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25 May 2021

Purchasing a ready-to-move-in house can be an expensive affair as the prices of residential apartments are continually escalating. Saving some cash is possible if you consider investing in an under-construction property. Generally, under-construction properties quote 20% less than completed ones.

By opting for an under-construction property, you not only gain monetary benefits on the cost of purchase but tax benefits on your home loan as well.

Here are the tax benefits that you can avail yourself when you take a home loan for an under-construction property:

1. As under-construction properties are comparatively cheaper, the funds required for them would be relatively low. Hence, the EMI payable on the loan amount would also be economical.

2. The EMI on loan is quite reasonable, as you can increase your monthly instalments to reduce the loan tenor. This will help you save more on your total payable interest.

3. The person who avails of the home loan can postpone the deduction of the interest amount paid during the pre-construction phase if required.

4. The interest paid on the home loan during the pre-construction phase can be availed of for deduction in five equal annual instalments. If the property is occupied before the completion of these five years, then the deduction is limited to Rs. 2 lakh. This is one of the significant tax benefits for under-construction properties.

Also Read: Bajaj Finserv Home Construction Loan: Tax Benefits & Exemptions

5. One can also avail of tax benefits for the stamp duty and registration fee on the property.

Now that you know of the tax exemptions on home loans for under-construction properties, make an informed decision when choosing your lender. Bajaj Finserv, one of the most trusted lenders in the country, offers home loans at attractive terms and flexible repayment plans.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the tax benefit on a home loan?

There are several tax benefits on home loans under the Income Tax Act. Please note that tax laws are subject to change, and it is essential to verify the current rules with the Income Tax Department or a tax professional.

  1. Interest deduction: Up to Rs. 2 lakh per year for self-occupied properties and unlimited for rented properties.
  2. Principal repayment deduction: Up to Rs. 1.5 lakh per year under Section 80C.
  3. Joint loan benefits: Multiple co-borrowers can claim deductions based on their ownership share.
  4. First-time home buyer deduction: An additional Rs. 50,000 deduction on interest for first-time buyers.
  5. Affordable housing benefits: Up to Rs. 1.5 lakh deduction under Section 80EEA for affordable housing loans.
  6. PMAY subsidies: Interest subsidies under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

Verify the current rules with the Income Tax Department or a tax professional as tax laws may have changed since then.

How much tax will be reduced if I take a home loan?

The amount of tax reduction from a home loan in India depends on various factors, including the interest paid, principal repayment, and the property's occupancy status (self-occupied or rented). You can generally deduct up to Rs. 2 lakh per year on the interest paid for a self-occupied property.

Is it good to buy a house to save tax?

Tax benefits can be a part of the decision-making process when buying a house, they should not be the sole reason for making such a significant financial commitment. Consider your overall financial situation, long-term goals, and the affordability of home ownership before making a decision. Consulting with a financial adviser can provide valuable guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.