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    Default New Income tax rate slabs for 2012-2013

    As most of you already know that new income tax rates were announced today in the budget speed by Mr Finance Minister and there doesnt seem to be a lot to cheer about and there was no mention of DTC either. Below are the new income tax rates for financial year 2012-2013 :

    0 to 2,00,000 No tax
    2,00,001 to 5,00,000 10%
    5,00,001 to 10,00,000 20%
    Above 10,00,000 30%

    I was expecting the tax exemption limit to be raised to Rs3 Lakhs atleast if not more. I am not complaining but it wouldnt hurt to bring the top tax rate down from 30% to 20% may be and no tax for people making less then 8lakhs perhaps? That is wishful thinking I guess.

    I hope we get that DTC sooner rather then later and have some clarity on what the rates are going to be.
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    The only new deduction I believe is that Rs50000 if you invest in equities in some new scheme that Mr Finance Minister calls Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme. You are only eligible if your income is below Rs10 Lakhs per year though... If you make more then that then you should be punished for being successful seems to be the motto of this budget. If you are a marginal farmer you will be rewarded for being poor by giving you "cash" subsidy for fertilizer and what not.

    Rip off the hardworking intelligent people and "buy" the votes of the poor is what the government of every democratic country is doing and more so in India.

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    Its a common man's budget..
    "Income tax payers have nothing to do with it".

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    I dont understand this new Rs50000 deduction in that Rajiv gandhi scheme. Some TV channels are just saying its a 50k deduction if you invest in equities and you have to keep those stocks for 3 years but some are saying its a deduction in short term capital gains tax by 50% of your tax slab up to a limit of 50k.

    Does anyone have an idea what it actually is?

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    Offtopic: Rs. 50000 deduction for "Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme" is another gimmick to immortalize the name of the Gandhi family. Already there are so many zoos in the name of Sanjay Gandhi across India, making sure my kids will know him! Ah.. what a great man he must be in his days!
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    Why should anything that is built using the tax payers money be named after any one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    I dont understand this new Rs50000 deduction in that Rajiv gandhi scheme. Some TV channels are just saying its a 50k deduction if you invest in equities and you have to keep those stocks for 3 years but some are saying its a deduction in short term capital gains tax by 50% of your tax slab up to a limit of 50k.

    Does anyone have an idea what it actually is?
    Actually, I got so turned off with the budget and in the evening Sachin was nearing the 100th 100, I completely skipped the budget analysis reading. Will have to find details now.

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    Each minister wants to suck up the Boss Family in India for quick approval/promotion. Just do a Google search for Rajiv Gandhi Awards. There is one in each field.

    He'll be more popular than Emperor Ashoka or Shahjahan in the years to come.

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    We dont have the Rs20k exemption for investung in infra bonds anymore.

    Sent from my GT-I9100

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    Its still there. no amendment made in the relevant section.

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