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Rebate reduced to Rs 2500 under Section 87A

Posted on 02 February 2017,    
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The existing provisions of section 87A provide for a rebate up to Rs. 5000 from the income-tax payable to a resident individual if this total income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000.

In view of proposed rationalisation of tax rates for individuals in the income slab of Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs.5,00,000,it is proposed to amend section 87A so as to reduce the maximum amount of rebate available under this section from existing Rs. 5000 to Rs. 2500. It is also proposed to provide that this rebate shall be available to only resident individuals whose total income does not exceed Rs. 3,50,000.

This amendment will take effect from 1st April, 2018 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2018-19 and subsequent assessment years.

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