Delhi: Like every year, this time also the Central Government is preparing to change the Income Tax slab in its budget to provide relief to the middle class and working class. However, the Finance Ministry may make an announcement in the budget regarding the new tax slabs. In this budget, permission can be given to increase exemption in tax slab along with deduction of house rent, exemption on insurance and investment in other tax saving schemes.
Relief to people other than taxpayers
According to a report, before the Union Budget 2023, which is to be held on February 1, may introduce tax reduction and revised slabs under the Income Tax Framework. At present, the Finance Ministry levies a 5% tax on total income between Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh. Whereas, 10 per cent tax is applicable on total income from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh and 15 per cent tax is applicable on income from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. Similarly, an income of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 12.5 lakh is taxed at 20 per cent. A tax rate of 25 per cent applies for Rs 12.5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh and 30 per cent for total income above Rs 15 lakh. The Union Budget for 2023-24 will be presented in the Lok Sabha on 1 February. It is being said that while changing the tax slab, the government will increase the income tax limit and give relief to people other than middle class taxpayers.
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