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Income Tax Slabs for Individual Tax Payers & HUF (Less Than 60 Years Old) for FY 2017-18 – Part I

Income Tax Slabs Tax Rate Health and Education Cess
Income up to Rs 2,50,000* No tax
Income from Rs 2,50,000 – Rs 5,00,000 5% 3% of Income Tax
Income from Rs 5,00,000 – 10,00,000 20% 3% of Income Tax
Income more than Rs 10,00,000 30% 3% of Income Tax

Surcharge: 10% of income tax, where total income exceeds Rs.50 lakh up to Rs.1 crore.

Surcharge: 15% of income tax, where the total income exceeds Rs.1 crore.

*Income tax exemption limit for FY 2017-18 is up to Rs. 2,50,000 for individual & HUF other than those covered in Part(II) or (III)

Income Tax Slabs for Senior Citizens (60 Years Old Or More but Less than 80 Years Old) for FY 2017-18 – Part II

Income Tax Slabs Tax Rate Health and Education Cess
Income up to Rs 3,00,000* No tax
Income from Rs 3,00,000 – Rs 5,00,000 5% 3% of Income Tax
Income from Rs 5,00,000 – 10,00,000 20% 3% of Income Tax
Income more than Rs 10,00,000 30% 3% of Income Tax

Surcharge: 10% of income tax, where total income exceeds Rs.50 lakh up to Rs.1 crore.

Surcharge: 15% of income tax, where the total income exceeds Rs.1 crore.

*Income tax exemption limit for FY 2017-18 is up to Rs. 3,00,000 other than those covered in Part(I) or (III)

Income Tax Slabs for Senior Citizens(80 Years Old Or More) for FY 2017-18 – Part III

Income Tax Slabs Tax Rate Health and Education Cess
Income up to Rs 5,00,000* No tax
Income from Rs 5,00,000 – 10,00,000 20% 3% of Income Tax
Income more than Rs 10,00,000 30% 3% of Income Tax

Surcharge: 10% of income tax, where total income exceeds Rs.50 lakh up to Rs.1 crore.

Surcharge: 15% of income tax, where the total income exceeds Rs.1 crore.

*Income tax exemption limit for FY 2017-18 is up to Rs. 5,00,000 other than those covered in Part(I) or (II)

Income Tax Slabs for Domestic Companies for FY 2017-18 – Part IV

Turnover Particulars Tax Rate
Gross turnover upto 50 Cr. in the previous year 2015-16 25%
Gross turnover exceeding 50 Cr. in the previous year 2015-16 30%

In addition cess and surcharge is levied as follows: Cess: 3% of corporate tax Surcharge: Taxable income is more than 1Cr. but less than 10Cr.: 7% Taxable income is more than 10Cr. :12%

Income

  • What is Income
  • What is Taxable Income
  • What is Income Tax

What is Income

Definition of ‘Income’ under S. 2(24) of Income Tax Act, 1961

As per S.2(24) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “income” includes-

(i) profits and gains;

(ii) dividend;

(iia) voluntary contributions received by a trust created wholly or partly for charitable or religious purposes or by an institution established wholly or partly for such purposes or by an association or institution referred to in clause (21) or clause (23), or by a fund or trust or institution referred to in sub-clause (iv) or sub-clause (v) or by any university or other educational institution referred to in sub-clause (iiiad) or sub-clause (vi) or by any hospital or other institution referred to in sub-clause (iiiae) or sub-clause (via) of clause (23C) of section 10 or by an electoral trust.

Explanation: For the purposes of this sub-clause, “trust” includes any other legal obligation.

(iii) the value of any perquisite or profit in lieu of salary taxable under clauses (2) and (3) of section 17;

(iiia) any special allowance or benefit, other than perquisite included under sub-clause (iii), specifically granted to the assessee to meet expenses wholly, necessarily and exclusively for the performance of the duties of an office or employment of profit;

(iiib) any allowance granted to the assessee either to meet his personal expenses at the place where the duties of his office or employment of profit are ordinarily performed by him or at a place where he ordinarily resides or to compensate him for the increased cost of living;

(iv)  the value of any benefit or perquisite, whether convertible into money or not, obtained from a company either by a director or by a person who has a substantial interest in the company, or by a relative of the director or such person, and any sum paid by any such company in respect of any obligation which, but for such payment, would have been payable by the director or other person aforesaid;

(iva) the value of any benefit or perquisite, whether convertible into money or not, obtained by any representative assessee mentioned in clause (iii) or clause (iv) of sub-section (1) of section 160 or by any person on whose behalf or for whose benefit any income is receivable by the representative assessee (such person being hereafter in this sub-clause referred to as the “beneficiary”) and any sum paid by the representative assessee in respect of any obligation which, but for such payment, would have been payable by the beneficiary;

(v)  any sum chargeable to income-tax under clauses (ii) and (iii) of section 28 or section 41 or section 59;

(va) any sum chargeable to income-tax under clause (iiia) of section 28;

(vb) any sum chargeable to income-tax under clause (iiib) of section 28;

(vc) any sum chargeable to income-tax under clause (iiic) of section 28;

(vd) the value of any benefit or perquisite taxable under clause (iv) of section 28;

(ve) any sum chargeable to income-tax under clause (v) of section 28;

(vi)  any capital gains chargeable under section 45;

(vii) the profits and gains of any business of insurance carried on by a mutual insurance company or by a co-operative society, computed in accordance with section 44 or any surplus taken to be such profits and gains by virtue of provisions contained in the First Schedule;

(viia) the profits and gains of any business of banking (including providing credit facilities) carried on by a co-operative society with its members;

(viii) [Omitted]

(ix) any winnings from lotteries, crossword puzzles, races including horse races, card games and other games of any sort or from gambling or betting of any form or nature whatsoever.

Explanation: For the purposes of this sub-clause-

(i) “lottery” includes winnings from prizes awarded to any person by draw of lots or by chance or in any other manner whatsoever, under any scheme or arrangement by whatever name called;

(ii) “card game and other game of any sort” includes any game show, an entertainment programme on television or electronic mode, in which people compete to win prizes or any other similar game;

(x) any sum received by the assessee from his employees as contributions to any provident fund or superannuation fund or any fund set up under the provisions of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948), or any other fund for the welfare of such employees;

(xi) any sum received under a Keyman insurance policy including the sum allocated by way of bonus on such policy.

Explanation: For the purposes of this clause, the expression “Keyman insurance policy” shall have the meaning assigned to it in the Explanation to clause (10D) of section 10.

(xii) any sum referred to in clause (va) of section 28;

(xiii) any sum referred to in clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 56;

(xiv) any sum referred to in clause (vi) of sub-section (2) of section 56;

(xv) any sum of money or value of property referred to in clause (vii) or clause (viia) of sub-section (2) of section 56;

(xvi) any consideration received for issue of shares as exceeds the fair market value of the shares referred to in clause (viib) of sub-section (2) of section 56;

(xvii) any sum of money referred to in clause (ix) of sub-section (2) of section 56;

*(xviia) any sum of money or value of property referred to in clause (x) of sub-section (2) of  secton 56

(xviii) assistance in the form of a subsidy or grant or cash incentive or duty drawback or waiver or concession or reimbursement (by whatever name called) by the Central Government or a State Government or any authority or body or agency in cash or kind to the assessee **[other than,— 

(a) the subsidy or grant or reimbursement which is taken into account for determination of the actual cost of the asset in accordance with the provisions of Explanation 10 to clause (1) of section 43; or 

(b) the subsidy or grant by the Central Government for the purpose of the corpus of a trust or institution established by the Central Government or a State Government, as the case may be]**;

* inserted by FA 2017, applicable w.e.f. 1 Apr. 2017.

* inserted by FA 2016, applicable w.e.f. 1 Apr. 2017.


Income tax is a charge on ‘Income’, so its important to understand the meaning of the term ‘Income’ under S. 2(24) of the Income Tax Act.

What is Taxable Income

Income on which the tax is calculated or that income on which Income Tax is payable. Taxable income refers to the base upon which an income tax system imposes tax.Generally, it includes some or all items of income and is reduced by expenses and other deductions. The amounts included as income, expenses, and other deductions vary by country or system. Many systems provide that some types of income are not taxable (sometimes called non-assessable income) and some expenditures not deductible in computing taxable income. Some systems base tax on taxable income of the current period, and some on prior periods. Taxable income may refer to the income of any taxpayer, including individuals and corporations, as well as entities that themselves do not pay tax, such as partnerships, in which case it may be called “net profit”.

What is Income Tax

The tax which is collected on the taxable income.  An income tax is a tax imposed on individuals or entities (taxpayers) that varies with respective income or profits (taxable income). Many jurisdictions refer to income tax on business entities as companies tax or corporate tax. Partnerships generally are not taxed; rather, the partners are taxed on their share of partnership items. Tax may be imposed by both a country and subdivisions. Most jurisdictions exempt locally organized charitable organizations from tax.

Income Tax Return

A return (statement) which shows the income, calculated taxable income, tax deducted, tax paid and tax due.  This return is submitted yearly to Income Tax Department, Government of India.  To download Income Tax Return Click Here

 

 

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