Income Tax Slabs

Income Tax Explained

 Income tax is that percentage of income paid to the government by the taxpayers for the betterment of the public at large. This income is categorized into different groups on the basis of the amount of income. Each such group is known as a Tax Slab. Tax is charged at different rates on the range of income falling under different income tax slabs. The Income Tax Act 1961 is the law that governs the provisions for our income tax. The income tax rates are usually revised every year during the budget. Various deductions that are allowed to a taxpayer under Section 80C, Section 80D etc.

Income Tax Slab For General Taxpayers (less than 60 years old)

Income Tax Slab Rates (Rs.) Tax (In %)
₹0 – ₹2,50,000 No tax rates applicable
₹2,50,001 – ₹5,00,000 5%
₹5,00,001 – ₹10,00,000 20%
Above ₹10,00,000 30%

Income Tax Slab For Senior Citizens (ages between 60 to 80 years)

Income Tax Slab Rates (Rs.) Tax (In %)
₹0 – ₹3,00,000 No tax rates applicable
₹3,00,001 – ₹5,00,000 5%
₹5,00,001 – ₹10,00,000 20%
Above ₹10,00,000 30%

Income Tax Slab For Super Senior Citizens (80 years and above)

Income Tax Slab Rates (Rs.) Tax (In %)
₹0 – ₹5,00,000 No tax rates applicable
₹5,00,001 – ₹10,00,000 20%
Above ₹10,00,000 30%

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