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In case of all assessees, “Income from house property” shall be computed as under.

a. In the case of Let Out Property [Whether for residential purpose or for business purpose]

The annual value of any property shall be deemed to be

i.            The sum for which property might reasonably be expected to let from year to year or
ii.            When property or any part of property is let, the annual rent received/receivable less unrealised rent or the sum as above, whichever is higher.
iii.            Where property or part of it is let and was vacant for whole or part of year, and rent received/receivable less unrealised rent is less than the sum as per (i) above due to the vacancy, then the rent actually received/receivable.

Deduction shall be allowed as under:

Nature of Deduction Section Limit/Condition
1 Municipal Tax, etc. 23(1) First proviso Only if borne and paid by the owner.
2 Standard deduction 24 Clause (a) 30% of Annual Value.
3 Interest on borrowed capital 24 Clause (b) Interest payable on capital borrowed for the purpose of acquisition, construction, repair, renewals or reconstruction only.
Interest for the period prior to acquisition or construction would be deductible in five equal instalments from the year of
acquisition or construction.

B. In the case of oneself-occupied house property

The annual value of a self-occupied house or part of such house shall be nil. Further deduction shall be allowable as under:

Nature of Deduction Section Limit/Condition
Interest on borrowed capital 24 Clause (b)

Rs. 1,50,000/- from A.Y. 2002-03 onwards, provided,

i.  property is acquired or constructed on or after 1-4-1999 and such acquisition or construction is completed within 3 years from the end of the financial year in which capital was

ii. A certificate from the lender certifying interest payable to him
is furnished by the assessee.

In other cases, Rs. 30,000. Interest in excess of above may
qualify for rebate u/s. 80C(2)(xviii) (Re : Krishnan Kuppuswami vs.
ITO 74,
Taxman 289) (Pune Trib.). No other deduction allowed in
respect of oneself-occupied property whose value is taken at
Rs. NIL.

C. In the case of more than oneself-occupied house property

Only one house according to assessee’s choice is treated as self-occupied and deduction mentioned in B will be allowed. In respect of all other houses, even though self-occupied, notional income as A(i) above-mentioned will have to be computed. In such cases, all deductions mentioned in ‘A’ would be available.

D. For set off and carry forward of losses.

Sr. No. Section Types of Loss Set off Against Income Can be carried forward for
In same Assessment Year In subsequent Assessment Year
1. 71B House Property:
a) Let out property Income from House property head or any other head Income from House property 8 years
b) Self-occupied Property (On account of interest on borrowed capital) As above As above 8 years

E. Property owned by co-owners

Where property consisting of buildings or buildings and lands appurtenant thereto is owned by two or more persons and their respective shares are definite and ascertainable, such persons shall not be assessed as an A.O.P. (Association of Persons) but the share of each person in the income from the property as computed u/ss. 22 to 25 (i.e., Income from house property) shall be included in his total income.

F. Arrear of Rent – S. 25B

Arrear of rent received in respect of let out property, if not charged to tax in earlier previous year, is taxable in the year of receipt after deducting 30% of such amount for repair etc.

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  1. abhay Sharma says:

    in some cases onwer of land is different with the borrower and repayer of loan and certificate issued in the name of borower . can the rebate is available to borower without the ownership of property

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