Economy

DTC to be implemented from April 1, 2012

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on February 28, 2011

Mr Pranab Mukherjee, Union Finance Minister. (file photo)   -  The Hindu

The Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, has said the Direct Taxes Code (DTC), which will replace the Income-Tax Act, is proposed to be implemented from April 1, 2012.

"... The code is proposed to be effective April 1, 2012,'' Mr Pranab Mukherjee said in his Budget speech 2011-12.

In the DTC Bill, which was introduced in Parliament last year, the annual I-T exemption limit is proposed at Rs 2 lakh compared with the existing Rs 1.6 lakh.

Under the Bill, the Government seeks to widen the tax slabs to levy 10 per cent tax on income between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, 20 per cent on Rs 5-10 lakh and 30 per cent above Rs 10 lakh.

Currently, income up to Rs 1.6 lakh per annum is exempt from tax for individuals. For women and senior citizens, the limit is 1.9 lakh and 2.4 lakh, respectively.

The tax is levied at 10 per cent rate on income between Rs 1.6 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, 20 per cent on Rs 5-8 lakh and 30 per cent above Rs 8 lakh.

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Published on February 28, 2011
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