(Last Updated On: March 9, 2017)

As per the Union Budget 2016 ,there has been no change in the Income tax slab rates for the financial year 2016-17.The Income tax slabs are the same as that of financial year 2015-16.

Income tax is calculated on the Taxable income of an assessee as per the Income tax slab rates that are applicable for the relevant financial year. Have a look at the Income tax slabs for the financial year 2016-17 .

Income tax slab rates for Financial year 2016-17 are as follows:

(i) Individual Resident aged below 60 years :

INCOME SLABS
TAX RATES
Taxable Income < Rs.250000NIL
Taxable Income > Rs.250000 but < Rs.50000010% of Amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.250000
Taxable Income > Rs.500000 but < Rs.1000000Rs.25000 + 20% of amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.500000
Taxable Income > Rs.1000000Rs.125000 + 30% of amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.1000000

(ii) Senior Citizens -Individual Resident who is of the age of 60 years and above but below the age of 80 years :

INCOME SLABS
TAX RATES
Taxable Income < Rs.300000NIL
Taxable Income > Rs.300000 but < Rs.50000010% of Amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.300000
Taxable Income > Rs.500000 but < Rs.1000000Rs.20000 + 20% of amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.500000
Taxable Income > Rs.1000000Rs.120000 + 30% of amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.1000000

(iii)Super Senior Citizens - Individual Resident who is of the age of 80 years and above

INCOME SLABS
TAX RATES
Taxable Income < Rs.500000NIL
Taxable Income > Rs.500000 but < Rs.100000020% of amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.500000
Taxable Income > Rs.1000000Rs.100000 + 30% of amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.1000000
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You can also have a look at the Income tax slabs for financial year 2017-18

*Surcharge: As per Finance Budget 2016 Surcharge has been increased to 15% of the Income tax where taxable Income is greater than Rs.1 crore.( It was 12% for F.Y.2015-16).This means the super rich will have to shed more money out of their pockets.

*Education Cess : 2% of Total Income tax and surcharge.

*Secondary and Higher Education cess: 1% of Income tax and surcharge.

*Relief U/s 87A :For Individuals having Income less than 5 lakhs the Tax Relief U/s 87A increased from Rs.2000 to Rs.5000.

For additional details on Section 87A you can refer Tax relief under Section 87A

For timely filing of your Income tax returns, you must also check our popular blog post : 10 Documents required for E-filing – Just keep them ready !

(iv) Any NRI,HUF,AOP,BOI or AJP

INCOME SLABS
TAX RATES
Taxable Income < Rs.250000NIL
Taxable Income > Rs.250000 but < Rs.50000010% of Amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.250000
Taxable Income > Rs.500000 but < Rs.1000000Rs.25000 + 20% of amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.500000
Taxable Income > Rs.1000000Rs.125000 + 30% of amount by which Taxable Income > Rs.1000000

*NRI: Non Resident Individual, HUF:Hindu Undivided Family, AOP: Association of Persons, BOI:Body of Individuals and AJP : Artificial Judicial Person.

*Surcharge: As per Finance Budget 2016 Surcharge has been increased to 15% of the Income tax where taxable Income is greater than Rs.1 crore. ( It was 12% for F.Y.2015-16).

*Education Cess : 2% of Total Income tax and surcharge.

*Secondary and Higher Education cess: 1% of Income tax and surcharge.

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(v) Co-operative Society

INCOME SLABS
TAX RATES
Taxable Income < Rs.1000010% of the Taxable Income
Taxable Income > Rs.10000 but < Rs.20000Rs.1000 + 20% of Taxable Income> Rs.10000
Taxable Income > Rs.20000Rs.3000 + 30% of Taxable Income> Rs.20000

*Surcharge: Surcharge @ 12% of the Income tax where taxable Income is greater than Rs.1 crore.

*Education Cess : 2% of Total Income tax and surcharge.

*Secondary and Higher Education cess: 1% of Income tax and surcharge.

(vi) Firm:

Tax is charged at the rate of 30%.

*Surcharge: Surcharge @ 12% of the Income tax where taxable Income is greater than Rs.1 crore.

*Education Cess : 2% of Total Income tax and surcharge.

*Secondary and Higher Education cess: 1% of Income tax and surcharge.

(vii) Local Authority :

Tax is charged at the rate of 30%.

*Surcharge: As per Finance Budget 2016 Surcharge has been increased to 15% of the Income tax where taxable Income is greater than Rs.1 crore. ( It was 12% for F.Y.2015-16).

*Education Cess : 2% of Total Income tax and surcharge.

*Secondary and Higher Education cess: 1% of Income tax and surcharge.

(viii) Domestic Company : 

Tax is charged at the rate of 30%.

*Surcharge @ 7% of Income tax if Net income>1 crore

*Surcharge @ 12% of Income tax if Net income>10 crores

*Education Cess : 2% of Total Income tax and surcharge.

*Secondary and Higher Education cess: 1% of Income tax and surcharge.

(ix) Foreign Company :

Tax is charged at the rate of 40%.

*Surcharge @2% of Income tax if Net income>1 crore

*Surcharge @ 5% of Income tax if Net Income >10 crores

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*Education Cess : 2% of Total Income tax and surcharge.

*Secondary and Higher Education cess: 1% of Income tax and surcharge.

For calculating your Income tax you can refer our Income Tax Calculator and for filing Income tax returns on time check Due dates for Income tax Return filing !

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