Claim HRA exemption in file tax returns?


For employees who missed out on submitting rent receipts to the employer due to various reasons, what are the steps to claim HRA exemption when in file ITR?


If you do not or could not submit your rent receipts to the employer, you can also claim HRA exemption in ITR. In this case, the employer would not have made the HRA exemption in the taxable salary and hence, deducted a higher TDS amount.

When you claim HRA deduction when filing your ITR, the excess TDS will be refunded to you. However, you must calculate the right HRA exemption amount and make the same claim from the salary.


Can husband and wife both claim HRA for a rented apartment?