Enhanced deduction to senior citizens for medical treatment of specified diseases

Section 80DDB of the Act, inter-alia, provide that a deduction is available to an individual and Hindu undivided family with regard to amount paid for medical treatment of specified diseases in respect of very senior citizen upto Rs 80,000/- and in case of senior citizens upto Rs 60,000/- subject to specified conditions. It is proposed to amend the provisions of section 80DDB of the Act so as to raise this monetary limit of deduction to Rs 1,00,000/- for both senior citizens and very senior citizens.

This amendment will take effect, from 1st April, 2019 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2019-20 and subsequent assessment years.

Extract of Clause 25 of Finance Bill 2018

Clause 25 of the Bill seeks to amend section 80DDB of the Income-tax Act relating to deduction in respect of medical treatment, etc.

As per provisions under the said section a deduction is available to an individual and Hindu undivided family with regard to amount paid for medical treatment of specified diseases in respect of very senior citizen upto eighty thousand rupees and in case of senior citizens sixty thousand rupees subject to other conditions.

It is proposed to amend the said section so as to increase the existing limit of deduction available to an individual and Hindu undivided family with regard to amount paid for medical treatment of specified diseases in respect of senior citizen shall be one hundred thousand rupees.

This amendment will take effect from 1st April, 2019 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 201 9-2020 and subsequent years.

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