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• Tax Exemption limit is Rs.2,50,000/- After that, up to 5 Lakh, Tax rate is 5% (earlier it was 10%).

• Payment of Rent - Rs.50,000 per month by any Individual or HUF (not subject to Tax Audit requirement) - Deduct TDS @5%.

• Cess levied on your tax liability has been hiked by 1 percent from the current 3 percent to 4 percent.

• Tax rebate is reduced to Rs. 2500 from Rs. 5000 per year for taxpayers with income up to Rs.3,50,000 (earlier Rs.5,00,000).

• Increase the tax-exempt limit on interest income for senior citizens from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000.

• Limit for payment of expenses by cash (Both capital and revenue expenditure) reduced from RS. 20,000 to RS. 10,000 per day in aggregate per person.

• There is a standard deduction of Rs. 40,000 in lieu of transport allowance and medical reimbursement.

• No Person shall receive an amount of two lakh rupees or more, by cash (Sec 269ST).

• Those companies whose turnover is up to Rs. 250 crore, will now have to pay corporate tax at the rate of 25%.

• Late fee if IT Return not filled on time, Rs.5,000 for delay up to 31st December, and Rs.10,000 thereafter.

• A simple one-page tax return form is to be introduced for Individual with taxable income up to Rs. 5 lakh (excluding Business Income).

• Those filing returns for the first time in this category will generally not be subject to scrutiny.

• It is mandatory to disclose the Aadhaar number while filing IT Return.

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CS Karan B Khattri
(Practicing Company Secretary and Advocate)
Category Income Tax   Report

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