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    Feb 9, 2010

    Clarification for deduction in respect of contribution to pension scheme under Section 80 CCD

     A new clarification is made by income tax department about section 80 CCD of income tax act


    Clarification regarding deduction under Section 80 CCD for contribution made under pension scheme in the light of Circular No-1 /2010 dated 11th Jan'2010 issued on the subject of Deduction of Tax at Source.
    Clarification about section 80 CCD is as under:-
    F.No. 275/192/2009-IT (B)
    New Delhi Dated the 9th February, 2010.
    Sub: Clarification regarding deduction in respect of contribution to pension
    scheme under Section 80 CCD – matter reg.

    A number of representations have been received regarding deduction under
    Section 80 CCD for contribution made under pension scheme in the light of
    Circular No-1 /2010 dated 11th Jan’2010 issued on the subject of Deduction of
    Tax at Source etc.
    It is clarified that in accordance with the provisions of Section 80 CCD, deduction
    in respect of contribution made by an individual in the previous year to his account
    under a pension scheme notified, is allowed in computation of his total income –
    (a) in the case of an employee, ten per cent of his salary in the previous
    year; and
    (b) in any other case, ten per cent of his gross total income in the
    previous year.
    2. It is further clarified that where the Central Government or any other
    employer makes any contribution to the account of employee for the pension
    scheme, the assessee shall also be allowed a deduction in the computation of his
    total income of the whole of the amount contributed by the Central Govt. or any
    other employer as does not exceed 10% of his salary in the previous year.
    3. Salary for the purpose of above section (80 CCD) includes dearness allowance
    if the terms of employment so provide, but excludes all other allowances and
    perquisites.
    4. It is further clarified that aggregate limit of deduction under this section (80
    CCD) along with Sections 80 C, 80 CCC shall not in any case exceed Rs. one
    lakh.
    Yours faithfully,
    (Ansuman Pattnaik)
    Director (Budget)
    To,
    All DDOs of Central Government, State Governments, CAG & other persons as
    per standard list


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