Deductions on Section 80C, 80CCC & 80CCD
The deduction under section 80C is allowed from your Gross Total Income. These are available to an Individual or a HUF.
Broadly speaking, this section provides deduction from total income in respect of various investments / expenditures / payments. Total Deduction under section 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD(1) together cannot exceed Rs 1,50,000 for the financial year 2014-15.
Section 80CCC: Deduction in respect of Premium Paid for Annuity Plan of LIC or Other Insurer
This section provides deduction to an Individual for any amount paid or deposited in any annuity plan of LIC any other insurer for receiving pension from a fund referred to in Section 10(23AAB).
In case the annuity is surrendered before the date of its maturity, the surrender value is taxable in the year of receipt.
Section 80CCD: Deduction in respect of Contribution to Pension Account
Total Deduction under Section 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD(1) cannot exceed Rs 1,50,000. From assessment year 2012-13, employer’s contribution under section 80CCD(2) towards NPS is outside the monetary ceiling mentioned above.
Deductions on Savings Bank Account
Section 80 TTA: Deduction from gross total income in respect of any Income by way of Interest on Savings account
Deduction from gross total income of an individual or HUF, upto a maximum of Rs. 10,000/-, in respect of interest on deposits in savings account ( not time deposits ) with a bank, co-operative society or post office, is allowable w.e.f. 1st April 2012 (Assessment Year 2013-14).
Deductions on House Rent
Section 80GG: Deduction in respect of House Rent Paid
Deduction available is the least of
- Rent paid minus 10% of total income
- Rs. 2000/- per month
- 25% of total income, provided
- Assessee or his spouse or minor child should not own residential accommodation at the place of employment.
- He should not be in receipt of house rent allowance.
- He should not have self occupied residential premises in any other place.
Deductions on Loan for Higher Studies
Section 80E: Deduction in respect of Interest on Loan for Higher Studies
Deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for pursuing higher education. The deduction is also available for the purpose of higher education of a relative w.e.f. A.Y. 2008-09.
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 annual income is less than Rs. 10 lakhs can invest in this scheme (up to Rs. 50,000) and get a deduction of 50% of the investment.
So, if you invest Rs. 50,000 (maximum amount eligible for income tax rebate is Rs. 50,000), you can claim a tax deduction of Rs. 25,000 (50% of Rs. 50,000).
Deductions on Medical Insurance
Section 80D: Deduction in respect of Medical Insurance
Deduction is available up to Rs. 20,000/- for senior citizens and upto Rs. 15,000/ in other cases for insurance of self, spouse and dependent children. Additionally, a deduction for insurance of parents (father or mother or both) is available to the extent of Rs. 20,000/- if parents are senior Citizen and Rs. 15,000/- in other cases. 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 upto Rs. 5,000 for preventive health check-up is available.
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.
Deductions on Medical Expenditure for a Handicapped Relative
Section 80DD: Deduction in respect of Rehabilitation of Handicapped Dependent Relative
Deduction of Rs. 50,000/- is available on:
- expenditure incurred on medical treatment, (including nursing), training and rehabilitation of handicapped dependent relative.
- Payment or deposit to specified scheme for maintenance of dependent handicapped relative.
Further, if the dependant is a person with severe disability, a deduction of Rs. 100,000/- is also available under this section. The handicapped dependent should be a dependent relative suffering from a permanent disability (including blindness) or mentally retarded, as certified by a specified physician or psychiatrist.
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.
Deductions on Person suffering from Physical Disability
Section 80U: Deduction in respect of 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.
Deduction for donations towards Social Causes
Section 80G: Deduction for donations towards Social Causes
The various donations specified in Sec. 80G are eligible for deduction upto 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.
Donations with 100% deduction without any qualifying limit:
- National Defence Fund set up by the Central Government
- Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
- National Foundation for Communal Harmony
- An approved university/educational institution of National eminence
- Zila Saksharta Samiti constituted in any district under the chairmanship of the Collector of that district
- Fund set up by a State Government for the medical relief to the poor
- National Illness Assistance Fund
- National Blood Transfusion Council or to any State Blood Transfusion Council
- National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities
- National Sports Fund
- National Cultural Fund
- Fund for Technology Development and Application
- Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or Lieutenant Governor’s Relief Fund in respect of any State or Union Territory
- the Army Central Welfare Fund or the Indian Naval Benevolent Fund or the Air Force Central Welfare Fund, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Cyclone Relief Fund, 1996
- The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund during October 1, 1993 and October 6,1993
- Chief Minister’s Earthquake Relief Fund, Maharashtra
- Any fund set up by the State Government of Gujarat exclusively for providing relief to the victims of earthquake in Gujarat
- Any trust, institution or fund to which Section 80G(5C) applies for providing relief to the victims of earthquake in Gujarat (contribution made during January 26, 2001 and September 30, 2001) or
- Prime Minister’s Armenia Earthquake Relief Fund
- Africa (Public Contributions — India) Fund
Donations with 50% deduction without any qualifying limit.
- Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund
- Prime Minister’s Drought Relief Fund
- National Children’s Fund
- Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust
- The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
Donations to the following are eligible for 100% deduction subject to 10% of adjusted gross total income
- Government or any approved local authority, institution or association to be utilised for the purpose of promoting family planning
- Donation by a Company to the Indian Olympic Association or to any other notified association or institution established in India for the development of infrastructure for sports and games in India or the sponsorship of sports and games in India.
Donations to the following are eligible for 50% deduction subject to 10% of adjusted gross total income
- Any other fund or any institution which satisfies conditions mentioned in Section 80G(5)
- Government or any local authority to be utilised for any charitable purpose other than the purpose of promoting family planning
- Any authority constituted in India for the purpose of dealing with and satisfying the need for housing accommodation or for the purpose of planning, development or improvement of cities, towns, villages or both
- Any corporation referred in Section 10(26BB) for promoting interest of minority community
- For repairs or renovation of any notified temple, mosque, gurudwara, church or other place.