HRA exemption for 2 houses in different locations

Hi,

Covid time customer question came to us.

A employee (essential worker) and his family are currently living in two different cities and He is paying rent for both the houses. Can the person claim HRA exemption for both the house rents?

Please share details.

Thanks.

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Hi @MadhuP1

Yes, you can claim HRA exemptions on two houses, subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions & Valid documents.

In certain cases it might be you and family staying in two different houses and they are dependent on you.

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Under section 10(31A) employee can claim HRA exemption only for the place where he is residing but not for his/her parents.

One can avail the simultaneous benefit of deduction available for the home loan against principle amount repayment and interest paid and HRA exemption for where he is living for rent.

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