual tax payers

The Finance Minister has presented his third budget in parliament toady containing various direct and indirect tax proposals. In this article I intend to discuss some of the proposals which are beneficial to individual tax payers. Please note that at present these are only proposal until are passed by the parliament....

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Budget 2016: Cheaper & Dearer? ; Key takeaways for individual taxpayers

Budget 2016 takeaways for individual taxpayers  Here is a quick list of major announcements made that will affect our pocket. 1. INCREASE IN TAX REBATE: Those earning below Rs 5lakhs to save an additional Rs 3,000 in taxes. Tax rebate under Section 87A has been raised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000. Effectively, this means […]...

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Increase in time period for acquisition/ construction of house property for Interest Claim

Increase in time period for acquisition or construction of self-occupied house property for claiming deduction of interest The existing provision of Clause (b) of section 24 provides that interest payable on capital borrowed for acquisition or construction of a house property shall be deducted while computing income from house property. T...

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Income Tax Slabs for FY 2016-17 / AY 2017-18

Income Tax Slab 2017-18: Income Tax Slabs / Rate Chart for Assessment Year 2017-18 / F.Y. 2016-17 for Individual HUF AOP BOI Partnership Firms LLP Companies...

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Section 87A Rebate Limit Raised to Rs. 5000

#Budget 2016- Rationalization of limit of rebate in income-tax allowable under Section 87A The existing provisions of section 87A of Income-tax Act, provide for a rebate of an amount equal to hundred per cent of such income-tax or an amount of two thousand rupees, whichever is less, from the amount of income-tax to an individual […...

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Deduction Limit U/s. 80GG for Rent raised to Rs. 5000 Per Month

#Budget 2016- Rationalization of limit of deduction allowable in respect of rents paid under Section 80GG The existing provisions of Section 80GG provide for a deduction of any expenditure incurred by an individual in excess of ten per cent of his total income towards payment of rent in respect of any furnished or unfurnished accommodatio...

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5 Wishes of Common Man from Budget 2016

1. Re-introduction of Standard deduction to Salaried and pensioners 2. Enhancement of Tax rebate under section 80D 3. Enhancement of Basic Tax free Exemption limit 4. Amendment required in Section 40A(3)/40A(3A) 5. Amendment of Section 234E...

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7 Expectation of Salaried Class from Union Budget 2016

After a seemingly endless amount of time, the salaried class seeks after a 'typical man cordial' Budget that may oversee family unit spending plans, regardless of expansion. Key procurements in direct duties that might be taken a gander at in this Budget, especially for the salaried class of people, are the following:...

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Pre Budget Expectation in CA Industry

Union Budget 2016 is likely to focus more on rural spending, defense and housing. According to my opinion Some proposed Direct Tax Changes should be : Tax on Companies/ Firms/LLPs: Corporate Tax rate to be reduced to 25% from the current 30%. Further the same should be inclusive of surcharge and education cess....

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Top 10 Wishes of Common Man from Budget 2016

1. Re-introduction of Standard Deduction to Salaried / Pensioner Income Tax Payees. 2. Enhancement of deduction u/s 80C to Income Tax Payees from present Rs.1-50 lac / Rs.2.00 lac to Rs.3-00 lac, if not Rs.5-00 lac a year. 3. Enhancement of deduction u/s 24 to Income Tax Payees from present Rs.2-00 lac to Rs.3-00, if not Rs.5-00 lac a yea...

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6 Expectation of Salaried Class from Union Budget 2016

The reimbursement of medical expenses upto Rs.15000/- in a F. Y. is exempted since F. Y.1997-98. Although the cost of medical treatment is increasing day by day, the Govt .has not increased the limit in 18 years....

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Budget 2016: Expectations from the Finance Minister

Raising the limit for eligible deduction under Section 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD- Presently the Section 80 CCE provides for a cap of Rs. 1.50 lacs for deduction available under Section 80C, 80CCC and 80 CCD(1) taken together. The present limit of Rs. 1.50 lacs was raised from Rs. 1 lacs in the budget of 2014. The erstwhile limit of Rs. 1 lacs ...

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