Tax Reckoner 2012-2013

Snapshot of Tax rates specific to Mutual Funds
Applicable Income Tax Rates - Investments in Mutual Fund Schemes
Tax rates for Financial Year 2012-13. Tax Implication on Dividend received by Unitholders
  Resident Individual/HUF Domestic Corporates NRI*
Dividend
Equity Oriented Schemes Tax Free Tax Free Tax Free
Other than Equity Oriented Schemes Tax Free Tax Free Tax Free
 
Dividend Distribution Tax (Payable by the Scheme)
Equity Oriented Schemes* NIL NIL NIL
Other than Equity Oriented Schemes 12.5% + 5%
Surcharge + 3% Cess
= 13.519%
30% + 5%
Surcharge + 3% Cess
= 32.445%
12.5% + 5%
Surcharge + 3% Cess
= 13.519%
Money Market & Liquid Schemes 25% + 5%
Surcharge + 3% Cess
= 27.0375%
30% + 5%
Surcharge + 3% Cess
= 32.445%
25% + 5%
Surcharge + 3% Cess
= 27.0375%
 
Capital Gains Taxation
Long Term Capital Gains (Units held for more than 12 months)
Equity oriented schemes ** Nil Nil Nil
Money market and Liquid schemes 10% without indexation or 20% with indexation whichever is lower+ 3% Cess 10% without indexation or 20% with indexation whichever is lower + 5% Surcharge # + 3% Cess 10% without indexation or 20% with indexation whichever is lower + 3% Cess***
Without indexation = 10.300% = 10.815% = 10.300%
With indexation = 20.600% = 21.630% = 20.600%
Schemes other than Equity oriented schemes (unlisted) 20% with indexation + 3% Cess = 20.6% or,
10% without indexation + 3% cess = 10.3% which ever is lower.
20% with indexation + 5% Surcharge # + 3% Cess = 21.63% or,
10% without indexation + 5% Surcharge # + 3% cess = 10.815% which ever is lower.
10% without indexation + 3% cess = 10.3%$$
 
Short Term Capital Gains (Units held for 12 months or less)
Equity oriented schemes * 15% + 3% Cess 15% +5% Surcharge # + 3% Cess 15% + 3% Cess
= 15.450% = 16.223% = 15.450%
Other than equity oriented schemes 30%^ + 3% Cess 30% +5% Surcharge # + 3% Cess 30%^ + 3% Cess
= 30.900% = 32.445% = 30.900%
 
Tax deducted at source pertaining to NRI Investors$
  Short term capital gains Long term capital gains
Equity oriented schemes 15.450% ## NIL
Other than Equity Oriented schemes (Listed) 30.900% 20.60%@
Other than Equity Oriented schemes (Unlisted) 30.900% 10.30%
 
*STT @ 0.25% will be deducted on equity oriented schemes at the time of redemption and switch to the other schemes.
Mutual Fund would also pay securities transaction tax wherever applicable on the securities bought/sold
** The tax rates are subject to DTAA benefits available to NRI's. As per the Finance Act, 2012, submission of tax residency certificate containing prescribed particulars, will be a necessary (though not sufficient) condition for granting DTAA benefits to non-residents
*** These are the tax rates applicable to capital gains, in case the rate of tax is lower than 20% and if the NRI does not have a Permanent Account Number, then for the purpose of TDS, the withholding tax rate would be 20%
# The total income of the corporate would exceed Rs. 1 Crore
## Subject to NRI's having Permanent Account Number in India
$ As per the Finance Act 2012, with effect from July 1, 2012, a list of transactions is proposed to be specified, wherein the rate for tax deduction at source needs to be determined by the assessing officer. In case the transaction of sale of mutual fund units by an NRI gets covered within such list, then an application would be required to be made to the assessing officer to determine the tax deduction at source rate
$$ As per the Finance Act, 2012, in case of transfer of unlisted securities by non-resident, the tax rates in case of long term capital gains shall be 10% (plus surcharge and cess) without indexation @ after providing for indexation
^ Assuming the investor falls into highest tax bracket.
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1. Income Tax Rates
  For Individual, Hindu Undivided Family, Association of Persons, Body of Individuals and Artificial juridical persons.
 
Total Income Tax Rates (%)
Upto Rs.2,00,000 (a)(b) NIL
Rs. 2,00,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 (c) 10%
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs.10,00,000 20%
Rs. 10,00,000 and above 30%
 
(a) In the case of a resident individual of the age of sixty years or above but below eighty years, the basic exemption limit is Rs.2,50,000.
(b) In the case of a resident individual of the age of eighty years or above, the basic exemption limit is Rs.5,00,000/-
(c) Education cess is applicable @ 3 percent of income-tax. No Surcharge is applicable. Marginal relief may be available
2. Securities Transaction Tax (STT)
  STT is levied on the value of taxable securities transactions as under:
 
Transaction Rates Payable By
Purchase/ Sale of equity shares, units of equity oriented scheme (delivery based) (w.e.f. July 1, 2012 as per the provisions of Finance Act, 2012)
0.1%* Purchaser/Seller
Sale of equity shares, units of equity oriented scheme (non delivery based) 0.025% Seller
Sale of an option in securities 0.017% Seller
Sale of an option in securities, where option is exercised 0.125% Purchaser
Sale of a futures in securities 0.017% Seller
Sale of unit of an equity oriented scheme to the Mutual Fund 0.250% Seller
*Upto June 30, 2012, the rate would be 0.125%
3. Capital Gains
 
Particulars Short-term capital gains
tax rates (a)
Long-term capital gains
tax rates (a)
Sale transactions of equity shares / units of an equity oriented scheme which attract STT 15% Nil
Sale transaction of other listed units other than units mentioned above    
Individuals (resident and non-residents) Progressive slab rates 20% with indexation 10% without indexation
Firms including LLP (resident and non-resident) 30%
Resident Companies 30%
Overseas financial organisations specified in section 115AB 40% (corporate) 30% (non-corporate) 10% for units purchased in foreign currency @@
FIIs 30% 10%@@
Other Foreign companies 40% 20% with indexation 10% without indexation
Local authority 30%
Co-operative society rates Progressive slab
Sale transaction of un-listed units
Individuals (resident) Progressive slab rates 20% with indexation 10% without indexation
Firms including LLP (resident) 30%
Resident Companies 30%
Overseas financial organisations specified in section 115AB 40% (Corporate)
30% (non-corporate)
10% for units purchased in foreign currency @@
FIIs 30% 10%@@
Local Authorities 30% 20% with indexation 10% without indexation
Co-operative society rates Progressive slab
Any other non-resident 40% 10% without indexation$$$
 
(a) These rates will further increase by applicable surcharge & education cess.
(b) @@ no indexation benefit would be available
(c) $$$ As per the Finance Act, 2012
Personal Tax Scenarios
Individuals other than below categories Income Level (Rs.)
500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000
Tax in FY 2011-12 32,960 156,560 311,060
Tax in FY 2012-13 30,900 133,900 288,400
Effective Tax Savings 2,060 22,660 22,660
Effective Tax Savings 6.25% 14.47% 7.28%
Resident Senior Citizen (age of 60 years but below 80 years) Income Level (Rs.)
500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000
Tax in FY 2011-12 25,750 1,49,350 3,03,850
Tax in FY 2012-13 25,750 1,28,750 2,83,250
Effective Tax Savings - 20,600 20,600
Effective Tax Savings - 13.79% 6.78%
Resident women below 60 years Income Level (Rs.)
500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000
Tax in FY 2011-12 31,930 155,530 310,030
Tax in FY 2012-13 30,900 1,33,900 2,88,400
Effective Tax Savings 1,030 21,630 21,630
Effective Tax Savings 3.23% 13.91% 6.98%
Resident very senior citizen at the age of 80 years and above Income Level
500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000
Tax in FY 2011-12 - 1,23,600 2,78,100
Tax in FY 2012-13 - 1,03,000 2,57,500
Effective Tax Savings - 20,600 20,600
Effective Tax Savings - 16.67% 7.41%
Notes
  1. The tax rates mentioned above are those provided in the Income tax Act, 1961, applicable for the financial year 2012-13 relevant to assessment year 2013-14. In the event of any change, we do not assume any responsibility to update the tax rates consequent to such changes. The proposals of the Draft Direct Taxes Code Bill, 2010 have not been considered herein.
  2. The tax rates mentioned above are only intended to provide general information and are neither designed nor intended to be a substitute for professional tax advice. Applicability of the tax rates would depend upon nature of the transaction, the tax consequences thereon and the tax laws in force at the relevant point in time. Therefore, users are advised that before making any decision or taking any action that might affect their finances or business, they should take professional advice.
  3. A non-resident tax payer has an option to be governed by the provisions of the Income tax Act, 1961or the provisions of the relevant Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement, whichever is more beneficial. As per the Finance Act, 2012, submission of tax residency certificate containing prescribed particulars, will be a necessary (though not sufficient) condition for granting benefits under the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements to non-residents.
 
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