Submission of PAN Number details of landlord is Mandatory
HRA is granted by their respective employers. This allowance is basically a part of employee’s salary package, in combination with all the terms and conditions of their job. The Income tax act permits for deductions with respect of the HRA given to the employee. The exemption on HRA Section 10(13A) covers the exemption of HRA. The point here to be noticed is that HRA is partially exempted.
An employee must pay rent for the house which he occupies, to claim that expansion. It should be noted that the rented house or the premises for accommodation must not be owned by him. If the person is staying in his own house, then no amount is deductible. So, the overall amount of HRA received is subject to tax. For all those who are getting paid monthly, the most prevalent exemption comes out to be the allowance of their house rent. House rent Allowance is basically to ensure the employees meet the necessary expenses for their accommodation purposes. So that they meet the cost of their rented house. But there are a lot of people who are claiming the rental allowance using fake details. The circular have been revised to ensure that only those people who are eligible for allowance should get them. Now, an employee need to submit the PAN details of his landlord within the given time limit.
The below mentioned criteria can be used avail HRA exemption.
The actual HRA received or the verifiable rent allowance received per month by the employee will play the most crucial role for exemption. This will reflect that how much allowance is actually being given by the employer.
|1||A||Actual Rent Paid|
|2||B||A – 10% of Basic|
|3||C||50% Basic for Metro or 40% of Basic for Non Metro City|
You can avail HRA exception on the Minimum of the amount calculated between A,B and C.
Land lord’s PAN detail’s Submission :
According to the previous circular issued, If all the assesses of employees pay near Rs. 1,80,000 annually or 15,000 per month or above then that, then employees are supposed to submit the PAN details of their landlord to their employer. Then they will be able to avail the deduction in HRA.
But the revised circular no. 8/2013, issued by CBDT pronounce that, if the rent paid is Rs.1,00,000 p.a or Rs. 8,333 per month or above than that. Then submitting the PAN details is a compulsion for all. The Department has revised the rule in order to avoid fake submission of rental payments to claim the HRA.
What if landlord does not have PAN?
What if your landlord does not have a PAN? Then for such employees, the circular states that they need to submit a declaration. The declaration should clearly state the same thing, but all the details of landlord must be mentioned clearly. What landlord need to do is, during filing their return of income, they have to indicate this rental income too. If he is not able to submit all the details of the returned income and he fail to follow the rules. Then he should be prepared to face the consequences. Because difficult circumstances will definitely arise if the department comes around for the inspection. The entire procedure should be done on time and the form should be completely scrutinized and appropriate answers should be provided.
The circular states an exception too. There is no need to submit any receipt as a proof of paid rent. This exception is only for that employee who receives the rent allowance only up to Rs. 3,000 per month or 48,000 per year or below that.
Violation of rule causes?
Rules are made to be followed, but sadly many of us fail to do so. The result of any procedure depends on how we are executing it under the law. All The required documents to avail the exemption should be sent to the Income Tax Department. The deadline for submission is on or before February month ending of approaching calendar year.
For any particular Violation in rules or delay they have to face the consequences. The HRA deduction granted will eventually be reversed, this will lead to addition of HRA amount to the overall income of the assets.
The entire procedure is simple, but it requires to follow particular rules and regulations and submission of PAN details. If everything is done on time in appropriate way, then surely your result will be fruitful.
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