New vs old tax regime calculator
The Finance Minister has proposed to bring a new and simplified personal income tax regime, wherein income tax rates will be significantly reduced for the individual taxpayers who forego certain deductions and exemptions.
The proposed changes in tax slabs are listed in the following table:
|Taxable Income Slab (Rs.)
|Existing Tax Rates
|New Tax Rates
|Above 15 Lakh
Surcharge and cess shall be continued to be levied at the existing rates.
In the new tax regime, substantial tax benefit will accrue to a taxpayer depending upon exemptions and deductions claimed by him. For example, a person earning Rs. 15 lakh in a year and not availing any deductions etc., will pay only Rs. 1,95,000 as compared to Rs. 2,73,000 in the old regime. Thus, his tax burden shall be reduced by Rs. 78,000 in the new regime. He would still be the gainer in the new regime, even if he was taking deduction of Rs. 1.5 Lakh under various sections of Chapter VI-A of the Income Tax Act under the old regime.
The new tax regime shall be optional for taxpayers. An individual who is currently availing more deductions and exemption under the Income Tax Act may choose to avail them and continue to pay tax in the old regime.
Here is new vs old tax regime calculator
This calculator is only meant to provide a basic idea of the estimated impact of the new provisions. Refer to the Income Tax Provisions for the actual provisions and eligibility.
All tax calculations (includes cess) are excluding Surcharge & Total Eligible Exemptions / Deductions are assumed to be Zero in New Regime
Not applicable for any Income with special rates
Deductions and Exemptions eligible as per Old regime