Deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for residential house property(Section 80EE):
Vide Finance Act 2013, an individual is allowed a deduction upto a limit of Rs 1,00,000 being paid as interest on a loan taken from a Financial Institution, sanctioned during the period 01-04-2013 to 31-03-2014 (loan not to exceed Rs 25 lakhs) for acquisition of a residential house whose value does not exceed Rs 40 lakhs. However the deduction is available if the assessee does not own any residential house property on the date of sanction of the loan.
However this section has been amended by Finance Act, 2016, now the shall not exceed fifty thousand rupees and shall be allowed in computing the total income of the individual for the assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2017 and subsequent assessment years, subject to certain conditions mentioned below:
i. He has taken loan for acquisition of of Residential House Propety.
ii. Purchaser should be first time buyer. i.e. he has never purchased any house and now he is going to purchase a house.
iii. Value of the residential house property should not more than 50 lakh.
iv. Loan taken by Individual for the residential house property should not be more than 35 lakh.
v. On the date of sanction of loan individual does not own any residential house property.
vi. Loan for this purpose taken by individual should be from the Bank or Housing Finance Company.
vii. For this purpose, loan should be sanctioned between 01.04.16 to 31.03.17.
Please Note :-
1. The Assessee can claim deduction under section 80EE on interest payable on home loan. The amount deduction shall be the interest payable or Rs 50,000,whichever is less.The deduction is available for A.Y 2017-18 and subsequent assessment years till the loan is repaid..
2. Deduction under this section is allowed for any interest payable on loan only when deduction shall not be allowed in respect of such interest under any other provisions of the Act for the same or any other assessment year.
Extract of Section 80EE as per finance Act, 2016 :-
80EE. (1) In computing the total income of an assessee, being an individual, there shall be deducted, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this section, interest payable on loan taken by him from any financial institution for the purpose of acquisition of a residential property.
(2) The deduction under sub-section (1) shall not exceed fifty thousand rupees and shall be allowed in computing the total income of the individual for the assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2017 and subsequent assessment years.
(3) The deduction under sub-section (1) shall be subject to the following conditions, namely:—
(i) the loan has been sanctioned by the financial institution during the period beginning on the 1st day of April, 2016 and ending on the 31st day of March, 2017;
(ii) the amount of loan sanctioned for acquisition of the residential house property does not exceed thirty-five lakh rupees;
(iii) the value of residential house property does not exceed fifty lakh rupees;
(iv) the assessee does not own any residential house property on the date of sanction of loan.
(4) Where a deduction under this section is allowed for any interest referred to in sub-section (1), deduction shall not be allowed in respect of such interest under any other provision of this Act for the same or any other assessment year.
(5) For the purposes of this section,—
(a) “financial institution” means a banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949) applies, or any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act or a housing finance company;
(b) “housing finance company” means a public company formed or registered in India with the main object of carrying on the business of providing long-term finance for construction or purchase of houses in India for residential purposes.]
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(Republished With Amendments)