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Mihir Tanna

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Mihir Tanna is associate director (direct tax) at SK Patodia and Associates, a chartered accountancy firm that offers tax related services. He has more than 10 years of experience in direct taxation, including filing income tax returns.
He regularly represents clients before the income tax authorities including the commissioner of income tax (appeal).... more

Answered on Mar 13, 2023

Asked by Anonymous - Mar 06, 2023
Dear Mihir, My income is 13.66 lac per annum. My company has been deducting TDS to an extent of 2 lac . I fail to understand the reason. My house rent & electricity bill is getting paid by the company. House rent is shown as rent allowance in the pay slip & electricity bill is paid upon furnishing the bill every month. They say that these are perquisites and are taxable. I have not been told before about the same. Please guide me. This is what they are showing...Please help me in saving this tax...I am clue less about this. Please find your Tax Calculation Sheet below.  Income Tax Computations With Rent/Without Perquisites With out Rent/With Perquisites Gross Salary (includes Employer contribution to NPS **) 1415198 1320496 Exemptions U/s 10   House Rent Allowance 101999 0 Gross Salary after Section 10 Exemptions 1313199 1320496 Deduction U/s 16 Standard Deduction (Sec 16 ia) 50000 50000 Professional Tax (Sec 16 iii) 2400 2400 Gross Total Income 1260799 1268096 Deductions under chapter VI-A     Investments  ( Sec 80C) 150000 150000     Contribution to NPS (Sec 80CCD (1b) 10000 10000     Medical Insurance Premium (Sec 80D) 15000 15000     Total 175000 175000 Net taxable income 1085800 1093100 Tax on Total Income ( as per applicable slabs)     Income Liable to Tax at Normal Rate 138240 140429     Short Term Capital Gains (Charged @ 15%) 0 0     Long Term Capital Gains (Charged  @ 20%) 0 0     Long Term Capital Gains (Charged @ 10%) 0 0     Winnings from Lottery (Charged @ 30%) 0 0 Total Tax Due 138240 140429 Surcharge on Tax 0 0 Education Cess @4% 5530 5617 Total Tax Due 143770 146046 Less Tax Deducted Till Date- Employer 51000 51000          Other TDS deduction    0 0 Balance Tax to be deducted 92770 95046 Remaining months in the Year 2 2 Tax Per Month 46385 47523 Old Regime Old Regime
Ans: If rent and electricity is paid by the company, it is considered as perquisites. To save tax, you can invest additional 40k in NPS, you can pay additional mediclaim premium.


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