Prepare at a time 50 employees Form 16 Part A& B and Part B for F.Y.2015-16,with CLEAR THE CONFUSION ABOUT DEDUCTION U/S 80CCD(1) AS PER FINANCE BILL 2015

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It appears from the various Web Site and most of the Additional Deduction Rs.50 thousand can be entitled to the salaried persons to the Pension Fund U/S 80CCD(1), and the total deduction will be Rs. 2 Lakh including the additional amount Rs. 50 thousand. But this is wrong concept. Here is given below the actual benefits U/s 80CCD(B) :-

Section 80CCD(1) allows an employee, being an individual employed by the Central Government  on or after 01.01.2004, or by any other employer ,or any other assessee being an individual, a deduction of an amount paid or deposited out of his income chargeable to tax under a pension scheme as notified vide Notification F. N. 5/7/2003- ECB&PR dated 22.12.2003 (National Pension System –NPS) or as may be notified by the Central Government.

In Finance Act, 2014 ,Finance Minister has increased the Overall Saving Limit for Section 80C,80CCC and 80CCD(1) from Rs 1,00,000/- earlier to Rs 1,50,000/-  w.e.f  financial year 2014-15. But many of you may not aware of that the upper limit of Rs 1,50,000/- is not available for contribution made by employee /Self employed in Contributory pension Scheme(CPF) /National Pension scheme(NPS) u/s 80CCD for financial year 2014-15 on wards.

In Finance Act,2014,an internal limit of Rs 1,00,000/- has been fixed u/s 80CCD(1).So Central/State Government or any other employee contributing to the NPS/CPF can claim maximum deduction of Rs 1,00,000/- for financial year 2014-15 on wards .However such person can claim deduction of Rs 1,50,000/- through other scheme available u/s 80C like PPF ,ELSS,NSC etc.

Tax treatment of the Contribution in NPS/CPF

Tax treatment for Employee 

Employee Contribution :Employee’s contribution is eligible for deduction u/s 80CCD(1) subject to maximum 10% of salary (includes Dearness Allowance but excludes all other allowance and perquisites). The deduction under section 80CCD(1) shall not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-. [IN THE FINANCE BILL 2014 AND ONLY F.Y.2014-15]

“What said the Finance Bill 2014 about U/s 80CCD(1)”

                    THE FINANCE (No. 2) BILL, 2014

  1. In section 80CCD of the Income-tax Act, in sub-section (1), with effect from the 1st day of April, 2015,––

(i) for the words, figures and letters “Where an assessee, being an individual employed by the Central Government or any other employer on or after the 1st day of January, 2004”, the words, figures and letters “Where an assessee, being an individual employed by the Central Government on or after the 1st day of January, 2004 or, being an individual employed by any other employer” shall be substituted;

(ii) after sub-section (1), the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely:––

“(1A) The amount of deduction under sub-section (1) shall not exceed one hundred thousand rupees.”. i.e. RS.1.5 LAKH.

  1. In section 80CCE of the Income-tax Act, for the words “one lakh rupees”, the words“one hundred and fifty thousand rupees” shall be substituted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2015.

    “What said the Finance Bill 2015 about U/s 80CCD(1b)”

                     THE FINANCE BILL, 2015

  1. In section 80CCC of the Income-tax Act, in sub-section(1), for the words “one lakh rupees”, the words “one hundred and fifty thousand rupees”shall be substituted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2016.
  1. In section 80CCD of the Income-tax Act, with effect from the 1st day of April, 2016,-—(a) sub-section (1A) shall be omitted; (b) after sub-section (1A), as so omitted the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely:—

“(1B) An assesse referred to in sub-section (1), shall be allowed a deduction in computation of his total income, [in addition to the deduction allowed under sub-section (1)], of the whole of the amount paid or deposited in the previous year in his account under a pension scheme notified or as may be notified by the Central Government, which shall not exceed fifty thousand rupees: 

Provided that no deduction under this sub-section shall be allowed in respect of the amount on which a deduction has been claimed and allowed under sub-section

(1);(c) in sub-section (3),—(I) for the words, brackets and figure, “sub-section (1)”,wherever they occur, the words, brackets, figures and letter “sub-section (1) or sub-section (1B)” shall be substituted;(II) for the words “under that sub-section”, the words “under those sub-sections” shall be substituted;

(d) in sub-section (4), for the words, brackets and figure, “sub-section (1)”, the words, brackets, figures and letter “sub-section (1) or sub-section (1B)” shall be substituted.

Amended as well as substitute the Section 80CCD(1B) by the Section 80CCD(1) in the Finance Budget 2015 and allow the additional deduction U/s 80CCD(1B) is Rs. 50,000/- along with the previous section 80CCD(1) i.e. Total Claim in this Section Rs. 1.5 Lakh instead of 2 Lakh for the Financial Year 2015-16, where the Section 80CCE Max Rs. 1.5 Lakh including 80C+80CC+80CCD(1B)

Read the Article more concept  with FinanceBill 2014 & 2015 U/s 80CCD(1) & 80CCD(1B)

Employer’s contribution : Contribution by Govt /Employer to New Pension scheme /Contributed Pension scheme is taxable in the hand of Employee as perquisites . Any contribution made by the Central Government or any other employer to the account of the employee under the New Pension Scheme as notified vide Notification F.N. 5/7/2003- ECB&PR, dated 22- 12-2003 referred to in section 80CCD shall also be included in the salary income.

However the contribution made by the Central Government or any other employee to a pension scheme u/s 80CCD(2) shall be excluded from the limit of Rs.1,50,000/- provided under section 80CCE.

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Tax treatment for Self employed:

  • Deduction for contribution in NPS available u/s 80CCD(1)
  • Maximum Limit 10% of Gross Total Income
  • Maximum Limit of 1,00,000 also applicable.
  • Amount shall be included in upper limit of Rs 150000/-

Example :

Basic =60000 DA=40000 taxable allowance =10000 Total Monthly =110000 Yearly 1320000

Employer’s contribution to NPS (CPF)=10% of 100000=10000= Yearly=Rs 120000/-

Employee contribution to NPS (CPF) =10% of  100000=10000=Yearly = Rs 120000/-

Employee invested in Insurance Policy eligible u/s 80C =30000 PPF =40000
Computation of Income


Income from Salary                                                  = 1320000/-

Add : Employer’s contribution to CPF/NPS          =   120000/-

Gross Total taxable salary (income)    (A)                 = 1440000/-
Less : Deduction u/s 80C

LIC                           : 30000

PPF=                       : 40000

Employee’s share CPF  : 100000 [120000 but subject to maximum 1,00,000 u/s 80CCD(1)]

Total                                :170000/-

(but maxi 1.50 lakh)                                =150000/-

Less :Employer’s contribution to CPF

        deduction u/s 80CCD(2)                 =120000/-
Total deduction (B)                                                        =270000/-
Net Taxable Income (A) -(B)=1440000-270000=1170000/-

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 Section 80CCD reproduced here under.

***80CCD. (1) Where an assessee, being an individual employed by the Central Government or any other employer on or after the 1st day of January, 2004], 57[or any other assessee, being an individual] has in the previous year paid or deposited any amount in his account under a pension scheme notified or as may be notified by the Central Government, he shall, in accordance with, and subject to, the provisions of this section, be allowed a deduction in the computation of his total income, of the whole of the amount so paid or deposited as does not exceed,—

(a) in the case of an employee, ten per cent of his salary in the previous year; and

(b) in any other case, ten per cent of his gross total income in the previous year.

The following sub-section (1A) shall be inserted after sub-section (1) of section 80CCD by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2014, w.e.f. 1-4-2015 :

(1A) The amount of deduction under sub-section (1) shall not exceed one hundred thousand rupees.

(2) Where, in the case of an assessee referred to in sub-section (1), the Central Government or any other employer makes any contribution to his account referred to in that sub-section, the assessee shall be allowed a deduction in the computation of his total income, of the whole of the amount contributed by the Central Government or any other employer as does not exceed ten per cent of his salary in the previous year.

(3) Where any amount standing to the credit of the assessee in his account referred to in sub-section (1), in respect of which a deduction has been allowed under that sub-section or sub-section (2), together with the amount accrued thereon, if any, is received by the assessee or his nominee, in whole or in part, in any previous year,—

(a) on account of closure or his opting out of the pension scheme referred to in sub-section (1); or

(b) as pension received from the annuity plan purchased or taken on such closure or opting out,

the whole of the amount referred to in clause (a) or clause (b) shall be deemed to be the income of the assessee or his nominee, as the case may be, in the previous year in which such amount is received, and shall accordingly be charged to tax as income of that previous year.

(4) Where any amount paid or deposited by the assessee has been allowed as a deduction under sub-section (1),—

(a) no rebate with reference to such amount shall be allowed under section 88 for any assessment year ending before the 1st day of April, 2006;

(b) no deduction with reference to such amount shall be allowed under section 80C for any assessment year beginning on or after the 1st day of April, 2006.

(5) For the purposes of this section, the assessee shall be deemed not to have received any amount in the previous year if such amount is used for purchasing an annuity plan in the same previous year.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this section, “salary” includes dearness allowance, if the terms of employment so provide, but excludes all other allowances and perquisites.***

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