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Automated Income Tax House Rent Exemption Calculator U/s 10(13A) with Claim Tax Benefit for Rent Paid u/s 80GG

80GG is one of the lesser-known sections which can be used by taxpayers
to lessen their tax burden by claiming tax exemption for rent paid
 (in case HRA is not part of salary). This section can be used to be either a salaried/pensioner or self-employed taxpayers.

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Conditions for Claiming Tax benefit u/s 80GG for Rent Paid

You can claim a tax deduction on rent paid u/s 80GG at the time of filing a tax return only if following conditions are satisfied:
1.                 The deduction is available only for individuals & HUFs
2.                 For a salaried person to be eligible for tax benefit u/s 80GG, he should not receive HRA from his employer.
3.                 Pensioners or Self-employed do not have any HRA and so they can take advantage of 80GG
4.                 No one in the family including spouse, minor children, self or HUF he is a member of should own a house in the city you are employed or carrying your business.
5.                 If you own a house in the different city, you cannot show it as self-occupied. You have to consider it as deemed to let out – i.e. – you have to show rental income whether or not it’s actually put on rent.
Additionally, you need to fill form no 10BA to
claim tax benefit u/s 80GG. This form is NOT to be submitted anywhere
but kept with you for records to show to I-T department in case of
The deduction allowed u/s 80GG:
The House Rent deduction is minimum of the below 3 numbers:
1.                 Rs. 5,000 per month [increased from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000 in Budget 2016]
2.                 25% of annual income

3.                 (Rent Paid – 10% of Annual Income)

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