Deduction in Respect of Contribution to Pension Scheme of Central Government or Any Other Employer under Section 80CCD

Deduction in Respect of Contribution to Pension Scheme of Central Government or Any Other Employer under Section 80CCD of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Conditions for Claiming Deduction under section 80CCD: –

Deduction is available under this section if these conditions are    satisfied –

  1. The Taxpayer is an Individual.
  2. The Taxpayer has paid any amount under notified pension scheme in last year.
  3. A self-employed person can claim the benefits of this deduction.
  4. Or; he is employed by the Central Government or any other employer on or after 1, 2004.

Consequences in 80CCD:

If the elementary conditions are satisfied then certain consequences in sec. 80CCD should be noted-

  1. Employer contribution in the notified pension scheme is deductible under section 80CCD (2). However, no deduction is available in respect of employer’s contribution which is an excess of 10% of his salary.
  2. Employee’s contribution is deductible. However no deduction is available in excess of 10% of his salary.
  3. “Salary” includes dearness allowance’ but exclude all other allowances and perquisites.
  4. The amount of standing to the credit of the assessee in the pension account which has been already claimed by pensioner shall be taxed as income in the year in which year amount received by assessee.
  5. The amount of pension plan received from pension account is used for purchasing an annuity plan in the same previous year and it will be exempt from tax.
  6. No rebate allowed under sec. 88 on such amount on which deduction has been claimed under sec. 80CCD.
  7. Aggregate amount of deduction under section 80C, 80CCC and80CCD cannot exceed amount 1, 00,000.
  8. No deduction available in respect of employer’s contribution which is in exceeds 10% of his/her gross total income.

Reference: Section 80CCD For Deduction in respect of contribution to pension scheme of Central Government

80CCD.  (1) Where an assessee, being an individual employed by the Central  Government or any other employer on or after the 1st day of January, 2004, or any other assessee, being an individual] has in the previous year paid or deposited any amount in his account under a pension scheme notified or as may be notified by the Central Government, he shall, in accordance with, and subject to, the provisions of this section, be allowed a deduction in the computation of his total income, of the whole of the amount so paid or deposited as does not exceed,—

(a)   in the case of an employee, ten per cent of his salary in the previous year; and

(b)   in any other case, ten per cent of his gross total income in the previous year.]

(2) Where, in the case of an assessee referred to in sub-section (1), the Central Government or any other employer] makes any contribution to his account referred to in that sub-section, the assessee shall be allowed a deduction in the computation of his total income, of the whole of the amount contributed by the Central Government or any other employer] as does not exceed ten per cent of his salary in the previous year.

(3) Where any amount standing to the credit of the assessee in his account referred to in sub-section (1), in respect of which a deduction has been allowed under that sub-section or sub-section (2), together with the amount accrued thereon, if any, is received by the assessee or his nominee, in whole or in part, in any previous year,—

(a)   on account of closure or his opting out of the pension scheme referred to in sub-section (1); or

(b)   as pension received from the annuity plan purchased or taken on such closure or opting out,

the whole of the amount referred to in clause (a) or clause (b) shall be deemed to be the income of the assessee or his nominee, as the case may be, in the previous year in which such amount is received, and shall accordingly be charged to tax as income of that previous year.

(4) Where any amount paid or deposited by the assessee has been allowed as a deduction under sub-section (1),—

(a)   no rebate with reference to such amount shall be allowed under section 88 for any assessment year ending before the 1st day of April, 2006;

(b)   no deduction with reference to such amount shall be allowed under section 80C for any assessment year beginning on or after the 1st day of April, 2006.

(5) For the purposes of this section, the assessee shall be deemed not to have received any amount in the previous year if such amount is used for purchasing an annuity plan in the same previous year.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this section, “salary” includes dearness allowance, if the terms of employment so provide, but excludes all other allowances and perquisites.