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Section 80 Deductions

Deductions on Savings Bank Account

Section 80 TTA: Deduction from gross total income with respect to any Income by way of Interest on Savings account

Deduction from gross total income of an individual or HUF, up to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/-, in respect of interest on deposits in savings account with a bank, co-operative society or post office. Section 80TTA deduction is not available on interest income from fixed deposits.

Deductions on House Rent

Section 80GG: Deduction with respect to House Rent Paid

  • This deduction is available for rent paid when HRA is not received. Assessee or his spouse or minor child should not own residential accommodation at the place of employment.
  • Assessee should not be in receipt of house rent allowance.
  • He should not have self occupied residential premises in any other place.

Deduction available is the least of

  1. Rent paid minus 10% of total income
  2. Rs. 2000/- per month
  3. 25% of total income

Deductions on Loan for Higher Studies

Section 80E: Deduction with respect to Interest on Loan for Higher Studies

Deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for pursuing higher education. This loan is taken for higher education for the assessee, spouse or children or for a student for whom the assessee is a legal guardian.

Deduction for First Time Home Owners

Section 80EE: Deductions on Home Loan Interest for First Time Home Owners

This section provided deduction on the Home Loan Interest paid and is valid for financial years 2013-14 & 2014-15 (Assessment year 2014-15 and 2015-16) only. The deduction under this section is available only to Individuals for first house purchased where the value of the house is Rs 40lakhs or less and loan taken for the house is Rs 25lakhs or less. And the Loan has been sanctioned between 01.04.2013 to 31.03.2014. The total deduction allowed under this section is Rs 1,00,000.

Deductions on Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme (RGESS)

Section 80CCG: Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme (RGESS)

The Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme (RGESS) was launched after the 2012 Budget. Investors whose gross total income is less than Rs. 12 lakhs can invest in this scheme. Upon fulfillment of conditions laid down in the section, the deduction is lower of – 50% of amount invested in equity shares or Rs 25,000.

Deductions on Medical Insurance

Section 80D: Deduction in respect of Medical Insurance

For financial year 2014-15 – Deduction is available up to Rs. 15,000/- to an assessee for insurance of self, spouse and dependent children. If individual or spouse is more than 60 years old the deduction available is Rs 20,000. An additional deduction for insurance of parents (father or mother or both) is available to the extent of Rs. 15,000/- if less than 60 years old and Rs 20,000 if parents are more than 60 years old. Therefore, the maximum deduction available under this section is to the extent of Rs. 40,000/-. (From AY 2013-14, within the existing limit a deduction of up to Rs. 5,000 for preventive health check-up is available).

For financial year 2015-16 – Deduction is raised from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000. The deduction for senior citizens is raised from Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000. For uninsured super senior citizens (more than 80 years old) medical expenditure incurred up to Rs 30,000 shall be allowed as a deduction under section 80D. However, total deduction for health insurance premium and medical expenses for parents shall be limited to Rs 30,000.

Deductions on Medical Expenditure for a Handicapped Relative

Section 80DD: Deduction in respect of Rehabilitation of Handicapped Dependent Relative

Deduction is available on:

  1. expenditure incurred on medical treatment, (including nursing), training and rehabilitation of handicapped dependent relative
  2. Payment or deposit to specified scheme for maintenance of dependent handicapped relative.

Where disability is 40% or more but less than 80% – fixed deduction of Rs 50,000. Where there is severe disability (disability is 80% or more) – fixed deduction of Rs 1,00,000.A certificate of disability is required from prescribed medical authority.

Note: A person with ‘severe disability’ means a person with 80% or more of one or more disabilities as outlined in section 56(4) of the ‘Persons with disabilities (Equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation)’ Act.

For financial year 2015-16 – The deduction limit of Rs 50,000 has been raised to Rs 75,000 and Rs 1,00,000 has been raised to Rs 1,25,000.

Deductions on Medical Expenditure on Self or Dependent Relative

Section 80DDB: Deduction in respect of Medical Expenditure on Self or Dependent Relative

A deduction to the extent of Rs. 40,000/- or the amount actually paid, whichever is less is available for expenditure actually incurred by resident assessee on himself or dependent relative for medical treatment of specified disease or ailment. The diseases have been specified in Rule 11DD. A certificate in form 10 I is to be furnished by the assessee from any Registered Doctor.

In case of senior citizen the deduction can be claimed up to Rs 60,000 or amount actually paid, whichever is less.

For financial year 2015-16 – for very senior citizens Rs 80,000 is the maximum deduction that can be claimed.

Deductions on Person suffering from Physical Disability

Section 80U: Deduction with respect to Person suffering from Physical Disability

Deduction of Rs. 50,000/- to an individual who suffers from a physical disability (including blindness) or mental retardation. Further, if the individual is a person with severe disability, deduction of Rs. 100,000/- shall be available u/s 80U. Certificate should be obtained from a Govt. Doctor. The relevant rule is Rule 11D.

For financial year 2015-16 – The deduction limit of Rs 50,000 has been raised to Rs 75,000 and Rs 1,00,000 has been raised to Rs 1,25,000.


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