To encourage the assessee to save and invest their hard-earned money, numerous deductions under income tax are offered by the Government. Such deductions also facilitate tax savings for the assessee. One such offered deduction is deduction under section 80CCC of the Income Tax Act.
The present article exclusively covers the topic ‘deduction under section 80CCC of the Income Tax Act’ along with the Frequently Asked Questions.
Before understanding the provisions of section 80CCC, it is important to understand the categories of persons who are eligible for deduction under section 80CCC –
Deduction under section 80CCC is available to an individual who has paid / deposited any amount, out of the income chargeable to tax, towards renewal or new purchase of the specific annuity plan or the pension funds.
The whole of the amount paid / deposited towards renewal or new purchase of the specific annuity plan or the pension funds is allowed as deduction. However, the amount of interest or bonus accrued or credited to the account is not allowed as deduction.
The amount which is allowed as a deduction under section 80CCC can be received by the individual assessee / nominee of the assessee in the following manner –
When such amount is received by the individual assessee / nominee of the assessee, the same shall be deemed to be the income of the individual assessee / nominee of the assessee and shall be chargeable to tax in the previous year in which the amount is received.
Provisions of section 80CCE of the Income Tax Act restricts the collective maximum deduction available under section 80C, section 80CCC and section 80CCD (1) to INR 1.50 Lakhs.
In other words, total deduction under section 80C, section 80CCC and section 80CCD (1) cannot be more than INR 1.50 Lakhs.
1. What is section 80CCC?
Any amount paid / deposited towards any annuity plan of the Life Insurance Corporation of India or any other registered insurer for the purpose of receiving the pension from the fund is allowed as deduction under section 80CCC.
2. What is the difference between Section 80C and Section 80CCC?
The basic difference between section 80C and section 80CCC is that under section 80C amount can be paid even out of income not chargeable to tax, however, under section 80CCC amount needs to be paid only out of the income chargeable to tax.
3. Is section 80CCC deduction available after exhausting the limit of deduction under section 80C?
No. Total deduction under section 80C, section 80CCC and section 80CCD (1) cannot be more than INR 1.50 Lakhs.
Other Suggested Articles on Chapter VIA Deductions
|1.||Deduction under section 80C of Income Tax Act|
|2.||Deduction under section 80CCC of Income Tax Act|
|3.||Deduction under section 80CCD of Income Tax Act|
|4.||Deduction under section 80D of Income Tax Act|
|5.||Deduction under section 80DD of Income Tax Act|
|6.||Deduction under section 80DDB of Income Tax Act|
|7.||Deduction under section 80E of Income Tax Act|
|8.||Deduction under section 80EEA of Income Tax Act|
|9.||Deduction under section 80EEB of Income Tax Act|
|10.||Deduction under section 80G of Income Tax Act|
|11.||Deduction under section 80GG of Income Tax Act|
|12.||Deduction under section 80GGA of Income Tax Act|
|13.||Deduction under section 80GGC of Income Tax Act|
|14.||Deduction under section 80QQB of Income Tax Act|
|15.||Deduction under section 80RRB of Income Tax Act|
|16.||Deduction under section 80TTA of Income Tax Act|
|17.||Deduction under section 80TTB of Income Tax Act|
|18.||Deduction under section 80U of Income Tax Act|