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To determine the tax liability of a person under income tax, first of all his Gross Total Income (GTI) is to be computed as under consisting of income from the five heads of income:

(1) Income from Salary

(2) Income from House Property

(3) Income from Business and Profession

(4) Income from Capital Gain

(5) Income from Other Sources

Page Contents

1. What is income under the head Income From House Property?

Income from House Property covers the rent earned from the House property which is chargeable to tax. Sometimes, the owner may have to pay tax on ‘deemed rent’ in case the property is not let out or vacant. The income from house property would be taxable if it satisfies the following three essential conditions:

  • The assessee is the owner of that property
  • The property must consist of house, buildings and/or land.
  • The property may be used for any purpose except used by the owner for the purpose of running his business or profession.

2. Who is owner for Income from House Property Computation

It is legal owner who is chargeable to tax in respect of property income. Transfer of house property by the individual without adequate consideration to his or her spouse or to his minor child is considered as “deemed owner”of the house property.

3. Steps involved in the Computation of Income from House Property

(1) Computation of Gross Annual Value

(2) Computation of Net annual Value

(3) Computation of Deduction available U/s 24

4. Basis of computing of Income from House Property:

Income from House property is computed as under :

Particulars Amount (Rs)
Gross Annual value **********
Less : Municipal Taxes

(It is deductible when it is born by the owner and actually paid by him during the year. )

Net Annual value **********
Less : Deduction U/s 24
(i)Standard Deduction @ 30% (Section 24(a)) (*********)
(ii)Interest on borrowed Capital (Section 24(b)) (*********)
Income from House Property **********

5. Terminology used in computation of House Property Income.

Gross Annual Value (GAV)

Why ‘Gross Annual Value’ is calculated to compute income from house property?

The answer to this is that tax on house property is not on actual rent but on inherent capacity of building to generate incomeIn other words, how much rent the property can fetch. Through Gross Annual Value, taxable income from house property is calculated.

Fair Rent (FR): Fair rent is the rent, which similar properties in the same locality might reasonably fetch.

Municipal Valuation (MV): For collecting municipal taxes, local authorities surveys and value buildings. This valuation is taken as evidence in determining the earning potential of the building.

Standard Rent (SR): Standard rent is derived from rent prescribed under Rent Control Act.

Expected Rent: The reasonable expected rent is the sum for which a property might reasonably expect to be let out from year to year. It is derived as higher of Municipal Valuation (MV) and Fair Rent (FR) but subject to Standard Rent (SR).

Unrealized Rent : Rent which cannot be realized by the owner is unrealized rent.

Loss due to vacancy: It is s a notional loss of rent incurred by owner due to vacancy of the property.

Actual Rent received or receivable: It is the actual amount of rent received by the owner from the tenants.

6. How to determine Gross Annual Value and BNet Annual Value

Gross Annual Value

Gross Annual Value is determined as under:

Step I Find out reasonable expected rent of the property
Step II Find out Actual rent received or receivable ( Note 1 )
Step III Higher of the I or II above
Step IV Find out Loss due to vacancy
Step V Step III minus step IV is the Gross Annual Value

Note 1: Unrealized rent if any has to be deducted from rent received or receivable

If certain conditions are fulfilled.

Net Annual Value

Gross Annual Value minus Municipal taxes like property tax, paid by the owner.

7. Deductions against Income from House Property

Following two types of deductions from annual value are available u/s 24 of the Income Tax Act to arrive at the taxable income from HP.

1. Standard deduction @ 30% of Net Annual value (Note 2)

2. Deduction of Interest on borrowed capital

Note 2: No other deduction towards expenditure such as insurance, repairs, electricity, water supply etc. is allowed.

8. Illustration on Income from House Property

Illustration 1

Mr. Z owns a residential property in Mumbai. He earned ₹ 12,00,000 as a rent from it in Financial Year 2019-20. The Municipal Valuation (MV) is ₹ 9,60,000Fair rent (FR) is ₹ 900000 and Standard Rent (SR) under Rent Control Act is ₹ 8,40,000. However, out of ₹ 12,00,000, unrealized rent is ₹ 1,00,000. Further, He has paid interest of ₹ 4,60,000 in the current year and in pre construction period Rs. 20,00,000 on loan taken on this property and municipal tax of ₹ 60,000. What is the Income from House Property of Mr. Z for or Assessment Year 2020-21 (FY 2019-20).

First we have to calculate Gross Annual Value (GAV):

Computation of Gross Annual Value

Particulars Amount
Step I : Reasonable Expected Rent (Higher of MV or FR subject to SR) 8,40,000
Step II : Rent actually received or receivable after reducing unrealised rent ( 1200000-100000) 11,00,000
Step III : Higher of step I or Step II 11,00,000
Step IV : Loss due to vacancy Nil
Step V  : Gross annual value ( Step III- Step IV ) 11,00,000

Now we will compute Income from House property as under:

Computation of Income From House Property

Particulars Amount
Gros  Annual Value  as above 11,00,000
Less : Municipal Taxes 60,000
Net Annual Value 10,40,000
Less : Deduction u/s 24        Nil

Standard Deduction 30% (10,40,000*30%)

Interest On borrowed  capital ( 1/5 of 2000000+ 460000)



Income From House Property ( loss ) Note 3 (1,32,000)

Note 3: Law in respect of setting of losses from house property has been changed from the FY 2017-18.  How the same is to be adjusted with other source of income or to be carried forward in subsequent years  has been explained in the illustration no 5.

9. Taxability is based on nature of occupancy of House Property

a. Income from self occupied property (SOP) :

1. A self occupied property is one which is owned and used by the owner for his own residential purposes.

2. This is to be occupied by the owner throughout the year. Thus, a property or a house not occupied by the owner for his/her residence cannot be treated as a self-occupied property

3. No other benefit is derived from such property

Exception to self-occupied house property

There is an exception to the above rule. If the following conditions are satisfied even though the property can be treated as self-occupied:

1. If the tax payer owns  a property

2. If the property mentioned above is not let-out at any time during the year. (The property should not be letout in the whole year or any part of the year )

3. If such property could not be occupied by the owner, by reason of the fact that owing to his employment, business or profession carried on at any other place

4. No other benefit is derived from such property.

The annual value of the self occupied property will always be Nil. No other deduction will be allowed from it except interest to the extent of Rs 2,00,000 .The interest will be considered as loss under the head income from house property and adjustable with other source of income under the same head or in another head. Only one house can be declared as self-occupied property.   

b. Income from Let out House Property:

In case the property is let out, owner will receive rent from your tenant(s). This rent income will be taxed as your income from house property. In short, rental income received by the owner from letting out the house property will be taxed under income from house property. Some times second house property (owned  by the owner) is vacant (not let out), in those cases rent will not be received but same would be considered as deemed let-out.

10. Interest on Borrowed Capital (Some important points )

1. Interest on borrowed capital is allowed on accrual basis.

2. Interest on unpaid interest (penalty) is not allowable .

3. Pre-construction interest for borrowed capital is available for deduction meaning thereby that the interest for the period commencing on the date of borrowing and ended on 31st March prior to the date of completion of construction/ acquisition of property will be considered interest of pre- construction period .The deduction is available in 5 equal installments, commencing from the previous year in which house is acquired or constructed.

4. The income from house property, which is occupied by the owner for the purpose of his own residence or could not be occupied by the owner for his residential purpose due to his employment at other place is taken as nil. However, he is allowed as deduction of interest paid on borrowed capital (including the accumulated interest of the pre-construction period) up to Rs 2.00 Lacs only.

5. When the assessee has more than one house then, he/she can exercise an option to treat anyone of the house to be self-occupied. The other house(s) shall be deemed to let out.

11. Illustration 2 : For calculation of interest on Pre-construction period:

Mr. X has taken loan for construction of the house on 1st Oct 2009 and construction of house is completed/ possession taken over on 15 Dec 2017.It means interest from 01.10.2009 to FY 2016-17 will be considered as interest of pre- construction period and allowed to be claimed in 5 equal installment commencing from the FY  2017-18. Say Total interest up to FY 2016-17 is Rs. 10,00,000 then it will be allowed to be claimed Rs 200000 per year from the FY 2017-18 plus actual interest accrued for FY 2017-18.

Interest on Borrowed Capital for self occupied Property:

Maximum ceiling of interest is Rs 2,00,000

Interest on borrowed capital is allowed up to Rs. 200000 (inclusive of pre construction interest), on fulfillment of the following conditions:

1. Loan is taken after 1/4/1999 for purchase or construction of property.

2. Purchase or construction should be completed within 5 years (3 years up to FY 2015-16) from the end of financial year when loan is taken. Suppose loan is taken 1/1/2010. Construction should be completed up to 31/03/15.

3. There is certificate from lender that interest is payable in respect of amount given for purchase or construction of property.

Maximum ceiling in any other case is Rs 30,000

If all the above three conditions are not satisfied then deduction is allowed up to Rs 30000 only. In other words in the following cases interest on borrowed capital is allowed up to Rs 30,000:

1. If capital is borrowed before 1/4/1999 for purchase, construction, reconstruction, repairs of a property or

2. If capital is borrowed after 1/4/1999 for repair, reconstruction or renewal of property.

Deduction of interest in Case of Co-Borrower:

If the home loan is taken on joint names then the deduction is allowed to each co-borrower in proportion to his share in the loan. For taking such deduction, it is necessary that such co-borrower must also be co-owner of that property. If the assessee is a co-owner but is repaying the full loan himself, then he can claim deduction of full interest paid by him.

The limit of deduction in case of Self occupied property applies individually to each co-borrower. In other words, each co-borrower can claim deduction up to Rs. 2 Lacs. Meaning thereby the Co-owner may claim interest up to Rs 400000 (i.e. Rs 200000 each).  No limit is applicable to let out property.

12. Illustration 3 : Computation of House Property when part of HP is self occupied and part is let out

Situation : MR X owns a HP consisting of two units (Unit 1 and unit 2 ). Unit 1 is self occupied and unit 2 is rented out. Rent of unit 2 is Rs.  6000 pm, and rent of 2 months could not be recovered. Municipal valuation of property is Rs 130000, Fair Rent is Rs. 140000 and Standard rent is Rs 125000. Municipal tax is imposed @ 12% and paid by Mr. x .Interest on construction of house property is Rs 63000 (borrowed prior to 01.04.1999). Calculate Income from HP of Mr. X for FY 2017-18.

Solution :

Unit 1 : Self occupied
Gross Annual Value Nil
Less :Municipal Tax Nil
Net Annual Value Nil
Less : Interest on borrowed Capital 30000
Income From Unit I (30000)
Unit 2 : Let Out
Municipal Valuation ( 50% of 130000) 65000
Fair Rent ( 50% of 140000) 70000
Standard Rent ( 50% of 125000) 62500
Rent Receivable ( 6000*12) 72000
Unrealized Rent 12000
Calculation of Gross annual Value
Step I:Reasonable expected Rent ( MV or FR subject to Max of SR) 62500
Step II Rent received minus unrealized rent 60000
Step III : Higher of Step I and Step II 62500
Step IV : Loss due to vacancy 0
Step V : Step III minus Step IV 62500
Gross Annual Value 62500
Less MT ( 50% of 12% of Rs 130000) 7800
Net Annual Value 54700
Less :Standard Deduction U/s 24  ( 30% of 54700) 16410
Interest on borrowed Capital ( 50% of 63000) 31500
Income Of unit II 6790
 Total Income Under House Property ( Unit I + Unit II )  (Loss) (23210)

13. Illustration 4 : Computation of House Property when in the part of the year it is self occupied and let out for the remaining period   

Situation : MR X owns a HP . Municipal Valuation of property is Rs 164000, and Fair rent is Rs 216000, Standard rent is 180000.  Property is let out up to 31.01.2019 on monthly rent of Rs 14000 pm and self-occupied from 01.02.2019. Municipal tax is Rs 6000 paid by Mr. X .Interest on construction of house property is Rs 212000 . Calculate Income from HP of Mr. X for FY 2019-20.

Solution: In this situation the computation will be made as let out property and benefit of self occupied property will not be available

Calculation of Gross annual Value  
Step I:Reasonable expected Rent ( MV or FR subject to Max of SR) 180000
Step II Rent received less unrealized rent but before adjusting loss due to vacancy 140000
Step III : Higher of Step I and Step II 180000
Step IV : Loss due to vacancy 0
Step V : Step III minus Step IV 180000
Gross Annual Value 180000
Less MT 6000
Net Annual Value 174000
Less  (i) Standard Deduction U/s 24  ( 30% of 174000) 52200

(ii) Interest on borrowed Capital

 Income Under the Head Income from House Property  (Loss) (90200)

Major Changes Applicable from the Financial Year 2017-18 

Until FY 2016-17, Loss under the head Income from House Property could be set off against other heads of income without any limit. However, from FY 2017-18, such set off of losses has been restricted to Rs 2 lakhs only.

This amendment would not effect on self-occupied house property, however this will have an impact on let-out properties. Though there is no bar on the amount of interest that can be claimed as a deduction under Section 24 for a rented house property, but the losses which arises on account of such interest repayment can be set off with other heads of income) only to the extent of Rs 200000  lacs .

14. Illustration 5: Explaining the concept and impact

Mr. X is residing in Delhi has a salary income of Rs 10 lakhs for FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18  and Interest income from FD of Rs 4 lakhs. He owns three  residential house properties as under:

Property A

(Delhi )

Self-occupied for which Interest on housing loan paid Rs 280000
Property B

( Bombay )

This properly could not be occupied because of employment in Delhi. So it is considered as deemed let out .Annual value is considered as Rs 300000 .Interest on housing loan is Rs 240000
Property C

( Delhi )

Let out for residential purpose , the annual value is Rs 5,20,000 and Municipal  taxes Rs 20,000 .Interest on borrowed capital is Rs 600000

Computation of total income and tax liability

Description FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18
Salary income 1000000 1000000
FDR interest 400000 400000
Income from HP  ( see working below ) *(390000) *(200000)
Gross total income 1010000 1200000
Deduction 80C (150000) (150000)
Taxable income 860000 1050000
Tax including cess 99910 131325
Additional tax out go due to amendment   31415

 *Working on computation of Income from House property

  FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18
Property A (Self-occupied)    
Annual value Zero Zero
Less :Interest on loan limited to Rs 200000 200000 200000
Loss from House Property A (200000) (200000)
Property B ( Deemed Let- out )    
Annual value 300000 300000
Less : Interest on housing loan  240000 240000
Net Income from House Property B  60000 60000
Property C  ( Let- Out )    
Gross Annual Value 520000 520000
Less  :Municipal Taxes 20000 20000
Net annual Value 500000 500000
Less :Standard Deduction 30% 150000 150000
Less : Interest  (pre Construction+ Current) 600000 600000
Loss from House Property C (250000) (250000)
Total  Income (Loss ) from House Property ( A+ B +C )  (390000) (390000)
Adjustment of loss and carry forward in subsequent year  The loss of Rs 390000 is fully adjusted with the other income say with the salary. If unadjusted in the same year then to carry forward in next 8 AY  to be adjusted with house property Income only. Here all the losses  can be adjusted with salary Out of above loss only 200000 will  be adjusted with other Income (say with salary).

Balance loss of 190,000 will  be carried forward in next 8 AY and to be adjusted with house property Income Only.

15. Amendment in Section 23 – Two house properties can be considered as a self-occupied properties

This amendment has been introduced by Financed Act, 2019. Earlier only one property will be treated as a ‘self-occupied property’ and the other property will be taken as ‘deemed to be let out’ property. Now, from AY 2020-21 onwards two house properties can be taken as ‘Self-occupied properties’


a) Here please note that, the assesse do not have an option, either to shown it as ‘deemed to be let out’ or as ‘self-occupied property’ – But it is mandatory that if assesse have two house property he has to consider both as self-occupied.

b)  The main key effect of this amendment is that, earlier if assesse is showing second property as deemed to be let out, and then in that case he is eligible to take deduction u/s 24(b) for interest on housing loan without any monetary limit.

But now henceforth, if he has to consider the second house as self-occupied property only and therefore now he is eligible for total deduction of maximum Rs. 2,00,000/- only towards interest on housing loan of both the properties.

Illustration 6: Explaining the above concept and impact

Mr. X owns two house properties. These properties are used for own residential purpose throughout the previous year i.e. not let out at all. Relevant details pertaining to these properties are given below:

Particulars House 1 House 2
Municipal Value 12,00,000 15,00,000
Fair Rent 11,00,000 17,00,000
Standard Rent 14,00,000 16,50,000
Municipal Tax (paid by Mr. X during previous year) 50,000 1,00,000
Interest on Housing Loan 17,00,000 12,00,000

Compute Income from House Property for AY 2019-20 and AY 2020-21.

Computation of Income From House Property:

AY 2019-20

Particulars House 1

(Deemed to be let out)

House 2

(Self -Occupied)

Gross Annual Value

(Municipal Value or fair rent, whichever is higher but subject to maximum standard rent)

12,00,000 Nil
Less  :Municipal Taxes 50,000 Nil
Net annual Value 11,50,000 Nil
Less :Standard Deduction 30% 3,45,000 Nil
Less : Interest on Housing Loan 17,00,000 2,00,000
Loss from House Property (8,95,000) (2,00,000)

AY 2020-21

(Both the houses are considered as self-occupied)

Particulars Amount
Gross Annual Value

(Municipal Value or fair rent, whichever is higher but subject to maximum standard rent)

Less  :Municipal Taxes Nil
Net annual Value Nil
Less :Standard Deduction 30% Nil
Less : Interest  on Housing Loan 2,00,000
Loss from House Property (House 1 and House 2 together) (2,00,000)

16. Deduction under Section 80C – Towards Principal Repayment

Section 80C provides for deductions from gross total income in respect life insurance, provident fund, National Saving Certificate, tuition fees, equity oriented mutual funds, fixed deposits scheme, Senior Citizens Saving Scheme etc. In addition to this, 80C also offers deduction in respect of repayment of housing loan take for purchase or construction of residential property. Maximum amount qualified for deduction under section is Rs. 1,50,000. The deduction in respect of repayment of housing loan also falls under this limit. In other words, if taxpayer had made repayment of  Rs.3,00,000 towards principal, he can claim deduction only up to Rs. 1,50,000 under this section .The taxpayer can also claim deduction stamp duty, registration charges and other expenses incurred for transfer of house property in his name subject to maximum limit of Rs.1,50,000. However, if the taxpayer transfers the house property before 5 years, then all the deduction already taken in previous years will be deemed as income in which the house property is transferred.

17. Additional Deduction U/S 80EEA up to Rs 1,50,000 to First Time Buyer

From the FY 2019-20 and subsequent year an additional deduction of interest up to Rs 1,50,000 can be claimed to first time buyer of residential house property. The condition in this regard is as under:

♦ Conditions :

1. The assessee is an individual, whether resident or non -resident.

2. He is not eligible to claim ny deduction under section 80EE

3. Loan should be for acquision of residential house property.

4. Loan should be from bank or banking institution or housing financing company.

5. Loan should be sanctioned during 01.04.2019 to 31.03.2020

6. The stamp duty value of the residential house property should not be more than Rs 45 Lacs

7. Home buyer should not have any other existing residential house in his name at the time of sanction of loan.

♦ Amount of Deduction: If the above conditions are satisfied, assessee can claim the deduction under section 80EEA. Deduction is available of Rs 1,50,000 or interest payable, whichever is lower. The deduction is available for the financial year 2019-20 and subsequent year.

♦ Double deduction not allowed: If the deduction is claimed under section 80EEA, no deduction will be allowed in respect of this amount under any other provisions of the act (say under section 24) for the same year or any other financial year.

18. Whether tax benefit of HRA and Deduction of Interest can be claimed simultaneously

(Different situation of Tax benefit of HRA and Interest )

Situation 1 Mr. X, is residing in his house in Delhi, which was purchased with the housing loan from the bank
Answer He is residing in his own house, he may get HRA but exemption benefit is not available, since the rent receipt is not provided for own house. However, tax benefits on both, the principal repayment and interest is available.
Situation 2 Mr.X is residing in Delhi in a rented house but had bought an apartment in Chennai taking a home loan.
Answer He will be entitled for exemption benefit of HRA and tax benefits on both, the principal repayment and interest on the home loan
Situation 3 Mr. X has bought a house in Mumbai, which is under construction taking a home loan and currently living in Mumbai in a rented apartment because the house is under construction.
Answer In such a case, Mr. X is eligible to claim HRA tax benefit and tax benefit on the home loan for the principal repayment and may claim tax benefits on the interest also.
Situation  4 Mr. X has bought a house in Delhi taking a home loan but residing in a rented apartment in Delhi for genuine reasons e.g. the house is for away from the office.
Answer The individual can claim HRA tax benefit and home loan benefits, which includes both principal repayment and interest accrued. If no genuine reason, ITO may dispute the tax benefit

19. FAQ on Rental Income From House property

Q.1 Is rental income from sub-letting chargeable to tax under the head “Income from house property”?

Ans: Rental income in the hands of owner is charged to tax under the hea d “Income from house property”. Rental income of a person other than the owner can not be charged to tax under the head “Income from house property”. Hence, rental income received by a tenant from sub-letting can not be charged to tax under the head “Income from house property”. Such income is taxable under the head “Income from other sources” or profits and gains from business or profession, as the case may be.

Q.2  Under which head is the rental income from a shop charged to tax?

Ans : To tax the rental income under the head “Income from house property”, the rented property should be building or land appurtenant thereto. Shop being a building, rental income will be charged to tax under the head “Income from house property”.

Q.3 What is the tax treatment of composite rent when the composite rent pertains to letting of building along with other assets?

Ans: Composite rent includes rent of building and rent towards other assets or facilities. The tax treatment of composite rent is as follows:-

(a) In a case where letting out of building and letting out of other assets are inseparable (i.e., both the lettings are composite and not separable, e.g., letting of equipped theatre), entire rent (i.e. composite rent) will be charged to tax under the head “Profits and gains of business and profession” or “Income from other sources”, as the case may be. Nothing is charged to tax under the head “Income from house property”.

(b) In a case where, letting out of building and letting out of other assets are separable (i.e., both the lettings are separable, e.g., letting out of refrigerator along with residential bungalow), rent of building will be charged to tax under the head “Income from house property” and rent of other assets will be charged to tax under the head “Profits and gains of business and profession” or “Income from other sources”, as the case may be. This rule is applicable, even if the owner receives composite rent for both the lettings. In other words, in such a case, the composite rent is to be allocated for letting out of building and other facilities.

Q.4 Can interest paid on loans taken from friends and relatives be claimed as deduction while calculating house property income?

Ans: Yes, if the loan is taken for purchase, construction, repair, renewal or reconstruction of the house. If the loan is taken for personal or other purposes then the interest on such loan cannot be claimed as deduction.

Q.5 My spouse and I jointly own a house in which both of us have invested equally out of independent sources. Can the rental income received be split up between us and taxed in the individual hands?

Ans: Yes, if the share of each co-owner is ascertainable

Q.6 What will be the tax implications if a person occupies more than one property for his residence? Can he treat all the properties as self occupied (SOP) and claim gross annual value (GAV) as Nil?

Ans: The SOP benefit (i.e., treating property as SOP and claiming GAV as Nil) is available only in respect of one property occupied by the owner for his residence. If a person occupies more than one property for his residence, then the SOP benefit will be granted only in respect of any one property as selected by him and other  property/properties will be treated as “Deemed to be let-out”.

Q.7  Mr x owns two houses. One is a farmhouse that he visit on weekends and the other is in the city that he uses on weekdays. Is it correct to treat both these residences as self occupied?

Ans: No, for the purpose of Income-tax law you can claim only one property as self occupied property and other property will be deemed to be let-out property

Q.8 What is the tax treatment of arrears of rent?

Ans: The amount received on account of arrears of rent (not charged to tax earlier) will be charged to tax after deducting a sum equal to 30% of such arrears. It is charged to tax in the year in which it is received. Such amount is charged to tax whether or not the taxpayer owns the property in the year of receipt.

Disclaimer : Author does not make any claim that the information provided in this article is correct and up-to-date. The contents of this article cannot be treated or interpreted as a statement of law. The reader may visit Income Tax Web site for resolving their doubts/clarifications.

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    “If the assessee is a co-owner but is repaying the full loan himself, then he can claim the deduction of full interest paid by him”
    Anything to support above???

  2. Ashish Kumar says:

    Purchase a house in 2017-18, paying only interest in the year 2017-18 & 2018-19. From 2019-20 paying both interest & Principal amt.
    registry done on Feb-20.
    what to do in this case in ITR-2.
    Please advice with ITR-2 Format

  3. V K Deshpande says:

    I am owning flat and given on rent through a broker. He deducts his commission and GST from rent every month. How to treat this deduction for calculating income from house property?


    Dear Sir,

    Housing loan taken during may 2019 and Emi started from Dec 19 and house construction completed if Feb 2020. Hence please let me know whether I claim entire Interest amount.

  5. Kumar says:

    if i am in receipt of HRA for my family at Delhi but i am working at Guwahati (where free accommodation is provided by employer). Can i Claim HRA exemption after producing Rent receipt of Delhi HRA for the house occupied by family..

  6. RAJEEV GOEL says:

    I had a house in delhi now with the help of builder i constructed 4 story building. one flat builder has taken for construction. at one floor self occupied. rest two floors are vacant. I had two sons adult. Can I show one floor to each to avoid tax liability.

  7. sudhir says:


    Thank you for this elucidating article.

    Also Maintenance charges paid by the flat owner to the maintenance society can be deducted from rent received to arrive at ALV.


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