What is Section 80TTA?

This Section was launched under the Finance Bill of 2013 and shifts appropriately from the Financial Year of 2012-13 onward. The Income Tax Act under Section 80TTA enables you to declare deductions on savings accounts deposits. The section offers a decrease of the amount on savings account interest up to Rs 10,000 every year. It refers to all people and HUFs(Hindu undivided family) different from the senior citizens who are 60 above. Senior citizens can take pleasure of Section 80TTB which offers a higher deduction of Rs 50,000 every year on both fixed deposit and savings account. Savings Account Interest above Rs 10,000 is taxable in the income tax department of India.

what are saving accounts?

A savings account is a deposit in an account with interest amounts held at a financial institution or the banks that give a moderate interest rate. Financial institutions that give savings accounts may restrict the number of withdrawals from an account every month. They can charge fees except that you keep a certain average monthly balance in the account. In maximum circumstances, banks do not give drafts with savings accounts.

Who are allowed to claim deductions

The only two sections of the taxpayer that are authorised to claim a deduction that is Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) and tax saving and Individuals. Every other person such as business, body of individuals, MNCs, company that can be a domestic or international, association person, firm, judicial person is not permitted a deduction as mentioned in the section.

How section 80tta works?

Interest and tax saving on Fixed deposit have been constantly below the head the Income from other origins. In order to claim the deduction, you have to primely add your total income into interest income. After that call for deduction under section 80TTA. For example, if you have earned interest of Rs.17,000/- from your savings bank accounts, later you have to give tax on Rs.7000/- only that is 17,000-10,000. So, Rs.10,000/- claim as a deduction under section 80TTA.

The financial institution eligible for 80tta

The following institutions are eligible for savings accounts in the deduction u/s 80TTA:

  • The Bank or banking company can serve in the opening of savings accounts.
  • The saving accounts in post offices
  • The co-operative society is interested in leading on the banking business.

The notable points of the section 80tta

This Section gives a deduction of interest income. The amount deducted is Rs 10,000. This reduction is accessible to an Individual and HUF. There are many points that one should note under section.

  • The tax release from interest income in a savings account restricts up to ₹10,000 every financial year.
  • An individual can have various savings accounts with several banks. But the compound interest income and the saving accounts together should be under ₹10,000 to get a total privilege.
  • This deduction is for the savings accounts maintains by the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) and individuals.No Tax Deduction at Source for savings accounts.
  • In case, the entire compound interest gaining cross Rs. 10,000 from savings accounts, then tax privilege alleged for ₹10,000 only. The extra income in this respect governs by income tax.
  • The tax deducted under Section 80TTA is beyond and higher the deduction of ₹ 1.5 lakhs, which decreases under Section 80C.
  • If the gross total income of a person is lesser than the taxable income level. In that case, 80TTA will not be count on, even if the interest income from savings bank accounts crosses the limit of Rs.10,000.

Documents Required

This tax deduction from total income is accessible to all Hindu undivided family and all individuals taxpayers. The documents they need to have are saving account bank statements is sufficient and enough to calculate your interest in income and tax deduction on incomes.

Exceptions under the Section

The section 80TTA under deduction doesn’t permit for the interest earned on fixed deposit. So the individual assessee is taxable as per the normal slab rates. Further, tax deduction terms shall also be relevant, as interest gain from fixed deposits crosses limits of INR 10,000/-. The deduction for income gain on fixed deposit is not released in the same way, the deduction under this section cannot ask for interest gained from ITR deposits. If you are seeking to ITR Filling services then here at LegalRaasta you will get the related services

Is section 80TTA relevant to Fixed deposit accounts?

No, this deduction is not relevant to the interest you received on your fixed deposit accounts or term deposit account. Term deposit means a deposit obtained by the bank for a fixed time and can be withdrawn only later on expiry of the predefined fixed time. For instance, if you make a 365-day Fix deposit for a value of Rs.40,000 at an interest rate 6%, your whole interest income of Rs. 2,400 will control to tax as per your appropriate tax slab. You cannot ask for a deduction of Rs. 2,400 convenient under 80TTA.You have no option except paying tax on it.


This section provides a slight rest while the income tax return filing. The section does not alter much the return of an entrepreneur. As it is very beneficial for those who have fewer incomes or works on a small scale. This act grants for different kinds of deduction. The objective of implementing such deduction is easy and helpful for taxpayers. When an individual is funding with the government, it anyhow supports the government in administering its duties with small amounts. So with the start of this section, the government allowed deduction on a restricted amount.

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