Wednesday, 2 July 2014


The following deductions from salary income are admissible as per Section 16 of the Income-tax Act.

(i) Professional/Employment tax levied by the State Govt.
(ii) Entertainment Allowance
Deduction in respect of this is available to a government employee to the extent of Rs. 5000/- or 20% of his salary or actual amount received, whichever is less.

It is to be noted that no standard deduction is available from salary income w.e.f. 01.04.2006 i.e. A.Y.2006-07 onwards.

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