Budget 2016 – Tax Treatment on Provident Funds, Pension Fund and NPS

National Pension System is presently subjected to income tax on EET (Exempt Exempt Tax) Basis. Whereas Provident Funds such as PPF, EPF etc and Superannuation Funds are fully exempted from Income Tax on EEE basis (Exempt, Exempt, Exempt). Changes made in Income Tax Provisions in the Budget 2016 has sought to rationalize all these Provident Funds and Pension Funds as far as treatment of income tax in respect of these schemes are concerned

DA to EPF Pensioners

 As per the statistics available upto  31.03.2012, the number of pensioners receiving pension less than Rs. 500/- p.m. is  around 12 lakh and those receiving more than Rs. 500  and less than Rs.1000/- is around 16.05 lakh. A number of representations have been received against meager pension and demanding increase in the pension. In order to address this issue, the Government of India constituted…