Deduction in respect of interest on deposits in savings account (Section 80TTA):

Section 80TTA has been introduced from this Financial Year [2012-13] and it allows to an Individual or HUF from his gross total income if it includes any income by way of interest on deposits (not being time deposits) in a savings account a deduction amounting to :

(i)  in a case where the amount of such income does not exceed in the aggregate ten thousand rupees, the whole of such amount; and

(ii)  in any other case, ten thousand rupees.

If such savings account is maintained in a

(a)  banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act);

(b)  co-operative society engaged in carrying on the business of banking (including a cooperative land mortgage bank or a co-operative land development bank); or

(c)  Post Office as defined in clause (k) of section 2 of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898 (6 of 1898),

For this section, “time deposits” means the deposits repayable on expiry of fixed periods.

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