Modified on 27.08.2016

Maximise Tax Savings for AY 2017-18

You can plan to maximize your tax savings and reduce income tax liability by availing the benefit of provisions relating to deductions/exemptions from taxable income under various sections of Income Tax Act.

Pay No Tax on aggregate Income of Rs. 7,65,000

An resident individual assessee aged below 60 years having income of Rs. 7,65,000 from salary / business or profession / other sources including saving bank interest of Rs. 10,000 and living in house / flat acquired with borrowed funds will be required to pay no tax as under:
Income from salary / business or profession / other sourcesRs. 7,65,000
Less : Interest on funds borrowed for aquiring the house propertyRs. 2,00,000
Gross Total incomeRs. 5,65,000
Less : Deduction available under Sec. 80CRs. 1,50,000
Less : Deduction u/s 80CCD(1B) (Contribution to NPS scheme)Rs. 50,000
Less : Deduction u/s 80D for medical insurance of self, spouse and dependent childrenRs. 25,000
Less : Deduction u/s 80D for medical insurance of parents (assumed both are senior citizens)Rs. 30,000
Less : Deduction u/s 80TTA for Saving account interestRs. 10,000
Total IncomeRs. 3,00,000
Tax payableRs. 5,000
Less : Rebate u/s 87ARs. 5,000
Net Income Tax LiabilityNil
Tax SavingsRs 80,340

Tax Saving Calculator for Resident Individuals

Note : This calculator has been designed for limited purpose of calculating and comparing your tax savings. For calculating your taxable income and tax liability, please use Income Tax Calculator AY 2017-18.

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Total Income taxable at Normal Rates (Excluding Income taxable at Special Rates & Exempt Income)
Deductions you CAN plan
SectionDescription / InformationInvestment/ Expenditure/ DonationInvestible amount availableEligible Deduction Amount *
80CInvestment in eligible securities, Expenditures, Repayments etc. (PF, PPF, Life Insurance, NSCs, ULIPs, MFs, Home Loan repayment, tuition fees etc.) Max. - Rs. 1.50 lacs
80CCCPremium Paid for Annuity Plan of LIC or Other Insurer.
80CCD(1)Contribution to Pension Account by assessee upto 10% of salary.
TotalDeductions available u/s 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD(1) (Max. Rs. 1.50 lac)
80CCD(1B)Contribution to NPS (New Pension Scheme).
80CCGRajiv Gandhi Saving Scheme For persons whose taxable income is upto Rs. 10 lacs. 50% of the amount invested in specified securities. Max. Rs. 25,000/-
80DHealth insurance of self / family
80DHealth insurance of parents. (Max. - 20000 if parents are Senior Citizen, else 15000.) Parents have been presumed as senior citizens in calculations.
80GDonations eligible for deduction upto either 100% or 50% with or without restriction
* Maximum deduction available under the section or the actual amount of investment / expenditure / donation, whichever is lower.
Deductions you CANNOT plan
SectionDescription / InformationEligible Deduction Amount *
80CCD(2)Contribution to Pension Account by employer. (Max. 10% of salary)
80DDMedical treatment of handicapped dependent relative (Max. - Rs. 50,000/-. Rs. 100,000/- in case of severe disability.)
80DDBMedical treatment of specified disease or ailment for self or dependent relative. (Max. - Rs. 40,000/-)
80EInterest on Educational Loan for Higher Studies of self/ family member or a relative. (Max. - No upper limit)
80GGHouse Rent paid. Maximum Rs. 60,000/-
80RRBIncome by way of Royalty of a Patent. (Max. - Rs. 300,000/-)
80TTAInterest on Savings Accounts (not time deposits), available to Individuals or HUFs. (Max. - Rs. 10,000/-)
80UPersons suffering from Physical Disability. (Max. - Rs. 50,000/-. In cases of severe disability. Rs. 100,000/-)
24Interest Accrued on Home Loans. (Max. Rs. 2,00,000/- in case of Self Occupied properties.)
Total Deductions from Income chargeable at Normal Rates.
Taxable Income chargeable at Normal Rates
* Maximum deduction available under the section or the actual amount of investment / expenditure / donation, whichever is lower.
Tax Liability & Tax Savings
DescriptionBefore deductionsAfter deductionsTax Saved by deductions
Income SlabIncome TaxIncome SlabIncome Tax
Exempt Income Slab
Income chargeable at 10%
Income chargeable at 20%
Income chargeable at 30%
Less : Rebate under Section 87A (10% of Income Tax - max. Rs. 5,000/-, if total taxable income is below Rs. 5 lacs)
Income Tax
Education Cess [ 3% of (Income Tax + Surcharge)]
Total Tax liability on income taxable at Normal Rates

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