Income or loss from house property and exemption on housing loan interest

Computation  of  Income  under the head  income or loss from house property  – Income Tax Department instructions on calculation of annual rental value for the income tax deduction in respect of interest payable on housing loan and

Update: 25th September 2017: Income Tax Exemption on Interest Paid on Housing Loan – Capped at Rs. 2 lakh for rented property also

how to calculate income or loss on house propertyWhile taking into account the loss from House Property, the DDO shall ensure that the employee  files  the declaration referred to above and encloses therewith  a computation of such loss from house property. Following details shall be obtained and kept by the employer in respect of loss claimed under the head “ Income from house property” separately for each house property:

a)        Gross annual rent/value

b)        Municipal Taxes paid, if any

c)        Deduction claimed for interest paid, if any

d)        Other deductions claimed

e)        Address of the property

f)         Amount of loan, if any; and

g)        Name and address of the lender (loan provider)

Conditions  for  Claim  of  Deduction  of  Interest  on  Borrowed  Capital  for Computation of Income From House Property [Section 24(b)]:

Section 24(b) of the Act allows deduction from income from houses property on interest on borrowed capital as under:-

(i)        the deduction is allowed only in case of  house property which is owned and is in the occupation of the employee  for his own residence. However, if it is actually not occupied by the employee in view of his place of the employment being at other place, his residence in that other place should not be in a building belonging to him.

(ii) the quantum of deduction allowed as per table below:

Purpose of borrowing capital

Date of borrowing

Maximum Deduction


Repair or renewal or reconstruction of the
Any time Rs. 30,000/-


Acquisition or construction of the house Before 01.04.1999 Rs. 30,000/-


Acquisition or construction of the house On or after

Rs. 1,50,000/-
(upto AY 2014-15)

Rs. 2,00,000/-
(w. e. f. AY 2015-16)

In case of Serial No. 3 above

(a) The acquisition  or construction of the house should be completed within 3 years from the end of the FY in which the capital was borrowed. Hence, it is necessary for the DDO to have the completion certificate of the house property against which deduction is claimed either from the builder or through self-declaration from the employee.

(b) Further any prior period interest for the FYs upto the FY in which the property was acquired or constructed (as reduced by any part of interest allowed as deduction under any other section of the Act) shall be deducted in equal installments for the FY in question and subsequent four FYs.

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    Download Income Tax Department Circular No.20/2015 (F.No. 275/192/2015-IT(B) dated 02.12.2015

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