June 24, 2024

Anybody whose revenue exceeds the utmost exemption restrict should file an revenue tax return (ITR). If an individual below 60 years outdated’s gross complete revenue in a fiscal yr exceeds Rs 2.5 lakh, they need to file an ITR. For these folks, the elemental exemption threshold stays the identical below the outdated and new tax techniques.

An individual who was 60 years of age or older however lower than 80 at any level within the prior yr is taken into account a senior citizen for revenue tax causes. A person resident who was 80 years of age or older at any level within the previous yr is taken into account an excellent aged citizen.

Nevertheless, aged individuals 75 years of age and above are excluded from submitting revenue tax returns below sure circumstances, as outlined in Part 194P of the Earnings Tax Act, 1961, which is able to take impact on April 1, 2021.

The Following Necessities Should Be Met For Exemption

  • A senior particular person must be at the very least 75 years outdated.
  • An aged particular person will need to have been a “Resident” the yr earlier than.
  • An aged particular person ought to solely have pension revenue and curiosity revenue, with the curiosity coming from the identical designated financial institution that gives their pension.
  • The aged particular person will present a press release to the designated financial institution.
  • The financial institution designated by the Central Authorities shall be answerable for deducting TDS for aged individuals following the analysis of rebates below 87A and deductions below Chapter VI-A.
  • After the desired financial institution deducts taxes for seniors who’re 75 years of age or older, they gained’t want to offer revenue tax returns.

Even in conditions when a person’s revenue falls under the edge, they’re nonetheless required below specified necessities to submit an ITR. Amongst these conditions are:

When People Have Belongings Exterior Of India

No matter revenue not surpassing the utmost exemption stage, a person (resident and strange resident in India) is required to submit an revenue tax return if he/she:

  1. Has any asset located outdoors of India, whether or not beneficially or in any other case, together with any monetary stake in any group.
  2. Can signal paperwork for any account that isn’t in India; and
  3. Is the beneficiary of any asset located outdoors of India, together with any monetary stake in any group.

No matter gross complete revenue, if the assessee is roofed by the seventh proviso of Part 139(1), they need to file an revenue tax return. In line with this clause, those that wouldn’t have been required to submit a return if their revenue didn’t exceed the utmost exemption stage should accomplish that if, within the previous yr, they’d:

  • Made deposits totalling greater than Rs 1 crore into a number of present accounts held by a cooperative or financial institution;
  • Spent greater than Rs 2 lakh on an abroad journey for oneself or one other particular person; or
  • Incurred bills above one lakh rupees to settle an influence invoice;
  • The enterprise’s gross revenues, turnover, or complete gross sales for the prior yr exceeded Rs 60 lakh;
  • An expert’s complete gross earnings for the prior yr exceeded Rs 10 lakh;
  • No less than Rs 25,000 in complete taxes had been deducted and picked up within the previous yr. For a resident who’s 60 years of age or older, the edge restrict is Rs 50,000; in any other case.
  • The whole quantity deposited by the person in a number of financial savings financial institution accounts over the previous yr was at the very least Rs 50 lakh.

The consultants’ opinions and monetary recommendation on this News18.com story are their very own, not the web site’s or its administration’s. It is strongly recommended that readers seek the advice of licensed professionals earlier than making any monetary decisions. 


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