Assessment Year 2021-22: Current Income Tax Slab For Senior Citizens

Income Tax Department offers certain tax benefits to senior citizens. A senior citizen is an individual resident between the age group of 60 to 80 years, as on the last day of the previous financial year. Here in this post, you will know about the latest Income Tax Slab For Senior Citizens.

As per the budget 2020, under the new regime, the taxpayer (Individual and HUF assessee) has an option to choose either a new regime or stay in the old regime.

New Regime- Here taxpayers can choose to pay tax at lower rates as per the new regime on the condition that they forgo certain permissible exemptions and deductions available under Income Tax, or

Old Regime- To continue to pay taxes under the existing tax rates. The assessee can avail of rebates and exemptions by staying in the old regime and paying tax at a higher rate.

Here you find the chart of Income Tax Slab for senior citizens for AY 2021-22 or say for FY 2020-21 as per both new and old regimes.

AY 2021-22: Income Tax Slab For Senior Citizens as per new regime

Here is the Income Tax slab applicable to senior citizen for AY 2021-22 as per the new tax regime of Income Tax.

Income Tax SlabIncome Tax Rates- New Scheme
upto Rs. 2,50,000NIL- No Tax
Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,0005 % (Tax Rebate u/s 87a is available)
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 7,50,00010%
Rs. 7,50,001 to Rs. 10,00,00015%
Rs. 10,00,001 to Rs. 12,50,00020%
Rs. 12,50,001 to Rs. 15,00,00025%
Above Rs. 15,00,00030%

Note- The taxpayer opting for concessional rates in the New Tax Regime will have to forgo certain exemptions and deductions available in the existing old tax regime.

Note 2:- A tax rebate under section 87A is allowed to individual taxpayers for a maximum amount of Rs. 12,500 if the total income is up to Rs. 5,00,000 for AY 2021-22. The amount of rebate shall be 100% of the Income Tax or Rs. 12,500 whichever is less. (New Regime)

Also Read- Latest Income Tax Slab For Individual, HUF, Partnership Firm, Local Authority, Co-operative Society and companies

AY 2021-22: Income Tax Slab For Senior Citizens as per old regime

Here is the Income Tax slab for senior citizens for AY 2021-22 as per the old tax regime of Income Tax.

Income Tax SlabIncome Tax Rates
upto Rs. 3,00,000NIL- No Tax
Rs. 3,00,000 to Rs. 5,00,0005 % of total income exceeding Rs. 3,00,000
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,000Rs. 10,000 + 20% of total income exceeding Rs. 5,00,000
Above Rs. 10,00,000Rs. 1,10,000 + 30% of total income exceeding Rs. 10,00,000

The following points are also applicable-

Note 1:- An additional 4% health & education cess will be applicable to the tax amount calculates as above. (Both Regime)

Note 2:- A tax rebate under section 87A is allowed to individual taxpayers (Age 60 or 60 + but below 80 years) for a maximum amount of Rs. 10,000 if the total income is up to Rs. 5,00,000 for FY 2021-22. (Old Regime)

Note 3:- Surcharge is additional on the amount of Income tax. (Both Regime)

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Surcharge applicable to the Senior Citizen

The surcharge over the tax calculated will be charged as per the below table-

Income LimitSurcharge rate on amount of Income Tax
Net income exceed Rs. 50 Lakhs but does not exceed Rs. 1 Crore10%
Net Income exceed Rs. 1 Crore but does not exceed Rs. 2 Crore15%
Net Income exceed Rs. 2 Crore but does not exceed Rs. 5 Crore25%
Net Income exceed Rs. 5 Crore37%

Frequently Asked Questions- FAQs

  1. What is Income Tax Limit For Senior Citizen?

    Income tax slab for senior citizens- For the current year, the income tax limit under the new tax regime is the same for all categories of individuals (including senior citizens) and HUFAs. Here is the new tax regime applicable in the case of senior citizen taxpayers-

    🎯 up to Rs. 2,50,000 NIL ▶️ No Tax

    🎯 Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 ▶️ 5 % (Tax Rebate u/s 87a is available)

    🎯 Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 7,50,000 ▶️ 10%

    🎯 Rs. 7,50,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 ▶️ 15%

    🎯 Rs. 10,00,001 to Rs. 12,50,000 ▶️ 20%

    🎯 Rs. 12,50,001 to Rs. 15,00,000 ▶️ 25%

    🎯 Above Rs. 15,00,000 ▶️ 30%

    Note- The taxpayer opting for concessional rates in the New Tax Regime will have to forgo certain exemptions and deductions available in the existing old tax regime.

    Note 2:- A tax rebate under section 87A is allowed to individual taxpayers for a maximum amount of Rs. 12,500 if the total income is up to Rs. 5,00,000 as per Income tax slab for senior citizens. The amount of rebate shall be 100% of the Income Tax or Rs. 12,500 whichever is less. (New Regime)

  2. What is the Income Tax Limit for senior citizens in India?

    Income tax slab for senior citizens in India- For the current year, the income tax limit under the new tax regime is the same for all categories of individuals (including senior citizens) and HUFAs. Here is the new tax regime applicable in the case of senior citizen taxpayers-

    🎯 up to Rs. 2,50,000 NIL ▶️ No Tax

    🎯 Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 ▶️ 5 % (Tax Rebate u/s 87a is available)

    🎯 Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 7,50,000 ▶️ 10%

    🎯 Rs. 7,50,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 ▶️ 15%

    🎯 Rs. 10,00,001 to Rs. 12,50,000 ▶️ 20%

    🎯 Rs. 12,50,001 to Rs. 15,00,000 ▶️ 25%

    🎯 Above Rs. 15,00,000 ▶️ 30%

    Note- The taxpayer opting for concessional rates in the New Tax Regime will have to forgo certain exemptions and deductions available in the existing old tax regime.

    Note 2:- A tax rebate under section 87A is allowed to individual taxpayers for a maximum amount of Rs. 12,500 if the total income is up to Rs. 5,00,000 as per Income tax slab for senior citizens. The amount of rebate shall be 100% of the Income Tax or Rs. 12,500 whichever is less. (New Regime)

  3. How is Income Tax Calculated For Seniors?

    For calculating the income tax in the case of seniors citizens we can use the old or new tax regime of income tax. The new tax regime is the same for all categories of individuals (including senior citizens) and HUFAs. Here is the new tax regime applicable in the case of senior citizen taxpayers-

    🎯 up to Rs. 2,50,000 NIL ▶️ No Tax

    🎯 Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 ▶️ 5 % (Tax Rebate u/s 87a is available)

    🎯 Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 7,50,000 ▶️ 10%

    🎯 Rs. 7,50,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 ▶️ 15%

    🎯 Rs. 10,00,001 to Rs. 12,50,000 ▶️ 20%

    🎯 Rs. 12,50,001 to Rs. 15,00,000 ▶️ 25%

    🎯 Above Rs. 15,00,000 ▶️ 30%

    Note- The taxpayer opting for concessional rates in the New Tax Regime will have to forgo certain exemptions and deductions available in the existing old tax regime.

    Note 2:- A tax rebate under section 87A is allowed to individual taxpayers for a maximum amount of Rs. 12,500 if the total income is up to Rs. 5,00,000 as per Income tax slab for senior citizens. The amount of rebate shall be 100% of the Income Tax or Rs. 12,500 whichever is less. (New Regime)

  4. Do senior citizens get higher standard deductions?

    Yes, senior citizens get higher standard deductions benefit as follow-

    Standard deduction means a flat deduction to individuals earning a salary or pension income. It was introduced back in Budget 2018 in lieu of transport allowance and reimbursement of miscellaneous medical expenses. It is allowable from the “Income taxable under the head salary” The tax benefits can be claimed irrespective of the actual amount spent on ‘transport allowance’ and ‘medical allowance’.

    For the current year, the standard deduction applicable to salaries individual and pensioners is Rs. 50,000/-. But if you are choosing to pay tax under the new tax regime then you can not avail of the standard deduction

  5. What is Income tax Slab For 2020 21 ?

    As per the new tax regime for FY 2020-21 the following income tax slab is applicable for all individuals and HUF assessee-

    🎯 up to Rs. 2,50,000 NIL ▶️ No Tax

    🎯 Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 ▶️ 5 % (Tax Rebate u/s 87a is available)

    🎯 Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 7,50,000 ▶️ 10%

    🎯 Rs. 7,50,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 ▶️ 15%

    🎯 Rs. 10,00,001 to Rs. 12,50,000 ▶️ 20%

    🎯 Rs. 12,50,001 to Rs. 15,00,000 ▶️ 25%

    🎯 Above Rs. 15,00,000 ▶️ 30%

    Note- The taxpayer opting for concessional rates in the New Tax Regime will have to forgo certain exemptions and deductions available in the existing old tax regime.

    Note 2:- A tax rebate under section 87A is allowed to individual taxpayers for a maximum amount of Rs. 12,500 if the total income is up to Rs. 5,00,000 for AY 2021-22. The amount of rebate shall be 100% of the Income Tax or Rs. 12,500 whichever is less. (New Regime)

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