DEDUCTION UNDER SECTION 80CCC
As per section 80CCC, where an assessee being an individual has in the previous year paid or deposited any amount out of his income chargeable to tax to effect or keep in force a contract for any annuity plan of Life Insurance Corporation of India or any other insurer for receiving pension from the Fund referred to in clause (23AAB) of section 10, he shall, in accordance with, and subject to the provisions of this section, be allowed a deduction in the computation of his total income, of the whole of the amount paid or deposited (excluding interest or bonus accrued or credited to the assessee’s account, if any) as does not exceed the amount of one lakh rupees in the previous year.
Where any amount paid or deposited by the assessee has been taken into account for the purposes of this section, a rebate/ deduction with reference to such amount shall not be allowed under section 88 up to assessment year 2005-06 and under section 80C from assessment year 2006-07 onwards.
DEDUCTION UNDER SECTION 80CCD
As per the provisions of section 80CCD, where an assessee, being an individual employed by the Central Government on or after the 1st day of January, 2004, has in the previous year paid or deposited any amount in his account under a pension scheme as notified vide Notification No. F.N. 5/7/2003- ECB&PR dated 22.12.2003, he shall be allowed a deduction in the computation of his total income, of the whole of the amount so paid or deposited as does not exceed ten per cent of his salary in the previous year.
The benefit of new pension scheme has been extended to any other employees (also self employed person) w.r.e.f 1/04/09 and deduction is allowed to employees upto 10% of salary in the previous year and in other cases upto 10% of his gross total income in the previous year. Further it has been specified that w.r.e.f 1/04/09 any amount received by the assessee from the new pension scheme shall be deemed not to have received in the previous year if such amount is used for purchasing an annuity plan in the previous year.
It may be noted that the contribution made by the Central Government or any other employer, towards a pension scheme notified for section 80 CCD, shall be allowed as deduction in the computation of total income of the employee to the extent that it does not exceed ten percent of employee’s salary. W.e.f. 01.04.2011 (FY 2011-12), the amount of deduction so allowed shall be outside the overall limit of Rs one lakh under section 80CCE of the Income Tax Act, 1961. It is therefore, clarified that contribution made by an employee alone will be eligible to deduction limit of upto Rs.one lakh. The contribution made by the Central Government or any other employee to a pension scheme u/s 80CCD(2) shall be excluded from the limit of one lakh rupees provided under Section 80CCE.
Where any amount standing to the credit of the assessee in his account under such pension scheme, in respect of which a deduction has been allowed as per the provisions discussed above, together with the amount accrued thereon, if any, is received by the assessee or his nominee, in whole or in part, in any financial year,—
(a) on account of closure or his opting out of such pension scheme; or
(b) as pension received from the annuity plan purchased or taken on such closure or opting out,
the whole of the amount referred to in clause (a) or clause (b) above shall be deemed to be the income of the assessee or his nominee, as the case may be, in the financial year in which such amount is received, and shall accordingly be charged to tax as income of that financial year.
For the purposes of deduction under section 80CCD, “salary” includes dearness allowance, if the terms of employment so provide, but excludes all other allowances and perquisites.
The aggregate amount of deduction under sections 80C, 80CCC and sub section (1) of Section 80CCD shall not exceed Rs.1,00,000/- (Section 80CCE)
DEDUCTION UNDER SECTION 80CCF
A new section 80CCF has been inserted by the Finance Act, 2010, wef 01.04.2011. The section 80CCF provides for deduction available to an individual or a HUF, the whole of the amount, to the extent such amount does not exceed Rs 20,000, paid or deposited during financial year 2010-11, as subscription to long-term infrastructure bonds as notified by the Central Govt for the purpose of this section.(Board Notification no 48/2010 dated 09.09.2010)
Deduction under this section can not exceed Rs 20,000 and are available only for current financial year 2011-12. The deduction under this section will be in addition to overall limit of deduction of upto Rs one lakh under section 80C, 80CCC and sub section (1) of Section 80 CCD.