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NPS subscribers can prematurely withdraw 25% of corpus tax-free


The Hindu

Context

Article talks about proposals related to National Pension Scheme (NPS) in the recent Budget

Proposals

  • Withdrawal limit increased: Subscribers are now allowed to withdraw up to 25% of their accumulated corpus before retirement without tax
  • Investment ceiling increased for self-employed: Self-employed individuals have also been allowed to invest up to 20% of their income into the NPS as opposed to 10% earlier
  • No tax on premature withdrawal if NPS allows: If the NPS Trust allows premature withdrawal after five or ten years as per its rules, there will be no tax on that
  • Exemption on partial withdrawal: It has also been proposed to insert a new clause (12B) in the section 10 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to provide exemption on partial withdrawal not exceeding 25% of the contribution made by an employee. This benefit will be effective on partial withdrawals made by the subscriber after April 1, 2017
  • 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

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