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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Now Tax is exempted for partial withdrawal from National Pension System (NPS)

In a bid to provide further impetus to the National Pension System (NPS), the following provisions have been introduced in the Finance Bill 2017 laid down in the Parliament.

It has been proposed to insert a new clause (12B) in section 10 of Income Tax Act, 1961 to provide exemption on partial withdrawal not exceeding 25% of the contribution made by an employee in accordance with the terms and conditions specified by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 2013 and regulations made thereunder. 

This benefit will be effective on partial withdrawal made by the subscriber after 1st April 2017. 

Now Tax is exempted for partial withdrawal from National Pension System (NPS)

Further, Contribution up to 20% of the Gross Income of the Self-employed individual (Individual other than salaried class) will be deductible from the taxable income under Section 80CCD (1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, as against 10% earlier.

This is with a view to providing parity between a salaried employee and a self-employed.
This benefit will be available on the contribution made by the self-employed persons on or after 1st April 2017. 

This increased limit for tax benefit will help the self-employed individuals, to save taxes on higher contribution in NPS and thereby properly plan for their old age income security.

Additional tax deduction on investment up to Rs. 50000/- under Section 80CCD (1B) will continue to remain the same for all NPS subscribers whether salaried or self-employed.

The existing provision of section 10(12A)of the Income Tax Act, 1961  provides that payment from National Pension System (NPS)  to a subscriber on the closure of his account or opting out shall be exempt up to 40% of the total corpus at the time of withdrawal. The amount utilized for the purchase of an annuity is also tax exempt. At the time of normal exit, 40% of the total corpus is mandatorily required to be purchased for an annuity. The subscriber has the option to use the higher amount for purchase of an annuity. 

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