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Section 80TTB: Senior Citizens can Save Tax on their Interest Income

Section 80TTB - Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens on Interest Income Budget 2018 along with many changes to tax laws also introduced a new Section 80TTB. According to this Senior citizen can claim tax exemption up to Rs 50,000 on interest income from bank/ post office fixed deposit, recurring deposit or savings account.Also, if a senior citizen opts to take advantage of Section 80TTB, he cannot […] Continue reading →

Income Tax Warning to Salaried Taxpayers: 11 things every Taxpayer should be careful about!

Income Tax Warning to Salaried Taxpayers A few days back (on April 16, 2018) Income Tax Department issued cautionary advisory to Salaried Taxpayers about under-reporting of income and inflating deductions/exemptions while paying taxes. This was prompted by some of the recent cases of salaried caught by income tax officials. You can read the advisory below: Also Read: Everything you need to […] Continue reading →

Should you Choose to be Employee or Independent Consultant from Taxation Perspective?

Employee Vs Consultant - The Tax Angle Few people while taking up a new job have the flexibility to work as an employee or independent consultant (also known as contractor or freelancer). If planned properly consultants have lower tax outgo for the same CTC (Cost to company). With Budget 2016 introducing presumptive taxation for some professionals like legal, medical accountancy, architect, IT […] Continue reading →

Budget 2018: How Standard Deduction would lower tax outgo for Salaried and Pensioners?

Standard Deduction for Salaried and Pensioners Budget 2018 though did not change the broad tax slabs but made some changes in the tax exemptions. One of them was reintroduction of Standard Deduction for salaried and pensioners. From FY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20) all salaried and pensioners would be eligible for standard deduction of Rs 40,000. However, as they say devil lies in […] Continue reading →