Claim HRA while staying with parents

Hi Pankaj sir,

I stay with my parents in Pune. My salary has HRA component. Can I show my rent slips for the amount that I pay to my father every month and claim this deduction ? Also why is the PAN of landlord required in case the rent is above 15000INR ? Apart from rent slips what other documents do I need ?

Thanks & Regards

asked Mar 22 '13 at 17:45 by cshekhar3334 311712

You can pay rent to your father or mother (in whosoever name the house is registered) and get rent receipts signed by them.

These rent receipts can be submitted to your employer for getting HRA exemption.

No other proof is required apart from rent receipts for claiming HRA exemption.

PAN number needs to be provided in case rent amount is more than 2 lakh in a year. This is to bring the rent receiver into IT department's eyes. As 2 lakh is non-taxable income range, above which its mandatory to file income tax return. Govt may use this rent data in future to get hold of such people who have taxable income but not file returns with correct figures.

answered Mar 22 '13 at 17:54 by Pankaj Batra 5.2k320

Thanks sir. But then i think if i show rent (12000 INR per year) paid to my father, he will have to show that as income in his From 16? He is a Govt employee.
(Mar 23 '13 at 15:35) cshekhar3334
Yes, your father would have to declare this rental income into his income tax return and pay taxes on same (whatever applicable).
(Mar 23 '13 at 16:25) Pankaj Batra
Thank you very much
(Mar 24 '13 at 17:27) cshekhar3334

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