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TAX INCENTIVES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Eight Years Deduction for Interest on Loan for Higher Education, without any Monetary Ceiling

Section 80E provides for deduction in respect of any amount paid by an individual (without any monetary ceiling) by way of interest on loan taken from any bank or notified financial institution or an approved charitable institution for the purpose of pursuing his higher education or the higher education of his relatives viz. his spouse or his child or even in respect of a student for whom the individual is the legal guardian.

This deduction is allowed for a maximum period of eight years starting from the year in which the taxpayer starts paying interest or until the interest payable on such loan stands paid in full, whichever is earlier.

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Roti, Kapda but No Makaan!

Analyzing Tax Gain & Pain In The New EET Regime

  • Tax Incentives for Housing Scrapped: Current deductions in respect of interest & repayment of housing loan abolished under the new Code.
  • Higher Deduction For Savings & Children’s Education: Individual & HUF entitled to an aggregate deduction of upto Rs.3 lakhs in respect of permitted savings & children’s tuition fees payment, as compared to current ceiling of Rs.1 lakh.
  • Accretions Exempt but Withdrawal Taxable: No tax on accretions to the permitted savings. However, any withdrawal from permitted savings to be taxed.
  • Tax Shelter for Old PF/PPF Accumulations: Future withdrawals out of accumulated balance of PF & PPF as on 31stMarch, 2011 to enjoy special exemption. (more…)
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