What’s new in the new income tax regime
1) Basic exemption limit is hiked from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh
2) Rebate under section 87A has been hiked from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh
3) The income tax slabs under the new income tax regime will be as follows:
- Up to Rs 3 lakh – 0% tax
- Between Rs 3 and 6 lakh – 5% tax
- Between Rs 6 and 9 lakh – 10% tax
- Between Rs 9 lakh and Rs 12 lakh – 15% tax
- Between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 15 lakh – 20% tax
- Above Rs 15 lakh above – 30% tax
4) Individuals with income of Rs 15.5 lakh and above have been made eligible for standard deduction of Rs 52,500 in new tax regime in Budget 2023.
5) Further, the new income tax regime becomes default tax regime. However, the individuals will have an option to continue with the old income tax regime
Income of Rs 0-3 lakh is nil.
Income above Rs 3 lakh and up to Rs 5 lakh to be taxed at 5 per cent
Income of above Rs 6 lakh and up to Rs 9 lakh to be taxed at 10 per cent
Income above Rs 12 lakh and up to Rs 15 lakh to be taxed at 20 per cent
Income above Rs 15 lakh to be taxed at Rs 30 per cent
Sitharaman announced a one-time small savings scheme ‘Mahila Samman Saving Certificate’. It will be available for two years. The interest rate has been fixed at 7.5 per cent per annum. The maximum investment limit will be Rs 2 lakh. A partial withdrawal option will also be available.
For business establishments required to have Permanent Account Number (PAN), it will be used as a common identifier for all digital systems of specified government agencies, announced Sitharaman in Budget 2023.
“The Finance Minister has provided a shot in the arm for smaller taxpayers by increasing rebates and ensuring that there is no income tax levied up to Rs 7 lakh in income. In addition, the revised tax slabs under the new tax regime and the extension of the standard deduction will ensure that the salaries class will have a little more cash in hand this coming year to fuel consumption and or investments in India,” said Pallav Pradyumn Narang, Partner, CNK, a chartered accountants firm.
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New Income Tax Slab LIVE Updates: The Finance Minister has provided a shot in the arm for smaller taxpayers by increasing rebates and ensuring that there is no income tax levied up to 7 lakh rupees in income. In addition, the revised tax slabs under the new tax regime and the extension of the standard deduction will ensure that the salaries class will have a little more cash in hand this coming year to fuel consumption and or investments in India.
– Pallav Pradyumn Narang, Partner, CNK
New income tax slab LIVE Updates: New tax regime will be default now
From April 1, 2023, the new income tax regime will be your default tax regime. If you want to opt old tax regime, you have to separately choose it at the beginning of the financial year.
New Income Tax Slab LIVE Updates: With regards to personal taxation, the Finance Minister proposed the new tax regime as the default system, with no tax applicable for income up to Rs 7 lakh. The basic tax slabs have been revised, providing some relief to taxpayers, and the highest surcharge rate has been reduced to 25 per cent from 37 per cent, offering substantial relief to ultra HNIs. However, the highest tax rate remains unchanged at 30 per cent for income above Rs. 15 lakhs, providing those with income between Rs 15 lakhs and Rs 2 crores with insignificant benefits.
– Ankit Jain, Partner, Ved Jain & Associates
New Income Tax Slab Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Know about new income tax slab
– Basic exemption limit is hiked from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh
– Rebate under section 87A has been hiked from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh
– The income tax slabs under the new income tax regime will be as follows:
a) Rs 0 to Rs 3 lakh – 0% tax
b) Rs 3 to 6 lakh – 5% tax
c) Rs 6 to 9 lakh – 10% tax
d) Rs 9 lakh to Rs 12 lakh – 15% tax
e) Rs 12 lakh to Rs 15 lakh – 20% tax
f) Above Rs 15 lakh above – 30% tax
– Individuals with income of Rs 15.5 lakh and above have been made eligible for standard deduction of Rs 52,500 in new tax regime in Budget 2023.
– Further, the new income tax regime becomes default tax regime. However, the individuals will have an option to continue with the old income tax regime
New Income Tax Slab Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Standard deduction hiked to Rs 52,500 in new tax regime
Individuals with income of Rs 15.5 lakh and above are eligible for standard deduction of Rs 52,500 in new tax regime. Currently, the standard deduction is Rs 50,000 in old regime and max deduction for professional tax is Rs 2,500.
New Income Tax Slabs Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Big relief for taxpayers
An individual with annual income of Rs 9 lakh will have to pay only Rs 45,000, says FM
New Income Tax Slabs Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Highest surcharge reduced
“I propose to reduce the highest surcharge rate from 37 per cent to 25 per cent in the new tax regime, announces Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
New Income Tax Slab Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: What are the new income tax slabs under new tax regime?
- up to Rs 3 lakh: NIL
- Rs 3 lakh- Rs 6 lakh: 5%
- Rs 6 lakh-Rs 9 lakh: 10%
- Rs 9 lakh-Rs 12 lakh: 15%
- Rs 12 lakh- Rs 15 lakh: 20%
- Over Rs 15 lakh: 30%
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: The rebate under section 87A of new income regime hiked to Rs 7 lakh, says FM
Income Tax Slabs Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: New scheme for women
The maximum investment limit under ‘Mahila Samman Saving Certificate’ will be Rs 2 lakh. A partial withdrawal option will also be available.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: FM announces new savings scheme for women
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a one-time small savings scheme ‘Mahila Samman Saving Certificate’. It will be available for two years. The interest rate has been fixed at 7.5 per cent per annum.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Investment limit of Senior Citizen Savings Scheme increased
Senior Citizen Savings Scheme: Maximum investment limit increased from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 30 lakh, announces FM
Income Tax Budget 2023: If income tax relief is given in new tax regime will old tax regime continue?
Income Tax in Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Soon, you will be able to update address, identity proof easily via DigiLocker
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: PAN to be used as common business ID
For business establishments required to have Permanent Account Number (PAN), it will be used as a common identifier for all digital systems of specified government agencies, announces Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget 2023.
Digilocker will be the one stop KYC maintenance system for individuals: FM
We look forward to more first time home buyers having access to affordable housing by availing credit link subsidy scheme benefits, if the government revises the cap further upwards in the metro cities. The government should introduce tax sops for first-time homebuyers.
– Samyak Jain, Director, Siddha Group
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Govt won’t give any concession to salaried people, says Congress
“We don’t think the govt is giving any concession to salaried people. They are announcing the budget only for eyewash schemes. They did the same in previous budgets. This time, focussing on 2024 elections, some schemes and reliefs may be announced,” said K Suresh, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: What first-time homebuyers want from Budget 2023
“The government should introduce tax sops for first-time homebuyers and re-introducing GST with an input tax credit on under-construction properties that will reduce property rates thereby generating demand among homebuyers,” he added.
There should be some tax concessions for first-time homebuyers and re-introducing GST with an input tax credit for under-construction properties that will generate demand among homebuyers.
– Samyak Doshi, Director, Bhoomi Group.
It is important to increase the tax subsidy on housing loans for both the principal and interest from its historical level of Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1.5 lakh. An increase in an existing tax deduction for home loans will offset the increased EMI burden and leave some surplus to spend and boost the Indian economy
– Shrikant Shrivastava, chief risk officer, of IMGC (India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation)
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Income tax deductions homebuyers get now
Currently, homebuyers can claim an income tax deduction on the interest paid on their home loan under Section 24 (b) of the Income-tax Act, 1961. The maximum amount of deduction that can be claimed is Rs 2 lakh per financial year for a self-occupied property. Homebuyers can also claim income tax deductions on the principal repayment of their home loan under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. The maximum amount of deduction that can be claimed is Rs 1.5 lakh per financial year. However, various deductions for other investments such as Public Provident Fund (PPF), equity-linked savings schemes (ELSS), life insurance premiums, and Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme are clubbed under Section 80C of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Higher tax deduction for home loans
“While on the residential side, the rising interest rates are slowing demand in the affordable and mid segments, the limit in the tax deduction on interest paid should be increased from the current Rs 2 lakh to about Rs 3-4 lakh in case of self-occupied property and to be allowed without any limit in case of let out property. A hike in interest deduction will encourage the homebuyers to invest in the real estate and increase the demand in the market,” said Colliers India.
India’s per capita income has doubled to Rs 1.97 lakh: FM
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: What can Budget do for real estate sector?
“One possible way the Budget can intervene is by revising the price bandwidths for homes that qualify as affordable housing, as per the specific market dynamics of different cities,” says Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Group. “The size of units that qualify for various affordable housing benefits is currently 60 sq. m. on carpet area. While this is appropriate, the uniform price band of up to Rs 45 lakh for affordable housing is not aligned with the market realities of most major cities.”Rs 45 lakh or below is far too low in a city like Mumbai, where it should be increased to INR 85 lakh or more. In other major cities, the price band should be increased to Rs 60-65 lakh. This would result in more homes qualifying as affordable housing, enabling many more homebuyers to avail benefits such as reduced GST at 1 per cent without ITC, and other government subsidies, he added.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Will Budget give deduction for car, home insurance?
Budget should provide deduction for car, home and personal accident cover, say experts. “Currently, deduction under section 80C of the Income-tax Act is available for life insurance premium and a deduction under section 80D of the Income-tax Act is available for health insurance premiums. No such deduction for premium is available in case of travel insurance, home insurance or personal accident insurance policy. Deduction for insurance premium will encourage people to secure their assets like car, home, etc. and avail personal accident cover. This will aid in financial protection and secure the policyholder from any financial losses that may arise due to unforeseen events,” said ASSOCHAM.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman starts presenting Union Budget 2023
Income Tax LIVE Updates: Extend benefits of section 80TTB to National Savings Certificate for senior citizens, says ICAI
“The Finance Act 2018 inserted a new section 80TTB so as to allow a deduction up to Rs 50,000 in respect of interest income on deposits made by senior citizens. The aforesaid new section, inter alia, provides that where the gross total income of an assessee, being a senior citizen, includes any income by way of interest on deposits with a banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act) or a cooperative society engaged in the business of banking (including a cooperative land mortgage bank or a cooperative land development bank) or a Post Office as defined in clause (k) of section 2 of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898, a deduction of an amount up to Rs 50,000 shall be allowed. This amendment will greatly benefit the senior citizens whose main source of income is generally from interest income. It is pertinent to mention that another main source of income for senior citizens is interest income on National Savings Certificate which can be purchased from Post Offices in India. In order to extend the benefit of provisions of section 80TTB to senior citizens, it is recommended that interest income arising to Senior Citizens on National savings Certificate may also be included within the ambit of section 80TTB,” suggests ICAI.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Here’s how Budget 2023 may change LTCG, STCG on stocks, mutual funds, gold and property
Read how Budget 2023 may change LTCG, STCG on stocks, mutual funds, gold and property
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Why Budget 2023 should simplify capital gains tax
Explaining why Budget 2023 should simplify capital gains tax, Srivatsan, Tax Leader, Nangia Andersen LLP said, “Many startups redomiciling to India and investors across the board have made representations on capital gains regime to be on par with global regimes. The Budget could simplify the capital gains regime, removing distinctions across debt and equity and also across the short-term and long-term.”
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: What is capital gains tax?
Under the income tax law, gains arising on the transfer of capital assets — both movable and immovable — are charged to tax under the head ‘capital gains’. The tax rate is different for different asset classes. The income is classified as short or long-term capital gains and taxed accordingly depending on the period of holding.
Economic and commercial rationale dictates that the set-off of all capital losses (particularly long-term capital loss against short-term capital gains) be allowed seamlessly. Finally, the introduction of a single and simpler tax return for assessees (resident & non-residents) earning only capital gains/ dividend/ interest income would go a long way in easing filing challenges
– Rohinton Sidhwa, Partner, Deloitte
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Will Budget simplify capital gains tax?
The Budget should bring in a simpler income tax return form for assesses having only capital gains or dividend or interest income, along with simplification of the capital gains tax regime, experts said.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Will govt increase standard deduction in Budget 2023?
At present, a deduction of Rs 50,000 as standard deduction is provided to every employee irrespective of their cost to company (CTC). On the other hand, Section 80C provides deductions on various investments up to Rs 1.5 lakh per year from one’s taxable income. Experts thinks that government should look at increasing the standard deduction limit, considering the increase in cost of living and inflation.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: What to expect today
10am: Cabinet meet
11am: Budget speech by FM Nirmala Sitharaman
3pm: FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s post-budget press briefing
Today is an important day for the Government. They bring the first budget where the pangs of COVID look behind us. The challenges of the global recession loom, but the Indian growth story is looking to grow strong. The Government would aim to bring in policies to make this growth story a reality. The middle class and salaried look towards some tax relief. We are hoping that some benefits will be available for them.
– Ankit Jain, Partner, Ved Jain & Associates
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: What insurance sector wants from Budget 2023
What the insurance sector wants from Budget 2023
-Tax exemption limit under sections 80C and 8CCC to be increased from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh
-No GST for protection plan, to increase the penetration and reach the under-insured in rural areas and among the urban poor
-Increase the limit of section 80D from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 for those below the age of 60
-Make pension proceeds for insurance policy tax free.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to present the Union Budget 2023 at 11am today
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Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: MoS Finance Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad offers prayers ahead of the presentation of Union Budget 2023
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Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present Union Budget 2023 at 11 am on February 1, 2023
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Proposed changes under historical tax regime by expert
Proposed changes under historical tax regime by Tapati Ghose, Partner, Deloitte
-Up to Rs 2.5 lakh: NIL
-Rs 2.5-5 lakh: 5%
-Rs 5-10 lakh: 20%
-Rs 10-20 lakh: 20%
-Above Rs 20 lakh: 25%
Applicable surcharge and educational cess will be levied on the above
Income Tax Slabs Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Proposed slab rate under new regime by experts
Up to Rs 2.5 lakh – NIL
Rs 2.5 lakh-5 lakh – 5%
Rs 5-7.5 lakh – 10%
Rs 7.5 lakh-10 lakh – 15%
Rs 10-12.5 lakh – 20%
Rs 12.5-15 lakh – 20%
Rs 15-20 lakh – 20%
Above Rs 20 lakh – 25%
Income Tax Slabs Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Why FM should rejig income tax slabs in Budget 2023
“The tax rate for individuals has not been changed since the FY2017-18 (new tax regime bought in FY2020-21). Hence, to give more purchasing power to individuals and some relief to the employed taxpayers, the highest tax rate of 30 percent should be reduced to 25 per cent and the threshold limit for the highest tax rate be increased from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. Therefore, the proposed highest slab rate (including surcharge and cess) can be reduced to 35.62 percent,” said Tapati Ghose, Partner, Deloitte.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: 4 income tax changes common man wants from Budget 2023
– Increase the limit of section 80C
– Tweak in income tax slabs
– A separate section for deduction for health insurance premium
– A separate section for deduction for repayment of housing loans
The current limit mentioned above seems quite low. With the increase in cost of living and inflation, the government should look at increasing the limit under section 80C. This will have two-fold benefits, viz., individual taxpayers would be willing to save more and will benefit from a lower tax outgo, thereby increasing disposable income to meet the increase in price of various commodities.
– Tapati Ghose, Partner, Deloitte
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: How a hike in section 80c limit will help the government
Homi Mistry is Partner, Deloitte India explainedFor the government:-It encourages higher household savings and controls inflation-It helps channelize long term funds to specific sectors such as infrastructure, etc.-It provides low-cost funds to the government.-It gives boost to certain industries such as housing, which is major employment generating industry. -Helps achieve social goals (Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme) such as girl child education, marriage etc.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: How a hike in section 80C limit will help individual taxpayers
The taxable income of an individual is arrived at after reducing the eligible section 80C deduction amount from his gross total income. Hence, any increase or decrease in the section 80C deduction limit has a direct bearing on the taxable income and consequently on the tax liability of an individual.
He also mentions how this hike will help the individual taxpayers:
-It reduces individual’s tax burden
-It helps them save for financial goals such as retirement, children education, etc.
-Facilitates home purchase-It provides a sense of security to them.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: These deductions are available under section 80C
The major tax saving options available for claiming deduction under section 80C are:-Life insurance premium paid-Contributions to Public Provident Fund-Contributions to Employees’ Provident Fund and Voluntary Provident Fund-Repayment of housing loan principal-Stamp duty and registration charges paid for purchase of house-Investments in ELSS or tax saving mutual funds-Investments in Sukanya Samriddhi Account scheme-Tuition fees of children-Investments in 5-year tax saving bank or postal fixed deposit-Investments in Senior Citizen Saving Scheme
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Know more about section 80C
Section 80C is one of the most popular sections used for tax saving. The deduction under section 80C is available only to individuals and Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs). An individual can claim deduction under section 80C only on investments made in certain savings schemes or for incurring specified expenses listed therein. The maximum deduction is capped at Rs 1.5 lakh.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: All about section 80C
The maximum deduction available under section 80C of the Income-tax Act, 1961 was Rs 1 lakh per annum until FY2013-14. In FY2014-25, the limit was increased to Rs 1.5 lakh per annum. Since then, i.e., for the last seven years, the limit has remained the same.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Inflation up by 46% since 2014, section 80C limit hiked by 0%: How much should Budget 2023 increase it?
Will this budget be the one that delivers on this expectation? There are some good reasons to be optimistic about the possibility of such an increase. Read full story
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: What Deloitte pre-Budget survey shows
In a pre-Budget 2023 survey by Deloitte, the majority of 181 respondents across 10 industries said they were expecting “changes in personal taxation in the form of more tax exemptions and increasing deduction limits such as the interest deduction for house loans, to be most effective for individuals, which would give them more purchasing power and thereby increase demand (consumer) in the market.”Around 60 per cent of respondents said they were expecting enhancements to the deduction limits in personal taxes, as per the survey.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Taxpayers want a hike in section 80C limit, shows survey
Most taxpayers want the deduction limit under section 80C of the Income-tax Act, 1961 to be doubled, according to a survey by Kuvera, a Mumbai-based online financial planning platform.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: How to tweak the new income tax regime, expert suggests
To further incentivize individuals to opt for a new optional tax regime, Budget 2023 may look at rejigging the income tax slabs available under this regime. “The tax rates may be modified to make a 30 per cent tax rate applicable only on income exceeding Rs 20 lakh. The government may consider lowering the tax rates for lower tax slabs also,” Jain added.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Why govt may rejig the new tax regime in Budget 2023
“This (lesser deductions) drawback of not being able to claim the most common tax exemptions and tax deductions has made new income tax regime less attractive and has resulted in a lower number of salaried taxpayers opting for it than anticipated by the government,” said Jain.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: A look at the new tax regime
At present, there are seven income tax slabs available under the new income tax regime. Under this tax regime, an annual income of up to Rs 2.5 lakh is exempt from tax. A rebate of Rs 12,500 for those who have an annual taxable income of up to Rs 5 lakh will be available under section 87A of the Income-tax Act, 1961. Those who earn between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, have to pay income tax at 5 per cent. Income between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh is taxed at 10 per cent, while those between Rs 7.5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh are taxed at 15 per cent. Individuals earning between Rs 10 and Rs 12.5 lakh have to pay tax at the rate of 20 per cent, while those with an income between Rs 12.5 and Rs 15 lakh have to pay income tax at the rate of 25 per cent. Income above Rs 15 lakh is taxed at 30 per cent under the next income tax regime.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Will Budget 2023 tweak the new tax regime?
Union Budget 2023 may tweak the new concessional income tax regime in order to make it more attractive for individuals, say experts. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced an alternate income tax regime in Budget 2020. “One of the primary objectives was to ease the administrative compliance for the salaried taxpayer, who is a major contributor to the direct tax pool. The new income tax regime not only provides lower income tax rates to reduce the tax burden on total income but also eliminates the requirement to maintain proof of investments/expenses incurred by the salaried taxpayer,” said Shalini Jain, Tax Partner, People Advisory Services, EY India.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: Why the basic income tax exemption limit should be increased
Explaining the rationale behind a hike in basic income tax exemption limit, Sumit Mangal, Partner, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, India said, “Under section 87A of the Income-tax Act, 1961, an individual with an annual taxable income of up to Rs 5 lakh is eligible for an income tax rebate of Rs 12,500. This provision is available under both income tax regimes. Once the basic exemption limit is increased, this benefit will be extended to all the taxpayers including those whose income exceeds Rs 5 lakh.””The last increase in the basic exemption limit was about a decade back and the limit should be increased to adjust for the high inflation. The rate of tax for income between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh is only 5 per cent and the tax impact of the increase in the basic exemption limit should not be huge for the exchequer,” he further added.
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: There is a good likelihood of govt increasing the basic income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh in the upcoming Budget 2023
– Sumit Mangal, Partner, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, India
Income Tax Budget 2023 LIVE Updates: All you need to know about the basic income tax exemption limit
Currently, the basic income tax limit is Rs 2.5 lakh for individual taxpayers. This exemption is available under both income tax regimes. For senior citizens or those who are over 60 years of age, the basic tax exemption limit is Rs 3 lakh under the old tax regime. For super senior citizens or those who are above the age of 80 years), the basic exemption limit is Rs 5 lakh under the old tax regime.
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