The maximum deduction an individual can avail is Rs 3.5 lakh for interest paid on home loan using Sections 24 and 80EEA.
To claim the above deduction under Section 80EEA, the following conditions must be met:
a) The loan was sanctioned by the lending financial institution during the period between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2022
b) The stamp duty value of the residential house property should not exceed Rs 45 lakh
vs) An individual must not own residential property on the loan sanction date
“To claim a deduction under Section 80EEA, a person must ensure that their home loan has been sanctioned on or before March 31, 2022. Once the loan is sanctioned, the person will be able to claim this deduction until that the home loan will be fully repaid in future years,” Economic Times said, quoting Abhishek Soni, CEO of Tax2win.in.
Soni added, “The deduction under Section 80EEA can only be claimed for the purchase of residential property. Also, this deduction can only be claimed by individual purchasers. HUFs cannot claim this deduction.”
Income tax laws allow an individual to claim 2 tax breaks on home loan EMIs. The principal repayment amount and the interest paid are the 2 components of an EMI home loan. While an individual can claim a deduction on the former for a maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh, he can claim a deduction for a maximum of Rs 2 lakh in the latter case.
“If the total amount of interest paid during the financial year exceeds Rs 2 lakh, individuals can claim deduction under Section 80EEA, provided the above 3 conditions are met,” Soni said.