Have your checked Standard Deduction & It’s Implications? 

The standard deduction would be directed to the part of the income, not for the tax which could be used to lessen your tax bill.

Jul 27, 2022 - 12:29
Have your checked Standard Deduction & It’s Implications? 
Have your checked Standard Deduction & It’s Implications? 

In the chaos of work from home, almost everyone were hoping for the central government to give a allowance on work from home in the recent budget 2022. This means that it would compensate the otherise expenses that the employee had to bear when working at home i.e. internet bills, telephone or furniture setup expenses.

Define Standard Deduction?

The standard deduction would be directed to the part of the income, not for the tax which could be used to lessen your tax bill. As a rule, the standard deduction is deducted from the gross salary without showing any proof of expenses. Thus the same flat amount of Rs 50,000 would be deducted from the total salary, which draws a lower tax on an individual's income, hence diminishing the tax outgo. 

The salaried employee could avail of the deduction, whatever be the type and the need of the investment. 

A partial refund from the levied tax is a rebate while the deductions would be claimed from the income. 

Rebates beneath Section 87A would assist assessees to lessen their income tax liability. If the total income of a person is not more than Rs 5 lakh in a fiscal year then you would avail of the mentioned rebate. Under section, 87A post to claim the rebate your income tax liability would get nil. 

The income tax rebates would be those which are permitted to get availed from the total levied tax. It is essential to learn that the income tax exemptions and the income tax deductions are permitted to get availed via income in which the rebate is permitted to be claimed via levied taxes. 

The standard deduction would be available for up to Rs 50,000 in a fiscal year. But you could avail of the same deduction for one time only. For instance, if in a year you have worked with the two employers then with Rs 50,000 your standard deduction will be limited and is a standard deviation available only on the salaried income. The rebate on the different sides is available on your total incurred income. 

Section 87A of the income tax act provides you a rebate for those who have a net income less than Rs 5 lakh post to permitting the deductions to draw down the tax liability. Up to Rs 12,500, one would claim the tax rebate. 

Some Common questions taxpayers have given below:

Even if I have three distinct employers, I could only avail of the standard deduction once?

The standard deduction would be a flat deduction from the whole salary made through the employee in a specific fiscal year. The same would not rely on the number of jobs that an employee change. 

Could I avail any other transport allowance and the medical allowance including the standard deduction?

No, you could only avail for the standard deviation of Rs 50,000.

What would be the advantage?

If your expenses do not qualify for itemized deductions, you can claim a standard deduction. The same eliminates the need for the itemise deductions like medical costs and transport costs. The major benefit of the standard deduction would be that it diminishes the total salary by a flat Rs 50,000 in whatever income tax slab you come. Furthermore, it is a deduction available via salary income. No concept of different tax slabs would be there. 

What would be the demand from Budget 22 on standard deduction via the salaried class?

As the FM Nirmala Sitharaman composes to announce the union budget for 2022, salaried personnel expect a work-from-home allowance in the subsequent yearly financial statement to earn tax reduction upon expenditures furnished for carrying out office work from home in the pandemic times. Moreover, assesses expect a refund on the matter or assistance on it. 

Authored by - Amit Gupta, MD, SAG Infotech

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