Big news for salaried employees! Up to Rs 5 lakh invested in provident fund, tax free
The central government had announced in Budget 2021 that if more than 2.5 lakh ru being invested in your EPF account, then you will have to pay tax on the interest received from the additional investment, because the employer also has his own Contributes .The Center has made some amendments in the Finance Bill.
New Delhi: Finance Bill 2021 has been passed in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament. In this, the Central Government has also made some amendments. The central government has increased the tax exemption limit to 5 lakh rupees on the interest received on the amount invested in the provident fund.
However, this exemption will be available only to employees whose company does not contribute to the PF. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that this would affect only 1 per cent of the people investing in provident funds. Also said that the contribution of the remaining people in the PF is less than 2.5 lakh rupees.
Discount will be given on investing in VPF and PPF
The Union Government had announced in the Union Budget 2021 that if more than 2.5 lakh rupees is being invested in your EPF account, then you will have to pay tax on the interest received from the additional investment. Because the employer also contributes on his behalf .At the same time, if you invest in Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF) and Public Provident Fund (PPF) in addition to the fixed 12 per cent, you can get tax exemption on the interest on the total PF investment up to Rs 5 lakh.
The people who took advantage of tax exemption by contributing more to the PF were severely shocked by the announcements of the Budget 2021. People earning well used to use PF as a tax-free haven till now, but this exemption was limited in Budget 2021. Under the new system, the interest received on depositing more than 2.5 lakh provident funds in a year was to come under the tax net. High-income salaried people were directly affected by this, who used to use PF to earn tax-free interest.