Filing income tax can feel overwhelming, especially when it comes to tax slabs. This guide aims to break down tax slabs for salaried employees in India into easy-to-understand sections.

What are Tax Slabs?

Imagine a ladder with multiple steps. Each step represents an income bracket, and these brackets are called tax slabs. In India’s income tax system, your total income is categorized into these slabs. Each slab has a specific tax rate assigned to it. Simply put, the more you earn, the higher the tax percentage you pay on that specific portion of your income. This creates a fair system where high earners contribute a larger share (progressive taxation).

Old vs. New Tax Regime for Salaried Employees

As a salaried employee, you get to choose between two tax filing options, each with its own set of advantages:

Understanding Your Tax Slab (AY 2024-25):

Now, let’s delve into the nitty-gritty of tax slabs. Here’s a table outlining the slabs for both regimes:

RegimeIncome SlabTax Rate
Old RegimeUp to ₹ 5,00,000Nil (No Tax)
₹ 5,00,001 – ₹ 10,00,00020% on income exceeding ₹ 5,00,000
Above ₹ 10,00,000₹1,00,000 + 30% on income exceeding ₹ 10,00,000
New RegimeUp to ₹ 5,00,000Nil (No Tax)
₹ 3,00,001 – ₹ 6,00,0005% on income exceeding ₹ 3,00,000
₹ 6,00,001 – ₹ 10,00,000₹ 15,000 + 10% on income exceeding ₹ 6,00,000
Above ₹ 10,00,000₹ 75,000 + 30% on income exceeding ₹ 10,00,000

Key Points to Remember:

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By understanding tax slabs and choosing the right regime, you can ensure accurate tax filing and potentially save money. Remember, this knowledge empowers you to make informed decisions for your financial well-being. Don’t hesitate to seek professional guidance if you have any further questions or require assistance with the filing process.

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