Income Tax Slabs for FY 2020-21 & FY 2021-22 (AY 2021-22 & AY 2022-23)

1. Income Tax Rates applicable to Individuals (Resident / Non Resident  for FY 2020-21 & 2021-22

a. Income Tax

Net Income Range Rate of Income Tax
1.1 Individuals (Other than senior and super senior citizen)
Up to Rs. 2,50,000
Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs. 5,00,000 5%
Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs. 10,00,000 20%
Above Rs. 10,00,000 30%
1.2 Individuals (Senior Citizen)
Up to Rs. 3,00,000
Rs. 3,00,000 to Rs. 5,00,000 5%
Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs. 10,00,000 20%
Above Rs. 10,00,000 30%
1.3 Individuals (Super Senior Citizen)
Up to Rs. 5,00,000
Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs. 10,00,000 20%
Above Rs. 10,00,000 30%

b. Surcharge:Surcharge is levied on the amount of income-tax at following rates if total income of an assessee exceeds specified limits:-

Range of Income Rs. 50 Lakhs to Rs. 1 Crore Rs. 1 Crore to Rs. 2 Crores Rs. 2 Crores to Rs. 5 Crores Rs. 5 crores to Rs. 10 Crores Exceeding Rs. 10 Crores
Surcharge Rate 10% 15% 25% 37% 37%

Note 1: The enhanced surcharge of 25% & 37%, as the case may be, is not levied, from income chargeable to tax under sections 111A, 112A and 115AD. Hence, the maximum rate of surcharge on tax payable on such incomes shall be 15%. 

Note 2: Marginal relief is available from surcharge in following manner-

Net Income Range Marginal Relief
Exceeds Do not Exceed
50 Lakh 1 Crore Amount payable as income tax and surcharge shall not exceed the total amount payable as income tax on total income of Rs 50 Lakh by more than the amount of income that exceeds Rs 50 Lakhs
1 Crore 2 Crore Amount payable as income tax and surcharge shall not exceed the total amount payable as income-tax on total income of Rs. 1 crore by more than the amount of income that exceeds Rs. 1 crore
2 Crore 5 Crore Amount payable as income tax and surcharge shall not exceed the total amount payable as income-tax on total income of Rs. 2 crore by more than the amount of income that exceeds Rs. 2 crore
5 Crore Amount payable as income tax and surcharge shall not exceed the total amount payable as income-tax on total income of Rs. 5 crore by more than the amount of income that exceeds Rs. 5 crore

cHealth and Education Cess :Health and Education Cess is levied at the rate of 4% on the amount of income-tax plus surcharge.

 d. Rebate u/s.87A

A resident individual (whose net income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000) can avail rebate under section 87A. It is deductible from income-tax before calculating education cess. The amount of rebate is 100 per cent of income-tax or Rs. 12,500, whichever is less.

2. Income Tax Rates for FY 2020-21 & FY 2021-22 for HUF, AOP, BOI, Other Artificial Juridical Person

Net Income Range Rate of Income Tax
Up to Rs. 2,50,000
Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs. 5,00,000 5%
Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs. 10,00,000 20%
Above Rs. 10,00,000 30%

 Note 1: Surcharge and Health & Education Cess: Same as Rates applicable to Individuals given above

3. Special Income Rates for Individual & HUF u/s. 115BAC for FY 2020-21 & FY 2021-22

The Finance Act, 2020, has provided an option to Individuals and HUF for payment of taxes at the following reduced rates from Assessment Year 2021-22 and onwards:

Total Income (Rs) Rate
Up to 2,50,000 Nil
From 2,50,001 to 5,00,000 5%
From 5,00,001 to 7,50,000 10%
From 7,50,001 to 10,00,000 15%
From 10,00,001 to 12,50,000 20%
From 12,50,001 to 15,00,000 25%
Above 15,00,000 30%

Note 1: Surcharge and Health & Education Cess as well as Rebate u/s.87A: Same as Rates applicable to Individuals given above

Note 2: The option to pay tax at lower rates shall be available only if the total income of assessee is computed without claiming specified exemptions or deductions

4. Income Tax Rates applicable to Company for FY 2020-21 & FY 2021-22

4.1 Domestic Company 

Normal Income-tax rates applicable in case of domestic companies are as follows: 

Turnover Criteria Assessment Year 2021-22 Assessment Year 2022-23
♦ Where its total turnover or gross receipt during the previous year 2018-19 does not exceed Rs. 400 crore 25% NA
♦ Where its total turnover or gross receipt during the previous year 2019-20 does not exceed Rs. 400 crore NA 25%
♦ Any other domestic company 30% 30%

Surcharge : The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the specified rate percentage of such tax:-

Range of Income Rs. 1 Crore to Rs.10 Crore Above Rs. 10 Crore
Surcharge Rate 7% 12%

The surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief.

Health and Education Cess : The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by health and education cess calculated at the rate of 4 percent of such income-tax and surcharge. 

Special Tax rates applicable to a domestic company

The special Income-tax rates applicable in case of domestic companies are as follows:

Domestic Company Tax Rate
♦ Where it opted for section 115BA 25%
♦ Where it opted for Section 115BAA 22%
♦ Where it opted for Section 115BAB 15%

Surcharge : The rate of surcharge in case of a company opting for taxability under Section 115BAA or Section 115BAB shall be flat 10% irrespective of amount of total income. 

Health and Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by health and education cess calculated at the rate of 4 percent of such income-tax and surcharge.

MAT : The domestic company who has opted for special taxation regime under Section 115BAA & 115BAB is exempted from provision of MAT. However, no exemption is available in case where section 115BA has been opted.

In that case, the provisions of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) applies, tax payable cannot be less than 15% (+HEC) of “Book profit” computed as per section 115JB.

However, MAT is levied at the rate of 9% (plus surcharge and cess as applicable) in case of a company, being a unit of an International Financial Services Centre and deriving its income solely in convertible foreign exchange.

4.2 Foreign Company

Nature of Income Tax Rate
Royalty received from Government or an Indian concern in pursuance of an agreement made with the Indian concern after March 31, 1961, but before April 1, 1976, or fees for rendering technical services in pursuance of an agreement made after February 29, 1964 but before April 1, 1976 and where such agreement has, in either case, been approved by the Central Government 50%
Any other income 40%

 Surcharge : The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the specified rate percentage of such tax:-

Range of Income Rs. 1 Crore to Rs.10 Crore Above Rs. 10 Crore
Surcharge Rate 2% 5%

However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief.

Health and Education Cess : The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by health and education cess calculated at the rate of 4 percent of such income-tax and surcharge.

5. Income Tax Rates for FY 2020-21 & FY 2021-22 for Partnership Firm & LLP

Partnership firm (including LLP) is taxable at 30%.

Surcharge : The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of 12% of such tax, where total income exceeds one crore rupees. However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief (where income exceeds one crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees).

Health and Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by health and education cess calculated at the rate of 4 percent of such income-tax and surcharge

6. Income Tax Rates for FY 2020-21 & FY 2021-22 for Local Authority

Local authority is taxable at 30%. 

Surcharge : The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of 12% of such tax, where total income exceeds one crore rupees. However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief (where income exceeds one crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees). 

Health and Education Cess : The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by health and education cess calculated at the rate of 4 percent of such income-tax and surcharge.

7. Income Tax Rates for FY 2020-21 & FY 2021-22 for Co-operative Society

7.1 Normal Rates

Taxable income Tax Rate
Up to Rs. 10,000 10%
Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 20%
Above Rs. 20,000 30%

Surcharge: The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of 12% of such tax, where total income exceeds one crore rupees. However, the surcharge shall be subject to marginal relief (where income exceeds one crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge shall not exceed total amount payable as income-tax on total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees). 

Health and Education Cess: The amount of income-tax and the applicable surcharge, shall be further increased by health and education cess calculated at the rate of four percent of such income-tax and surcharge.

7.2 Special tax rates applicable to a Co-operative societies

Taxable income Tax Rate
Any income 22%

Note:

1. The Finance Act, 2020 has inserted a new Section 115BADin Income-tax Act to provide an option to the co-operative societies to get taxed at the rate of 22% plus10% surcharge and 4% cess.

2. The resident co-operative societies have an option to opt for taxation under newly Section 115BADof the Act w.e.f. Assessment Year 2021-22. The option once exercised under this section cannot be subsequently withdrawn for the same or any other previous year.

3. If the new regime of Section 115BADis opted by a co-operative society, its income shall be computed without providing for specified exemption, deduction or incentive available under the Act. The option to pay tax at lower rates shall be available only if the total income of co-operative society is computed without claiming specified exemptions or deductions

4. The societies opting for this section have been kept out of the purview of Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT).

5. Further, the provision relating to computation, carry forward and set-off of AMT credit shall not apply to these assessees.