< >
e-File your ITR &
Get a max. Refund
3700+  Google Reviews | over 8+ years

  Authorised ERI w  Indian Flag  Income Tax Department
  Plan, Prepare, Save, e-file Indian Taxes    LIVE
  Salary, Trading, Cryptos, Capital gains, Business Income
  Prepare Original, Belated or Revised Returns
  Prepare Updated (ITR-U) or Defective Returns for last 2 years

Home > Income Tax > Help Center > Indian Budget 2024Last Updated: Jul 16th 2024

Indian Budget 2023 Presentation

Indian Budget 2024 Presentation, Analysis


Covering Budget 2024 Highlights, Key Takeaways & Analysis, Calculators, Personal Income Tax, what was a hit or miss from the expectations point of view.
Calculate your Income Tax using latest
Income Tax Calculator (FY 2024-25)

For additional Tax Calculators, visit IT Help Center
Income Tax Calculator

What is Budget?

A budget is a financial plan for a specified period say Year in general. The Government of India i.e., Ministry of Finance after consultation with all the other ministries prepares the annual budget. The budget will be generally presented by the Finance Minister on the first day of February in Parliament. The proposed budget will come into effect from April 1st of the respective year.

Why Budget 2024 is unique?

Despite the fact that it is an interim budget for 2024 in light of the forthcoming general elections that year, it is distinctive in that the present administration has presided over it for more than nine years and is now in a position to confidently declare tax changes and reforms. In light of this, Indian taxpayers, businesses, CEOs, CFOs, entrepreneurs, and founders of startups are extremely interested in the interim budget.

A remarkable achievement thus far is the Indian economy's capacity to endure challenges and expand its GDP by 6.4% (as of October 2023). It is expected that Budget 2024 will demonstrate a strong commitment to the "Make in India" campaign, which seeks to empower India to independently procure technology and defense supplies.

Union Budget 2024 - Expectations (Jul 23rd 2024)

  Union Budget 2024 is expected to be announced on July 23, 2024, at 11 AM IST.

  Based on Shri Nirmala Sitaraman Ji's, and her ethos in easing tax compliance, the likelihood of an increase in the basic exemption limit (BES) is extremely low, as it would result in the adjustment of income tax slabs and the subsequent complexity of understanding the impact.

  Additionally, we do not anticipate any modifications to the tax slab rates under the Old and New tax regimes, as the tax slab rates were rationalised in the New tax regime in the 2023 Budget.

  However, we anticipate that the rebate under the new tax regime may be increased to Rs 7.5 lakhs, which would result in a tax savings of Rs 30K for middle-class taxpayers.

  Also, in order to revitalize the Indian economy, particularly the housing sector, the interest rate on home loans under section 24 of the old tax regime may be raised from Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 3 lakhs. It benefits a significant number of taxpayers, allied sectors, as the interest rates on loans are on the rise.

  In addition to this, the rationalization of GST rates is another significant announcement that is anticipated. Although this was anticipated in previous budgets, the timing was never opportune due to its influence on the political landscape. Given that this is a new term for the NDA and is a fairly significant mandate, the Honble FM would address this matter in the interest of India.

Indian Budget 2024 a Straight talk on Expectations

Expectations before Budget

List of expectations / recommendations for the Indian union budget 2024 were originally published on Jan 11th 2024 @ Indian Budget 2024 | Pre-Budget Expectations

Key Takeaways & Analysis

A Well rounded interim budget, focus on growth and stability of the Indian economy for future
No major changes to taxes in either Income Tax, GST and the Corporate tax structure.

  The middle-class salaried-friendly budget proposed for the fiscal year 2023-24 remains unaltered. This budget grants salaried individuals a tax relief of up to Rs. 7L, amounting to a benefit of 25K to 45K.

  Push towards green economy to encourage "households" use solar power under Govt. subsidy scheme is a great welcome

  Additional support was provided regarding tax compliance, and the significance of nameless, faceless income tax investigations was emphasized.

  What are we missing ?

There was no significant announcement regarding Farmers. We anticipate seeing more information once the budget is released.

Top 10 frequent questions on Budget 2024

more @ Indian Budget 2024 | Top 10 frequent questions

Budget 2024 Highlights

Taxes in General

Income Tax

As the 2024 Budget Session is an interim budget, no significant adjustments to income tax were proposed. Possible changes in the upcoming full budget that is going to be announced in July 2024.

Major Changes in this budget
  1. Tax incentives for venture capital funds, pension funds, and sovereign wealth investments will be extended through March 2025.
  2. The government is going to cancel disputed direct tax demands as follows
    • Upto FY 2009-10 — Rs 25,000
    • From FY 2010-11 to FY 2014-15 — Rs 10,000
  3. Tax benefits for startups, investments made by sovereign wealth, pension funds will be extended to March 2025
Below is a recap from the Budget 2023

that is expected to be applicable for FY 2024-25 as well

  1. A relief for MSME’s and professionals is provided under presumptive taxation scheme. The threshold under 44AD is increased to Rs 3 crores from Rs 2 crores and threshold under 44ADA is increased to Rs 75 lakhs from Rs 50 lakhs.
  2. Rebate u/s 87A has been increased to Rs 7 lakhs from Rs 5 lakhs under new tax Regime. This is not applicable for Old tax regime.
  3. The highest surcharge rate of 37% is decreased to 25% under New Tax Regime. Taxpayers with taxable income of above Rs 5 crores is required to pay only 25% surcharge instead of 37%.
  4. Income Tax slab rates under New Tax regime has been changed which is as follows.

    From FY 2024-25 (per new Budget 2024)

    S.NoSlab Tax Rates
    1Upto Rs 3,00,000Nil
    2From Rs 3,00,001 to Rs 6,00,0005%
    3From Rs 6,00,001 to Rs 9,00,00010%
    4From Rs 9,00,001 to Rs 12,00,00015%
    5From Rs 12,00,001 to Rs 15,00,00020%
    6More than Rs 15,00,00030%
       with these new rates, one may save Rs.25,000 to 48,000

    From FY 2020-21 to FY 2022-23 ( for comparison)

    S.NoSlab Tax Rates
    1Upto Rs 2,50,000Nil
    2From Rs 2,50,001 to Rs 5,00,0005%
    3From Rs 5,00,001 to Rs 7,50,00010%
    4From Rs 7,50,001 to Rs 10,00,00015%
    5From Rs 10,00,001 to Rs 12,50,00020%
    6From Rs 12,50,001 to Rs 15,00,00025%
    7More than Rs 15,00,00030%
  5. The Tax exemption limit is increased to Rs 3 lakhs for the taxpayers under New Regime
  6. Leave Encashment exemption on retirement of non-government salaried employees is increased to Rs 25 lakhs from Rs 3 lakhs
  7. New tax regime will be the default tax regime. However taxpayer can continue to avail the old tax regime
  8. The deduction from capital gains on investment in residential house u/s 54 and 54F is capped at Rs 10 crore. This impacts very few people in the country
  9. Deduction for expenditure on payments made to MSME's will be allowed only when payment is actually made
  10. w.e.f 01st Apr 2023, if aggregate of premium for life insurance policies issued on or after 01st Apr 2023 is above Rs 5 lakhs, income from only those policies with aggregate premium upto Rs 5 lakhs shall be exempt
  11. TDS Rate on EPF withdrawal in Non PAN cases is reduced to 20% from 30%
  12. Minimum threshold of rs 10,000 for TDS deduction on online gaming is removed
  13. The threshold for TDS on Cash withdrawal from co-operative banks is increased to Rs 3 crores
  14. Date of incorporation for startups for tax benefits is extended to 31st Mar 2024 from 31st Mar 2023
  15. The benefit of carry forward of losses on change of shareholding of start-ups is extended to 10 years from 7 years
  16. New Co-operatives which will commence manufacturing activities till 31st Mar 2024 will get a lower tax benefit of 15%

IT Help Center & Apps

Get Help from Income Tax Help Center from

Disclaimer: This article provides an overview and general guidance, not exhaustive for brevity. Please refer Income Tax Act, GST Act, Companies Act and other tax compliance acts, Rules, and Notifications for details.