Section 80DDB | Who can claim deductions under Section 80DDB?
Section 80DDB is Income Tax Rules 11DD. Under the Income Tax Act, of 1961, taxpayers can claim deductions for certain specified benefits for themselves or their dependents. Therefore, This type of exemption is covered under Chapter VIA of the Income Tax Act, of 1961. In other words, Individuals and HUFs who are residents of India can claim an exemption under this section. In other words, this means that a tax deduction can be claimed, if the relevant entity resided in the country during that tax year and the medical-related expenses are incurred for themselves or a family member, such as a spouse, parent, or dependent brother or sister.
How many deductions can be claimed under section80DDB?
Deductions corresponding to the following amounts can be claimed under section 80DDB:
For the financial year 2021-22 (the review year 2022-23)
• A person is eligible for a tax of Rupees 40,000/-(Forty Thousand) or the amount actually paid, whichever is less.
• Senior citizens, above 60 years of age, are eligible for a tax deduction of Rupees 60,000/-(Sixty Thousand) or the amount actually paid, whichever is less.
From the fiscal year 2022-23 (the tax year 2023-24)
• A Person is eligible for a tax of Rupees 40,000/-(Forty Thousand) or the actual medical expenses, whichever is less.
• Senior citizens between 60 and 80 years of age can claim tax exemption of Rupees 60,000/-(Sixty Thousand) or the actual amount spent on health care, whichever is less.
• Super seniors, above 80 years of age, are eligible for tax exemption of Rupees 80,000/-(Eighty Thousand) or the actual medical expenses, whichever is less.
From the financial year 2018-19 (The assessment year 2019-20)
• A Person is eligible for a tax of Rupees 40,000/-(Forty Thousand) or the amount actually paid, whichever is less.
• Senior citizens, above 60 years of age, are eligible for a tax deduction of Rupees 100,000/-(One Lakh) or the amount actually paid, whichever is less.
Diseases or medical conditions specified in section 80DDB
According to the Income Tax Department, the following diseases or circumstances may require tax exemption under Section 80DDB:
(1) Neurological disease, whose disability level is 40% and greater -.
• Dystonia Musculorum Deforms
• Motor neuron diseases
• Parkinson’s disease
(2) Malignant cancers
(3) Entirely acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
(4) Chronic renal failure
(5) Hematologic disorders
Thalassemia of the body
Papers are required for claiming deductions under Section 80DDB
To claim deductions under section 80DDB of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the assessee has to furnish evidence that medical treatment has actually been provided. It is mandatory to obtain a certificate from the prescribed authority, who has benefited from the medical treatment if a person wants to claim a deduction under this section.
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