Section 80CCC allows an employee deduction of an amount paid or deposited out of his income chargeable to tax to effect or keep in force a contract for any annuity plan of Life Insurance Corporation of India or any other insurer for receiving pension from the Fund referred to in section 10(23AAB). However, the deduction shall exclude interest or bonus accrued or credited to the employee’s account, if any and shall not exceed Rs. 1 lakh.
However, if any amount is standing to the credit of the employee in the fund referred above and deduction has been allowed as stated above and the employee or his nominee receives this amount together with the interest or bonus accrued or credited to this account due to the reason of :
(i) Due to surrender annuity plan whether in whole or part
(ii) Pension received from the annuity plan
then the amount so received during the Financial Years shall be the income to the employee or his nominee for that Financial Year and accordingly will be charged to tax.
Where any amount paid or deposited by the employee has been taken into account for the purposes of this section, a deduction with reference to such amount shall not be allowed under section 80C.
Section 80CCC. Deduction for Contribution to Pension Funds
Section 80CCC provides deductions from gross (total) income for amounts paid or deposited by the assessee to any annuity plan of Life Insurance Corporation of India or any other insurer for receiving pension from the fund referred to in clause (23AAB).
Pension Funds – Section 80CCC: This section – Sec 80CCC – stipulates that an investment in pension funds is eligible for deduction from your income. Section 80CCC investment limit is clubbed with the limit of Section 80C – it means that the total deduction available for 80CCC and 80C is Rs. 1 Lakh.This also means that your investment in pension funds upto Rs. 1 Lakh can be claimed as deduction u/s 80CCC. However, as mentioned earlier, the total deduction u/s 80C and 80CCC can not exceed Rs. 1 Lakh.
- The deduction is available to an individual who is resident or non-resident, Indian citizen or foreign citizen
- The deduction is allowed only if such amount is paid or deposited by the taxpayer out of his income chargable to tax,
- The maximum amount deductible under section 80C is Rs. 1,00,000. Also the total amount of deductions under sections 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD is Rs. 1,00,000.
- Surrender value received is taxable in the year of receipt in the hands of the assessee or nominee.
- If deduction is claimed under 80CCC, pension received will be taxable in the hands of assessee or the nominee in the year of receipt.