Income Tax Deductions articles

Section 80D: Deduction for premium paid for Medical Insurance

CA Abhianchal Dua Deduction is available up to Rs. 25,000 to a tax payer of premium paid for Medical insurance of self, spouse and dependent children. If individual or spouse is 60 years old or more the deduction available is Rs 30,000. An additional deduction for insurance of parents (father or mother or both, whether […]...

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HRA Taxability & Section 80GG Deduction on Rent Paid

House Rent Allowance (HRA) is a common component of the salary structure. Although HRA is a part of the salary, unlike basic salary, is not entirely taxable. Subject to certain conditions, a part of HRA gets exempted under Section 10 (13A) of the Income-tax Act. The tax benefit on HRA is available only to a salaried individual who has the...

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Tax Benefit on Home Loan

Repayment of housing loan is through Equated Monthly Installments (EMI) which consists of principal and interest component. As the repayment comprises of 2 different components, the tax benefit on home loan is governed by different sections of the Income Tax Act and these are claimed as tax deductions under different sections while filing...

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TDS Rates Chart for FY 2017-18 / AY 2018-19

TDS Rates Chart for Financial Year 2017-18/ Assessment Year 2018-19 vide Finance Act 2017 i.e Budget 2017-18. We have updated the TDS rate chart considering the amendments made by Finance Act, 2017....

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Budget 2017: Section 80CCD limit for self-employed individual increased to 20%

Section 80CCD provides that employee or other individuals shall be allowed a deduction for amount deposited in National Pension System trusts (NPS). The deduction under section 80CCD (1) cannot exceed 10% of salary in case of an employee or 10% of gross total income in case of other individuals. ...

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Budget 2017 extends period for claiming tax deduction by start-ups

In view the fact that start-ups may take time to derive profit out of their business, it is proposed to provide that deduction under section 80-IAC can be claimed by an eligible start-up for any three consecutive assessment years out of seven years beginning from the year in which such eligible start-up is incorporated....

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Section 80IBA conditions relaxed to promote Affordable Housing

In order to promote the development of affordable housing sector, it is proposed to amend section 80-IBA so as to provide the following relaxations:—(i) The size of residential unit shall be measured by taking into account thecarpet area as defined in Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 and not built-up area...

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Get the Highest Tax Benefits with ELSS Funds!

ELSS is a type of diversified equity mutual fund (MF), which is qualified for tax exemption under section 80C of the Income Tax Act. Since it is an equity fund, returns from an ELSS fund reflect returns from the equity markets....

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Loans and income tax benefits available

Most of us must have borrowed at some point in life whether it is friendly borrowings from friends and relatives or whether it is a home loan from a financial institution. In this article, I shall discuss the tax benefits available in respect of such loans....

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Analysis of NPS, ELSS, PPF Investment u/s. 80C of Income Tax

Individuals who are employed and contributing to NPS would enjoy tax benefits on their own contributions as well as their employer’s contribution as under...

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