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Eligible instruments for the purpose of Section 80C are tax-saving fixed deposits, Senior Citizens’ Saving Scheme, NSC, etc. You can also claim a deduction of up to Rs 50,000 towards medical expenses under Section 80D.
Different sections under the Income-Tax Act correspond to different savings or expenses, some of which are eligible for tax deductions and could be a great way to show that you are actually out of the taxable bracket. Here are 8 such deductions.
For the home loan taken, the interest paid to the bank can be claimed as a deduction for a maximum of Rs 2 lakh under section 24. Further, the principal component also offers tax benefit under section 80C.
After notifying the income tax return forms for FY 2019-20, which reduced the number of individuals who can file the ITR-1, CBDT has now rolled back such restrictions. Here's a look at who can file a tax return using ITR-1 for FY 2019-20.
Long term capital gains accrued from selling equity shares and equity-oriented mutual funds are exempt from tax for maximum up to Rs 1 lakh in a financial year. The gains in excess of Rs 1 lakh are chargeable at the rate of flat 10 percent.
According to income tax laws, a taxpayer gets 120 days from the date of filing an income tax return (ITR) to verify his/her tax return. The deadline to file ITR for FY 2018-19 was August 31, 2019, makes December 31, deadline to verify the ITR.
Based on a clarification received from IRDAI, it is hereby clarified that annuity payable by ASPs NRIs and OCIs will be taxed at source, at rates applicable as per the DTAA of the country where the annuitant resided.
You can optimise tax by rejigging your income and investments. In this taxpayer's case, there is scope for further tax reduction if he makes use of all the deductions available. For instance, he should invest in NPS on his own too.
A house property is ‘self-occupied’ when the owner or family members use it for residential purpose. It could be termed ‘self-occupied’ even where the house was not occupied throughout the year due to owner’s employment at another place.
The contribution from your employer will be exempt up to 10% of basic salary + dearness allowance for deduction under Section 80CCD(2). There is no upper limit (in terms of amount) on this tax deduction and it is available only to employees.
An individual is required to pay tax either short term capital gains or long term capital gains accrued due to selling of financial assets such as mutual funds and physical assets such as gold. If you have sold gold, you are liable to pay tax.
According to the CBDT notification, an individual is required to deposit the tax deducted within 30 days from the end of the month in which the deduction was made. The tax must be deposited along with a challan-cum-statement in Form 26QD.
Not only should you ask your employer for the NPS benefit, but you should also invest in the scheme on your own. You can reduce your tax outgo significantly. Hence in this way, you can optimise your tax by rejigging your income and investments.
Under Section 80TTA, you can claim a deduction of up to Rs 10,000 on savings bank/post office deposits. Interest earned on post office RD and NSC is eligible for exemption under Section 80C within the overall limit of Rs 1.5 lakh in the years.
According to the provisions of Rule 21A(1)(c), an individual will be eligible to claim relief under Section 89 in respect of compensation received by him in connection with the termination of his employment.
A big tax break will come your way if you opt for the NPS benefit offered by your company. Under Section 80CCD(2), up to 10 % of the basic salary put in NPS is tax-deductible. ET wealth tells how you can optimise your tax by rejigging your income.
The Akhilesh Ranjan taskforce, set up to suggest an overhaul of the Income Tax Act, has also recommended sweeping changes in the tax slabs. It submitted its report on the new Direct Taxes Code to the government in August.
Income tax is a tax levied directly by the central government on the incomes earned by the individuals and other non-individual entities such as Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), partnership firm and so on during a financial year. These various sources of income include salary, pension, capital gains, sale of financial investments, interest income, other incomes and so on.
Unlike the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council where the Union Finance Minister and State Finance Ministers decide the rates, the income tax rates are announced by the Finance Minister during the year’s Union Budget.
The rate at which your total income earned during the year will be taxed depends on the slab in which your income falls. Over and above the income tax, a cess and surcharge is levied. The cess is payable by all taxpayers. For those earning more than Rs 50 lakh a year, a surcharge is levied between 10 percent and 37 percent.
The total income earned by a taxpayer during a financial year has to be reported to the government in the assessment year by filing income tax return (ITR filing).
Financial year is the year in which income is earned by a taxpayer; a financial year is between April 1 and March 31. Assessment year is the year immediately following the financial year for which the return is to be filed.
Income earned from various sources such as salary, pension, interest from fixed deposits (FDs), savings account, capital gains from sale of house, equity mutual funds, debt mutual funds and so on have to be reported in ITR.
1. What is the basic exemption limit for individuals aged below 60 years? According to income tax laws, it is mandatory to file ITR if your income exceeds the basic exemption level. The basic exemption level depends on the age of the individual during the financial year.
Currently, for individuals below 60 years of age, the maximum income exempt from tax is Rs 2.5 lakh in a financial year. This can change depending on the announcements made in the Union Budget.
2. What are the tax rates at which income is charged? The income tax slab rates are 5 percent, 20 percent, and 30 percent.
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3. How to file income tax return An individual can file income tax return by registering himself on the incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in or via private e-filing websites.
4. What is the difference between gross total income and net total income? Gross total income refers to the total income earned by the taxpayer. Income tax laws allow an individual to claim certain tax-exemptions (such as house rent allowance) and deductions under various sections such as section 80C for investments made in Public Provident Fund, equity mutual funds etc. of up to Rs 1.5 lakh.
Gross total income minus tax-exemptions and deductions would result in net total income. The tax liability of the person will be calculated on the net total income.
5. What is the last date to file income tax return? The last date to file income tax return for individuals is July 31, unless extended by the government.