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Tax Expert - Answered on Apr 01, 2023

Mihir Ashok Tanna, who works with a well-known chartered accountancy firm in Mumbai, has more than 15 years of experience in direct taxation.
He handles various kinds of matters related to direct tax such as PAN/ TAN application; compliance including ITR, TDS return filing; issuance/ filing of statutory forms like Form 15CB, Form 61A, etc; application u/s 10(46); application for condonation of delay; application for lower/ nil TDS certificate; transfer pricing and study report; advisory/ opinion on direct tax matters; handling various income-tax notices; compounding application on show cause for TDS default; verification of books for TDS/ TCS/ equalisation levy compliance; application for pending income-tax demand and refund; charitable trust taxation and compliance; income-tax scrutiny and CIT(A) for all types of taxpayers including individuals, firms, LLPs, corporates, trusts, non-resident individuals and companies.
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HMP Question by HMP on Feb 06, 2023Hindi
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Please explain how Senior Citizens can take advantage of the deductions and exemptions under both Old and New Income tax rules anounced in the Budget on 01Feb2023. Thanks and regards.

Ans: No specific change for senior and very senior citizen. However, benefit of new slab rate and increased limit of rebate is available.
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UNDER SECTION 80DDB deductible for senior citizens? Amount allowed as a deduction . How many years this benefit can be availed for different disease by senior Citizen ?
Ans: let me break down your queries about Section 80DDB in a simple and understandable manner:

• Section 80DDB provides deductions for medical expenses incurred by individuals, including senior citizens, for specified diseases.

• For senior citizens (those aged 60 years or above), the deduction allowed under Section 80DDB is up to INR 1 lakh.

• The diseases for which this deduction can be claimed include specified illnesses such as cancer, chronic renal failure, Parkinson's disease, etc.

• The deduction is available for the expenses incurred on the treatment of these diseases for self or dependent family members.

• To avail the deduction, a prescription from a specialist doctor is required, specifying the disease and the treatment.

• The deduction can be claimed for expenses incurred for the treatment of the specified diseases either for the individual or a dependent family member.

• The benefit under Section 80DDB can be availed for each financial year in which the expenses are incurred.

• There is no limit on the number of years this benefit can be availed, as long as the individual continues to incur medical expenses for the specified diseases.

In conclusion, Section 80DDB provides valuable tax benefits for senior citizens facing medical challenges, offering relief from the financial burden of treatment expenses. It's essential to keep records of medical bills and prescriptions to claim the deduction accurately.

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