The Income Tax Section Under Section 80GG where allow the House Rent Exemption Maximum Rs. 24,000/- P.A. and 2000/- P.M. who have not get the House Rent allowances from the employer. The Section 80GG says in brief is given below:–
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Details of Income Tax Section 80GG :–
Section 80GG allows the employee to a deduction in respect of house rent paid by him for his own residence. Such deduction is permissible subject to the following conditions :-
(a) the employee has not been in receipt of any House Rent Allowance
specifically granted to him which qualifies for exemption under section 10(13A)
of the Act;
(b) the employee files the declaration in Form No.10BA. (Annexure X)
(c) The employee does not own:
(i) any residential accommodation himself or by his spouse or minor child or
where such employee is a member of a Hindu Undivided Family, by such
family, at the place where he ordinarily resides or performs duties of
his office or carries on his business or profession; or
(ii) at any other place, any residential accommodation which is in the
occupation of the employee, the value of which is to be determined
under section 23(2)(a) or section 23(4)(a), as the case may be.
(d) He will be entitled to a deduction in respect of house rent paid by him in
excess of 10% of his total income. The deduction shall be equal to 25% of total
income or Rs. 2,000/- per month, whichever is less. The total income for
working out these percentages will be computed before making any
deduction under section 80GG.
The Drawing and Disbursing Authorities should satisfy themselves that all the conditions mentioned above are satisfied before such deduction is allowed by them to the employee.
They should also satisfy themselves in this regard by insisting on production of evidence of actual payment of rent.