Housing Loan

Tax planning and managing the House Property

Income Tax - The direct tax proposals of budget 2014 have been tax friendly. It is also worth noting that budget proposals have received the assent of President and now it is law of land under Indian Income Tax Act. It provides for tax advantage in the form of increased basic exemption limit for individuals by Rs.50K....

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How Housing Finance Companies Sanction home loan to Salaried person?

Income Tax - Due to the rapid Growth & increasing Competition in the Housing Finance Sector, the chances of Procedural Lapses have also been increasing. The Probability of misuse & taking of advantage of the System by unscrupulous elements have also risen. It is very important to take urgent remedial & proactive steps so that incidents of ...

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Disbursement of Housing Loan to Individual Linked to stages of Construction

Income Tax - National Housing Bank (NHB) policy circular no. 96/2019-20 dt. July 19, 2019 Several complaints for offering loan 1. Housing Finance Companies (HFC) were advised while introducing any kind of product ‘Customer suitability’ and ‘Appropriateness’ issues should be taken into account by the Cos. 2. Frauds being committed by certain bu...

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FAQs on Housing Loan & Income tax benefit

Income Tax - Home loan entitles Individuals to Deduction Under Section 80C of up to Rs. 1.50 Lakh and Interest Deduction under section 24 of up to Rs. 2 Lakh. Articles deals with Faqs on Benefit U/s. 24 and 80C on Jointly Owned Property, Under Construction Property, multiple properties and Simultaneous benefit of Interest exemption and HRA. ...

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When Rs. 2,00,000 maximum interest deduction not available on SOP

Income Tax - We all think that we are eligible for Interest Deduction U/s. 24(b) up to Rs. 2,00,000/- on home loan taken for Self Occupied property. But many taxpayers are not aware that in some cases the deduction of Housing Interest on Self Occupied Property is available only upto Rs. 30,000/- instead of Rs. 2,00,000/-. In this article we have dis...

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ICICI Bank launches ‘Cashback’ home loans

Income Tax - Mumbai: ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, today announced the launch of a new home loan, which offers borrowers the benefit of 1% cashback on every EMI, for the entire tenure of the loan. A unique offering in the industry, it is available for home loans with a minimum tenure of 15 […]...

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‘Mortgage Guarantee’ backed loans for affordable housing sector

Income Tax - ICICI Bank launches ‘Mortgage Guarantee’ backed loans for affordable housing sector First bank in India to offer this facility for retail customers It can enhance a home loan by up to 20% within regulatory norms It allows a borrower to choose an extended loan tenure up to 67 years of age...

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Housing loans of Rs 15 lakh to get 1 Percent interest subvention – Budget 2011-12

Income Tax - The government on Monday said low-cost housing loans of Rs 15 lakh (Rs 1.5 million) will be eligible for one per cent interest subsidy, which will help in increasing the demand for such housing. In his Budget speech, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said he is liberalising the existing scheme of one per cent interest subvention on housin...

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Income ceiling per month per household for purposes of housing loans revised

Income Tax - The income ceilings of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Low Income Group (LIG) presently defined as Rs. 3300 per month per household and Rs. 3301-7300 per month per household respectively for the purpose of housing loans were fixed on 2006 prices....

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Home Loan will cost more as teaser rates are coming to end

Income Tax - Home and auto loan customers will have to shell out more with several public sector banks including the State Bank, Punjab National Bank and Bank of India (BoI) deciding to end the concessional or limited period loan regime, popularly called teaser rates....

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Interest on home Loan availed of to repay earlier loan is allowable U/s. 24(b)

Akulu Nagaraj Gupta Subbaraju Vs. ITO (ITAT Bangalore) - If second borrowing has really been used to repay the original loan and this fact is proved to the satisfaction of AO, interest paid on the second loan would also be allowed as deduction under section 24....

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Guidelines on 1 Percent interest subvention Scheme on housing loans upto Rs. 10 lakh –

RBI/2010-11/481 RPCD.SME & NFS. BC. No. 62/06.11.01/2010-11 - (21/04/2011) - RPCD.SME & NFS. BC. No. 62/06.11.01/2010-11 - In para 43 of the Union Budget Speech of 2011-12, it has been proposed to liberalise the existing scheme of interest subvention of 1 per cent on housing loans by extending it to housing loan upto Rs.15 lakh where the cost of the house does not exceed Rs....

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Scheme of 1 Percent interest subvention on housing loans up to Rs. 10 lakh

RBI/2010-11/ 399 RPCD.SME & NFS. BC.No. 52/06.11.01/2010-2011 - (08/02/2011) - While calculating the interest subsidy, each disbursement may be treated as a separate loan and for each disbursement, subsidy claim may be made for twelve instalments. For loans fully disbursed at one stroke, subsidy will be provided upfront on the entire amount of the loan disbursed. Subsidy has t...

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RBI increases LTV Ratio, Risk Weight and Provisioning in respect of Housing Loans by Commercial Banks

RBI No.2010-11/324 DBOD.No.BP.BC. 69 /08.12.001/2010-11 - (23/12/2010) - It has been observed that some banks are following the practice of sanctioning housing loans at ‘teaser rates’, wherein the loans are offered at a comparatively lower rate of interest in the first few years, after which rates are reset at higher rates. This practice raises concern as some borrow...

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Priority Sector Lending – Loans to Housing Finance Companies

RBI/2009-10/263, RPCD.CO.Plan. BC.46/04.09.01/2009-10 - (18/12/2009) - Please refer to paragraph 7.5 of our Master Circular dated July 1, 2009 on Lending to Priority Sector, in terms of which loans granted to Housing Finance Companies (HFCs), approved by National Housing Bank for the purpose of refinance, for on-lending to individuals for purchase/construction of dwel...

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Recent Posts in "Housing Loan"

Tax planning and managing the House Property

The direct tax proposals of budget 2014 have been tax friendly. It is also worth noting that budget proposals have received the assent of President and now it is law of land under Indian Income Tax Act. It provides for tax advantage in the form of increased basic exemption limit for individuals by Rs.50K....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

How Housing Finance Companies Sanction home loan to Salaried person?

Due to the rapid Growth & increasing Competition in the Housing Finance Sector, the chances of Procedural Lapses have also been increasing. The Probability of misuse & taking of advantage of the System by unscrupulous elements have also risen. It is very important to take urgent remedial & proactive steps so that incidents of ...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Disbursement of Housing Loan to Individual Linked to stages of Construction

National Housing Bank (NHB) policy circular no. 96/2019-20 dt. July 19, 2019 Several complaints for offering loan 1. Housing Finance Companies (HFC) were advised while introducing any kind of product ‘Customer suitability’ and ‘Appropriateness’ issues should be taken into account by the Cos. 2. Frauds being committed by certain bu...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

FAQs on Housing Loan & Income tax benefit

Home loan entitles Individuals to Deduction Under Section 80C of up to Rs. 1.50 Lakh and Interest Deduction under section 24 of up to Rs. 2 Lakh. Articles deals with Faqs on Benefit U/s. 24 and 80C on Jointly Owned Property, Under Construction Property, multiple properties and Simultaneous benefit of Interest exemption and HRA. ...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

When Rs. 2,00,000 maximum interest deduction not available on SOP

We all think that we are eligible for Interest Deduction U/s. 24(b) up to Rs. 2,00,000/- on home loan taken for Self Occupied property. But many taxpayers are not aware that in some cases the deduction of Housing Interest on Self Occupied Property is available only upto Rs. 30,000/- instead of Rs. 2,00,000/-. In this article we have dis...

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Double Benefit on Taxes on Housing Loan

The Income Tax Act provides deduction under section 80C against Principal Repayment and exemption under Section 24(b) on Interest payment of Housing Loan. Article explains tax benefit on Housing Loan taken and possession received in the same year and also when possession received in next year....

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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....

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Tax & Loan Eligibility benefits from Home loan in Joint Names

Tax benefits of Home Loan- Overall there are two types of tax benefits that are available on the repayment of a housing loan. Interest paid on the loan is eligible for a deduction up to Rs. 1.5 lakh per annum from the taxable income of the individual under Sec 24 when the property is self-occupied or it is one ownership property lying vac...

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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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Interest on home Loan availed of to repay earlier loan is allowable U/s. 24(b)

Akulu Nagaraj Gupta Subbaraju Vs. ITO (ITAT Bangalore)

If second borrowing has really been used to repay the original loan and this fact is proved to the satisfaction of AO, interest paid on the second loan would also be allowed as deduction under section 24....

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ICICI Bank launches ‘Cashback’ home loans

Mumbai: ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, today announced the launch of a new home loan, which offers borrowers the benefit of 1% cashback on every EMI, for the entire tenure of the loan. A unique offering in the industry, it is available for home loans with a minimum tenure of 15 […]...

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Simplify Home Loan Calculations with EMI Calculator

Everyone dreams of having a home to call their own. Since, buying a home requires a huge sum of money, people look for financial aid options that would help in fulfilling their dream. Home loan is a great financial aid that has helped millions realize their dream of having a home of their own. ...

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How a Home Loan Balance Transfer Can Help You Save a Huge sum of Money

Your Home Loan is a secured loan. Compared to unsecured loan options, this huge loan comes at a comparatively less rate of interest. However, when you consider the large amount and the long tenure it takes to pay off the loan, even this low interest rate can cost you a lot. ...

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How Will Home Loan EMIs Change After Demonetization

We’ve all probably dreamt of a dream home at some point in our lives. If youre a step ahead, youve probably seen some of the best Home Loan plans available to you, and considered a few. You might even have applied for a mortgage and thoroughly looked through the Home Loan interest rates, before finalizing on one....

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Why you should focus on Total Interest Outgo instead of Loan EMI?

Your main focus of getting your EMIs reduced can come in way of your financial well-being. It is true that lower EMIs mean a more comfortable and less stressful life. But it also means that you will end up paying higher total interest during the loan tenor. How? Let’s take an example....

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Why reducing Loan EMI after Rate Cuts is not advisable?

It’s very natural to avoid paying higher EMIs if you have a chance to pay lower ones. Isn't it? After all, who wants to have the additional burden of paying larger EMIs for loans that run for years? But going for lower EMI might not be a financially prudent choice. Let us try to understand why it is so....

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‘Mortgage Guarantee’ backed loans for affordable housing sector

ICICI Bank launches ‘Mortgage Guarantee’ backed loans for affordable housing sector First bank in India to offer this facility for retail customers It can enhance a home loan by up to 20% within regulatory norms It allows a borrower to choose an extended loan tenure up to 67 years of age...

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FAQ on Home Loan with EMI Calculator

1. For what purposes can I seek a first time home loan?You can generally seek a first time home loan for buying a house or a flat, renovation, extension and repairs to your existing house. Most banks have a separate policy for those who are going for a second house. Please remember to seek specific clarifications on the above-mentioned is...

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Guidelines on 1 Percent interest subvention Scheme on housing loans upto Rs. 10 lakh –

RBI/2010-11/481 RPCD.SME & NFS. BC. No. 62/06.11.01/2010-11 (21/04/2011)

RPCD.SME & NFS. BC. No. 62/06.11.01/2010-11 - In para 43 of the Union Budget Speech of 2011-12, it has been proposed to liberalise the existing scheme of interest subvention of 1 per cent on housing loans by extending it to housing loan upto Rs.15 lakh where the cost of the house does not exceed Rs.25 lakh from the present limit of Rs.10 ...

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Housing loans of Rs 15 lakh to get 1 Percent interest subvention – Budget 2011-12

The government on Monday said low-cost housing loans of Rs 15 lakh (Rs 1.5 million) will be eligible for one per cent interest subsidy, which will help in increasing the demand for such housing. In his Budget speech, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said he is liberalising the existing scheme of one per cent interest subvention on housin...

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Scheme of 1 Percent interest subvention on housing loans up to Rs. 10 lakh

RBI/2010-11/ 399 RPCD.SME & NFS. BC.No. 52/06.11.01/2010-2011 (08/02/2011)

While calculating the interest subsidy, each disbursement may be treated as a separate loan and for each disbursement, subsidy claim may be made for twelve instalments. For loans fully disbursed at one stroke, subsidy will be provided upfront on the entire amount of the loan disbursed. Subsidy has to be calculated for 12 months period fro...

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RBI increases LTV Ratio, Risk Weight and Provisioning in respect of Housing Loans by Commercial Banks

RBI No.2010-11/324 DBOD.No.BP.BC. 69 /08.12.001/2010-11 (23/12/2010)

It has been observed that some banks are following the practice of sanctioning housing loans at ‘teaser rates’, wherein the loans are offered at a comparatively lower rate of interest in the first few years, after which rates are reset at higher rates. This practice raises concern as some borrowers may find it difficult to service the...

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Income ceiling per month per household for purposes of housing loans revised

The income ceilings of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Low Income Group (LIG) presently defined as Rs. 3300 per month per household and Rs. 3301-7300 per month per household respectively for the purpose of housing loans were fixed on 2006 prices....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Home Loan will cost more as teaser rates are coming to end

Home and auto loan customers will have to shell out more with several public sector banks including the State Bank, Punjab National Bank and Bank of India (BoI) deciding to end the concessional or limited period loan regime, popularly called teaser rates....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Priority Sector Lending – Loans to Housing Finance Companies

RBI/2009-10/263, RPCD.CO.Plan. BC.46/04.09.01/2009-10 (18/12/2009)

Please refer to paragraph 7.5 of our Master Circular dated July 1, 2009 on Lending to Priority Sector, in terms of which loans granted to Housing Finance Companies (HFCs), approved by National Housing Bank for the purpose of refinance, for on-lending to individuals for purchase/construction of dwelling units, provided the housing loans g...

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Government will take inputs from various stake holders before giving final shape to DTC

The government will take inputs from various stake holders before giving final shape to Direct Taxes Code, said the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee while addressing the second meeting of the parliamentary consultative committee attached to the Ministry of Finance, here today....

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Tax saving habit–a change is required series-1

All we need to do is to bring some changes in our habits and do the tax planning for the financial year 2009-10 in advance. Moreover before one decides for tax saving one should look into the all the list of probable deductions under which one gets benefits of tax saving....

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Banks and housing finance companies under scanner for imposing penalty on pre-payment of loans

Several banks and housing finance companies have come under the scanner of the competition watchdog for imposing penalty on pre-payment of loans. The Competition Commission of India, according to a CCI official, is scrutinising a complaint concerning pre-payment penalty from a customer against major home loan players like HDFC, LIC Housin...

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Government launched 1% interest subvention scheme on housing/home loans up to Rs.10 lakhs

The Government today launched an interest subvention scheme of 1% on all individual housing loans upto Rs.10 lakh for units costing upto Rs. 20 lakh. The scheme recognizes that cut in interest rates has an important role to play in reducing EMIs of borrowers & creating additional demand for housing. The Scheme will cover all […...

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Direct Tax code will benefit more to people in higher income group

From April 1, 2011, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has proposed to simplify the income-tax regime by reducing the tax rates on incomes above Rs1.6 lakh per annum (Rs1.9 lakh for women, and Rs2.4 lakh for senior citizens), but the reduced rates will come with few of the current exemptions....

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Builders need to pass on Housing tax benefit to home buyers otherwise benefit may not be extended in future

Having given tax holiday to builders, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today warned that if the incentives are not passed on to the consumers the same may not be extended in future. I expect the developers to pass on the benefit of the tax holiday to the home buyers. It should reflect in the prices. Unfortunately it happens in our countr...

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Finance Minister given more tax breaks in finance bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Finance Minister announced a slew of amendments on both income-tax and service tax fronts to achieve the objective of generating economic activity in the present environment of economic slowdown...

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Finance bill for 2009-10 gets approval of Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Finance Bill for 2009-10 by a voice vote on Monday, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that economic recovery has begun and India would achieve 8-9 pc economic growth by the end of 2010. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has announced a slew of concessions, including one pc interest subsidy for [&hell...

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Government may hike Home Loan interest Payment exemption to Rs 2.5 lakh

The government is considering a proposal to hike income-tax exemption Make these charges part of your budget available for interest payment on home loans to Rs 2.5 lakh a year, to boost demand and rebuild the slowdown-hit housing industry.The ministry of housing and urban development has urged finance minister Pranab Mukherjee to make an...

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Know, why Its not the right time to invest in a house property

That the property market has undergone a significant correction is well known. That real estate experts are now talking about prices bottoming out is well known too. But, contrary to conventional wisdom, experts are of the view that this may not be the right time to invest in residential property. And, their advice is for both […]...

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Checklist for preparation and filing of Income Tax Returns for F.Y. 08-09 i.e. A.Y.09-10 of Individual and HUF Assessee

Most of the chartered firms may have completed there bank audits or will be on the verge of completion of the same. As you may be aware that Income Tax department has notified the Income Tax Return for the A.Y. 2009-10 but not yet officially released the ITR for the same. I have uploaded the […]...

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PSB need to take CBI’s clearance before allowing one-time settlement of bad loans

All public sector banks may need to take CBI’s clearance before allowing one-time settlement of bad loans by customers under a new direction likely to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) soon. The circular, the proposal for which was mooted by CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) will ask all the banks to seek […]...

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Home Loan up to 20 Lakh & Some Other Type of Home Loan Classified as Priorty Sector Loan

As per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s guidelines on lending to Priority Sector, the following types of home loans extended by the Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) are eligible to be classified as Priority Sector Advances :- i) Loans upto Rs. 20 lakhs, irrespective of location, to individuals for purchase/constructi on of a dwell...

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Income Tax exemption on home loans may be doubled

The government is considering a proposal to double the income tax exemption limit on housing loans to Rs 3 lakh from the current level of Rs 1.5 lakh, according to government sources. The proposal is being discussed by the committee of secretaries that was set up in the wake of the global financial crisis affecting the Indian economy. Ind...

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Government Plans Interest Sops To Ease Home Loans

The proposal will also include providing loans at below market rates to real estate developers. But the loan disbursed under this will come with a number of conditions like an upper ceiling on selling price of flats and individual homes.The government is considering a proposal to make home loans cheaper for consumers through interest subs...

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