Asked by: Jim Swanson
How do I claim principal and interest on home loan?
In case there is Principal Repayment by you during the year (check your loan instalment details) – principal repayments are allowed to claim interest on home loan deduction under section 80 C. However, the total amount allowed to be claimed under section 80C is capped at Rs 1,50,000.
How do I claim interest on my home loan?
Under Section 80EEA of the Income Tax Act, individuals can claim tax benefits of up to Rs. 1.5 lakh in a year. The deductions can be claimed on the interest that is paid on the home loan. The benefits that can be claimed are over the deductions that can be claimed under Section 80EE.
Can we claim interest on housing loan?
Under Section 24 of the Income Tax Act, an individual can claim tax deduction of the interest payment on the housing loan up to a maximum amount of Rs. 2,00,000.
Where we can declare home loan interest in income tax?
The principal portion of the EMI paid for the year is allowed as a deduction under Section 80C. The maximum amount that can be claimed is up to Rs 1.5 lakh. But to claim this deduction, the house property should not be sold within five years of possession.
Can I claim home loan interest before possession?
Yes, you can claim deductions on the interest paid on house loan before possession, albeit after the construction is complete and the property is ready for occupancy. However, you can only claim an amount of up to Rs. 2,00,000 in this case. Meanwhile, the interest you pay before possession gets accumulated.
Is Form 16 mandatory for home loan?
Lenders who are only interested in verifying the applicant’s repayment capacity, accept Form No 16 as proof of one’s income and do not insist on your income tax return. Form No 16 has details of the salary paid and tax deducted from it.
Can I claim home loan interest for under construction property?
A home loan for under-construction property can get tax deductions up to Rs. 2 lakhs on interest paid in a year and up to 1.5 lakhs for principal paid under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act.
How many home loans are eligible for tax exemption?
Even under the income tax laws there are no restrictions on the number of houses for which you can claim the tax benefits for home loan. One can treat only two houses as self-occupied and have to offer notional income in case more than two houses are self-occupied for such extra self-occupied houses.