The Indian Taxation Structure is designed in such a manner that it promotes protection of the minor groups along with maintaining equilibrium in operations. The tax payer is mainly allocated into three major forms which involve Men, Women and Senior Citizens and Very Senior Citizens (A.Y.2013-14) . Today, we shall take an insight into the taxation structure for the women and should develop an idea about their taxation basis. In this article we will discuss about tax planning tips for resident women/female assessee/women income tax payers.

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Basic Exemption for A.Y.2012-13 for Female Assessee

A resident women in India is currently enjoying an exemption upto Rs. 1, 90, 000. This exemption rate is applicable to only those women who are below the age of 65 and continues to hold office or any source of income. For resident women who are above the age of 65 but below the age of 80 are known as senior citizens, they enjoy an exemption upto Rs. 2, 50, 000. Additionally, resident women who are above the age of 80 have also been brought under the purview of taxation and are known as very senior citizens. They enjoy an exemption upto Rs. 5, 00, 000.

Apart from this basic exemption, the essence of tax panning is such that resident women can also save some additional amount by way of deductions which shall further reduce their tax liability. The whole structure can be broadly categorized into two distinct factors such as:

  • Deduction u/s 80 C
  • Deduction u/s 80 D to U

Deduction u/s 80 C

  • The section 80 C is a very powerful area of operation which provides people to save a handful amount of tax liability by way of investment. The schemes are distributed among various channels which includes investment in:
  • Public Provident Fund (PPF): Here people are free to invest according to their desire and can obtain a maximum deduction of Rs. 70, 000 from this section.
  • National Savings Certificate (NSC): This is another option to ensure that funds are channelized into productive interest that provides high return along with being available for deduction.
  • A 5- year Fixed Deposit
  • Life Insurance Corporation policies (LIC)
  • Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS)
  • Pension Plans
  • Employee’s Provident Fund (EPF), etc.

In this context, it should be noted that only a gross amount of Rs. 1, 00, 000 would qualify as maximum deduction form this section as this is the overall permissible limit from this section as per taxation rules of the Indian economy.

Deduction u/s 80 D to U

These are the remaining sections which jointly provides various threshold limits for assesses to ensure that they can save some further amount from their tax liability. This includes investment in various forms of sources such as:

  • Health Insurance: Investment in health insurance plan is exempted upto Rs. 15, 000 under the section 80 D. The limit is raised upto Rs. 20, 000 for senior resident women.
  • Education loan: The benefit of repayment of education loans are available under the section 80 E where one can claim exemption for the expenditures made for repayment for education loans.
  • Donations to research and development programme along with donation to political parties are exempted under section 80 G which can range from 50% to 100% of the donations made.

Apart from this, see articles on tax planning  and how to save tax?

  • chander

    I did not find anything about AY2013-14, except the title. Or did you mean there is no change at all; and hence AY2012-13 is reproduced again.

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  • Rajat

    me too… didnt find anything about A.Y. 2013-14..waste of time watching the article..

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  • Pushpita Das

    Can You please provide the tax planning tips for A/Y 2013-14,I did n’t get the same though the point is added in your tax planning head.

    • http://www.facebook.com/VYASARJOTHI Vyasar Jothi

      send your email address to vyasar_voice@yahoo.co.in to send the IT calculation soft ware for AY 2013-14 which will guide you in instruction to software. Easy to operate. You need to feed your Basic pay of March2012, Increment month etc as the case may be. It will give your Pay drawn details including arrears (TN State Govt. ) and Tax return in format, Form 16 etc. you need.

  • Sadanada

    It is mentioned that under sec .80C for PPF,deduction of only Rs.70000 is shown.where as up to Rs.100000 can be claimed. Pl. clarify

    • http://www.facebook.com/VYASARJOTHI Vyasar Jothi

      Yes, the maximum ceiling for PPF has been increased to the Max savings limit of 1.00L during FY 2010-11 itself.

  • Girish

    For AY 13-14 Basic Exemption limit for both men and women below the age of 60 is Rs. 2,00,000/- & Age for senior citizen is 60 years and not 65 years as mentioned

    • http://www.facebook.com/VYASARJOTHI Vyasar Jothi

      As per IncomeTax department rules, the age fixed for senior citizen for exemption of I.T for FY 2012-13(AY2013-14) is 65 with moitory limit of 2,50,000 and above 80 the limit is 500000.

  • Pria

    What about tuition fees of children. Is this only for single women.

  • ANIL DESHPANDE

    Please confirm PPF amount of investment for exemption. is it Rs.100000 or Rs.70000 as mention above

  • Gaddam Sudhakar

    What is the limit of LTA for the A.Y.2013-14

  • SUNIL YADAV

    WHAT IS LIMIT FOR TUITION FEES u/s 80C