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Section 16 of Income-tax Act 1961-2017 – Deductions from salaries

Detail analysis of the provisions of Section 16 (Deductions from salaries) of Income-tax Act 1961 as amended by latest Finance Act 2017.

Chapter IV (Sections 14-59) of Income Tax Act, 1961 deals with provisions related to computation of total income. Section 16 of Income Tax Act 1961-2017 provides for Deductions from salaries.

The income chargeable under the head “Salaries” shall be computed after making the following deductions, namely:—

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(ii) a deduction in respect of any allowance in the nature of an entertainment allowance specifically granted by an employer to the assessee who is in receipt of a salary from the Government, a sum equal to one-fifth of his salary (exclusive of any allowance, benefit or other perquisite) or five thousand rupees, whichever is less;

(iii) a deduction of any sum paid by the assessee on account of a tax on employment within the meaning of clause (2) of article 276 of the Constitution, leviable by or under any law.

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