With expectations of a significant income relief for the middle class rising, it appears Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman could meet them when she presents Union Budget 2020.
Sources have told that the 5 percent income tax slab may be relaxed from Rs 2.5 lakh-Rs 5 lakh currently to Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh.
For income bracket from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, the tax proposed is 10 percent. For Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh bracket, 20 percent is proposed.
For Rs 20 lakh to Rs 10 crore, the bracket may attract see 30 percent tax and for income of Rs 10 crore and above, the rate is likely to be 35 percent.