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XYZ Question by XYZ on Apr 14, 2023Hindi
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Hi, my CTC is 1,841,903 and I would like to know if the old or the new tax regime might be better for me. I tend to make 80C investments.

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As not much details are available, would suggest that you check the best option using the tax calculator by clicking the following link

https://incometaxindia.gov.in/Pages/tools/115bac-tax-calculator-finance-bill-2023.aspx
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Hi Expert, My CTC is 12 Lakhs. I have home loan interest of INR 1,60,000 and principle of approx INR 80,000, ELSS 36,000, Life Insurance 12,000, Tuition Fee 60,000, Medical Insurance 26,000, PPF 50,000 to1,00,000. these are my planned annual investments. I need you help to choose new tax regime or old tax regime. can you help, please.
Ans: Based on the information you have provided, you can calculate your tax liability under both the old tax regime and the new tax regime to see which one is more beneficial for you.

Under the old tax regime, you can claim deductions under Section 80C for your home loan principal repayment, ELSS, life insurance premium, tuition fees, and PPF, which amounts to a total deduction of up to INR 1.5 lakh. In addition, you can claim a deduction of up to INR 25,000 for medical insurance premium under Section 80D. Your total deductions would be INR 1.75 lakh, which reduces your taxable income to INR 10.25 lakh.

Your tax liability under the old tax regime would be as follows:

Up to INR 2.5 lakh: Nil
INR 2.5 lakh to INR 5 lakh: 5% of (taxable income - INR 2.5 lakh)
INR 5 lakh to INR 7.5 lakh: INR 12,500 + 10% of (taxable income - INR 5 lakh)
INR 7.5 lakh to INR 10 lakh: INR 37,500 + 15% of (taxable income - INR 7.5 lakh)
INR 10 lakh to INR 12.5 lakh: INR 75,000 + 20% of (taxable income - INR 10 lakh)
Above INR 12.5 lakh: INR 1,25,000 + 30% of (taxable income - INR 12.5 lakh)
Under the new tax regime, you cannot claim the deductions under Section 80C, Section 80D, and other sections. However, you can claim a standard deduction of INR 50,000. Your taxable income would be INR 11.1 lakh.

Your tax liability under the new tax regime would be as follows:

Up to INR 2.5 lakh: Nil
INR 2.5 lakh to INR 5 lakh: 5% of (taxable income - INR 2.5 lakh)
INR 5 lakh to INR 7.5 lakh: INR 12,500 + 10% of (taxable income - INR 5 lakh)
INR 7.5 lakh to INR 10 lakh: INR 37,500 + 15% of (taxable income - INR 7.5 lakh)
INR 10 lakh to INR 12.5 lakh: INR 75,000 + 20% of (taxable income - INR 10 lakh)
Above INR 12.5 lakh: INR 1,25,000 + 30% of (taxable income - INR 12.5 lakh)
Based on the above calculations, it seems like the old tax regime may be more beneficial for you as your taxable income would be lower due to the deductions under Section 80C and Section 80D. However, you should consult a tax expert or a financial advisor to make an informed decision based on your individual circumstances.

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I am 34 years old. My salary 55k. I have a home loan of 35 lakhs monthly EMI 27k for 25 years from 2023. From April 2024 I started invested in mutual fund and index fund, sbi long term equity fund 2k, sbi Magnum global fund 2k, sbi focused equity fund 2k, sbi bluechip fund 2k, hdfc nifty index fund 3k, hdfc nifty bank index 3k. I want to invest for 20 years. Approx how much amount I got in 2055
Ans: You are 34 years old with a salary of Rs 55k per month.

You have a home loan of Rs 35 lakhs with a monthly EMI of Rs 27k for 25 years from 2023.

You started investing in mutual funds and index funds from April 2024.

Current Investments
SBI Long Term Equity Fund: Rs 2k per month

SBI Magnum Global Fund: Rs 2k per month

SBI Focused Equity Fund: Rs 2k per month

SBI Bluechip Fund: Rs 2k per month

HDFC Nifty Index Fund: Rs 3k per month

HDFC Nifty Bank Index Fund: Rs 3k per month

Investment Strategy
Consistency Over Time
Regular SIPs: Continue your SIPs regularly without interruptions.

Long-Term Horizon: Invest for at least 20 years to benefit from compounding.

Diversification and Risk Management
Diversification: Your portfolio is well-diversified across equity funds and index funds.

Risk Management: Monitor your funds regularly and rebalance if necessary.

Expected Returns
Growth Potential
Equity Mutual Funds: Historically, equity mutual funds have provided 10-12% annual returns.

Index Funds: Typically, index funds give returns close to the market average, around 8-10%.

Approximate Future Value
Assumptions: Assuming an average return of 10% per annum for your portfolio.

SIP Calculation: Use an SIP calculator to estimate the future value of your investments.

Analytical Insights
Importance of Monitoring
Regular Review: Review your portfolio at least once a year.

Adjustments: Make adjustments based on performance and changes in financial goals.

Professional Advice
Consult a CFP: For tailored advice, consult a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Avoid Mistakes: Professional guidance can help you avoid costly investment mistakes.

Additional Considerations
Emergency Fund
Liquidity: Ensure you have an emergency fund equivalent to 6-12 months' expenses.

Safety Net: This provides a financial cushion during unforeseen circumstances.

Insurance Coverage
Health Insurance: Ensure you have adequate health insurance coverage for yourself and dependents.

Life Insurance: Consider a term insurance plan for financial security for your family.

Final Insights
Your current investment strategy is sound, focusing on a mix of equity and index funds. Maintain consistency with your SIPs and monitor your portfolio regularly. Seek professional advice from a Certified Financial Planner to ensure your investments align with your long-term goals. With disciplined investing and proper planning, you can achieve your financial goals.

Best Regards,

K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,

Chief Financial Planner,

www.holisticinvestment.in

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