Income Tax Saving Tips: Are you employed and want to save income tax? These 5 powerful methods will do wonders…understand them quickly

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Income Tax Saving Tips: Are you employed and want to save income tax? These 5 powerful methods will do wonders...understand them quickly
Income Tax Saving Tips: Are you employed and want to save income tax? These 5 powerful methods will do wonders...understand them quickly

Saving income tax has always been a big challenge for working people. After meeting all the expenses from their limited salary, working people have to plan for savings, investment and retirement. Here are the ways through which you can easily save your income tax.

5 Best Tax Savings for Salaried: The last date for filing ITR for the financial year 2023-2024 is 31 July 2024. Everyone from salaried to businessmen is planning for it. According to the income tax slab, if you have chosen the old tax regime, then you will not have to pay any tax on income up to Rs 5 lakh, whereas if you have chosen the new tax regime, then there is no tax on income up to Rs 7 lakh. In such a situation, be it a salaried person or a businessman, everyone is trying to save income tax by trying their own methods.

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Talking about the working people, tax saving has always been a challenge for them. They have to plan their monthly expenses along with savings, investment and retirement. In such a situation, understanding your needs, here we are going to tell you those methods for working people through which you can easily save your income tax.

Home Loans

If you have taken a home loan, then you can get tax exemption on its principal amount under 80C. Apart from this, you can also get exemption on the interest of home loan. You can avail this exemption under section 24 (b) of Income Tax. According to income tax rules, tax exemption can be claimed on interest up to Rs 2 lakh. However, this tax exemption will be available only if the property is ‘Self-Occupied’.

Employment News

One of the simplest options for salaried people to save tax is Employee Provident Fund (EPF). It provides tax exemption of up to Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. Interest of up to Rs 2.5 lakh annually received in a PF account is tax free.

H.R.A.

House Rent Allowance means house rent allowance. HRA is an allowance which is given to the employees to pay their house rent. Your company pays HRA along with your salary. Tax exemption on HRA can be availed under section 10(13A) of the Income Tax Act, subject to certain limits.

1. Tax exemption on total income in the form of HRA.

2. Up to 50% of basic salary for a person living in a metro city, up to 40% of basic salary for people living in small cities.

3. 10% of total annual income on paying house rent

After calculating these three facts, the lowest amount that comes out can be used for tax exemption from HRA. Apart from this, tax can be saved on income earned in the form of HRA only by a salaried person whose salary includes HRA and who lives in a rented house. To get this exemption, you have to provide a tenancy agreement or house rent receipt.

Health Insurance Policy 

Under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act, if a taxpayer pays the premium for health insurance, he gets a tax exemption. If you have taken a health insurance policy for yourself, spouse, children and parents, then you can claim tax on premium up to Rs 25,000. In this case, the age of the parents should be less than 60 years. If your parents are senior citizens, then the tax exemption limit will be Rs 50,000.

Tuition Fees

You can get tax exemption on the tuition fee portion of the school/college fees you pay for your children’s education. Under clause 17 of section 80(C) of the Income Tax Act, there is a provision for income tax exemption for parents paying tuition fees or school fees. This exemption can be availed on the tuition fees of two children. But to get this exemption, you will have to submit admission certificate and fee receipts from the institution.

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