PM Narendra Modi’s gift: No income tax likely up to Rs. 3 lakh to the Salaried Persons,Plus Automated Master of Form 16 Part A&B for FY 2014-15

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Finance minister Arun Jaitley may have some good news for the salaried class in the budget for 2014-15.
The
government is learnt to be gearing up for an overhaul of India’s tax
regime by considering a restructuring of tax slabs and increasing the
income tax exemption limit from the existing Rs. 200,000 to more than Rs. 300,000 —a move that would leave more money in the hands of people.
A rejig in income tax slabs is also on the cards, the details of which are being currently examined.
At present, there are three tax slabs. Those with an income of less than Rs. 2
lakh a year are exempt from paying taxes. Those earning between R2 lakh
and R5 lakh annually are taxed at 10%, those between R5 lakh and R10
lakh at 20% while anybody earning more than R10 lakh pays a tax of 30%.
In
addition, in last year’s budget ( 2013-14) the then finance minister P
Chidambaram, for the first time, introduced an additional  surcharge of
10% on “Relatively prosperous” persons with a taxable income of more
than R1 crore — and there were supposedly only 42,800 of them in India
A
rejig in tax slabs along with a hike in exemption limits will enhance
people’s disposable income, which, in turn will boost consumption
spending as well as savings.
The
government is negotiating through a maze of thorny issues ahead of this
year’s budget amid faltering demand and rising prices that have hit
growth in the broader economy.
The
government is examining whether some of the proposals of the draft
Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill 2013 including a tax on “super-rich” can be
introduced in this year’s budget, likely to presented in the second
week of July, sources said.
The draft DTC Bill had proposed a higher 35% tax for the super-rich for those who earn more than Rs. 10 crore a year, and a wealth tax on host of assets such as expensive paintings.
The draft had also proposed to reduce the age for tax exemption for senior citizens to 60 years from 65 years.
The
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance that had examined the DTC
Bill of 2010 had recommended raising the income tax exemption limit to Rs. 3 lakh.

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