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Meaning of Income Tax

Income Tax is the taxes that are levied on the income of individuals or organizations. Income tax is the tax levied on individual income from various sources like salaries, investments, interest etc. Corporate tax is the tax paid by companies or firms on the incomes they earn.

Top Tax Saving Instruments in India

Here is a list of some of the best ways to save taxes in India.

A. Under Section 80C – Maximum Limit Rs. 1,50,000
ParticularsEquity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS)Public Provident Fund (PPF)PF ContributionLife InsuranceTax Saver Fixed DepositsHow to reach the Rs.1,50,000 limit without investments?
MeaningELSS is an equity-oriented tax saving mutual fund investment schemePPF is the only financial instrument having an EEE (Exempt Exempt Exempt) tax status, Means Investment, Interest and Redemption is tax freeIts is Provided Fund deducted by Employer from SalaryLife Insurance not only guarantees returns on maturity, but also provides a life coverage for you and your family in times of uncertain life eventsFixed Deposits with any bank for a minimum lock-in period of 5 years is tax exemptedExpenses related to stamp duty and registration charges can be deducted under Section 80C.

Your Home Loan principal repayment for this year can be claimed as a deduction.

Tuition Fees for Children upto 2 child

Lock in Period3 years15 Years, You could even start taking loans at the beginning of the 3rd year to the end of the 5th year, and withdrawals from the 6th year onwards.Statutory – No Lock in,


Recognised – Before 5 years withdrawal is taxable

Normally 5 years5 years
ReturnReturns are relatively higher as compared to Others, Normally 12-18%Normally 8-9% InterestNormally 8-9% InterestNormally 6-9% InterestNormally 6-8% Interest
LinkPlease Click – ELSSPlease Click – Life Insurance
B. Tax saving options other than 80C: Exhausted Rs 1.5 lakh limit? Here are other investment options you can go for
Health Insurance

Under Section 80D, you can claim tax benefit if you have taken a health insurance policy. Under this section, you can save tax up to Rs 25,000 and Rs 50,000 in case of senior citizens. Under Section 80D you can also include expenses incurred towards preventive health check-ups.

Please Click – Health Insurance

National Pension System (NPS)

Under section 80CCD (1B), NPS offers an additional tax deduction for investment up to Rs 50,000. Tax-saving deduction under NPS is over and above the deduction of Rs 150,000 lakh available under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act.

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Interest on education loan

Under Section 80E you can avail tax deduction on the interest paid on an education loan. Taxpayers should keep in mind while filing an income tax return, the deduction under this is allowed only on the interest repayment part, not on the principal amount of the education loan. One of the best parts of this is there is no maximum limit on claiming deduction under 80E, which is also over and above the 80C limit.

House rent allowance

IF HRA Part of Salary Claim HRA With Employer


Under Section 80GG, you can avail tax deduction max upto Rs. 60.000 p.a.

Home Loans

The limit on deduction on home loan interest under Section 24 is Rs 2 lakh against Salary Income .

We Suggest to Go For Tax Saving
  1. Health Insurance
  2. Term Insurance
  3. ELSS IF Limit of Rs. 1,50,000 is left
  4. Additional Rs. 50,000  in NPS for additional deduction
Holding PeriodLess Than 1 Year1-3 YearsMore Than 3 Years
Types of Funds
Equity / Balanced15% Tax10% tax if Gain is More than 1 lac without index benefits
DebtSlab RateSlab Rates20% tax on Gain after Indexation Benefits
SIP – Each installment is considered as an individual investment, tax will be applicable as per above Table
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