3) Contribute to NPS
NPS stands for New Pension Scheme was has recently been initiated by the Government under which investors can claim a deduction as a have a Tax free NPS return, however, withdrawal under such system is till taxable.
4) The aid of Medical Insurance
A deduction of Rs.15, 000 is available for people who wish to invest in medical insurance for self. This deduction increases to Rs.20, 000 when it is done by senior citizens. (65 years or above for A.Y. 2014-15).
5) Expenditure towards disabled dependent
When certain amount is spent in form medical insurance for a disabled dependent, deduction up to Rs.50, 000 is available where the disablement is normal in nature. The same can be extended upto 1 lakh is the disablement is of severe type.
6) Expenditure for severe diseases
Expenses made for severe diseases such cancer and aids can also provide a deduction of Rs.40, 000.
7) Repayment of Higher Education Loan
When repayment is carried out for higher education loan, the same is also allowed as a deduction and hence can reduce ample amount of tax liability.
Donation to charitable trusts and organizations have always been regarded as an auspicious event, therefore, 100% deduction is available in such context. The same rate is also applicable in situation where contribution is made to a political party.
9) House loan interest
People who are liable to pay house loan interest can also claim deduction upto Rs.1,50,000 (the figure represents the maximum investment limit)
10) Contribute to superannuation fund
Contributing to superannuation fund of can save you upto Rs. 1,00, 000 as the same is tax free in the hands of the employee.
11) Transportation allowance
A sum of Rs. 9,600 can be claimed as a deduction for transportation and conveyance, additionally, no bill supporting such an event is required to be presented.
12) Using medical allowance
A person has the liberty of claiming Rs.15,000 by way of medical allowance , however, for such, a valid bill is required to be presented as a support.
13) Use House Rent Allowance
Using house rent allowances allow people to adjust a sum from their total tax liability.
14) Professional Tax
People often pay professional tax to the professionals and the same is available for deduction.
15) Investment in Direct Equity Investment is also very helpful in tax planning as it determines a 50% deduction in the amount of investment.