Section 80D Deduction For AY 2021-22

Considering the rate at which medical costs are rising it is very important to have medical insurance. In spite of giving benefits in reducing medical costs, it also reduces some burden of tax over assessee, the provision of which is covered under section 80D of the Income Tax Act. Under this article, we will discuss the 80D Deduction Limit for AY 2021-22.

Section 80D of Income Tax Act for AY 2021-22

For AY 2021-22, this section contains the provision regarding the deduction on payment of medical insurance premium, central government health scheme, and payment on account of preventive health checkup from the gross total income of the assessee. It allows a deduction of payment for the taxpayer himself, his family member, and/or his parents

Section 80D Deduction Limit For AY 2021-22

Section 80D Deduction For AY 2021-22Before knowing the deduction limit, it is important to note that, this section allowed a deduction to Individual and HUF assessee only, the same is given here under this post.

Covered assesseeExemption Limit****Health Check-upTotal Eligible Deduction
Self and FamilyRs. 25,000Rs. 5,000Rs. 25,000
Self and Family + ParentsRs. 50,000 (25,000+25,000)Rs. 5,000Rs. 50,000
Self and Family + Senior Citizen ParentsRs. 75,000 (25,000+50,000)Rs. 5,000Rs. 75,000
Self (Senior Citizen) and Family + Senior Citizen ParentsRs. 1,00,000 (50,000+50,000)Rs. 5,000Rs. 1,00,000

(****) Note 1- It covered the payment of medical insurance premiums and central government health schemes.

Note 2- For claiming deduction under section 80D, the payment of medical insurance should be made through online banking, a cheque, draft, debit or credit card, etc i.e. other than cash payment.

But for preventive health check-ups, the payment can be made through any mode including cash.

Self and Family Payment: 80D deduction limit for AY 2021-22

Below 60 years of age- Maximum deduction limit of Rs. 25,000 per year on payment made*.

Senior Citizen- Maximum deduction of Rs. 50,000 per year on payment made* if you are a senior citizen.

(*) The word “payment made” refers to payment for medical insurance premium, central government health scheme, and payment on account of preventive health checkups

Parents Payment: 80D deduction limit for AY 2021-22

Parents are below 60 years of age- Maximum deduction of Rs. 25,000 per year on payment made**.

Parents are senior citizens- Maximum deduction of Rs. 50,000 per year on payment made** for the senior citizen parents.

(**) The word “payment made” refers to payment for medical insurance premium, and payment on account of preventive health checkups

Note- The above limits are separate limits that can be combined for deduction purposes (See Chart Below).

HUF: Section 80D deduction limit for AY 2021-22

The following amount of payment will be available for deduction u/s 80D-

The medical insurance amount paid for the benefits of any member of HUF to the extent of Rs. 25,000 and

Any amount paid for the medical expenditure*** of any member of HUF to the extent of Rs. 50,000.

(***) For the purpose of claiming medical expenditure deduction, it is provided that the amount of it should be paid for the benefit of senior citizen members and there should be no medical insurance pay for the benefit of that member.

It is also provided that total deduction can not be exceeded by Rs. 50,000/-

Health Checkup Covered u/s 80D

If during the year assessee for himself and his family and/or for his parents, paid any amount for a health checkup then he will be eligible to get Rs. 5,000 as a deduction under section 80D of the Income Tax Act. This deduction is subject to the maximum permissible amount as prescribed above.

Section 80D Medical Expenditure Deduction Limit for AY 2021-22

Medical expenditure under section 80D of the Income Tax Act is an allowable expense provided that, the assessee should be a senior citizen person and no amount should be paid in respect of his medical insurance. The limit of medical expenditures is as follows.

For himself or his family member- The whole amount paid on account of medical expenditure incurred on the health of the assessee or his family member should not exceed Rs. 50,000.

For Parents- The whole amount paid on account of any medical expenditure incurred on the health of any parent should not exceed Rs. 50,000.

Important points for section 80D

The following points are important to keep in mind while taking deduction under section 80D of the Income Tax Act for AY 2021-22

  • For the purpose of claiming medical expenditure and medical premium, the total deduction should not be exceeded Rs. 50,000.
  • Contribution towards health insurance plan has to be made to a scheme as specified by the Central Government approved by IRDA.
  • Premium paid towards a brother, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncle or any other relatives cannot be claimed as a deduction for taking tax benefits.
  • Premium paid on behalf of working children can not be taken for the tax benefit.
  • The deduction has to be claimed without showing the GST and other taxes.
  • Group Health Insurance Premium provided by the company is not eligible for deduction.

Some FAQs for Section 80D

  1. What is the maximum limit under section 80D?

    Self and Family Payment: 80D deduction limit for AY 2021-22

    Below 60 years of age- Maximum deduction limit of Rs. 25,000 per year on payment made*.
    Senior Citizen- Maximum deduction of Rs. 50,000 per year on payment made* if you are a senior citizen.

    Parents Payment: 80D deduction limit for AY 2021-22
    Parents are below 60 years of age- Maximum deduction of Rs. 25,000 per year on payment made**.
    Parents are senior citizens- Maximum deduction of Rs. 50,000 per year on payment made** for the senior citizen parents.

  2. How much medical expenses can I claim?

    Medical expenditure under section 80D of the Income Tax Act is an allowable expense provided that, the assessee should be a senior citizen person and no amount should be paid in respect of his medical insurance. The limit of medical expenditures is as follows.

    For himself or his family member- The whole amount paid on account of medical expenditure incurred on the health of the assessee or his family member should not exceed Rs. 50,000.
    For Parents- The whole amount paid on account of any medical expenditure incurred on the health of any parent should not exceed Rs. 50,000.

  3. How much does healthcare cost under 80D?

    If during the year assessee for himself and his family and/or for his parents, paid any amount for a health checkup then he will be eligible to get Rs. 5,000 as a deduction under section 80D of the Income Tax Act. This deduction is subject to the maximum permissible amount as prescribed above.

  4. What is the maximum limit for self and family under section 80D?

    Self and Family Payment: 80D deduction limit for AY 2021-22

    Below 60 years of age- Maximum deduction limit of Rs. 25,000 per year on payment made*.
    Senior Citizen- Maximum deduction of Rs. 50,000 per year on payment made* if you are a senior citizen.

    Parents Payment: 80D deduction limit for AY 2021-22
    Parents are below 60 years of age- Maximum deduction of Rs. 25,000 per year on payment made**.
    Parents are senior citizens- Maximum deduction of Rs. 50,000 per year on payment made** for the senior citizen parents.

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Compiled by- CA Chirag Agarwal (Practicing Chartered Accountants)

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