Individuals need not pay tax on income up to Rs. 620000 – Impact of budget 2014

We have seen many changes in budget 2014, out of which some benefits are extended to individual tax payers like hike in section 80C, section 24 deductions etc.

Today, in this article we will show you how one can avoid tax by taking advantage of various new amendments in IT act as passed in budget 2014. Let us first discuss these changes.

Individuals need not pay tax on income up to Rs. 620000

Hike in Section 80C deduction Limit

Budget 2014 has increased tax deduction limit of section 80C from Rs. 100000 to Rs. 150000. Any individual or HUF can claim this benefit by investing more in specified list of investments. They can also take benefits if they have incurred some specified expenses like tuition fee etc.

Please remember to get Rs. 150000 deduction under section 80C, you are required to invest Rs. 150000 or more in listed specified investments and/or spent your money in specified expenses.

Also Read: Detail provisions of section 80C with list of eligible investments and expenses

Hike in tax deduction on Income from house property

This is another best amendment in income tax law for the benefits of individual tax payers. If the house is self occupied and you are eligible for section 24 deductions for interest expenses on housing loan then now you can claim Rs. 200000 (for financial year 2014-2015) as tax deductions instead of the earlier limit of Rs.150000.

Also Read: Detail provisions for tax deductions on interest on housing loan – Section 24

Hike in basic exemption limit

Earlier basic exemption limit of Rs. 200000 has now been increased to Rs. 250000 for individual tax payers who are below 60 years of age. With this change in tax law, now an individual can save tax for and additional Rs. 50000 compare to the last year limit.

Also Read: Know your basic exemption limit based on age group

By taking these three changes in IT act we have calculated an effective tax exemption income on which an individual will not be paying tax if he is taking full benefit of all these sections i.e. section 80C and Section 24.

Sr. No Particulars Taxpayers who are below 60 years of age (Amount in Rs.) Taxpayers who are 60 years but below 80 Years of age (Amount in Rs.) Taxpayers who are 80 years of age and above(Amount in Rs.)
1 Total income 620000 670000 850000
2 Less: Tax deductions on Housing loan where house is self  occupied (Section 24 of IT act) (200000) (200000) (200000)
3 Less: Tax deduction under section 80C of IT act (150000) (150000) (150000)
4 Taxable Income (1-2-3) 270000 320000 500000
5 Basic Exemption or threshold limit which is not taxable 250000 300000 500000
6 Balance (4-5) 20000 20000 Nil
7 Tax Payable 2000 2000 Nil
8 Less: Rebate (2000) (2000) Nil
9 Net tax payable (7-8) Nil Nil Nil

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