Direct Taxes Code

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The Direct Taxes Code (DTC) is said to replace the existing Indian Income Tax Act, 1961.[1][2][3]

Highlights of the Direct Taxes Code[edit]

  • from 20.5 percent.
  • Proposal to levy dividend distribution tax at 15 per cent.
  • Exemption for investment in approved funds and insurance schemes proposed at Rs. 150,000 annually, against 120,000 currently
  • Proposed bill has 319 sections and 22 schedules against 298 sections and 14 schedules in existing IT Act.
  • Once enacted, DTC will replace archaic Income Tax Act.
  • However, many provisions in Income Tax Act will be a part of DTC as well.
  • Mutual Funds/ULIP dropped from 80C deductions : Income from equity-oriented mutual funds or ULIP shall be subject to tax @ 5%
  • Fringe benefits tax will be charged to the employee rather than the employer.
  • Political contribution of up to 5 percent of the gross total income will be eligible for deduction.

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