House Rent Allowance

HRA Vs. Rent Free Accommodations (RFA)

Income Tax - House Rent Allowance (H.R.A.) results in tax savings because accounting under Income tax act is direct exemption based. However, accounting of Rent Free accommodation is valuation based taxation and added to total income of employee presumptive basis. Please note Rent-Free Accommodation cannot be taxed if Salary is NIL The principles of v...

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Tax Benefits on Home Loan

Income Tax - Article deals with Tax Benefit on Home loan under section 80C for Loan Principal Payment, Section 24 for Interest Payment, Tax planning of Home Loan & HRA....

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Most Popular Exempt Allowances for Salaried Employees

Income Tax - Salaried Employees can avail the benefit of various exemptions with respect to the allowances given by their employers during their tenure of service like House Rent Allowance, Gratuity Allowance, Leave Encashment, Conveyance/Transport Allowance, Lea...

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Benefit of HRA on payment of House Rent

Income Tax - How is the exemption on HRA calculated? When can you claim exemption on HRA? Is your landlord an NRI? When can you enjoy the twin benefits of home loan and HRA? Rent-free accommodation vs HRA...

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House Rent Allowance – A Tax planning tool for Salaried

Income Tax - Generally employee submits Rent receipt and rent deed to his employer to claim exemption of tax on account of HRA however recently CBDT vide circular :08/2013 dated 10 Oct 2013 has made mandatory that If annual rent paid by the employee to his/her land lord exceeds Rs 1,00,000 per annum...

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No HRA for government employees staying with spouse in government allotted flat

Income Tax - A government employee is not entitled to get House Rent Allowance(HRA) if he or she is residing with the spouse who has been alloted a government accommodation, the Delhi High Court said on Tuesday. The Court’s decision came on a petition filed by a government employee challenging the Centre’s order directing her to refund...

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No HRA Exemption on non genuine Rent Paid to Mother

Mrs. Meena Vaswani Vs ACIT (ITAT Mumbai) - Assessee had claimed deduction u/s 10(13A) of 1961 Act which is a wrong claim as no rent was paid by the assessee and the said alleged rent of Rs. 31,500/- per month being paid to mother was shown only to take exemption of HRA u/s 10(13A) of 1961 Act. ...

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Salary Cannot be taxed as Income from other sources without proving absence of master and servant relationship

Commissioner of Income Tax, New Delhi Vs UK. Bose (Delhi High Court) - In the returns the assessee had claimed deduction under Section 10(13A) on the basis of the rent paid by him which has been debited from his salary directly. This Section exempts any special allowances specifically granted to an assessee by his employer to meet expenditure actually incurred on payme...

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HRA allowable if rent is actually paid by the assesee

Commissioner Of Income-Tax Vs P.D. Singhania (Allahabad High Court) - From a reading of the clauses (a) and (b) of the Explanation to section 10(13A), which were inserted by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 1984 with retrospective effect from 1-4-1976, it is absolutely clear that in order to claim deduction under sub-section (13A)...

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Short Deduction of TDS – Assessee cannot be treated in default if acted in bonafide manner

ACIT Vs Hughes Software Systems Ltd. (ITAT Delhi) - The fact that there is a short deduction of tax in the present case where it was linked with the performance incentive paid to the employee on the basis of achievement of fixed percentage, the estimated TDS deducted in a bona fide manner as per the settled legal position cannot be faulted with....

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S. (10(13A) ‘Salary’ does not include commission for Calculation of HRA

Commissioner Of Income-Tax Vs H.V. Yazdi (Calcutta High Court) - Contribution to be made to the provident fund must be the proportionate amount of salary paid to the employees. Salary was a fixed monthly payment whereas the commission was not a fixed payment and could not be included within the scope and ambit of the term salary ....

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Circular No. 90-Income Tax dated 26-6-1972

Circular No. 90-Income Tax - (26/06/1972) - Circular No. 90-Income Tax With the issue of orders in the Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), O.M. No. F. 1(34) E-II(B)/68, dated 18-1-1969, "dearness pay" is considered as "pay" for purposes of pension and gratuity and compensatory allowance (including house ren...

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CBDT Letter : F. No. 12/19/64-IT(A-I), dated 2-1-1967

Letter : F. No. 12/19/64-IT(A-I - (02/01/1967) - Reference is invited to the Central Board of Direct Taxes letter F. No. 12/19/64-IT(B), dated 22-2-1966 , where in it was intimated that the house rent allowance given at flat rates may be treated as exempt from income-tax without verification of the fact whether the employee concerned had paid any ...

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CBDT Letter : F. No. 12/19/64-IT(B), dated 22-2-1966 – HRA

Letter : F. No. 12/19/64-IT(B) - (22/02/1966) - 1. Reference is invited to the Board’s letter No. 12/19/64-IT(B), dated 8-1-1965, addressed to all State Governments.  A question has been raised whether the house rent allowance at flat rates sanctioned to Central Government servants without verification of rent receipts vide the Ministry of Fin...

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Recent Posts in "House Rent Allowance"

HRA Vs. Rent Free Accommodations (RFA)

House Rent Allowance (H.R.A.) results in tax savings because accounting under Income tax act is direct exemption based. However, accounting of Rent Free accommodation is valuation based taxation and added to total income of employee presumptive basis. Please note Rent-Free Accommodation cannot be taxed if Salary is NIL The principles of v...

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Tax Benefits on Home Loan

Article deals with Tax Benefit on Home loan under section 80C for Loan Principal Payment, Section 24 for Interest Payment, Tax planning of Home Loan & HRA....

Read More
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Most Popular Exempt Allowances for Salaried Employees

Salaried Employees can avail the benefit of various exemptions with respect to the allowances given by their employers during their tenure of service like House Rent Allowance, Gratuity Allowance, Leave Encashment, Conveyance/Transport Allowance, Lea...

Read More
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Benefit of HRA on payment of House Rent

How is the exemption on HRA calculated? When can you claim exemption on HRA? Is your landlord an NRI? When can you enjoy the twin benefits of home loan and HRA? Rent-free accommodation vs HRA...

Read More
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House Rent Allowance – A Tax planning tool for Salaried

Generally employee submits Rent receipt and rent deed to his employer to claim exemption of tax on account of HRA however recently CBDT vide circular :08/2013 dated 10 Oct 2013 has made mandatory that If annual rent paid by the employee to his/her land lord exceeds Rs 1,00,000 per annum...

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Eight Common Myths & Misconceptions about tax

In this article we have discussed right Myth or Mis-Conceptions related to Income Tax Prevalent in the Mind of General Taxpayers related to Personal Taxation. Article Aims to clear such Mis-Conceptions. The following are some of the myths and real facts related to same:- ....

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House Rent Allowance (HRA) Taxability & calculation

Calculate your House Rent Allowance (HRA) exemption know HRA exemption Calculation Formula and download HRA Calculator in excel format for easy calculation of exempt HRA Allowance out of Total HRA received by Salaried Assessee....

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FAQs on Income from house property

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 head Income from house property. Rental income of a person other than the owner cannot be charged to tax under the head Income from house property....

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Whats Better- House Rent Allowance or Deduction U/s 80GG?

Employees generally receive a house rent allowance (HRA) as a part of the salary package, in accordance with the terms and conditions of employment. HRA is given to meet the cost of a rented house taken by the employee for his stay. Exemption on HRA is available under Section 10(13A) of the Income Tax Act and Rule 2A of the Income Tax Rul...

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Section 80GG Deduction on Rent paid

Section 80GG allows the employee to a deduction in respect of house rent paid by him for his own residence. Such deduction is permissible subject to the following conditions :- (a) the employee has not been in receipt of any House Rent Allowance specifically granted to him which qualifies for exemption under section 10(13A) of the Act; (...

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