Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (2023)

Returns and Forms Applicable forSenior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY2022-2023

    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (1)

    Disclaimer:The content on this page is only to give an overview and general guidance and is not exhaustive. For complete details and guidelines please refer Income Tax Act, Rules and Notifications

    An individual resident who is 60 years or above in age but less than 80 years at any time during the previous year is considered as Senior Citizen for Income Tax purposes. A Super Senior Citizen is an individual resident who is 80 years or above, at any time during the previous year.

    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (2)

    Note:Section 194P of the Income Tax Act, 1961 provides conditions for exempting Senior Citizens from filing income tax returns aged 75 years and above. Conditions for exemption:

    • Senior Citizen should be of age 75 years or above
    • Senior Citizen should be ‘Resident’ in the previous year
    • Senior Citizen has pension income and interest income only & interest income accrued / earned from the same specified bank in which he is receiving his pension

    New Section 194P is applicable from 1st April 2021

    1. ITR-1 (SAHAJ) – Applicable for Individual

    This return is applicable for a Resident (other than Not Ordinarily Resident) Individual having Total Income from any of the following sources up to ₹ 50 lakh

    Salary/ PensionOne House PropertyOther sources (Interest, Family Pension, Dividend etc.)Agricultural Income up to ₹ 5,000
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (3)

    Note:ITR-1 cannot be used by a person who:
    (a) is a Director in a company
    (b) has held any unlisted equity shares at any time during the previous year
    (c) has any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India
    (d) has signing authority in any account located outside India
    (e) has income from any source outside India
    (f) is a person in whose case tax has been deducted u/s 194N
    (g) is a person in whose case payment or deduction of tax has been deferred on ESOP

    2. ITR-2 - Applicable for Individual and HUF

    This return is applicable for Individual andHindu Undivided Family (HUF)

    Not having income under the head Profits or Gains of Business or ProfessionWho is not eligible for filing ITR-1
    3. ITR-3 - Applicable for Individual and HUF

    This return is applicable for Individual andHindu Undivided Family (HUF)

    Having income under the head Profits or Gains of Business or ProfessionWho is not eligible for filing ITR-1, 2 or 4
    4. ITR-4 (SUGAM)– Applicable for Individual, HUF and Firm (other than LLP)

    This return is applicable for an Individual or Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), who is Resident other than not ordinarily resident or a Firm (other than LLP) which is a Resident having Total Income up to ₹ 50 lakh and having Income from Business and Profession which is computed on a presumptive basis and income from any of the following sources:

    Salary / PensionOne House PropertyOther sources (Interest, Family Pension, Dividend etc.)Agricultural Income up to ₹ 5,000Income from Business / Profession computed on presumptive basis u/s 44AD / 44ADA / 44AE
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (4)

    Note:ITR-4 cannot be used by a person who:

    (a) is a Director in a company
    (b) has held any unlisted equity shares at any time during the previous year
    (c) has any asset (including financial interest in any entity) located outside India
    (d) has signing authority in any account located outside India
    (e) has income from any source outside India
    (f) is a person in whose case payment or deduction of tax has been deferred on ESOP

    Please note that ITR-4 (Sugam) is not mandatory. It is a simplified return form to be used by an Assessee, at his option, if he is eligible to declare Profits and Gains from Business and Profession on presumptive basis u/s 44AD, 44ADA or 44AE.

    Forms Applicable

    1. Form 15H - Declaration to be made by an individual (who is 60years of age or more) claiming certain receipts without deduction of tax

    Submitted by

    Details provided in the form

    A Resident Individual, 60 years or more of age to Bank, for not deducting TDS on interest incomeEstimated Income for the FY
    2. Form 12BB - Particulars of claims by an employee for deduction of tax (u/s 192)
    Provided byDetails provided in the form
    An Employee to his Employer(s)Evidence or particulars of HRA, LTC, Deduction of Interest on Borrowed Capital, Tax Saving Claims / Deductions for the purpose of calculating Tax to be Deducted at Source (TDS)
    3. Form 16 - Details of Tax Deducted at Source on salary (Certificate u/s 203 of the Income Tax Act, 1961)
    Provided by

    Details provided in the form

    An Employee to his Employer(s)Salary paid, Deductions / Exemptions and Tax Deducted at Source for the purpose of computing tax payable / refundable
    4. Form 16A – Certificate u/s 203 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 for TDS on Income other than Salary
    Provided byDetails provided in the form
    Deductor to DeducteeForm 16A is a Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) Certificate issued quarterly that captures the amount of TDS, Nature of Payments and the TDS Payments deposited with the Income Tax Department.
    5. Form 26AS - Annual Information Statement
    Provided byDetails provided in the form
    Income Tax Department (It is available on the TRACES portal that may be accessed after logging on to e-Filing portal or Internet Banking)
    • Tax Deducted / Collected at Source
    • Advance Tax / Self- Assessment Tax
    • Specified Financial Transactions
    • Demand / Refund
    • Pending / Completed Proceedings
    6. Form 10E - Form for furnishing particulars of Income for claiming relief u/s 89(1) when Salary is paid in arrears or advance
    Provided byDetails provided in the form
    An Employee to the Income Tax Department
    • Arrears / Advance Salary
    • Gratuity
    • Compensation on Termination
    • Commutation of Pension
    7. Form 67- Statement of Income from a country or specified territory outside India and Foreign Tax Credit
    Submitted byDetails provided in the form
    TaxpayerIncome from a country or specified territory outside India and Foreign Tax Credit claimed
    8. Form 3CB-3CD
    Submitted by

    Details provided in the form

    Taxpayer who is required to get his accounts audited by an Accountant u/s 44AB. To be furnished on or before 30th September of the AYReport of audit of Accounts and Statement of Particulars required to be furnished u/s 44AB of the Income Tax Act, 1961
    9. Form 3CEB
    Submitted by

    Details provided in the form

    Taxpayer who is required to obtain a report from an Accountant u/s 92E for entering into an International Transaction or Specified Domestic Transaction. To be furnished on or before 31st October of the AYAudit report u/s 92E of the Income Tax Act, 1961, relating to International Transaction(s) and Specified Domestic Transaction(s)

    Tax Slabs for AY2022-23

    Senior andSuper Senior Citizens can opt for the Existing Tax Regime or the New Tax Regime with lower rate of taxation (u/s 115 BAC of the Income Tax Act)

    The taxpayer opting for concessional rates in the New Tax Regime will not be allowed certain exemptions and deductions (like 80C, 80D,80TTB, HRA) available in the Existing Tax Regime.

    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (5)

    For Senior Citizen i.e. Resident Individual, 60 years or more but less than 80 years of age at anytime during the previous year:

    Existing Tax RegimeNew Tax Regime u/s 115BAC
    Income Tax SlabIncome Tax RateIncome Tax SlabIncome Tax Rate
    Up to ₹ 3,00,000NilUp to ₹ 2,50,000Nil
    ₹ 3,00,001 - ₹ 5,00,0005% above ₹ 3,00,000₹ 2,50,001 - ₹ 5,00,0005% above ₹ 2,50,000
    ₹ 5,00,001 - ₹ 10,00,000₹ 10,000 + 20% above ₹ 5,00,000₹ 5,00,001 - ₹ 7,50,000₹ 12,500 + 10% above ₹ 5,00,000
    Above ₹ 10,00,000₹ 1,10,000 + 30% above ₹ 10,00,000₹ 7,50,001 - ₹ 10,00,000₹ 37,500 + 15% above ₹ 7,50,000
    ₹ 10,00,001 - ₹ 12,50,000₹ 75,000 + 20% above ₹ 10,00,000
    ₹ 12,50,001 - ₹ 15,00,000₹ 1,25,000 + 25% above ₹ 12,50,000
    Above ₹ 15,00,000₹ 1,87,500 + 30% above ₹ 15,00,000
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (6)

    For Super Senior Citizen i.e. Resident Individual 80 years or more in age at anytime during the previous year:

    Existing Tax RegimeNew Tax Regime u/s 115BAC
    Income Tax SlabIncome Tax RateIncome Tax SlabIncome Tax Rate
    Up to ₹ 5,00,000NilUp to ₹ 2,50,000Nil
    ₹ 5,00,001 - ₹ 10,00,00020% above ₹ 5,00,000₹ 2,50,001 - ₹ 5,00,0005% above ₹ 2,50,000
    Above ₹ 10,00,000₹ 1,00,000 + 30% above ₹ 10,00,000₹ 5,00,001 - ₹ 7,50,000₹ 12,500 + 10% above ₹ 5,00,000
    ₹ 7,50,001 - ₹ 10,00,000₹ 37,500 + 15% above ₹ 7,50,000
    ₹ 10,00,001 - ₹ 12,50,000₹ 75,000 + 20% above ₹ 10,00,000
    ₹ 12,50,001 - ₹ 15,00,000₹ 1,25,000 + 25% above ₹ 12,50,000
    Above ₹ 15,00,000₹ 1,87,500 + 30% above ₹ 15,00,000
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (7)

    Note:

    1. No increased basic exemption limit benefit will be available to Senior and Super Senior Citizens in the New Tax Regime
    2. The rates of Surcharge and Health & Education cess are same under both the tax regimes
    3. Rebate u/s 87-A Resident individual whose Total Income is not more than ₹ 5,00,000 is eligible for a Rebate of 100% of income tax or ₹ 12,500, whichever is less. This Rebate is available in both tax regimes

    Surcharge, Marginal Relief and Health & Education cess

    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (8)
    What is Surcharge?
    Surcharge is an additional charge levied for persons earning income above the specified limits, it is charged on the amount of Income Tax calculate as per applicable rates
    • 10% - Taxable Income above ₹ 50 lakh – Up to ₹ 1 crore
    • 15% - Taxable Income above ₹ 1 crore - Up to ₹ 2 crore
    • 25% - Taxable Income above ₹ 2 crore - Up to ₹ 5 crore
    • 37% - Taxable Income above ₹ 5 crore
    • Maximum Surcharge on Income by way of Dividend or Income under the provision of 111A, 112A and 115AD is 15%
    What is Marginal Relief?
    Marginal relief is a relief from Surcharge, provided in cases where the Surcharge payable exceeds the additional Income that makes the person liable for Surcharge. The amount payable as Surcharge shall not exceed the amount of Income earned exceeding ₹ 50 lakhs, ₹ 1 crore, ₹ 2 crore or ₹ 5 crore respectively
    What is Health and Education cess?
    Health & Education cess @ 4% shall also be paid on the amount of income tax plus Surcharge (if any)

    Investments / Payments / Incomes on which I can get tax benefit

    Section 24(b) – Deduction from Income from house property on interest paid on housing loan andhousing improvement loan. In case of self-occupied property, the upper limit for deduction of interest paid on housing loan is ₹ 2 lakh. However, this deduction is not available for person opting for New tax Regime.

    Interest on loan u/s 24(b) allowable is tabulated below:

    Nature of PropertyWhen Loan was takenPurpose of LoanAllowable (Maximum Limit)
    Self-occupiedOn or after 01/04/1999Construction or purchase of house property₹ 2,00,000
    On or after 01/04/1999For Repairs of house property₹ 30,000
    Before 01/04/1999Construction or purchase of House property₹ 30,000
    Before 01/04/1999For Repairs of house property₹ 30,000
    Let-outAny TimeConstruction or purchase of House propertyActual value without any limit

    Tax deductions specified under Chapter VIA of the Income Tax Act

    These Deductions will not be available to a taxpayer opting for the New Tax Regime u/s 115 BAC, except for deduction u/s80CCD(2) which will be allowable under New Tax Regime as well.

    80C, 80CCC, 80CCD (1)

    Deduction towards payments made to

    80C
    • Life Insurance Premium
    • Provident Fund
    • Subscription to certain equity shares
    • Tuition Fees
    • National Savings Certificate
    • Housing Loan Principal
    • Other various items
    80CCC

    Annuity plan of LIC or other insurer towards Pension Scheme

    80CCD (1)

    Pension Scheme of Central Government

    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (9)Combined deduction limit of ₹ 1,50,000
    80CCD (1B)
    Deduction towards payments made to Pension Scheme of Central Government, excluding deduction claimed under 80CCD (1)
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (10)Deduction Limit of ₹ 50,000
    80CCD (2)

    Deduction towards contribution made by an employer to the Pension Scheme of Central Government

    If Employer is a PSU, State Government or others

    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (11)

    Deduction limit of 10% of salary

    If Employer is Central Government
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (12)

    Deduction limit of 14% of salary

    80D

    Deduction towards payments made to Health Insurance Premium & Preventive Health check up

    For Self / Spouse or Dependent Children

    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (13)
    ₹ 50,000 if any person is a Senior Citizen
    ₹ 5,000 for preventive health check up, included in above limit
    For Parents
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (14)
    ₹ 50,000 if any person is a Senior Citizen
    ₹ 5,000 for preventive health check up, included in above limit

    Deduction towards medical expenditure incurred on a Senior Citizen, if no premium is paid on health insurance coverage

    For Self / Spouse or Dependent Children
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (15)Deduction limit is ₹ 50,000
    For Parents
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (16)Deduction limit is ₹ 50,000
    80DD
    Deduction towards payments made towards Maintenance or Medical Treatment of a Disabled dependent or paid / deposited any amount under relevant approved scheme
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (17)
    Flat deduction of
    ₹ 75,000available for a person with Disability, irrespective of expense incurred
    The deduction is
    ₹ 1,25,000if the person has Severe Disability (80% or more)
    80DDB
    Deduction towards payments made towards Medical Treatment of Self or dependant for specified disease
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (18)Deduction limit of
    ₹ 40,000
    (₹ 1,00,000 if Senior Ctizen)
    80E
    Deduction towards interest payments made on loan for higher education of Self or relative
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (19)Total amount paid towards interest on loan taken
    80EE
    Deduction towards interest payments made on loan taken for acquisition of residential house property where the loan is sanctioned between 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (20)Deduction limit of
    ₹ 50,000
    on the interest paid on loan taken
    80EEA
    Deduction towards interest payments made on loan taken for acquisition of residential house property for the first time where the loan is sanctioned between 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2022 and deduction should not have been claimed u/s 80EE
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (21)Deduction limit of
    ₹ 1,50,000
    on the interest paid on loan taken
    80EEB
    Deduction towards interest payments made on loan for purchase of electric vehicle where the loan is sanctioned between 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2023
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (22)Deduction limit of
    ₹ 1,50,000
    on the interest paid on loan taken
    80G

    Deduction towards Donations made to certain Funds, Charitable Institutions, etc.

    Donation are eligible for deduction under the below categories

    Without any limit
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (23)
    100% deduction
    50% deduction
    Subject to qualifying limit
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (24)
    100% deduction
    50% deduction
    80GG

    Deduction towards rent paid for house & applicable only for whom HRA is not part of Salary

    Least of the following shall be allowed as deduction

    Rent paid reduced by 10% of Total Income before this deduction₹ 5,000 per month25% of Total Income before this deduction

    Note: Form 10BA to be filed for claiming this deduction

    80GGA

    Deduction towards Donations made for Scientific Research or Rural Development

    Donation are eligible for deduction under the below categories

    Research Association or University, College or other Institution for
    • Scientific Research
    • Social Science or Statistical Research
    Association or Institution for
    • Rural Development
    • Conservation of Natural Resources or for Afforestation
    PSU or Local Authority or an Association or Institution approved by the National Committee for carrying out any eligible project
    Funds notified by Central Government for
    • Afforestation
    • Rural Development
    National Urban Poverty Eradication Fund as setup and notified by Central Government

    Note:No deduction shall be allowed under this Section in respect of donation made in cash exceeding 2000/- or if Gross Total Income includes Income from Profit / Gains from Business / Profession

    80GGC
    Deduction towards Donations made to Political Party or Electoral Trust
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (25)Deduction of total amount paid through any mode other than cash
    80TTB
    Deduction on interest received on deposits by Resident Senior Citizens
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (26)Deduction limit of
    ₹ 50,000
    80U
    Deductions for an individual taxpayer with Disability
    Senior Citizens and Super Senior Citizens for AY 2022-2023 (27)
    Flat ₹ 75,000 deduction for a person with Disability, irrespective of expense incurred
    Flat ₹ 1,25,000 deduction for a person with Severe Disability (80% or more), irrespective of expense incurred

    In addition to tax benefits applicable regardless of age of taxpayer, there are certain enhanced / additional benefits for Senior / Super Senior Citizen. The additional benefits are listed below:

    Paper filing of Income Tax Return

    Super Senior Citizens (aged 80 years or more) have the option to submit their ITR using Form 1 or 4 in offline / paper mode. The e-Filing option also remains available to them.

    Relief from payment of Advance Tax

    As per Section 208, every person whose estimated tax liability for the year is ₹ 10,000 or more, shall pay his tax in advance, in the form of Advance Tax.But, Section 207 gives relief from payment of Advance Tax to a Resident Senior Citizen. Thus, a Resident Senior Citizen, not having any Income from Business or Profession, is not liable to pay Advance Tax.

    Income tax deduction on interest on bank deposits

    Section 80TTB of the Income Tax Act allows tax benefits on interest earned from deposits with banks, post office or co-operative banks. The deduction is allowed for a maximum interest income of up to ₹ 50,000 earned by the Senior Citizen. Both the interest earned on saving deposits and fixed deposits are eligible for deduction under this provision.

    Also, u/s194A of the Income Tax Act, no Tax is Deducted at Source (TDS) on interest payment of up to ₹ 50,000 by the bank, post office or co-operative bank to a Senior Citizen. This limit is to be computed for every bank individually.

    Tax benefits with respect to medical insurance and expenditure

    According to Section 80D of the Income Tax Act, Senior Citizens may avail a higher deduction of up to ₹ 50,000 for payment of premium towards medical insurance policy. The limit is ₹ 25,000 in case of Non-Senior Citizens.

    Further Section 80DDB of the Income Tax Act allows tax deduction on expenses incurred by an individual on himself or a dependent towards the treatment of specific diseases as stated in the act. The maximum deduction amount in case of a senior citizen is ₹ 1 lakh (₹ 40,000 for Non-Senior Citizen taxpayers).

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