HRA not deducted from Income

Hi , I have a query regarding the HRA allowance, in my form 16, the HRA allowance was not deducted from my total gross salary because of some reasons.

Now please guide me that how i can declare it in ITR filling,

should i put the total_gross_income - HRA into the Income from Salary / Pension (Ensure to fill Sch TDS1) column of ITR sheet or i should put the HRA somewhere else in the ITR excel sheet.
One of my friend suggested me that, put the HRA amount in the Income from one House Property column as negative amount
Example suppose my total gross income is 500000.00 and after deducting the HRA it is coming as 340000.00, so should i put 500000 in the Income from Salary cell or i should put 340000.00 there. Please guide me.

asked Jul 19 '12 at 11:20 by chaudharyamardeep 1111

As such there is no option in income tax return form to declare HRA exemption. It should only be declared with employer and employer should only provide exemption for same.

If employer has not provided exemption and you still want to get exemption, you should reduce taxable income by that part and file income tax returns. You would have to put total gross income - HRA into the Income from Salary/Pension field.

But, as there would be difference between form-16 and your ITR, income tax department may send you notice to prove the extra exemption taken. You will have to prove then why HRA exemption was not done by employer and why you should be provided it now.

answered Jul 19 '12 at 12:35 by Pankaj Batra 5.2k320


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