October 29, 2020

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There
are various deductions a taxpayer can claim from his total income which
would bring down his taxable income and thereby reduce his tax outgo.
Discussed in this article are some of the important deductions under
Section 80C a taxpayer is eligible to claim.

1. Section 80C

Deductions on Investments

Under
section 80C, a deduction of Rs 1,50,000 can be claimed from your total
income. In simple terms, you can reduce up to Rs 1,50,000 from your
total taxable income through section 80C. This deduction is allowed to
an Individual or a HUF. A maximum of Rs 1, 50,000 can be claimed for the
FY 2018-19.
If
you have paid excess taxes, but have invested in LIC, PPF, Mediclaim,
incurred towards tuition fees etc.and have missed claiming a deduction
of the same under 80C, you can 
file your Income Tax Return, claim these deductions and get a refund of excess taxes paid

2. Section 80CCC

Deduction for Premium Paid for Annuity Plan of LIC or Other Insurer

This
section provides a deduction to an individual for any amount paid or
deposited in any annuity plan of LIC or any other insurer. The plan must
be for receiving a pension from a fund referred to in Section
10(23AAB). Pension received from the annuity or amount received upon
surrender of the annuity, including interest or bonus accrued on the
annuity, is taxable in the year of receipt.  

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3. Section 80CCD

Deduction for Contribution to Pension Account

a. Employee’s contribution – Section 80CCD (1) is
allowed to an individual who makes deposits to his/her pension account.
Maximum deduction allowed is 10% of salary (in case the taxpayer is an
employee) or 20% of gross total income (in case the taxpayer being
self-employed) or Rs 1, 50,000, whichever is less.

FY 2016-17 and earlier years – In the case of a self-employed individual, maximum deduction allowed is 10% of gross total income.

b.Deduction for self-contribution to NPS – section 80CCD (1B) A new section 80CCD (1B) has been introduced for an additional deduction of
up to Rs 50,000 for the amount deposited by a taxpayer to their NPS
account. Contributions to Atal Pension Yojana are also eligible.

c. Employer’s contribution to NPS – Section 80CCD (2)Additional
deduction is allowed for employer’s contribution to employee’s pension
account of up to 10% of the salary of the employee. There is no monetary
ceiling on this deduction.  

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4. Section 80 TTA

Deduction from Gross Total Income for Interest on Savings Bank Account

A
deduction of maximum Rs 10,000 can be claimed against interest income
from a savings bank account. Interest from savings bank account should
be first included in other income and deduction can be claimed of the
total interest earned or Rs 10,000, whichever is less. This deduction is
allowed to an individual or a HUF. It can be claimed for interest on
deposits in savings account with a bank, co-operative society, or post
office. Section 80TTA deduction is not available on interest income from
fixed deposits, recurring deposits, or interest income from corporate
bonds.  

5. Section 80GG

Deduction for House Rent Paid Where HRA is not Received

a.
This deduction is available for rent paid when HRA is not received. The
taxpayer, spouse or minor child should not own residential
accommodation at the place of employment
b. The taxpayer should not have self-occupied residential property in any other place
c. The taxpayer must be living on rent and paying rent
d. The deduction is available to all individuals

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Deduction available is the least of the following:

a. Rent paid minus 10% of adjusted total income
b. Rs 5,000/- per month
c. 25% of adjusted total income*
*Adjusted
Gross Total Income is arrived at after adjusting the Gross Total Income
for certain deductions, exempt incomes, long-term capital gains and
income relating to non-residents and foreign companies.

From FY 2016-17 available deduction has been raised to Rs 5,000 a month from Rs 2,000 per month.  

6. Section 80E

Deduction for Interest on Education Loan for Higher Studies

A
deduction is allowed to an individual for interest on the loan is taken
for pursuing higher education. This loan may have been taken for the
taxpayer, spouse or children or for a student for whom the taxpayer is a
legal guardian. The deduction is available for a maximum of 8 years
(beginning the year in which the interest starts getting repaid) or till
the entire interest is repaid, whichever is earlier. There is no
restriction on the amount that can be claimed. 

7. Section 80EE

Deductions on Home Loan Interest for First Time Home Owners


FY 2017-18 and FY 2016-17 This
deduction is available in FY 2017-18 if the loan has been taken in FY
2016-17. The deduction under this section is available only to an
individual who is a first-time home-owner. The value of the property
purchased must be less than Rs 50 lakh and the home loan must be less
than Rs 35 lakh. The loan must be taken from a financial institution and
must have been sanctioned between 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
Through this section, an additional deduction of Rs 50,000 can be
claimed on home loan interest. This is in addition to deduction of Rs
2,00,000 allowed under section 24 of the
Income Tax Act for a self-occupied house property.
FY 2013-14 and FY 2014-15 This
section provides a deduction on the home loan interest paid. The
deduction under this section is available only to individuals for the
first house purchased where the value of the house is Rs 40 lakh or less
and the loan taken for the house is Rs 25 lakh or less. The loan must
be sanctioned between 01 April 2013 to 31 March 2014. The aggregate
deduction allowed under this section cannot exceed Rs 1,00,000 and is
allowed for FY 2013-14 and FY 2014-15.  

8. Section 80D

Deduction for the premium paid for Medical Insurance

Deduction
under this section is available to an individual or a HUF. A deduction
of Rs. 25,000 can be claimed for insurance of self, spouse and dependent
children. An additional deduction for insurance of parents is available
to the extent of Rs 25,000 if they are less than 60 years of age or Rs
50,000 (has been increased in Budget 2018 from Rs 30,000) if parents are
more than 60 years old. In case, a taxpayers age and parents age is 60
years or above, the maximum deduction available under this section is to
the extent of Rs. 100,000/-

9. Section 80DD

Deduction for Rehabilitation of Handicapped Dependent Relative

This deduction is available to a resident individual or a HUF and is available on:
a. Expenditure incurred on medical treatment (including nursing), training and rehabilitation of handicapped dependent relative
b. Payment or deposit to specified scheme for maintenance of dependent handicapped relative.
i. Where disability is 40% or more but less than 80% – fixed deduction of Rs 75,000.
ii. Where there is a severe disability (disability is 80% or more) – fixed deduction of Rs 1,25,000.
To
claim this deduction a certificate of disability is required from
prescribed medical authority. From FY 2015-16 – The deduction limit of
Rs 50,000 has been raised to Rs 75,000 and Rs 1,00,000 has been raised
to Rs 1,25,000.  

10. Section 80DDB

Deduction for Medical Expenditure on Self or Dependent Relative

This
deduction is available to a resident individual or a HUF. The deduction
that can be claimed is Rs 40,000. Such deduction, for an individual, is
available in respect of any expenses incurred towards the treatment of
certain specified medical diseases or ailments for himself or any of his
dependents. For a HUF, such deduction is available in respect of
medical expenses incurred towards these prescribed ailments, for any of
the members of the HUF.
In case the individual on behalf of whom such
expenses are incurred is a senior citizen, a deduction up to Rs 1 lakh
can be claimed by the individual or HUF taxpayer. Earlier i.e. until FY
2017-18, the deduction that could be claimed for a senior citizen and a
super senior citizen was Rs 60,000 and Rs 80,000 respectively. This
otherwise means, now it is a common deduction available up to Rs 1 lakh
for all senior citizens (including super senior citizens) unlike
earlier.
Any reimbursement of medical expenses by an insurer or
employer shall be reduced from the quantum of deduction the taxpayer can
claim under this section.
Also, remember that you need to get a
prescription for such medical treatment from the concerned specialist in
order to be able to claim such a deduction. Read our detailed article
on Section 80DDB.
 

11. Section 80U

Deduction for Person suffering from Physical Disability

A
deduction of Rs. 75,000 is available to a resident individual who
suffers from a physical disability (including blindness) or mental
retardation. In case of severe disability, deduction of Rs. 1,25,000 can
be claimed. From FY 2015-16 – The deduction limit of Rs 50,000 has been
raised to Rs 75,000 and Rs 1,00,000 has been raised to Rs 1,25,000.  

12. Section 80G

Deduction for donations towards Social Causes

The
various donations specified in u/s 80G are eligible for deduction up to
either 100% or 50% with or without restriction as provided in section
80G. From FY 2017-18 any donations made in cash exceeding Rs 2,000 will
not be allowed as deduction. The donations above Rs 2000 should be made
in any mode other than cash to qualify as deduction u/s 80G.

a. Donations with 100% deduction without any qualifying limit

  • National Defence Fund set up by the Central Government
  • Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
  • National Foundation for Communal Harmony
  • An approved university/educational institution of National eminence
  • Zila Saksharta Samiti constituted in any district under the chairmanship of the Collector of that district
  • Fund set up by a State Government for the medical relief to the poor
  • National Illness Assistance Fund
  • National Blood Transfusion Council or to any State Blood Transfusion Council
  • National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, and Multiple Disabilities
  • National Sports Fund
  • National Cultural Fund
  • Fund for Technology Development and Application
  • National Children’s Fund
  • Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or Lieutenant Governor’s Relief Fund with respect to any State or Union Territory
  • The
    Army Central Welfare Fund or the Indian Naval Benevolent Fund or the
    Air Force Central Welfare Fund, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Cyclone
    Relief Fund, 1996
  • The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund during October 1, 1993, and October 6,1993
  • Chief Minister’s Earthquake Relief Fund, Maharashtra
  • Any fund set up by the State Government of Gujarat exclusively for providing relief to the victims of the earthquake in Gujarat
  • Any
    trust, institution or fund to which Section 80G(5C) applies for
    providing relief to the victims of an earthquake in Gujarat
    (contribution made during January 26, 2001, and September 30, 2001) or
  • Prime Minister’s Armenia Earthquake Relief Fund
  • Africa (Public Contributions — India) Fund
  • Swachh Bharat Kosh (applicable from the financial year 2014-15)
  • Clean Ganga Fund (applicable from the financial year 2014-15)
  • National Fund for Control of Drug Abuse (applicable from the financial year 2015-16)

b. Donations with 50% deduction without any qualifying limit

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund
  • Prime Minister’s Drought Relief Fund
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust
  • The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

c. Donations to the following are eligible for 100% deduction subject to 10% of adjusted gross total income

  • Government
    or any approved local authority, institution or association to be
    utilized for the purpose of promoting family planning
  • Donation
    by a Company to the Indian Olympic Association or to any other notified
    association or institution established in India for the development of
    infrastructure for sports and games in India or the sponsorship of
    sports and games in India

d. Donations to the following are eligible for 50% deduction subject to 10% of adjusted gross total income



  • Any other fund or any institution which satisfies conditions mentioned in Section 80G(5)
  • Government or any local authority to be utilized for any charitable purpose other than the purpose of promoting family planning
  • Any
    authority constituted in India for the purpose of dealing with and
    satisfying the need for housing accommodation or for the purpose of
    planning, development or improvement of cities, towns, villages or both
  • Any corporation referred in Section 10(26BB) for promoting the interest of minority community
  • For repairs or renovation of any notified temple, mosque, groupware, church or other places.

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