Taxpayers can file the form through the income tax department portal to opt for the new tax regime for FY 2020-21 and onwards. The form will be filed using either the digital signature or through an Electronic Verification Code (EVC).
An employee may choose between old and new tax regimes at the beginning of the year and intimate the employer, or at the time of joining new employment during the year. However, at the time of filling the personal tax return, the employee can change the tax regime.
The finance bill 2020 allows salaried individuals and pensioners with no business income to switch between the two tax regimes every assessment year as per their prevailing financial situation.
For a salary ranging between Rs 20 lakhs and Rs 25 lakhs, the applicable tax rate under the new tax regime would be the highest, that is 30%.
The new tax regime offers the flexibility to the taxpayer to invest their money as they prefer. With the new scheme, there is no obligatory requirement to invest in tax saving schemes and insurance plans which may not be in alignment with their financial goals.
The above table shows that it is beneficial to opt for the New Tax Regime of Section 115BAC if your Income is more than Rs. 8,50,000 with your eligible Deduction under 80C. The selection of New Tax Regime of Section 115BAC is not advisable up to your income Rs.
Old regime is more beneficial when person falling into high tac bracket and eligible to claim multiple deduction such as HRA, 80C deduction. Whereas new regime beneficial, if a person do no want to invest and claiming very low or nil deduction.
If senior citizen with no interest income, no savings etc. go for new regime. In short, if you already have maximum 80C of 150000, and paying rent/home loan, you stick with old only. If no loan/rent, consider if you have addnl deductions such as med insurance, edu loan, donations etc.
There is no better slab. For those who invest traditionally as in the old regime, the old slab saves more tax. For those who go for riskier investments out of their money than tax saving investments, the new slabs save more tax.
Even if you don't have any home loan(both principal and interest are tax exempted upto a certain limit), education loan and 80CCD, old tax regime is better for middle class taxpayers and they could end up saving upto Rs. 15000/annum.
An employee, having income other than the income under the head “profits and gains of business or professions” and intending to opt for the concessional rate under section 115BAC of the act, may intimate the deductor, being his employer, of such intention for each previous year and upon such intimation, the deductor ...
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