Income Tax Slab For Assessment Year 2021-22 | Financial Year 2020-21

In India, tax laws divide taxpayers into different groups as per their taxable income and levy income tax at different rates. These groups are called Income Tax Slab. This type of taxation enables progressive and fair tax systems in the country. Such Income Tax Slabs tend to undergo a change during every budget. These slab rates are different for different categories of taxpayers.

Income tax Slabs

Here are the Income Tax Slabs for AY 2021-22 or says for FY 2020-21 for all categories of the Income Tax assessee.

Individual and HUF Assessee

As per the budget 2020, under the new regime, the taxpayer has an option to choose either a new regime or stay in the old regime.

New Regime (Section 115BAC)- 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 (Existing Rate of Tax)- 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 AY 2021-22 for Individual as per both new and old regimes.

Income Tax Slab For AY 2021-22 For Individual and HUF as per new regime

Income Tax slabIncome Tax Rate for All individuals and HUF- 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 1- 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)

Must Read- Old vs New: Choose between Old Tax Regime and New Tax Regime of the Income Tax Act

Income Tax Slab For AY 2021-22 For Individual and HUF as per old regime

Income Tax slabIncome Tax rate for individual (Age below 60 years) & HUF
upto Rs. 2,50,000NIL- No Tax
Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs. 5,00,0005 % of total income exceeding Rs. 2,50,000
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,000Rs. 12,500 + 20% of total income exceeding Rs. 5,00,000
Above Rs. 10,00,000Rs. 1,12,500 + 30% of total income exceeding Rs. 10,00,000
Income Tax rates for Senior Citizen (Age 60 years to 80 years)
Income Tax slabRates
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
Income Tax rates for Super Senior Citizen (Age above 80 years of age)
Income Tax slabRates
upto Rs. 5,00,000NIL- No Tax
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,00020% of total income exceeding Rs. 5,00,000
Above Rs. 10,00,000Rs. 1,00,000 + 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 below 60 years) 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. (Old Regime)

Note 3:- 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 AY 2021-22. The amount of rebate shall be 100% of the Income Tax or Rs. 10,000 whichever is less. (Old Regime)

Note 4:- The surcharge over the tax calculated will be charged (subject to marginal relief) as per the below table- (Both Regime)

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%

How to choose between the new tax regime and the old tax regime

Salaried Person- For this purpose, a salaried person is free to opt-in or opt-out every year. He is only required to intimate his employer about his choice and the employer has to deduct TDS according to the employee choice.

Non-Salaried Person- A non-salaried person, has to make his choice at the time of filing his return. They are not required to intimate anyone during the year. However, a non-salaried taxpayer has no option to change his choice every year. It means once a non-salaried person opt-out of the new tax regime, they can not opt-in again for the new tax regime in the future.

***For tax planning purposes, a taxpayer needs to make a comparison between old and new tax regimes according to his estimated income of that financial year. Once the taxpayer chooses the right tax regime, the investment TDS or advance tax payable calculation are made accordingly.

Know More About-

🎯 Current Tax Slab For Individual Taxpayer

🎯 Current Tax Slab For Individual Taxpayer- Senior Citizens

🎯 Current Tax Slab For Individual Taxpayer- Women Assessee

Partnership Firm

Tax rate:- For Partnership firm (Including LLP) Income tax rate is flat 30%

Surcharge:- It will be 12% of tax if net income exceeds Rs. 1 crore. (Surcharge will be subject to marginal relief)

Health and Education cess:- It will be 4% of Income Tax + Surcharge

Local Authority

For Local Authority Income tax rate is flat 30%

Health and Education cess:- It will be 4% of Income Tax + Surcharge

Surcharge:- It will be 12% of the tax if net income exceeds Rs. 1 crore. (Surcharge will be subject to marginal relief)

Co-operative society

From AY 2021-22 Income of the Cooperative society is taxable as per the choice of the Old regime or a new regime of tax. Under the new regime, the rate of tax is flat 22% provides its forgoes specified deduction and exemption under the Act.

New Tax rate- for co-operative society Income tax rate is flat 22%

Health and Education cess:- It will be 4% of Income Tax + Surcharge

Surcharge:- It will be levied at a flat rate of 10% of the tax, irrespective of the Income of such society.

Under the old tax regime the Income Tax Slab will be as follow-

Taxable IncomeTax Rate
Up to Rs. 10,00010%
Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,00020%
Above Rs. 20,00030%

Health and Education cess:- It will be 4 % of Income Tax + Surcharge

Surcharge:- It will be 12 % of tax, if net income exceed Rs. 1 crore. (Surcharge will be subject to marginal relief)

Domestic Companies

ParticularsTax Rates
where companies total turnover or gross receipts during the previous year 2018-19 does not exceed Rs. 400 crore25%
Where company opt for section 115BA25%
Where company opt for section 115BAA22%
Where company opt for section 115BAB15%
All other domestic company30%

Health and Education cess:- It will be 4% of Income Tax + Surcharge

Surcharge:- It will be 7% of the tax if net income exceeds Rs. 1 crore but below Rs. 10 crores and if income exceeds Rs. 10 crores, a surcharge will be 12%. (Surcharge will be subject to marginal relief)

Foreign Company

ParticularsTax Rates
Royalty received from government or an Indian concern or fees for rendering technical services where such agreement has, in either case, been approved by the central government 50%
Any other income40%

Health and Education cess:- It will be 4% of Income Tax + Surcharge

Surcharge:- It will be 2% of the tax if net income exceeds Rs. 1 crore but below Rs. 10 crores and if income exceeds Rs. 10 crores, a surcharge will be 5%. (Surcharge will be subject to marginal relief)

Frequently Asked Questions- FAQs

  1. What is the income tax slab for 2020-21?

    As per the new tax regime for FY 2020-21 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 FY 2020-21. The amount of rebate shall be 100% of the Income Tax or Rs. 12,500 whichever is less. (New Regime)

  2. What is the tax slab for 2019 20?

    Income Tax Slab For 2019-20 in case of Individual (Age below 60 years) and HUF

    🎯 upto Rs. 2,50,000 ▶️ NIL (No Tax)

    🎯 Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs. 5,00,000 ▶️ 5 % of total income exceeding Rs. 2,50,000

    🎯 Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 ▶️ Rs. 12,500 + 20% of total income exceeding Rs. 5,00,000

    🎯 Above Rs. 10,00,000 ▶️ Rs. 1,12,500 + 30% of total income exceeding Rs. 10,00,000

  3. How is income tax 2020 21 calculated?

    The calculation of income tax for 2020-21 can be calculated using the following income tax slab rates applicable to individual 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 for FY 2020-21. The amount of rebate shall be 100% of the Income Tax or Rs. 12,500 whichever is less. (New Regime)

  4. What is 80C limit for 2020-21?

    Section 80C deductions to be deducted while computing total income for the financial year 2020-21. The aggregate amount of deductions allowed under section 80C (along with 80CCC & 80CCD) is Rs. 1,50,000. The deduction under section 80C is allowed only to the individual and HUF assessee. It includes LIC Payment, PPF Payment, specified sum deducted by or on behalf of the government, tuition fee of children (any 2 children), National Saving Certificate (VIII or IX issue), etc.

  5. How can I save tax on 2020-21?

    Here are some of the top options every taxpayer must explore in order to save Income Tax for 2020-21:-

    Avail Maximum benefits of 80C
    Never ever ignore 80CCD
    Triple benefit of home loan (80C + 80EEA + 80C)
    Section 80D- Medical Insurance Premium
    Section 80E- Interest Paid on Education Loan
    80EE- Interest for the first time homeowner
    80G- Donation to Various Govt. approved charities, social and govt. organization.
    80GG- House rent paid, where individual not getting HRA and not owning any property.

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