Deduction u/s 80GG of Income Tax Act, 1961

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If you are living in a rented house, the rent paid may help you save your income tax. Section 8GG of Income Tax Act provides deduction for House rent paid from the Gross Total Income subject to certain conditions. Section 80GG was omitted by the Finance Act 1997 w.e.f 1998-99, but it was restored again by Finance (No 2) Act, 1998 with retrospective effect i.e A.Y 1998-99.

Herebelow some important points relating to deduction under section 80GG are provided.

Quantum of deduction: The deduction u/s 80GG shall be available as minimum of the following amounts:

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