Income Tax New Slab Rate 2020-21 | India Ka Budget 2020-21

Income Tax New Slab Rate 2020-21

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a symbolic cut in the tax rates for the salaried class in her Budget speech, provided they forgo existing exemptions. This also attendant in a new tax regime where the taxpayer has the option of taking new rates without exemptions or sticking to old rates with exemptions. New income tax slabs & rates for assessment description is below.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said this was to simplify the tax regime which was riddled with multiple exemptions and needed taxpayers to take the help of the professionals.

As per the new tax rates, income under Rs 5 Lakhs per annum will remain untaxable as it was earlier. Means No Tax Charge Upto 5 Lakhs. She Said That those earning between Rs 5 – Rs 7.5 lakhs per annum will now pay 10% tax on their incomes which were earlier 20%. The Finance Minister proposed a cut of 5% from the existing 20% for those earning between Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh per annum Now They will have to pay 15% tax. Sitharaman announced that those earning between Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 12.5 lakhs per annum will now have to pay 20% tax. Earlier it was 30 %.

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The new tax rate relevant to those earning in the range of Rs 12.5 lakh per annum to Rs 15 lakh per annum will be liable to pay tax at the rate of 25%. As per the new Income tax Rate regime, 30% tax will be charged on salaries above Rs 15 lakh per annum.

New income tax rates for assessment year 2021-22

1. New income tax rate regime: 10% tax for income between Rs 5 and Rs 7.5 lakh

2. New income tax rate regime: 15% tax for income between 7.5 lakh and 10 lakh

3. New income tax rate regime: 20% tax for income between 10 lakh and 12.5 lakh

4. New income tax rate regime: 25% tax for income between 12.5 lakh and 15 lakh

5. New income tax rate regime: 30% tax for income above 15 lakh

The new rates will apply to only those individuals who abdicate certain exemptions and deductions.

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the proposal for the new tax regime will lead to a revenue sacrifice of Rs 40,000 crore per annum for the government. She also said that the government has initiated measures to prefill the income tax return so that an individual, who opts for the new regime, would need no assistance from an experienced to file his return and pay income tax.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said there are at least 100 tax exemptions in the existing tax regime, which will be reduced by 70 under the new tax regime. The remaining exemptions will be reviewed and examined in due course, she said.  Union Budget 2020-21 also modification to exemptions which allowed “individuals, who are actually carrying out substantial economic activities from India, manage their period of stay in India,” so as not to announce their global income in India.

amid the fiscal decline, it was conventional that the government would cut tax rates for the salaried class to increase consumer spending and boost the domestic consumption of goods.

New Slabs & Rates : 2020-21 (AY 2021-22)

Income Tax Slabs & Rates for Individual Tax Payers & HUF (Less Than 60 Years Old) for FY 2019-20

Slabs Tax Rate for Individual & HUF Below the Age Of 60 Years
Up to ₹2,50,000* Nil
₹2,50,001 to ₹5,00,000 5% of total income exceeding ₹2,50,000
₹5,00,001 to ₹10,00,000 ₹12,500 + 20% of total income exceeding ₹5,00,000
Above ₹10,00,000 ₹1,12,500 + 30% of total income exceeding ₹10,00,000

Note : An additional 4% Health & education cess will be applicable on the tax amount calculated as above.

Income Tax Slabs for Senior Citizens (60 Years Old Or More but Less than 80 Years Old) for FY 2019-20

Slabs Tax Rate for Senior cetizens aged 60 Years But Less than 80 Years
Income up to Rs 3,00,000* No tax
Income from Rs 3,00,000 – Rs 5,00,000 5%
Income from Rs 5,00,000 – 10,00,000 20%
Income more than Rs 10,00,000 30%

Note : An additional 4% Health & education cess will be applicable on the tax amount calculated as above.

Slabs for Super Senior Citizens(80 Years Old Or More) for FY 2019-20

Slabs Tax Rate for Super Senior Citizens (Aged 80 Years And Above)
Income up to Rs 5,00,000* No tax
Income from Rs 5,00,000 – 10,00,000 20%
Income more than Rs 10,00,000 30%

Note : An additional 4% Health & education cess will be applicable on the tax amount calculated as above.

Slabs for Domestic Companies for FY 2019-20

Turnover Particulars Tax Rate
Gross turnover upto 400 Cr. in the FY 2017-18 25%
Gross turnover exceeding 400 Cr. in the FY 2017-18 30%
Where the company opted for Section 115BA 25%
GWhere the company opted for Section 115BAA 22%
Where the company opted for Section 115BAB 15%

In addition cess and surcharge is levied as follows:

Cess: 4% of corporate tax

Surcharge applicable:

Income Limit Surcharge Rate on the amount of income tax
Net income exceeds Rs.1 Crore but doesn’t exceed Rs.10 Crore 7%
Net income exceeds Rs.10 Crore 12%

However, the rate of surcharge in case of a company opting for taxability under Section 115BAA or Section 115BAB shall be 10% irrespective of amount of total income.

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