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Can We Change Tax Regime While Filing ITR?

Flexibility in tax! Understand the process and implications of switching tax regimes while filing your income tax return (ITR).

  • 12 Mar 2024
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Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to change the tax regime while filing an ITR? Understanding the complexities of tax regulations can be overwhelming, with changes introduced in Budget 2023. Let’s explore how to change the tax regime while filing ITR so you know how to go about it.

Change Tax Regime While Filing ITR

So, can we change the tax regime while filing ITR? Yes, you have the option to transition between the Old Tax Regime and the New Tax Regime as per Budget 2023 when filing your ITR.

 

  • If you are a salaried individual, the following is applicable to you:

 

  • You can switch your tax regime throughout the year when filing your ITR; this can be done even if you have chosen the new regime.
  • You can choose your preferred regime (i.e., old or new) within the ITR form.
  • You do not need to fill out any additional forms or follow different procedures.

 

Before you switch, remember that the new tax regime will now become your default tax regime for FY 2023-24.

 

  • If you are an individual with Business or Profession Income, the following is applicable to you:

 

  • There is limited flexibility to change/switch tax regimes.
  • When you opt for a new tax regime, you can switch back to the old one only once in your life.
  • You must fill and submit Form 10-IE along with your ITR. Failing to submit Form 10-IE within the original due date for filing ITR makes you ineligible to switch back to the old tax regime for that financial year.

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Conclusion

Changing tax regimes while filing your ITR is definitely possible. Consider tax rebates under both regimes, like Section 80D for premiums in health insurance policy, before deciding to switch. If you find navigating the complexities of tax regimes intriguing, seek guidance from a tax advisor or financial expert.

 

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only. It may contain outdated data and information regarding the topic featured in the article. It is advised to verify the currency and relevance of the data and information before taking any major steps. ICICI Lombard is not liable for any inaccuracies or consequences resulting from the use of this outdated information.

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