House Rent Allowance

HRA Exemption for Salaried Employees for FY 2018-19

Income Tax - House Rent Allowance rules and regulations Under House Rent Allowance rules and regulations, you will get exemption up to a minimum of the following  amounts: Actual House Rent Allowance (HRA) received by the employee in the year. Rent paid by the employee for his accommodation in excess of 10% of his salary. 50% of the […]...

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House Rent Allowance (HRA) Exemption

Income Tax - House Rent Allowance exemption under section 10(13A) is allowed if Salaried individuals getting House Rent Allowance as part of salary and full fill below two conditions: He has taken a residential accommodation in which he resides on rent. He has not occupied such property in which he resides....

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HRA and PAN – Familiar Concepts Though; but Unfamiliar Angles

Income Tax - CBDT has vide CIRCULAR NO. 8/2013, Dated: Dated: October 10, 2013 said if annual rent paid by the employee exceeds Rs 1,00,000 per annum, it is mandatory for the employee to report PAN of the landlord to the employer. ...

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Salary Income – Answer to Common issues

Income Tax - section 17​​ of the Income-tax Act defines the term salary. However, not going into the technical definition, generally whatever is received by an employee from an employer in cash, kind or as a facility [perquisite] is considered as salary....

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Tax Benefits in respect of rent paid, PPF & National Pension System

Income Tax - Generally Salaried are entitled to various tax benefits and investment avenues to save tax which are not available to self employed. However the government has tried to do the balancing act at some places by providing tax benefits/investment avenue to self employed as well which are not identically similar but are somewhat similar. Let us...

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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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HRA Exemption for Salaried Employees for FY 2018-19

House Rent Allowance rules and regulations Under House Rent Allowance rules and regulations, you will get exemption up to a minimum of the following  amounts: Actual House Rent Allowance (HRA) received by the employee in the year. Rent paid by the employee for his accommodation in excess of 10% of his salary. 50% of the […]...

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House Rent Allowance (HRA) Exemption

House Rent Allowance exemption under section 10(13A) is allowed if Salaried individuals getting House Rent Allowance as part of salary and full fill below two conditions: He has taken a residential accommodation in which he resides on rent. He has not occupied such property in which he resides....

Read More
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HRA and PAN – Familiar Concepts Though; but Unfamiliar Angles

CBDT has vide CIRCULAR NO. 8/2013, Dated: Dated: October 10, 2013 said if annual rent paid by the employee exceeds Rs 1,00,000 per annum, it is mandatory for the employee to report PAN of the landlord to the employer. ...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Salary Income – Answer to Common issues

section 17​​ of the Income-tax Act defines the term salary. However, not going into the technical definition, generally whatever is received by an employee from an employer in cash, kind or as a facility [perquisite] is considered as salary....

Read More
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Tax Benefits in respect of rent paid, PPF & National Pension System

Generally Salaried are entitled to various tax benefits and investment avenues to save tax which are not available to self employed. However the government has tried to do the balancing act at some places by providing tax benefits/investment avenue to self employed as well which are not identically similar but are somewhat similar. Let us...

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Tax Aspects – HRA and Home Loan

Buying a home is a dream come true for many , but a bit of homework could reduce your tax liability enormously. Many of us are aware that interest on home loan enjoys tax benefits, but only few might know that House Rent Allowance, a component in your salary, could also be a big tax saver if it is combined with the home loan benefit....

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Useful tips to save Income Tax in F.Y. 2018-19

Tax Planning is most important part of Finance Planning for Tax Payers In India especially for Individual and Salaried tax Payers. In this Article we are discussing some Tax Planning Tips mainly for Individual and Salaried tax payers by which they can minimise their tax burden for Financial Year 2018-19 or Assessment year 2019-20...

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Income tax Planning in respect of Salary Perquisites

For employees of large Indian and multinational companies, benefits go beyond salaries to include lifestyle perks such as company accommodation or club membership. Growth in business operations and competition for talent are now prompting even mid-sized companies to adopt the HR practices of such large companies. However, with tax regula...

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Claiming HRA – What to do if landlord do not have PAN?

If you are paying rent and getting HRA allowance every month, you are eligible for tax deductions according to the prescribed limit of HRA exemption. If you want to avail of the benefits, you must submit the rent receipts to your employer every year at the time of the collection of tax proof. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has v...

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House Rent Allowance – Income Tax provisions

In this article I have discussed provisions regarding exemption from House Rent Allowance - As per Section 10 (13A) and rule 2A exemption in respect of house rent allowance is based upon the following – 1) An amount equal to 50 per cent of the salary, where the residential house is situated at Bombay, Kolkata, Delhi or Chennai, and a...

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