Tuesday, 1 March 2016

A Comment on deductions towards HRA and levying of tax on old age benefit withdrawals

My Comment on an article "Budget 2016: How FM Arun Jaitley has affected common man's spending & savings plan" published in economictimes.com Dated 01/03/2016 at 6 pm.

"The raising of the deduction limit allowed under section 80GG towards house rent paid 
from Rs.24,000 to Rs.60,000 is a very good move taken by FM. This implies that a person can enjoy a rented accommodation of Rs.5,000 per month which is a bit reasonable from the vision of common man. 

But, the deduction of tax introduced on PPF and EPF withdrawals against contributions made after 2016, is an injustice as the EPF is the only source of funds during one's old age life. Allowing only 40% drawal and taxing the rest amount is a kind of blow to the common man which will leave him insecure as he can't meet his expenses. FM should reconsider this."

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