7 Tax Deductions Self-Employed Taxpayers Shouldn’t Overlook

7 Tax Deductions Self-Employed Taxpayers Shouldn't Overlook

Being a self-employed individual can be a difficult career path to follow. There are so many things to consider including logistics, client handling and expenditure. However, amidst all the hullabaloo of handling a business, finding out how you can save money is a life-saving hack. We decided to compile a list of 7 tax deductions for self-employed taxpayers which can be availed under the Income Tax Act, 1961, listed in the table given below:

Sections Income Tax Deduction for FY 2019-20 (AY 2020-21) Who can Avail? Limit for Deductions
Section 80C Investing into very common and popular investment options like LIC, PPF, Sukanya Samriddhi Account, Mutual Funds, FD etc Individual
Up to Rs 1,50,000
Section 80D Medical Insurance Premium and Medical Expenditure Individual
Up to Rs 1,00,000
Section 80E Interest paid on Loan taken for Higher Education Individual 100% of the interest paid up to 8 assessment years
Section 80EE Interest paid on Housing Loan Individual Up to Rs 50,000 subject to some conditions
Section 80GG Income Tax Deduction for House Rent Paid Individual Rs 60,000/-
25% of Total Income
Rent paid – 10% of Total Income
– whichever is lower
Section 80CCC Investment in Pension Funds Individual Up to Rs 1,50,000
Section 80GGC Individuals on contribution to Political Parties Individual
100% of the amount contributed.
No deduction available for contribution made in cash

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