Calculate Your Projected Income Tax for FY 2020-21 in New Tax Regime

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Income Tax calculation for FY 2020-21 and AY 2021-22 – Union government has introduced a new income tax strucre along with the existing one. The new income tax regime is optional, and individuals can either opt for the new regime or file their taxes as per the old regime.

Existing tax regime:

There are three categories of individual taxpayers:

  • Individuals (below the age of 60 years), which includes residents as well as non-residents
  • Resident senior citizens (60 years and above but below the age of 80 years)
  • Resident super senior citizens (above 80 years of age)

There are different slabs for each category of taxpayers. 

Read – New Income Tax Slab Rate for Financial Year 2020-21

Income tax slabs under the new tax regime for all individuals for FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22)

Income Tax Slab Tax Rate
Up to Rs 2.5 lakh NIL
Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh 5% (Tax rebate of Rs 12,500 available under section 87A)
Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh 10%
Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh 15%
Rs 10 lakh to Rs 12.5 lakh 20%
Rs 12.5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh 25%
Rs 15 lakh and above 30%

Note : The tax calculated on the basis of such rates will be subject to health and education cess of 4%.

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

Income Tax Slab 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

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

Read – 5 Key Changes in Income Tax Provisions  Announced in Budget 2019

Income Tax 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%

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

Income Tax 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%

How to choose New Tax Regime ?

Read – How to Check Genuineness of e-filing Income Tax Returns ?

As per the Income tax guidelines, any individual opting to be taxed under the new tax regime from FY 2020-21 onwards will have to give up certain exemptions and deductions.

Check out the list of the exemptions and deductions that a taxpayer will have to give up while choosing the new tax regime.

      1. Leave Travel Allowance
      2. House Rent Allowance
      3. Conveyance
      4. Daily expenses in the course of employment
      5. Relocation allowance
      6. Helper allowance
      7. Children education allowance
      8. Other special allowances [Section 10(14)]
      9. Standard deduction
      10. Professional tax
      11. Interest on housing loan (Section 24) 
      12. Chapter VI-A deduction (80C,80D, 80E and so on) (Except Section 80CCD(2) and 80JJA)

    Points to remember while opting for the new tax regime:

      1. Option to be exercised on or before the due date of filing return of income for AY 2021-22
      2. In case a taxpayer has a business income and exercised the option, he/she can withdraw from the option only once.

      3. A business taxpayer withdrawing from the optional tax regime has to follow the regular income tax slabs.

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