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Changes as per Finance Bill 2020-21 (Payroll)

As per the Finance Bill 2020-21, the new optional personal tax regime (Tax Regime U/s 115BAC) with concessional rates is supported along with the existing tax regime.

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New income tax slab for the optional tax regime - Tax Regime U/s 115BAC

Select Tax Regime in Masters

Declare Employee Tax Regime

Declaration of Exemptions

Tax Configuration

Statutory Masters

Changes in Reports

New Income Tax Slab for the Optional Tax Regime - Tax Regime U/s 115BAC

For new optional tax regime, the concessional income tax slab is supported. In the Income Tax Slab screen, the tax slab and slab rate applicable for tax payers with PAN and without PAN for the financial year 2020-21 is shown.

Go to Gateway of Tally > Display > Payroll Statutory Info. > Income Tax Slabs > Income Tax Slab U/s 115BAC .

Select Tax Regime in Masters

You can choose the tax regime applicable to the employee in both employee creation screen and multi employee creation screen. Further, a new option has been provided to select tax regime while configuring income tax declarations.

Single Employee Creation

Go to Gateway of Tally > Payroll Info. > Employees > Create (under Single Employee ).

In the Statutory Details section of the employee master, select the Applicable Tax Regime for employee.

Multi Employee Creation

Go to Gateway of Tally > Payroll Info. > Employees > Create (under Multi Employee ).

Select the tax regime applicable to the employee in the Applicable Tax Regime column.

Multi Employee Alteration

Go to Gateway of Tally > Payroll Info. > Employees > Alter (under Multi Employee ).

Declare Employee Tax Regime

Declare tax regime of all employees or different employee groups using this option

Go to Gateway of Tally > Payroll Info. > Income Tax Details > Declarations > Employee Tax Regime .

The tax regime applicable and effective from details can be specified for each employee.

Declaration of Exemptions

As only few exemptions are applicable for new tax regime, configuring exemption details across the employees becomes burdensome. To simplify the process, a filter is provided to select only employees using regular tax regime or tax regime u/s 115BAC while setting exemption details.

Go to Gateway of Tally > Payroll Info. > Income Tax Details > Declarations > House Rent Allowance .

The option to filter the employees based the applicable tax regime is provided for the following exemptions:

House Rent Allowance

Transport Allowance

Children Education Allowance

Children Hostel Expenditure Allowance

Income Declared by Employee > Multiple Employees Single Component

Declarations under Chapter VI-A > Investments (U/s 80C, 80CCF,80CCG, etc.,) > Multiple Employees Single Component

Declarations under Chapter VI-A > Others (U/s 80D, 80DD, 80E, etc.) > Multiple Employees Single Component

Tax Configuration

You can also set the details of exempted allowances only for employees using old tax regime or new tax regime.

Go to Gateway of Tally > Payroll Info. > Income Tax Details > Tax Configurations > Children Education Allowance > Declaration of Number of Children (under Define values ).

The option to filter the employees based the applicable tax regime is provided for the following allowances:

Children Hostel Expenditure Allowance > Define Values > Declaration of Number of Children availing Children Hostel Expenditure Allowance benefit

House Rent Allowance > Define Values > Rent and Place of Accommodation

Transport Allowance > Define Values > Employee's Physical Status Declaration

Statutory Masters

Applicability of tax regime is implemented for tax classifications

Go to Gateway of Tally > Display > Payroll Statutory Info. > Income Tax Classifications > Select any classification.

Changes to existing classification

Transport Allowance is applicable to Physically Challenged in the new regime.

Go to Gateway of Tally > Display > Payroll Statutory Info. > Income Tax Classifications > Transport Allowance .

New tax classification

In case the aggregate of employer's contribution towards superannuation fund, PF, and NPS exceeds Rs. 7.5 lakh, it is taxable as Perquisites under section 17(2).

New tax classification Excess Employer Contribution towards NPS/Superannuation fund/PF is provided to implement and calculate this perquisite. You have to specify the perquisite value manually.

Go to Gateway of Tally > Display > Payroll Statutory Info. > Income Tax Classifications > Excess Employer Contribution towards NPS/Superannuation fund/PF .

You can manually set the perquisite value.

1. Go to Gateway of Tally > Payroll Info. > Income Tax Details > Tax Configurations > Value of Perquisites u/s 17(2) (as per Form 12BA) > Perquisite Details (Form 12BA) – Single Employee .

2. Select Excess Employer Contribution towards NPS/Superannuation fund/PF in the Nature of Perquisites column.

3. Specify the values in the columns Effective From , Value of Perquisites Computed Value (for Financial Year) , Amount if any recovered from the employee (for Financial Year) , Amount of Perquisite chargeable to Tax , Amount of which Tax paid by Employer (U/s 192 (1A)) and save .

Changes in Reports

A provision is made to display the applicable tax regime of the employee in the reports:

The provision is made in the following reports:

Pay Slip

Pay Sheet

Payroll Statement

Employee Profile

Tax Computation report of tax regime u/s 115BAC

Go to Gateway of Tally > Display > Payroll Reports > Income Tax > Computation > Select an employee with tax regime u/s 115BAC.