IT Deductions allowed Under Chapter VI-A Sec 80C, 80CCC, 80CCD, 80D, 80DD, 80DDB etc

Income Tax Deductions allowed Under Chapter VI-A of Income Tax Act. Under Chapter VI-A, the Sections covered are Sec.80C, Sec.80CCC, Sec.80D, Sec.80CCG, Sec.80DD, Sec.80U, Sec.80DDB, 80E. Let us discuss briefly about all the Sections with reference to the Income Tax Act 2014-15.

Details of IT Deductions Allowed under Chapter VI-A of IT Act

In computing the taxable income of the employee, the following deductions under Chapter VIA of the Act are to be allowed from his gross total income:
Deductions allowed Under Section 80C Rs.1,50,000 (Key Points)
Section 80C, entitles an employee to deductions for the whole of amounts paid or deposited in the current financial year in the following schemes, subject to a limit of Rs.1,50,000/
  1. Payment of insurance premium to effect or to keep in force an insurance on the life of the individual, the spouse or any child of the individual.
  2. Any payment made to effect or to keep in force a contract for a deferred annuity.
  3. Any sum deducted from the salary payable by, or, on behalf of the Government to any individual, being a sum deducted in accordance with the conditions of his service for the purpose of securing to him a deferred annuity or making provision for his spouse or children, in so far as the sum deducted does not exceed 1/5th of the salary; (From the above APGLI, GIS are covered)
  4. Any contribution made by an individual to any Provident Fund to which the Provident Fund Act 1925 applies.
  5. Any subscription to any such saving certificates as defined under section 2(c) of the Government Saving Certificate Act, 1959 as the Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf. [The Central Government has since notified National Saving Certificate (VIIIth Issue) vide Notification S.O. No. 1560(E) dated 3.11.05 and National Saving Certificate (IXth Issue) vide Notification . G.S.R. 848 (E), dated the 29th November, 2011, publishing the National Savings Certificates (IX-Issue) Rules, 2011 G.S.R. 868 (E), dated the 7th December, 2011, specifying the National Savings Certificates IX Issue as the class of Savings Certificates FNo1-13/2011-NS-II r/w amendent Notification No.GSR 319(E), dated 25-4-2012]
  6. Any sum paid as contribution in the case of an individual, for himself, spouse or any child, a. for participation in the Unit Linked Insurance Plan.(ULIPS)
  7. Any subscription made to any units of any Mutual Fund, of section 10(23D). The investments made after 1.4.2006 in plans formulated in accordance with Equity Linked Saving Scheme, 1992 or Equity Linked Saving Scheme, 1998 shall also qualify for deduction under section 80C.
  8. Any sums paid by an assessee for the purpose of purchase or construction of a residential house property, the income from which is chargeable to tax under the head "Income from house property" (or which would, if it has not been used for assessee's own residence, have been chargeable to tax under that head) where such payments are made towards or by way of any installment or part payment of the amount due under any self financing or other scheme of any Development Authority, Housing Board etc.
  9. Tuition fees, whether at the time of admission or thereafter, paid to any university, college, school or other educational institution situated in India, for the purpose of full-time education of any two children of the employee. It is also clarified that full-time education includes play-school activities, pre-nursery and nursery classes. It is clarified that the amount allowable as tuition fees shall include any payment of fee to any university, college, school or other educational institution in India.
  10. Subscription to equity shares or debentures forming part of any eligible issue of capital made by a public company, which is approved by the Board or by any public finance institution.
  11. Investment as a term deposit for a fixed period of not less than five years with a scheduled bank, which is in accordance with a scheme framed and notified by the Central Government, in the Official Gazette for these purposes. [The Central Government has since notified the Bank Term Deposit Scheme, 2006 for this purpose vide Notification S.O. No. 1220(E) dated 28.7.2006]
  12. Subscription to such bonds issued by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, as the Central Government may, by such notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf.
  13. Any investment as five year time deposit in an account under the Post Office Time Deposit Rules, 1981.
Section 80CCC: Deduction in respect of Contribution to certain Pension Funds
Section 80CCC allows an employee deduction of an amount paid or deposited out of his income chargeable to tax to effect or keep in force a contract for any annuity plan of Life Insurance Corporation of India or any other insurer for receiving pension from the Fund referred to in section 10(23AAB). However, the deduction shall exclude interest or bonus accrued or credited to the employee's account, if any and shall not exceed Rs. 1 lakh.

Section 80CCD: Deduction in respect of Contribution to Pension Account (CPS)(by Assessee}

Section 80CCD(1) allows an employee, being an individual employed by the Central Government or any other employer, on or after the 01.01.2004, 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 or as may be notifed by the Central Government. However, the deduction shall not exceed an amount equal to 10% of his salary(includes Dearness Allowance but excludes all other allowance and perquisites).
As per Section 80CCD(2), where an employee receives any contribution in the said pension scheme from the Central Government or any other employer then the employee shall be allowed a deduction from his total income of the whole amount contributed by the Central Government or any other employer subject to limit of 10% of his salary of the previous year.
Note:It is emphasized that as per the section 80CCE the aggregate amount of deduction under sections 80C, 80CCC and Section 80CCD(1) shall not exceed Rs.1,50,000/-. However the contribution made by the Central Government or any other employer to a pension scheme u/s 80CCD(2) shall be excluded from the limit of Rs.1,50,000/- provided under this Section.

Sections under Chapter-IV and Excluded from the 150000 Limit

The Below are the Sections covered under Chapter-IV but excluded from 1.50 Lakh Limit
Sec 80CCG: Equity Savings Scheme: Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme.
Section 80CCG provides deduction w.e.f .assessment year 2013-14 in respect of investment made under notified equity saving scheme. Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme 2012 has been notified vide SO No 2777 E dated 23.11.2012 as a scheme under this section. The scheme wasmodified in December 2013 vide notification SO No. 3693 dated 18.12.2013 as RGESS 2013. The investment is locked-in for a period of 3 years from the date of acquisition in accordance with the above scheme. The amount of deduction is at 50% of amount invested in equity shares/units. However, the amount of deduction under this provision cannot exceed Rs. 25,000
  • (a) The assessee is a resident individual
  • (b) His gross total income does not exceed Rs. 12 lakhs;
  • (c) He has acquired listed shares in accordance with a notified scheme or listed units of an equity oriented fund as defined in section 10(38);
  • (d) The assessee is a new retail investor;
  • (e) The investment is locked-in for a period of 3 years from the date of acquisition in accordance with the above scheme;
  • (f) The assessee satisfies any other condition as may be prescribed.
Amount of deduction –The amount of deduction is at 50% of amount invested in equity shares/units. However, the amount of deduction under this provision cannot exceed Rs. 25,000.

Section 80D: Deduction in respect of health insurance premia paid (Medical Insurance):
Section 80D provides for deduction available for health insurance premia paid, etc. which is
calculated as under:
Sl No Persons for whom payment made Nature of payment Mode of payment Allowable Deduction (in Rs)
1 Employee or his family The whole of the amount paid to effect or to keep in force an insurance on the health of the employee or his family or Any contribution made to the CGHS or such other scheme as may be notified by Central Government (Finance Act 2013) A any payment on account of preventive health check-up  of  the  employee  or  family, [restricted to Rs 5000/-; cash payment allowed here] any mode other than cash Aggregate allowable is Rs 15,000/ {For Senior Citizens it is Rs 20000/-}.
2 Parent or Parents of employee The whole of the amount paid to effect or keep in  force  an  insurance  on  the  health  of  the parent or parents of the employee or v any payment made on account of preventive health check-up of the parent or parents of the employee [restricted to Rs 5000/-; cash payment allowed here] any mode other than cash Aggregate allowable is Rs 15,000/ {For Senior Citizens it is Rs 20000/-}
Section 80DD: Medical treatment of a dependent who is a person with disability
Under section 80DD, where an employee, who is a resident in India, has, during the previous year
 (a) incurred any expenditure for the medical treatment (including nursing), training and rehabilitation of a dependant, being a person with disability; or
 (b) paid or deposited any amount under a scheme framed in this behalf by the Life Insurance Corporation or any other insurer or the Administrator or the specified company subject to the conditions specified in this regard and approved by the Board in this behalf for the maintenance of a dependant, being a person with disability, the employee shall be allowed a deduction of a sum of fifty thousand rupees from his gross total income of that year.
However, where such dependant is a person with severe disability, an amount of one hundred thousand rupees shall be allowed as deduction subject to the specified conditions.

Section 80U: Deductions for a Person with 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.

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.

Section 80EE: Interest on loan taken for residential house property
, Vide Finance Act 2013, an individual is allowed a deduction upto a limit of Rs 1,00,000 being paid as interest on a loan taken from a Financial Institution, sanctioned during the period 01-04-2013 to 31-03-2014 (loan not to exceed Rs 25 lakhs) for acquisition of a residential house whose value does not exceed Rs 40 lakhs. However the deduction is available if the assessee does not own any residential house property on the date of sanction of the loan.

Section 80G: Deduction in respect of Various Donations
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. The Donations made SWF, PMRF, CMRF etc will come under this section. No deduction under this section is allowable in case of amount of donation if exceeds Rs.10000/- unless the amount is paid by any mode other than cash.

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    1. Hi, My income is 22 lakh. After normal deductions the taxable income is 20lakh. I pay 5 lakh as TAX. So my taxable income should be 20-5 = 15 lakh. Why should I pay Tax on taxed amount I paid to government? INCOME SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ONLY AFTER TDS.

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  3. Assalamualikum vry valuable information, helping and appreciate the efforts taken by Mr Zakir Ali

  4. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.
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  5. thanks for so much useful information
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  6. All the deductions under Chapter VI-A are not given here, which disappoint me.

  7. nice information to all thank u

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  9. is there excemption if we buy house plot or house not pleadged in bank

  10. Great & Accurate Information Sir

  11. is stamp duty and registration fees to buy site exempted from income tax

    1. It is amazing issue regarding your guideline in this field. still provide some live examples in different fields regarding exemptions claimed be different tax payers.thank you. Umakanth.BR.. Mysore

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    3. No Madhavi Latha it is included while tax calculations

  12. No... no such deduction or exemption is allowed under the IT act.
    Further the amt you pay as Registration chrgs. or Stamp duty is treated as capital expenditure i.e
    it is to be added to the value of asset purchased


  14. When benefit of VA is not available?

  15. Dear Sir,

    To return file my IT, to claim dedction for EWF& SWF , CM relief fund deduction amounts, required 'deductor Pan no', and 'deductor details', other wise not accepting there. So please suggest required information, why because those amounts deducted directly from salaries, we dont have any information regarding those deductions.

    Please give me required information.

    Thank you.

  16. if the premium paid for my wifes policy, can i calim as deduction for my it purpose?

    1. Yes. You can take deduction u/s 80c. if premium is paid by you on policy of your spouse and children.

  17. Please explain the topic with an example will gives more and more clear understanding.Hoping in the next posts for the same

  18. Sir the contribution of Rs.90/- or Rs.120/- can be claimed exemption under section 80D of income tax

  19. Housing Loan Principal allowable deduction Amount ?

  20. What I understood from this article is that if a person comes under NPS then he can get tax exemption upto 300000. Under 80c 150000 and 150000 his employer's contribution for NPS... Am I right???

  21. how much is the total tax exemption a person is eligible under chapter VI A

  22. I am getting scholarship for my Phd which is more than Rs 3 Lakhs but income tax act under Section 10(16) the scholarships are tax free. I am filling my income tax return before start of my PhD therefore I would like to file my income tax but I am confused under which part of Section 80 deduction, I should apply to get deduction?

  23. Rs.150000 are exempted U/S 80c. Rs.50000 are more exempted for what?

  24. Medical exemption of 15000 will come into this 1,50,000 cap ?

  25. Sir,
    If employee availed Maternity leave(eg.January to June) & joined school does she get CL leaves full or any deduction,for that year ?

    1. she will get her full CL for the year also, she also can opted for CCE for the same financial year if needed.

  26. My contribution in NPS is 80000 rs and the same is by employer. in PPF I have put 100000 rs. would i get deduction 260000 under sction VI A

  27. hi, i m paying emi and my property is under construction. i wanted to know that can i claim the principal component of my EMI in sec 80c deduction which is 1,50,000/plz confirm

    1. As Per section 80c sub section 2 (xviii) repayment of amount borrowed for the purchase or construction of a (ONE) residential house property is exempt upto Rs.150000/- if there is no other deduction as specified in section 2 . SUPPOSE if ONE OR MORE other deduction eg insurance Premium paid,contribution to PF, Stamp duty/Reg fees on purchse of a house property , term deposit with bank/ post office for 5 years, tuition fees for self, spouse, child etc as specified under sub section of section 80C, THEN the aggregate of the sum exempted is Rs 150000/-

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  29. Excellent but latest details for FY 2016-17 has not updated.

  30. For instance in the event that you give a sizable add up to philanthropy associations which don't have benefit intention, at that point a rate of such gift might be guaranteed as tax credit in tax returns. 1099