In case of a self-occupied property, how much of interest on housing loan can be claimed as deduction?​​​​​

In the case of self-occupied property, deduction under section 24(b)​​ cannot exceed Rs.2,00,000 or Rs. 30,000 (as the case may be). If all the following conditions are satisfied, then the limit in respect of interest on borrowed capital will be Rs.2,00,000:

  • ​Capital is borrowed on or after 1-4-1999.
  • Capital is borrowed for the purpose of acquisition or construction (i.e., not for repair, renewal, reconstruction).
  • Acquisition or construction is completed within 5 years from the end of the financial year in which the capital was borrowed.
  • The person extending the loan certifies that such interest is payable in respect of the amount advanced for acquisition or construction of the house or as re-finance of the principal amount outstanding under an earlier loan taken for acquisition or construction of the property.

If any of the above condition is not satisfied, then the limit of Rs. 2,00,000 will be reduced to Rs. 30,000. 

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