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Extra Deduction of Rs. 50,000 on Home Loan Interest – Section 80EE

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Finance Act, 2016 has introduced deduction of interest payable on housing loan for first time home buyers taken from any financial institution over and above the deduction allowed under section 24b. Section 80EE has been amended for this purpose.

The deduction is allowed only to individuals, maximum limit of deduction is Rs. 50,000 and deduction is available from financial year 2016-17 onwards. Such deduction is allowed till such loan is repayed.

Deduction under this section is allowed only if following conditions are satisfied –

(i)the loan has been sanctioned by the financial institution between 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017.

(ii)the amount of loan sanctioned for acquisition of the residential house property does not exceed Rs. 35 lakhs.

 (iii) the value of residential house property does not exceed Rs. 50 lakhs.

(iv) the assessee does not own any residential house property on the date of sanction of loan.

The deduction is allowed over and above deduction under section 24b.

Rohit Pithisaria

I am a Chartered Accountant based in Jaipur (Rajasthan). Started TaxAdda in 2011 as a blog and now providing various service related to GST and Income Tax to the client all over India. Also writing actively for TaxAdda blog and our e-Magazine on GST & Income Tax.

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