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Tax Changes for Filling of Income tax Return For A.Y 2018-19, FY 2017-18

1. Limit for payment of expenses by cash (Both capital and revenue expenditure) reduced from RS. 20,000 to RS. 10,000 per day in aggregate per person.
2. No Person shall receive an amount of two lakh rupees or more, by cash (Sec 269ST).
3. Tax Exemption limit is Rs.2,50,000/- (same as earlier) After that, up to 5 Lakh, Tax rate is 5% (earlier it was 10%).
4. Tax rebate is reduced to Rs.2500 from Rs.5000 per year for taxpayers with income up to Rs.3,50,000 (earlier Rs.5,00,000).
5. Capital gain in respect of Land and Building period reduced from 3 Years to 2 Years and Base year shifted from 01/04/1981 to 01/04/2001.
6. From Financial Year 2017-18, if Return is not filed within due date, late fee of Rs.5,000 for delay up to 31st December, and Rs.10,000 thereafter. Such fee will be restricted to Rs.1,000 for small taxpayers with income up to Rs.5 lakh.

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