Income Tax Slab for FY 2020-21

Income Tax Slab for FY 2020-21

Key Updates:

  • Significant Relief for Individual Taxpayers
  • New Income Tax Regimes for 2020 are: 10%, 15%, 20%,25% and 30% respectively
  • Individuals are Now Taxed At:
  • Up to 5 lakh Annual Income-Zero/No Tax
  • Rs.5 lakh-7.5 lakh Annual Income: 10% Income Tax
  • Rs.7.5 lakh-10 lakh Annual Income: 15% Income Tax
  • Rs.10-12.5 lakh Annual Income: 20%Income Tax
  • Rs.12.5-15 lakh Annual Income: 25% Income Tax
  • Above Rs.15 lakh Annual Income: 30% Income Tax
  • Simplified New Tax Return System in India will be Effective from 1st April,2020

The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has finally opened her bag and presented the Union Budget 2020-21 in the Lok Sabha today. She proposed a new simplified individual tax regime for those who forego deductions and exemptions. As per the announcement, the new income tax slabs are: 0%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30%. This new tax regime will cover the annual income bracket of: Up to 5 lakh, 5-7.5 lakh, 7.5-10 lakh, 10-12.5 lakh,12.5-15 lakh and above 15 lakh respectively. However,

this was the second budget presented by her under Modi’s government, leaving a common man happy by reducing his tax burden. Yes, a reduction in the current tax slabs will lead to savings, hence a big relief to individual taxpayers. 

New Income Tax Regime

Annual Income (in Rs.)New Tax Slab
Up to 5 lakhNil
5-7.5 lakh10%
7.5-10 lakh15%
10-12.5 lakh20%
12.5-15 lakh25%
Above 15 lakh30%

Let’s understand the income tax calculation below.

Income Tax Calculation for Different Slabs

Scenario 1: For Annual Income up to Rs.5 lakh

Annual Income-Rs.5 Lakh

Up to Rs.2.5 lakh-NIL

From Rs.2.5-5 lakh @0% = Rs.0 (0% of Rs.2.5 lakh)

So, the total tax liability comes out to be=Rs.0

Scenario 2: For Annual Income Rs.5-7.5 lakh

Annual Income: Rs.7 Lakh(assumed)

Up to Rs.5 lakh-NIL

From Rs.5-7 lakh @ 10%=Rs.20,000(10% of Rs.2 lakh)

So, the total tax liability comes out to be=Rs.20,000

Scenario 3: For Annual Income Rs.7.5-10 lakh

Annual Income:Rs.8 lakh(assumed)

Up to Rs.5 lakh-NIL

From Rs.5-7.5 lakh @ 10%=Rs.25,000(10% of Rs.2.5 lakh)

From Rs.7.5-8 lakh@15%=Rs.7,500(15% of Rs.50,000)

So, the total tax liability comes out to be=Rs.32,500

Scenario 4: For Annual Income Rs.10 lakh-12.5 lakh

Annual Income:Rs.12 lakh(assumed)

Up to Rs.5 lakh-NIL

From Rs.5-7.5 lakh @ 10%=Rs.25,000(10% of Rs.2.5 lakh)

From Rs.7.5-10 lakh@15%=Rs 37,500(15% of Rs.2.5 lakh)

From Rs.10-12 lakh@ 20%=Rs.40,000(20% of Rs.2 lakh)

So, the total tax liability comes out to be=Rs.1,02,000

Scenario 4: For Annual Income Rs.12.5 lakh-15 lakh

Annual Income:Rs.14 lakh(assumed)

Up to Rs.5 lakh-NIL

From Rs.5-7.5 lakh @ 10%=Rs.25,000(10% of Rs.2.5 lakh)

From Rs.7.5-10 lakh@15%=Rs 37,500(15% of Rs.2.5 lakh)

From Rs.10-12.5 lakh@ 20%=Rs.50,000(20% of Rs.2.5 lakh)

From Rs.12.5-14@25%=Rs.37,500(25% of Rs1.5 lakh)

So, the total tax liability comes out to be=Rs.1,49,500

Scenario 5: For Annual Income Above Rs.15 lakh

Annual Income:Rs.16 lakh(assumed)

Up to Rs.5 lakh-NIL

From Rs.5-7.5 lakh @ 10%=Rs.25,000(10% of Rs.2.5 lakh)

From Rs.7.5-10 lakh@15%=Rs.37,500(15% of Rs.2.5 lakh)

From Rs.10-12.5 lakh@ 20%=Rs.50,000(20% of Rs.2.5 lakh)

From Rs.12.5-15@25%=Rs.37,500(25% of Rs.1.5 lakh)

From Rs.15-16@30%=Rs.30,000(30% of Rs.1 lakh)

So, the total tax liability comes out to be=Rs.1,79,500

Note: The above tax calculations are assumed without standard deduction(for salaried). Further clarity on the same is yet to come. 

Thus, the above scenarios would give a rough idea of individual income tax calculations. However, the figures are assumed here, thus the actual calculation may vary as per your current income.

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