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

Section 80TTA of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by Finance Act and Income-tax Rules. Deduction for interest on deposits in savings account.

Amended and updated notes on section 80TTA 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 interest on deposits in savings account.

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 80TTA of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for deduction in respect of interest on deposits in savings account.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 80RRB (Deduction in respect of royalty on patents) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 80TTA of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 80TTA 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 80TTA 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 80TTA: Deduction in respect of interest on deposits in savings account

Section 80TTA(1) of Income Tax Act

Where the gross total income of an assessee (other than the assessee referred to in section 80TTB), being an individual or a Hindu undivided family, includes any income by way of interest on deposits (not being time deposits) in a savings account with—

  • (a) a banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act);
  • (b) a co-operative society engaged in carrying on the business of banking (including a co-operative land mortgage bank or a co-operative land development bank); or
  • (c) a Post Office as defined in clause (k) of section 2 of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898 (6 of 1898),

there shall, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this section, be allowed, in computing the total income of the assessee a deduction as specified hereunder, namely:—

  • (i) in a case where the amount of such income does not exceed in the aggregate ten thousand rupees, the whole of such amount; and
  • (ii) in any other case, ten thousand rupees.

Section 80TTA(2) of Income Tax Act

Where the income referred to in this section is derived from any deposit in a savings account held by, or on behalf of, a firm, an association of persons or a body of individuals, no deduction shall be allowed under this section in respect of such income in computing the total income of any partner of the firm or any member of the association or any individual of the body.

Explanation: For the purposes of this section, “time deposits” means the deposits repayable on expiry of fixed periods.


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