Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday did not change tax slabs but offered a relief of Rs 3,000 to the salaried with income below Rs 5 lakh per year.
Deduction for rent paid will be raised from Rs 20,000 to Rs 60,000 for those who do not have house rent allowance.
First-time home buyers to get additional deduction of Rs 50,000 on interest for loan upto Rs 35 lakh.
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To find out the impact of the Budget’s tax proposals, Rediff.com has arranged a chat with tax expert Sandeep Shanbhag at 3 p.m. on Wednesday (March 2).
Sandeep Shanbhag is a chartered accountant and director of Wonderland Consultants, a tax and financial advisory firm.
He writes regular columns on investments and tax planning in newspapers and websites.
He has co-authored two books, In the Wonderland of Investments and In the Wonderland of Investments for NRIs.