Impact of Standard Deduction on Salaried Employees

Seep Gupta
Seep Gupta at March 06, 2023

Standard Deduction on Salaried Employees

Standard deduction means the flat deduction of 50,000 Rs from the income which is taxable under the head of salaries. This type of benefit can be claimed irrespective of the amount spent on transport allowances and on medical allowances. However, it’s up to taxpayers to choose whether they want a standard deduction or itemized deduction. Most individuals choose standard deductions because it isn’t complicated, and one does not need to keep a track of every possible qualifying expense.

The standard deduction basically refers to that portion of income that is not subjected to tax or taxable. It can be used to reduce tax bills. The IRS or Indian Revenue Officer who is a bureaucrat adjusts deductions each year for inflation. The amount of standard deduction depends on many factors such as your filing status, age and whether a person is disabled or claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return.

Standard Deduction in Previous Years

In the financial year, 2018-19 the standard deduction amount was 40,000 Rs. Usually, the Indian taxation system allows a flat deduction to individuals earning salaries by working in companies or in organizations or individuals getting pensions.

The standard deduction was then increased to 50,000 Rs in 2019. The taxpayers are not required to submit any disclosures or investment proofs to avail of this deduction. It’s up to the individual taxpayers who can either choose the pre-existing itemized deduction or the standard deduction of Rs 50,000 in the year 2022.


Purpose of Standard Deduction

There are various purposes for standard deductions. These are mentioned below:

  • It is done to reduce paperwork and allow for deductions irrespective of the actual expenses.
  • The main purpose of the standard deduction is to provide benefits to individuals who are getting pensions.
  • To provide tax relief to middle-class salaried individuals.
  • It is also done in order to reduce the disparity between tax liabilities and benefits offered to salaried and self-employed individuals.
  • This benefit of standard deduction can be enjoyed by both salaried individuals and individuals receiving pensions irrespective of the level of their annual income.

Impact of Standard Deduction on Salaried Employees

The impact of the standard deduction on salaried employees is given below in the table.


Until AY 2018-19

From AY 2019-20

From AY 2020-21

Gross Salary (In Rs.)




Transport Allowance


Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Medical Allowance


Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Standard Deduction

Not Applicable



Net Salary




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