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Central and State govt employees pay were revised in recent past on account of Sixth Pay Commission . So all govt. staff received lots of arrear payments for which now they are going to file return of Income . Naturally , one of the central concern among them is whether any relief from high tax on account arrear payments they received during FY 2009-10 are available. Yes, they can claim relief from tax on arrears received as per section u/s 89(1) of the I .T. Act. Read below

As per Board's letter F. No. 194/6/73-IT(A 1) Dated 19.06.73 exemption in respect of gratuity is permissible even in cases of termination of employment due to resignation. The taxable portion of gratuity will qualify for relief u/s 89(1).

The gratuity payment is a certainty in every case today

Tax Slabs Expanded

New tax labs are as under

Upto 1,60,000  Exempt

Rs 1,60,001 to Rs 5,00,000       10 %

Ra 500001 to Rs 8,00,000        20 %

Over Rs 8,00,000                          30%

Therefore , majority of tax payers will get some kind of relief from tax.

Deduction u/s 80D  on