What is the Maximum Income Tax I can save for this Year (FY 2018-19)?
A question I am often asked. Tax laws keep changing year on year, especially in Budget. In this post, we summarize all the tax saving sections.
Best Tax Saving Investments u/s 80C
- No.Tax Sections Description Maximum Tax Exemption Limit (Rs.)180C/ 80CCC/ 80CCDInvestment in EPF, ELSS, PPF, FD, NPS, NSC, Pension Plans, Life Insurance, SCSS, SSA and NPS. Also includes Home Loan Principal repayment, Tuition Fees, Stamp Duty.
Investment in NPS 50,000/-
Interest paid on Home Loan for Self occupied homes.
You can claim Tax Benefit on both HRA & Home Loan – Know How?
You can claim Rs.2,00,000/- as H.B. Loan Interest U/s 24(b) & Rs. 1,50,000/- can claim as H.B.Loan Principle U/s 80C
Interest paid on Education Loan. No Limit – Rs 50,000 is just an assumed value
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Tax Benefit on Education Loan (Sec 80E)
Premium payment for medical insurance for self and parents. Includes Rs 5,000 limit for the preventive health checkup
Making Sense of Tax Benefit on Health Insurance u/s 80D Max Rs.:-
Treatment of Serious illness for self and dependents (Limit of Rs 1,00,000 for Senior Citizens and Rs 40,000 for others)80,000/-
Physically Disabled Taxpayer (Rs 75,000 for 40% to 80% disability and Rs 1,25,000 for more than 80%)125,0000/-
Sec 80DD :-
Physically Disabled Dependent (Rs 75,000 for 40% to 80% disability and Rs 1,25,000 for more than 80%)125,000/-
Sec 80G: -
Donation to approved charitable funds like Prime Minister Relief Fund, etc (assumed value)
:- Donations for scientific research or rural development (assumed value)
Donations to political parties (assumed value)
Interest received in Savings Account Rs.10,000/-
Sec 80TTB: -
Interest Income for Senior Citizens Only
Learn all about Section 80TTB (introduced in Budget 2018)
Sec 10(15)(i):- Interest up to Rs 3,500 for single holder account and up to Rs 7,000 for joint account in Post Office Saving Account
For Rent Expenses who do have HRA component in salary
How to Claim Tax Benefit for Rent Paid u/s 80GG? Maximum Tax Exemption Rs.60.000/- P.A.