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    Published On : Thu, Feb 1st, 2018

    Budget 2018: No Change in Income Tax Slabs For Individual Taxpayers

    New Delhi: In a major disappointment to individual taxpayers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley didn’t announce any change in the existing tax slabs in Budget 2018-2019. It was expected that the government will increase the limit of income tax exemption from Rs 2, 50,000 to Rs 3,00,000. However, the Finance Minister said that no change was proposed for the same.

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, however, provided relief to salaries taxpayers by way of standard deduction of Rs 40,000 under transport and medical reimbursement.

    The government announced tax benefits to senior citizens. He announced that interest earned on bank deposits up to Rs 50,000 will be tax free.

    For the financial year 2017-18, there were three slabs for income tax— 5 per cent income tax for individuals with annual income between Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, 20 per cent on annual income from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, and 30 per cent on income above Rs 10 lakh.

    In Budget 2017-18, Arun Jaitley had proposed a reduction of 5 per cent in income tax rate for individuals with income ranging between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. He had also announced surcharge of 10 per cent for those whose annual income is Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore.

    Meanwhile, Jaitley announced that only 8 per cent EPF will be charged from women.

    “Facility of fixed term employment to be extended. 12% government contribution to EPF for new employees. Women’s contribution to EPF to be reduced to 8% for first three years,” Jaitley said.

    “Contribution of 8.33% to EPF for new employees by the govt for three years and 12% govt contribution to EPF in sectors employing large number of people,” he added.

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