Section 80EEB of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 80EEB of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules 1962. Deduction for purchase of electric vehicle.

Amended and updated notes on section 80EEB of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to deduction in respect of purchase of electric vehicle.

Chapter VIA (Sections 80A to 80U) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to deductions to be made in computing total income. Section 80EEB of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for deduction in respect of purchase of electric vehicle.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 80EEA (deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for certain house property) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 80EEB of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 80EEB is effective for financial year 2022-23 relevant to the assessment year 2023-24.

In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 80EEB of the Income Tax Act, 1961 Bare Act read with the Income-tax Rules, 1962, regulations, notifications, circulars, orders and Press Release by CBDT, Income Tax Department and the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.

Section 80EEB: Deduction in respect of purchase of electric vehicle

Section 80EEB(1) of Income Tax Act

In computing the total income of an assessee, being an individual, there shall be deducted, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this section, interest payable on loan taken by him from any financial institution for the purpose of purchase of an electric vehicle.

Section 80EEB(2) of Income Tax Act

The deduction under sub-section (1) shall not exceed one lakh and fifty thousand rupees and shall be allowed in computing the total income of the individual for the assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2020 and subsequent assessment years.

Section 80EEB(3) of Income Tax Act

The deduction under sub-section (1) shall be subject to the condition that the loan has been sanctioned by the financial institution during the period beginning on the 1st day of April, 2019 and ending on the 31st day of March, 2023.

Section 80EEB(4) of Income Tax Act

Where a deduction under this section is allowed for any interest referred to in sub-section (1), deduction shall not be allowed in respect of such interest under any other provision of this Act for the same or any other assessment year.

Section 80EEB(5) of Income Tax Act

For the purposes of this section,—

  • (a) “electric vehicle” means a vehicle which is powered exclusively by an electric motor whose traction energy is supplied exclusively by traction battery installed in the vehicle and has such electric regenerative braking system, which during braking provides for the conversion of vehicle kinetic energy into electrical energy;
  • (b) “financial institution” means a banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949) applies, or any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act and includes any deposit taking non-banking financial company or a systemically important non-deposit taking non-banking financial company as defined in clauses (e) and (g) of Explanation 4 to section 43B.


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