As per the Budget 2015-16 as a growth oriented one with due
attention to common and poor in India, there were not much changes as far as
Income Tax 2015-16 in respect of salaried employees are concerned. Personal
Income Tax Rates were untouched and as a result
Salaried Class will have to pay same Income Tax that they paid last year.
following changes have been effected with regard to deductions / exemption
allowed from total income of Salaried Employees under various Sections Income
Tax Act by which quantum of Income Tax payable this year may get reduced if an
employee is eligible for such deduction / exemption.
Sukanaya Samriddhi Scheme made eligible for deduction under Section 80C.
who are subjected to Personal Income Tax Provisions can now save Sukanaya
Samriddhi Scheme, a newly started savings scheme with a view to encourage
savings in the name of girl child’s education and marriage, for the purpose of
claiming deduction under Section 80C
Additional Income Tax Exemption in respect of Health Insurance Premium
under Section 80 D:
Medical expenditure is getting increased day by day and
however awareness towards Health Insurance is very minimal in India. In order
to make Health Insurance Schemes more attractive and to cover entire health
insurance premium paid by an employee for the purpose of deduction under
Section 80 D, limits of Health Insurance Premium for covering individual and a
senior citizen for the purpose of Income Tax Exemption
have been increased to Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 30,000 respectively.
Moreover, as far as very senior citizens (aged 80 years or more) are concerned any
payment made on account of medical expenditure up to Rs. 30,000 would be
eligible for deduction under Section 80D.
More Deduction under Section 80DD for very senior citizens (increased
from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 80,000)
individual is eligible to deduct up Rs. 50,000 which was spent towards medical
expenditure under Section 80DD, budget 2015 has brought out an additional
provision under this section to allow deduction of Rs. 80,000 for very senior
The condition of producing certificate from a medical doctor under Section 80DDB has been relaxed
and it is enough the tax payer produces a prescription from a specialist
Additional Income Tax Exemption for Persons with disability under
In view of the rising cost of medical care and special needs of a disabled person, it is proposed to amend
section 80DD and section 80U so as to raise the limit of deduction in respect of
a person with a disability from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 75,000.
It is also proposed to raise the limit of deduction in
respect of a person with severe disability from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.25 lakhs.
Limit under Section 80CCD and Section 80CCC for contribution in NPS and
other pension funds raised
agenda to promote social security measures and to bring the existing provision
in line with the recently increased overall limit of Rs. 150,000, the deduction
for contribution to certain pension funds under section 80CCC has been
increased to Rs. 150,000 from present Rs. 100,000.
additional deduction under section 80CCD to the extent of Rs. 50,000 has been
introduced for contributions under the National Pension Scheme.
Deduction towards Transport Allowance increased from Rs. 800 to Rs.
1600 per month & 3200/- per month for Phy.disable persons.
due increment in the monthly travel allowance has now finally materialized. In
order to commensurate with the increased costs of transportation, it is now
proposed to be double the original transport allowance and it shall stand at
Rs. 1,600/- per month and Phy.disable person can get 3200/- per month.