Old Vs New Income Tax Slabs for FY2020-21 – Which one is beneficial for you?

Old Vs New Income Tax Slabs for FY2020-21 – Which one is beneficial for youOld Vs New Income Tax Slabs for FY2020-21 Review


Budget announcement done couple of days back has created some confusion to income tax payers between the old regime and new regimes tax slabs. Some experts say this is beneficial only to some taxpayers. Some say this is creating some more confusion in the computation of income tax. In this article, we would provide some insights on how much income tax you need to pay as per new income tax guidelines for Financial Year 2020-2021 i.e. Assessment Year 2021-2022? We would also provide an old vs new regime income tax slabs for FY2020-21 and conclude which one is beneficial for you.

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What are the new income tax slabs for FY2020-2021 (A.Y. 2021-2022)?


There are some lower income tax rates proposed if you forego income tax deductions. However, this is optional. Let us check what income tax rates would continue and what are the new income tax rates if you forego deductions.

There are two options for you now.

Option – 1: If you want to avail new beneficial income tax rates, you need to lose all deductions and exemptions.

Option – 2: You can also opt for existing income tax rates and avail all deductions and exemptions.

*For income tax assessee upto 60 years of age

Old Vs New Regime Income Tax Slabs for FY2020-21 – Which one is beneficial for you?


We have considered certain assumptions here while giving these examples. Some tax experts say we need to get clarity on a few items, whether such deductions / exemptions would continue in new regime taxation rates or not. We are assuming that all exemptions / deductions would be taken away like 80c, 80d, interest on home loan etc., In future if we get clarity, we would update these tables.

1) Old Vs New Regime Income Tax for Rs 7.5 Lakhs Income


Income tax Rs 7.5 Lakhs-min

 

 

2) Old Vs New Regime Income Tax for Rs 10 Lakhs Income


 

Old Vs New Income Tax computation - Rs 10 Lakhs-min

 

3) Old Vs New Regime Income Tax for Rs 11.75 Lakhs Income


Income tax Rs 11.75 Lakhs-min

 

Old Vs New Income Tax computation - Rs 11.75 Lakhs

 

4) Old Vs New Regime Income Tax for Rs 15 Lakhs Income


Income tax Rs 15 Lakhs-min

 

 

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5) Old Vs New Regime Income Tax for Rs 20 Lakhs Income


Income tax Rs 20 Lakhs

 

Old Vs New Income Tax computation - Rs 20 Lakhs-min

 

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Suresh KP

Old Vs New Regime Income Tax Slabs for FY2020-21

Suresh KP

17 comments

  • K V Jayachandran

    My only income is from government pension and dividend income from companies.
    If I select Old Scheme,and if my dividend income is<10 lakhs, whether I have to add my income from equity shares with my pension income

  • Sun

    Great. Informative article. Thanks a lot, Suresh!!

  • Sanjay Kumar

    Thanks Suresh for detailed article, I am sure it will be helpful to everyone.

  • Anand Narayan

    Suresh , if i have business income losses from previous year should i continue in old regime or can opt for new regime ? Basically i habe to carry forward my business income losses.

    • Anand, It would depend on your taxable income. If you are in mid/senior level and earning good salary and claiming Rs 2 Lakhs and above as deductions, you should continue in old regime which is beneficial. But let us wait for complete clarifications about deductions / exemptions. Lets wait for couple of more weeks for this

  • Sivaraman

    Informative article. No Clarity as well if we can switch between Options on next financial year/ any time in the middle of Financial year. Not sure if that information is somewhere available from government

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