Budget 2021 Expectations and What Will Not Happen

Published on: Jan. 24, 2021, 6:03 a.m.| Last on Updated : Jan. 25, 2021, 5:39 a.m. UTC TIME ZONE

Summary


The annual budget time has come. On 1st February 2021 finance minister of India Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget for the financial year 2021-22 in Loksabh. Every pink paper and some white one also are publishing expectation from the budget. We also have a list of expectation from the budget.


The annual budget time has come. On 1st February 2021 finance minister of India Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget for the financial year 2021-22 in Loksabh. Every pink paper and some white one also are publishing expectation from the budget. We also have a list of expectation from the budget.

There are many expectations related to Income Tax like change in tax slabs, a higher deduction for 80C, housing loan interest payment, medical insurance etc. 

However, We have only on expectation from the budget that has any probability of getting fulfilled. Our expectation is the standard deduction for income from salaries will increase from current rupees 50000 to 60000. 

Below is the list of expectation from different pink papers. 

Livemint
  1. Increase the upper limit of Section 80C (2.5-3 Lakhs),
  2. Tax deductions for those working from home. Reimbursement given by companies should be non-taxable,
  3. Hike tax rebate on housing loans
  4. Increase the upper cap on health insurance premium
Financial Express 
  1. Increase in tax-saving investment limits
  2. Deductions on Covid-related expenses
  3. Introduction of a new category of tax-saving bonds
  4. Tax incentives for non-resident investors
  5. Increase in income tax threshold limit
  6. Tax incentives on work from home expenses
  7. Reduction in LTCG holding period of debt funds
  8. LTCG incentives on real estate
TimesNow
  1. Personal tax & deductions 
  2. Sops to boost spending, investments
  3. Covid cess
  4. Import duties

 

Most of the expectation is related to tax deduction limit related to 80C, housing loan interest payment and medical insurance premium. These expectations have not changed from the last 4-5 years. 

What we like to have in the budget but will not happen.

We want to change the current tax slab for personal income tax with no surcharge and cess. All deduction available in the current structure should continue except one. The standard deduction for salary income should increase from current rupees 50000 to 400,000. The tax slab is presented in the below table.

Income Range Tax Rate
0-100,000 0%
100,001-500,000 1%
500,001-750,000 5%
750,001-1,000,000 10%
1,000,001-1,250,000 15%
1,250,001-1,500,000 20%
1,500,000+ 25%

 


The annual budget time has come. On 1st February 2021 finance minister of India Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget for the financial year 2021-22 in Loksabh. Every pink paper and some white one also are publishing expectation from the budget. We also have a list of expectation from the budget.

Well a couple of months back (around August-September 2019), many pink papers published news that GST (Goods and Services Tax) will be reduced on automobiles (Cars, Two-wheeler, trucks …). The reason given by these grapevines was low sells of automobiles; however, GST was not reduced.