Under section 80C, a deduction of Rs 1,50,000 can be claimed from your total income. In simple terms, you can reduce up to Rs 1,50,000 from your total taxable income through section 80C. This deduction is allowed to an Individual or a HUF.
A maximum of Rs 1,50,000 can be claimed for financial year 2014-15. The limit for financial year 2015-16 and financial year 2016-17 is also Rs 1,50,000.
Several investments, expenses and payments are allowed to be claimed under section 80C. Maximum deduction cannot exceed Rs 1,50,000.
This section provides deduction to an Individual for any amount paid or deposited in any annuity plan of LIC or any other insurer. The plan must be for receiving pension from a fund referred to in Section 10(23AAB).
If the annuity is surrendered before the date of its maturity, the surrender value is taxable in the year of receipt.
Employee's contribution – Section 80CCD(1) Allowed to an Individual who makes deposits to his/her Pension account. Maximum deduction allowed is 10% of salary (in case of taxpayer being an employee) or 10% of gross total income (in case of tax payer being self-employed) or Rs 1,00,000 whichever is less. The limit of Rs 1,00,000 has been increased to Rs 1,50,000 starting financial year 2015-16 (assessment year 2016-17).
Deduction for self contribution to NPS - section 80CCD(1B) A new section 80CCD(1B) has been introduced for additional deduction for amount deposited by a taxpayer to their NPS account . Contributions to Atal Pension Yojana are also eligible. Deduction is allowed on contribution up to Rs 50,000.
Employer's contribution – Section 80CCD(2) Deduction is allowed for employer's contribution to employee’s pension account up to 10% of the salary of the employee. There is no monetary ceiling on this deduction.
For FY 2014-15 (assessment year 2015-16)
Total Deduction under Section 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD(1) cannot exceed Rs 1,50,000.
For FY 2015-16 (assessment year 2016-17)
Total Deduction under Section 80C, 80CCC, 80CCD(1) and 80 CCD(1B) cannot exceed Rs 2,00,000.
For financial year 2016-17 (assessment year 2017-18)
The deductions allowed are the same as FY 2015-16. There is no change.
Note : [From assessment year 2012-13, employer's contribution under section 80CCD(2) towards NPS is outside the monetary ceiling mentioned above.]
A deduction of maximum Rs 10,000 can be claimed against interest income from a savings bank account. Interest from savings bank account should be first included in other income and deduction can be claimed of the total interest earned or Rs 10,000, whichever is less. This deduction is allowed to an individual or HUF. And it can be claimed for 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 or recurring deposits or interest income from corporate bonds.
Deduction available is the minimum of
For Financial year 2016-17 – For calculating deduction above, Rs 2,000 per month has been raised to Rs 5,000 per month. Therefore a maximum of Rs 60,000 per annum can be claimed as a deduction.
Deduction is allowed for interest on loan taken for pursuing higher education. This loan may have been taken for the taxpayer, spouse or children or for a student for whom the taxpayer is a legal guardian. The deduction is available for a maximum of 8 years or till the interest is paid, whichever is earlier. There is no restriction on the amount that can be claimed.
This section provided deduction on the Home Loan Interest paid. 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 aggregate deduction allowed under this section cannot exceed Rs 1,00,000 and is allowed for financial years 2013-14 & 2014-15 (Assessment year 2014-15 and 2015-16).
This deduction is not available for financial year 2015-16 (assessment year 2016-17).
For Financial Year 2016-17
This section was revived in Budget 2016 and is applicable starting FY 2016-17. The deduction under this section is available only to an Individual who is a first time home owner. The value of the property purchased must be less than Rs 50 Lakhs and home loan must be less than Rs 35 lakhs. And the Loan must be taken from a financial institution and must be sanctioned between 01.04.2016 to 31.03.2017. Under this section, an additional deduction of Rs 50,000 can be claimed on home loan interest. This is in addition to deduction of Rs 2,00,000 allowed under section 24 of the income tax act for a self-occupied house property. There is no restriction on the number of years for which this deduction can be claimed.
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 fulfilment of conditions laid down in the section, the deduction is lower of, 50% of amount invested in equity shares or Rs 25,000.
For financial year 2014-15 - Deduction is available up to Rs. 15,000/- to a taxpayer 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.
Deduction is available on:
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.
A deduction Rs. 40,000/- or the amount actually paid, whichever is less is available for expenditure actually incurred by resident taxpayer 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 taxpayer 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.
Deduction of Rs. 50,000/- to an individual who suffers from a physical disability (including blindness) or mental retardation. In case of severe disability, deduction of Rs. 100,000 can be claimed. Certificate should be obtained from a Govt. Doctor. The relevant rule is Rule 11D. This is a fixed deduction and not based on bills or expenses.
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.
The various donations specified in Sec. 80G are eligible for deduction up to either 100% or 50% with or without restriction as provided in Sec. 80G. 80G deduction not applicable in case donation is done in form of cash for amount over Rs 10,000.
Deduction is allowed to an Indian company for amount contributed by it to any political party or an electoral trust. Deduction is allowed for contribution done by any way other than cash.
Political party means any political party registered under section 29A of the Representation of the People Act. Contribution is defined as per section 293A of the Companies Act, 1956.
Deduction is allowed to a taxpayer for any amount contributed to any political party or an electoral trust. Deduction is allowed for contribution done by any way other than cash.
Political party means any political party registered under section 29A of the Representation of the People Act.
Deduction for any income by way of royalty for a patent registered on or after 01.04.2003 under the Patents Act 1970 shall be available up to Rs. 3 lakhs or the income received, whichever is less. The taxpayer must be an individual resident of India who is a patentee. The taxpayer must furnish a certificate in the prescribed form duly signed by the prescribed authority.
This section is no longer valid from AY 2012-13.
|Section||Deduction on||FY 2015-16|
|80CC||For amount deposited in annuity plan of LIC or any other insurer for pension from a fund referred to in Section 10(23AAB).||-|
|80CCD(1)||Employee's contribution to NPS account (maximum up to Rs 1,00,000 for FY 2014-15)||-|
|80CCD(2)||Employer's contribution to NPS account||Maximum up to 10% of salary|
|80CCD(1B)||Additional contribution to NPS||Rs. 50,000|
|80TTA(1)||Interest Income from Savings account||Maximum up to 10,000|
|80GG||For rent paid when HRA is not received from employer||Least of rent paid minus 10% of total income Rs. 2000/- per month 25% of total income|
|80E||Interest on education loan||Interest paid for a period of 8 years|
|80EE||Interest on home loan for first time home owners||Nil|
|80CCG||Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme for investments in Equities||Lower of - 50% of amount invested in equity shares or Rs 25,000|
Medical Insurance - Self, spouse, children
Medical Insurance - Parents more than 60 years old or (from FY 2015-16) uninsured parents more than 80 years old
Medical treatment for handicapped dependant or payment to specified scheme for maintenance of handicapped dependant
Medical Expenditure on Self or Dependent Relative for diseases specified in Rule 11DD
Self suffering from disability:
|80GGB||Contribution by companies to political parties||Amount contributed (not allowed in cash)|
|80GGC||Contribution by individuals to political parties||Amount contributed (not allowed in cash)|
|80RRB||Deductions on Income by way of Royalty of a Patent||Lower of Rs 3,00,000 or income received|