Income Tax Return filing: How Budget 2019 will help you save more money

Feb 04, 2019, 12:32 PM IST
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Income Tax Return filing: The Finance Bill 2019 mentions several changes to the Income Tax Act. These will come into effect when the Bill gets the approval of the parliament. The finance bill says that the existing rates of the income tax for the financial year 2019-20 have been continued. But relief has been provided to the taxpayers through certain amendments. These changes will put more money in the hands of individual taxpayers and help improve their lives.

 

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1. Tax rebate Raise:

1. Tax rebate Raise:

The Finance Bill proposes to amend section 87A of the Income-tax Act to increase the maximum amount of tax rebate to Rs 12,500 from the current Rs 2500. The tax rebate will be admissible to taxpayers having total income up to Rs 5 lakh, instead of current Rs 3.5 lakh. (Pixabay) 

 

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2. Income Tax standard deduction limit raise:

2. Income Tax standard deduction limit raise:

The Bill proposes to amend section 16 of the Income Tax Act to provide relief to the salaried taxpayers by way of increasing the amount of deduction from salary income, from existing Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000. (Pixabay)

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3. LTCG relief:

3. LTCG relief:

For those having long-term capital gains up to Rs 2 crore arising from the transfer of a residential house, the bill proposes to amend section 54 of the Income-tax Act to provide relief to the taxpayers. The bill proposes to give the assessee a one time opportunity, at his option, to utilise the said amount for the purchase or construction of two residential houses in India instead of one residential house as currently provided. (Pixabay) 

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4. TDS on interest income:

 4. TDS on interest income:

The Finance Bill seeks to amend section 194A of the Income-tax Act to increase the threshold limit from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 for deduction of tax at source (TDS) on interest income paid by a bank, co-operative society or a post office. This doesn't apply to interest earned on securities. (Pixabay) 

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5. Affordable Housing:

5. Affordable Housing:

The bill seeks to amend section 80-IBA of the Income-tax Act to augment the supply of affordable houses by extending the time limit from 31st March 2019 to 31st March 2020 for obtaining approval of the housing project for availing deduction. (Pixabay) 

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