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The brand new tax regime has performed away with 70-odd tax deductions and exemptions. Nevertheless, if you’re planning to file your tax return underneath the outdated regime, it might pay to look deeper into your funds from final monetary yr and maximize the tax advantages accessible to you.

Mint tells you 4 tax breaks that it’s essential to avail in your ITR.

Exemption on home lease with out HRA

Salaried people who dwell in rented lodging can use the Home Lease Allowance (HRA) element of their wage package deal to decrease their tax outgo. Nevertheless, not all employers supply HRA.

If HRA just isn’t a part of the wage element, the taxpayer has an choice underneath Part 80GG of the Revenue Tax Act to say deduction on lease.

Ritesh Kumar, associate, IndusLaw, defined, “The quantum of deduction underneath Part 80GG is the least of the next: (a) precise lease paid minus 10% of the taxpayer’s complete revenue; (b) 5,000 per thirty days; (c) 25% of the full revenue.”

Vivek Jalan, associate, Tax Join Advisory Companies LLP mentioned there are particular circumstances underneath which tax deduction underneath Part 80GG will be claimed. “Provided that HRA just isn’t a part of the wage package deal, one can declare deduction on lease. Additional, the taxpayer mustn’t personal a home in the identical metropolis the place he’s residing on lease, nor ought to there be a home within the identify of the taxpayer’s partner, minor little one or HUF of which the particular person is a member of, within the metropolis the place his/her workplace is situated or enterprise is carried out.”

The rule of proudly owning a home in the identical metropolis just isn’t relevant if the taxpayer takes tax exemption on HRA.

There could possibly be a state of affairs when a taxpayer switched jobs within the monetary yr 2020 or was employed with an employer providing HRA just for a sure a part of the yr. Taxpayers have two choices on this case.

“If you’re not employed for part of the yr and for the opposite half you have got acquired HRA revenue from an employer, the taxpayer ought to have the best to say a extra helpful deduction by foregoing one other exemption. So, the taxpayer can select between 80GG exemption and HRA exemption and give up the opposite. Nevertheless, the authorities may select to contest this,” mentioned Jalan.

When the taxpayer switched jobs and had HRA as a part of wage from each the employers, the quantity to be claimed as exemption underneath Part 10(13A) ought to be calculated on complete wage acquired from each the employers, mentioned Maneet Pal Singh, associate, I.P. Pasricha & Co.

“An worker ought to submit his Kind 16 from the primary employer with the second employer, in order that they will arrive on the right calculation of HRA. If the identical just isn’t accessible, then make the precise calculation as per part 10(13A) on the time of submitting ROI and declare good thing about HRA on the full wage,” he added.

Deduction on financial savings account curiosity

Curiosity earned on a financial savings account with a financial institution, submit workplace or a co-operative society conducting the enterprise of banking is added to the full revenue and taxed at slab charges. Taxpayers can declare a deduction of as much as 10,000 on curiosity revenue from financial savings account underneath Part 80TTA of the I-T Act.

When you report all of the curiosity revenue earned in a monetary yr in your ITR, you’ll be able to declare a deduction of as much as 10,000 on it. If the full quantity falls under the brink, the complete quantity can be tax-free. Take notice that this deduction just isn’t allowed on curiosity revenue from mounted, recurring or time deposits.

Deduction on medical payments of uninsuredparents

Covid-19 was a impolite wake-up name to the significance of shopping for enough medical health insurance. Insurance coverage not solely helps tide over a medical emergency but additionally offers tax breaks.

Nevertheless, when you’ve got senior citizen mother and father who will not be lined underneath an insurance coverage coverage however took medical therapy through the yr, you’ll be able to nonetheless declare deduction on their medical payments.

Part 80D permits as much as 50,000 deduction on the full quantity spent on medical therapy of dependent mother and father aged 60 years and above. Even cash spent on shopping for medicines for senior mother and father will be claimed as deduction.

Karan Batra, founder, charteredclub.com, mentioned that most individuals simply spend 50,000 in the direction of elder mother and father’ common medicines and different check-ups and but miss out on claiming deduction on it.

Deduction on medical bills can solely be claimed for funds made in any cost mode apart from money. Although the taxpayer doesn’t need to furnish payments or receipt on the time of submitting ITR, they need to hold the supporting transaction paperwork prepared with them.

Deduction on donations

2020 additionally marked the yr when folks made giant donations to varied covid-19 aid funds. Nevertheless, few know that the taxman rewards charitable providers by providing tax deduction on donations.

The diploma of deduction allowed relies on the place the donation is made. Donations made to establishments backed by the central authorities are eligible for 100% deduction, whereas solely 50% of the full quantity made to a personal establishment will be claimed. Donations made in form, together with within the type of garments, ration, medicines and so on, can’t be claimed as deduction.

Additional, money donation will be claimed as much as 10,000, supplied the donor has receipts to again the donation, whereas donations made by way of all different cost strategies are eligible for full deduction. To assert the deduction, it’s essential to additionally present PAN of the donee.

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