Choosing Wisely: Old Tax Regime vs. New Tax Regime in 2024

Starting of a new financial year not only brings a new opportunity in India but also the time to pay income tax for the financial year. It can be a very emotional period that can often be tinged with sadness. We all look forward to the end of the year and the closing of account books but tax laws may not always be welcome. One of the biggest decisions many taxpayers face is which income tax regime to choose: the present one or the new one adopted recently. It is essential to understand the differences between both options because it can be quite confusing at first sight. But, at Book My Accountant we know that. This article aims to clarify the two available income tax systems to avoid confusion. This article will break down the primary differences between the old and new laws so that you can make a better choice for the following tax year, i.e. , AY 2024-25.

Understanding Income Tax Regimes

India offers two main tax regimes for individual taxpayers:

  • Old Tax Regime: This conventional type of tax system enables different deductions and exemptions that can drastically cut down the taxable income. Many of the normally allowed deductions are, for instance, investments in Public Provident Fund (PPF), Employee Provident Fund (EPF), National Pension System (NPS), health insurance premiums, and home loan interest payments.
  • New Tax Regime: Under Budget 2020, this new regime is a shorter one where the tax rates are lower than the old one. Nevertheless, it is accompanied by the downside, which is the removal of most deductions and exemptions.

Choosing the Right Regime: A Balancing Act is the act of keeping weight on both sides of a vessel in order to maintain its stability.

There is no single-answer solution for the tax system that applies to everyone. The optimal decision for you is determined by your own financial situation.

Income Tax Regimes

Income Tax Slab Comparison (FY 2023-24, AY 2024-25)

The income tax you pay depends on the tax slab you fall under.

Comparison of the income tax slabs for both regimes, Income Tax Slabs
Comparison of the income tax slabs for both regimes

Let Book My Accountant do the heavy lifting for you so you can choose the best option.

Selecting the better tax system can profoundly affect your tax burden. On top of that, our certified tax consultants can evaluate your income, deductions, and investments to put forward the most economical tax regime for you. We offer a range of tax services, including:

  • The keynote discussion will be on the comparison of tax return filing for the old and new regimes.
  • The planning and optimization of tax are the first steps in the process of organizing your money.
  • More assistance in claiming deductions and exemptions is the next step.
  • Provide assistance in tax computation and e-filing.

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