Income Tax Calculator 2020-21 (Assessment Year 2021-22) for Old and New Tax Regime

An Unique Tool to calculate Income Tax payable by Central Government Employees and Pensioners in the existing Tax regime (old) and New Tax Regime

Income Tax Calculator 2020-21 (Assessment Year 2021-22) – Compare Income Tax under Old (existing) and New Tax Regime under Section 115 BAC (Optional)

GConnect Income Tax Calculator 2020-21 (AY 2021-22) is launched today for estimating Income Tax for Salary / Pension Income of Central Government Employees and Pensioners. The highlight of this updated income tax tool is that we can calculate Income Tax liability when all exemptions and deductions are taken in to account and also the tax we have to pay when New Tax Regime under Section 115 BAC is opted.

Checkout following Link for GConnect Income Tax Calculator 2020-21 (AY 2021-22)

GConnect Income Tax Calculator 2020-21 (AY 2021-22)

The New Tax Regime introduced in the Budget this year (FY 2020-21) under Section 115 BAC of Income Tax Act, is a tax model with reduced Income Tax Rate and less exemptions. Presently, Taxpayers who are willing to opt for New Tax Regime are required to intimate Pay Drawing Authority in prior

Checkout this article to know about reduced Income Tax Rate under existing Income Tax provisions and New Tax Regime

Exemptions / Deductions not allowed when reduced tax structure under New Tax Regime is opted.

1. Standard Deduction of Rs. 50,000 available in respect of Salaried Employees and Pensioners under Section 17(2) of Income Tax Act.

2. Deductions under Chapter VIA such as Section 80C (GPF, NPS contribution by Employee, life insurance Premium, Home Loan Principal etc), 80CCD(1B) (exemption for additional contribution to NPS by employee), Section 80 D (Health insurance Premium) 80DD (exemption for expenditure towards differently abled dependent), 80DDB (Exemption for medial expenditure), 80E (Interest on Higher Education Loan), 80G (Donation) etc.

3. House Rent Allowance under Section 10 (13A)

4. HBA (Housing Loan) Interest under Section 24b

5. Leave Travel Concession (LTC) under Section 10 (5)

6. Allowances under Section 10(14)

7. Professional Tax under Section 16.

Following exemptions are allowed even if reduced income tax structure under new tax regime is opted.

1. Rebate of Tax up to Rs. 12,500/- under Section 87A in the case of taxable income is less than Rs. 5 Lakh

2. Contribution to NPS by the Employer under Section 80CCD(2)

When a Salaried Employee / Pensioner can be benefited while opting for New Tax Regime?

Though new tax regime under Section 115 BAC disallows many income tax exemptions / deductions it may still be beneficial to salaried employees who need to pay tax in higher tax bracket (viz., 30%) for considerable quantum of their taxable income and do not claim major income tax exemptions / deductions such as Section 24 (Housing loan interest), Chapter VIA deductions, HRA exemption under Section 10 etc.

How GConnect Income Tax Calculator is useful to compare Income Tax Liability under Old and New Tax Regime?

But, it is always necessary to compare the Income Tax liability under existing Income tax provisions and New Tax Regime. GConnect income tax Calculator 2020-21 estimates Income Tax under old Tax provisions (existing) as well as New Tax Regime. So comparison of Income Tax liability under both the regimes will be very easier.

How to use GConnect Income Tax Calculator 2020-21 (AY 2021-22) ?

GConnect Income Tax Calculator contains following three parts

1. Income, Deductions and Savings Entry Form

2. Income Tax Worksheet

3. Income Tax Statement for Existing Income Tax Provisions and New Tax Regime.


1. Entry Form : How to use Income, Deductions and Savings Entry Form ?

This entry form has been divided in to 6 sub parts for the ease of use. Each of these sub parts can be found in Each horizontal Tab on the top of the tool.

Horizontal Tabs in Entry Form:

a. Personal Details

b. Income

c. Deductions

d. Savings

e. Exemption on HBA Interest

f. Calculate Tax

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Description of each field in the entry form contains tool tip for detailed Note / explanation about the field in which value has to be entered. To have a look at the same, place the mouse pointer on the description of each field.

GConnect income Tax Calculator 2020-21What Income Tax Provisions say?

GConnect Income tax calculator 2020-21Wherever needed, documents containing the provisions of Income Tax Act and Rules have been linked with the fields concerned so that user can go through the income tax provisions before making entry in the relevant field.

How to calculate Income Tax after making entries in the Entry Form?

Once relevant fields in the entry form is filled up go to Calculate Tax Tab and click “Calculate Income Tax Button”. Once this button is clicked, the Income Tax Worksheet available below entry form, will be filled up by the tool.

GConnect Income Tax Calculator 2020-21

Income Tax Worksheet : How to use Worksheet in the GConnect Income Tax Tool ?

The worksheet contains month wise and head wise income, deductions, taxable income, and income tax payable.

GConnect Income Tax Calculator 2020-21

You can edit the work sheet for any month, then revised income tax would be calculated automatically in the worksheet. This feature will be useful especially if values such as pay, hra etc change in the middle of the year due to transfer or promotion.

You can also edit the entry form again and click “Calculate Income Tax”. In that case, values for all the months will be revised in the worksheet and revised income tax will be calculated.

Income Tax Statement : How to generate Income Tax Statement ?

Once you find that values in the worksheet are correct, Click Generate Statement for preparing Income Tax Statement.

GConnect Income Tax Calculator 2020-21Income Tax Statement is a document to be submitted to your employer. It contains tabulated data of your income, deductions, exemptions and income tax payable.

Generate Income Tax Statement under Existing and New Tax Regime

GConnect Income Tax Calculator 2020-21

In addition to display of Income Tax in Existing Tax provisions (Old) and New Tax Regime in the worksheet, users can also generate / print Income Tax Statement for both Old and New Regimes.  This feature would give a detailed worksheet and statement for both type of taxation methods.  By Comparing these details users can either opt for new tax regime or remain in the existing taxation provisions.

Checkout following Link for GConnect Income Tax Calculator 2020-21 (AY 2021-22)

GConnect Income Tax Calculator 2020-21 (AY 2021-22)

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