Income Tax for Freelancers – 4. LIST OF DEDUCTIONS & EXEMPTIONS

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4. Deductions and Exemptions

Certain investments related expenditure are allowed to be deducted from the NET Income, upto a maximum if 1,00,000/- Rs

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Source :Times of India – Guide to Income Tax planning
Also Read : Times of India – Tax Saving Goofups to avoid.

So, this puts forth our next task of listing out the deductions that are applicable to YOU.

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Do pay attention to the options listed, and if need be, double / triple / quadruple check them before putting it down on your computation sheets. After all, it is your hard-earned-money, and you are  eligible to keep every single paisa allowed on you.

 

TABLE 3 – Deductions

Deductions allowed from Gross Income.  
PPF Investments.
NPS Investments.
Insurance Policies Premium payments.
Mutual Fund investments.
NSC investments.
NSS Investments.
SCSS investments.
Post Office/Tax saving Bonds investments.
Children Tution Fees paid.
Tax saving Fixed deposits for 5 yrs.
Pension Fund (80 CCC) investments.
Housing Loan – Principal portion of the EMI is eligible for deduction.
Total deductions allowed in respect to 1 -12
is restricted to a combined total of  100000 /- only ..ie Rs 1 Lakh.
Total Amount 1  
Housing loan interest upto ₹ 1,50,000 /- Rs is exempted.
Total Amount 2  
Other Deductions  
Medical treatment of self / dependents upto ₹ 40,000/-
Interest on  loan taken for pursuing higher studies.
Donations to approved charitable institutions.
Physically handicapped – ₹ 50,000 / - to ₹ 1,00,000/- depending on disability.
Total Amount 3  
Total amount deductible from Gross Income Total Amount 1  +
Total Amount 2  +
Total Amount 3

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