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The Union has embodied changes in the budget for FY 2018-2019 that impact the income tax calculations w.e.f April 2018.

After enabling the budget updates, the following budget Changes for FY April 2018-2019 are applied.

  1. Section 80D

    The limit is raised to ₹50,000/- for all senior citizens

    Deductions under Section 80 D


    Situations Based on Age


    Eligible deduction limits (up to Rs.)

    Total eligible deduction limit under Section 80D (up to Rs.)

    (including Rs. 5,000 on preventive health checkup)

    Medical insurance Premium paid in respect of
    Medical insurance Premium paid in respect ofParents (whether dependent or not)
    No one has attained age of 60 Years25,00025,00050,000
    You and your family is less than 60 years of age and parents are above 6025,00050,00075,000
    You and your parents have attained the age of 60 years and above50,00050,0001,00,000

  2. 80DDB
    The limit for medical treatment of specified diseases is raised to  ₹1,00,000/- for all senior citizens(Includes very senior citizens also)

  3. 80TTA
    Under this section, not just the interest on savings bank but Post Office and Cooperative Society is also to be covered.

  4. 80TTB

    Senior citizens are removed from the ambit of 80TTA and added under a new Section 80TTB. This section provides deduction up to Rs. 50,000 /- in respect of interest on income from deposits in banks, cooperative society and post office for senior citizens.

  5. Education Cess

    The education cess is increased from 3% to 4%, where 1% is the new Health cess.

  6. Standard Deduction of Rs. 40,000
    Conveyance and Medical exemptions are removed and introduced as a standard deduction of Rs. 40,000.

Here is a bill of all the budget changes for the FY 2018-2019.


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