Monday, January 30, 2012

Deduction u/s 80DDB in respect of medical treatment


on Monday, January 30, 2012

I am a central Govt. retired pensioner aged 66 yrs.My wife aged + 60 yrs is suffering from Brain Tumor(Cancer) and undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Private cancer hospital . No medical reimbursement facility available to me.

Please clarify/tell me whether I will be eligible to claim deduction of Rs.60,000/- under section 80 DDB on account of expenditure actually incurred on the medical treatment of such disease or ailment as may be specified in the rules 11 DD.Due to receipt of revised pension arrears I am coming in income tax deduction zone  as pension + arrears will be around Rs.3,39,000/-.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
To claim deduction u/s 80DDB following condition should be satisfied.

  1. Taxpayer should be resident in India in the previous year.
  2. Deduction is available to Individual or HUF only.
  3. Deduction is available on actual expenditure on medical treatment of specified Disease or ailment as prescribed.
  4. Expenditure should be incurred for medical treatment of
    1. assessee himself
    2. wholly/mainly dependent Husband/wife(spouse)
    3. wholly /mainly dependent children
    4. wholly/mainly dependent parents
    5. wholly/mainly dependent Brother
    6. wholly/mainly dependent Sisters
    7. in case of Huf ,wholly/mainly dependent member of the HUF
  5. Assesee shall have to submit certificate in form no 10-I from prescribed specialist working in Government hospital
  6. Government hospital includes a departmental dispensary whether full-time or part-time established and run by a Department of the Government for the medical attendance and treatment of a class or classes of Government servants and members of their families, a hospital maintained by a local authority and any other hospital with which arrangements have been made by the Government for the treatment of Government servants;
  7. This deduction can not be allowed by DDO(employer) while calculating the TDS amount .So assessee have to apply for claim this deduction while filing his return in Income tax tax department 
Amount of Deduction:
  1. Deduction is available for Rs. 40000 or amount actually paid ,which ever is less.
  2. If expenditure has been done in respect of  dependent who is at least of 65 year of age in any time during the previous year then deduction shall be Rs. 60000 or amount paid which ever is less. Update : Age Limit for Senior Citizen has been proposed to be reduced to 60 Year wef financial year 2012-13 through Finance Bill 2012
  3. deduction Amount as arrived in above (1) or (2) will be reduced by amount reimbursed by employer or by insurer.
Specified diseases and ailments for the purpose of deduction under section 80DDB.

(i) Neurological Diseases where the disability level has been certified to be of 40% and above,
(a) Dementia ;
(b) Dystonia Musculorum Deformans ;
(c) Motor Neuron Disease ;
(d) Ataxia ;
(e) Chorea ;
(f) Hemiballismus ;
(g) Aphasia ;
(h) Parkinsons Disease ;
(ii) Malignant Cancers ;
(iii) Full Blown Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) ;
(iv) Chronic Renal failure ;
(v) Hematological disorders :
(i) Hemophilia ;
(ii) Thalassaemia.

On the Basic of facts given by you ,you are eligible to for deduction of Rs 40000  only.Enhanced Limit of 60000 is available if dependent /patient is senior citizen (attain age 65 in previous year ) not assesse who is is claiming the deduction.in your case your age is 66 ,However your wife's age is just 60 ,so you are eligible for only 40000 deduction or expenses incurred which ever is less.

Moreover the above said amount will be reduced by the amount reimbursed by employer/Insurance company .In your case this is nil.so you will get 40000 or expenses incurred ,which ever is less as deduction u/s 80DDB of the Income Tax Act.

Form 10I can be downloaded in word format from here

Participate in discussion

159 comments: Post Yours! Read Comment Policy ▼
PLEASE NOTE:
We have Zero Tolerance to Spam. Chessy Comments and Comments with Links will be deleted immediately upon our review.

  1. My Father-in-law is a post Sub Dural Heamatoma (SDH) patient and I am paying for his rehab and treatment. My wife is his only child and his wife is no more. In this condition can I claim for tax benefits under section 80DDB? He is 65+ yrs of age.

    ReplyDelete
  2. dear sir,

    Father in Law is not covered under depended under above section

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dear Sir

    I have submitted the form 10-IB to my office. But they are asking bills for the same, as per the bar act, "the assessee shall be allowed a deduction of the amount actually paid or a sum of forty thousand rupees, whichever is less".

    My querry is should I submitt the bills or only the certificate is fine.

    Regards
    Bala V Iyer

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dear Bala,,

    Actual expenditure Bill is required for this deduction

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dear Sir,

    Thank you very much for your above post. Request you to reply my following questions in connection of above section. I was suffering from Chronic Renal failure, but I've got kidney transplant operation. My annual medical expenses is around Rs. 1,20,000/-. My father is paying for medical expense.

    1. Can my father claim deduction ? (He is in Tax Bracket) or
    2. Can I claim deduction ? (I'm not in tax bracket, I'm salaried employee)

    Please reply on my question.

    Thanks in advance.

    Chirag

    ReplyDelete
  6. Point wise answer is given below

    1. Your father can claim 40000/- Rs as deduction,if you are wholly/mainly depended on your father,as you are also salaried person your father can not claim deduction.
    2. You can not claim deduction as you have not paid the exp.You can claim 40000/- only if you have paid the same .Further there is no benefit in claiming deduction in your account as your income is already less then taxable limit

    from above reduce amount of reimbursement by employer or

    ReplyDelete
  7. is gall bladder removal covers under 80ddb deduction

    ReplyDelete
  8. Disease list is already given above no other Disease is covered under 80DDB

    ReplyDelete
  9. i am married person and pursue for full time ph.d, my parents are taking care of all expenditure of me and my family one of my daughter is sever disable and expenditure is more than 1.5 lac per year can they apply for 80d and 80dd

    ReplyDelete
  10. Can I able to claim for my Sister's Child? My brother-in-law died. So I'm taking care of my Sister and her child.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Dear Sayed,

    As per Income Tax act/rules your parents are not eligible to claim 80D as well as 80DD for your daughter.

    Further Dear Anoy You are also not eligible to claim benefit against exp on sister children.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Dear sir thanks for reply i have a another query my daughter is sever disable and expenditure of medical treatment is more than 1.8 lac per year can they apply for both 80d and 80dd if yes what will be maximum Limit of both

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Raja,

    I have incurred an expense of Rs 40000 on Wife's operation for cest in a Private hospital. Will he Form 10 signed by the doctor of the Private hospital be accepted by IT.

    Thanks,
    Hassan

    ReplyDelete
  14. Dear Hassan,

    Certificated must be taken from Govt doct as given above even though treatment is taken from the Private hospital. Further please ensure that treatment is fall under disease list given above

    ReplyDelete
  15. Dear Sayad ,

    as given in earlier reply your parents are not eligible to claim 80D and 80DD for expenditure incurred on your daughter

    ReplyDelete
  16. I sufferede a major heart attack and had angioplasty done. I had to stay in hostpital for 5 days during which I incurred more than 3 lakhs cost. Can I get rebate in income tax for that. Plz reply

    ReplyDelete
  17. Dear Ganesh Ji,

    Heart attack is not covered u/s 80DDB

    ReplyDelete
  18. Dear Rajababu,I underwent a Kidney growth operation,In a private Hospital in March 1911.I am a Senior citizen,age being 74.The cost of operation for removal was 2.55Lakhs.Half Kidney was removed.The growth was found to be malignent.I had mediclaim but only could get 1.66Lakhs.Can I get a deduction for the balance?Since it is private hospital is it necessary it should be counter signed by Govt hospital Doctor.Kindly reply

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maximum deduction available to you is 60000 minus claim given to you by employer/insurance company. As the claim given by insurance company is more than 60000(1.66 Lakh),so nothing can be claimed as deduction u/s 80DDB

      Delete
  19. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  20. my grand mom is undergoing a cataract operation . She is 75 yrs of age. under such circumstance am i liable to claim deduction under 80DDB ?

    ReplyDelete
  21. Grand Mom is not covered under section 80DDB

    ReplyDelete
  22. are bills required to be submitted while claiming deduction under 80ddb

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The above deduction can be claimed on actual expenses incurred so it is mandatory to produce bills to claim this deduction

      Delete
  23. If i am not Submit 10 IB certificate insted of i submit govt hospital bill i get tax rebate

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear anoy,
      10IB should be got prepared from the doctor ,so that you can show the same in future if required

      Read more: http://www.simpletaxindia.net/2009/01/deduction-us-80ddb-in-respect-of.html#ixzz1mv12ndaM

      Delete
  24. my mother is suffring from IBD disease and taking life saving drugs can i claim deducation 80dd and 80ddb

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In section 80DDB disease list has been defined (given above).I can not comment IBD is one of them or net being a technical issue ,so show the list to doctor so that he can tell you whether your mother disease is covered under above list or not.

      Further 80DD i for disability ,if your moth have disability then you can claim this deduction

      Read more: http://www.simpletaxindia.net/2009/01/deduction-us-80ddb-in-respect-of.html#ixzz1mv0jIy5Y

      Delete
  25. dear sir,
    i have submitted 10IB form and expenditure bill to my officer. But he told that, 10IB form and expenditure bill will be submitted at the time of submission of IT returns only. After verification IT department will refund the excess tax paid by me. he also told that claiming of 80 DDB in not under Drawing Officer purview. Is it correct or not? please specify actual rule or procedure

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your DDO is correct , He can not allow 80DDB section while calculating TDS amount . You have to claim this deduction from Income Tax department

      Delete
  26. Dear Sir,
    I am 73 years old and a retiree from central govt, but not entitled for facility of indoor treatment or reimbursemnt of expenditure due to some flawed rules being implemented by the department in the city( there are afew more cities like this) where I stay.I had undergone a surgery in a renowned hospital for PROSTATOMEGALLY+iNGUINAL HERNIA TURP,Aug,10 and again surgery was done in Feb,12 forHEMATURIA for removal of BLADDER TUMOR,by CYSTOSCOPY+TUR-BT.-diagnosis was TRANSITIONAL CELLCARCINOMA etc.
    May i request you to clarify whether I canat least claim deductions under 80 DDB for F.Y-2010-11, and 2011-12.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. disease list has been defined (given above).From fact given by you ,you have tumor. So in my view you can claim deduction of 60000 Rs . Please get certificate on form 10I from prescribed hospital as explained above

      Delete
  27. I AM BANKESH B SHAH SUFFERING FROM LIVER CIRROHSIS WORKING IN SBI GANDHINAGAR SO MAY I KNOW CAN I CLAIM FOR DEDUCTION? I AM TAKING LIFE TIME TABLETS AND COAST IS AROUND 8000RS PER MONTH OF MEDICINES

    ReplyDelete
  28. Dear Sir,
    My mother (@65 yrs) is suffering from Dementia and is admited at "Nightangales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer Centre". My yearly expenditure for the centre is more than 2 lakhs and have all the necessary bills.

    Below are my questions:
    1.Can i claim the tax exemption of 60,000/- for this financial year 2011-12. (Please note that I have already submitted the Income tax invetment proof for this fin year 2011-12 in my office.)
    2.Can i get the form 10-I filled/signed from Nightangale hospital itself (its an trust), instead of Govt Hospital. Is it mandatory to get it signed from Govt Hospital?
    3. Where & by when do i submit this form ?

    Thankyou very much for your assistance

    Regards,
    Gautam G

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Gautam ,

      You can claim 80DDB @60000/- per year.Your employer can not consider this deduction while calculating tds so you have to apply for refund while filing income tax return . Further 10I form must be got prepared from Govt hospital or hospital as given above . You should ready this and keep it with you .not to be filed any where . present it if demanded by assessing officer

      Delete
    2. Dear Sir,
      Thankyou very much for your assistance.
      You mean to say I can get the exemption under sec 80DDB for INR 60,000/-, while filling the tax return in July 2012.

      Thankyou for your confirmation.
      Best Regards,
      Gautam Gaikwad

      Delete
  29. Dear Sir,

    My father was admited to a hospital as his premilinary diagnosis showed that he had anemia and latter he was transfered to another hospital because we got to know that he is having 100 % cash less mediclaim through his company (IOCL) in the second hospital and there it was found that he was suffering with colon cancer and he is still under going treatment in the second hospital.

    I would like to know that can I claim under 80DDB for the bills of the first hospital which I paid. if yes then which hospital should I go for Certification.

    Regards,
    Joji

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear JOji,
      Method to calculate 80DDB is
      1. calculate Total exp subject to maximum 40000/60000
      2 subtract claim received from insurance company or employer from amount as per one.

      In your case if amount reimbursed by insurance company is more than 40000/60000 then you will eligible for nothing.

      However if this is not the case then you should get certificate form Govt hospital /dispensary or approved hospital to treat govt employee

      Delete
  30. Hello Sir,

    My dad is suffering from Parkinson's disease. We are getting him treated in a private hospital. If I get a certificate from the government doctor, can I claim deduction under section 80DDB? The expense is not as high as 40000 per year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes ,you can claim deduction for expenses incurred for medical treatment of your father subject to maximum 40000 if age of your father less than 65 and 60000 if age is 65.

      Delete
  31. Sir,
    my wife is suffering from cancer, and she is a housewife& i am a bank employee, and some of the medical expenses are reimbursed but the actual cost is more than the reimbursement, can i claim deduction in the tax calculations.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can claim deduction but as under.

      40000-expenses reimbursed by the bank= maximum deduction you can claim

      Delete
  32. Hi Sir,

    I have following query, can you please respond back asap? Tomorrow is our last day for IT document submission for FY 2011-12.

    My mother was suffered from one of the disease mentioned under applicable diseases for exemption under sec 80DDB.
    Can I and my wife both submits separate bills worth Rs.40000/- for tax exemption?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your wife can not claim a your mother is either Wholly & mainly depended on you or on your wife.As while claiming deduction you are claiming that your mother is dependent on you then same can not be claimed by your wife.

      Delete
    2. Ok, thanks Rajan for quick reply.

      Delete
  33. i am undergoing treatment for cancer.how much IT deduction i will get?.almost 5 lakhs i spent last year on treatment?

    ReplyDelete
  34. Dear sir,
    when I will go to fill my return , what is the procedure at the tax office to claim under section 80ddb , as you said that DDO cann't mention it in the form 16..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. very simple ,in tds return fill amount of deduction in column given against 80DDB section,re compute your tax liability on income after 80DDB ,reduce tds and balance amount claim as refund

      Delete
  35. Dear Sir,
    My mother is under Ayurvedic treatment for Episodic Ataxia. Please clarify whether the expenditure against Ayurvedic treatment can be claimed under 80DDB.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is no restriction placed on type of treatment u/s 80DDB so you can claim Ayurvedic treatment also.

      Delete
  36. Hey, nice site you have here! Keep up the excellent work!

    Hospitals in India

    ReplyDelete
  37. Ganesh, 10/05/2012

    dear sir,
    I met an car accident. While doing evening walking, a car dashed me.
    I have Severe Head Injury, Multiple body injuries like Leg fracture, Anxonal injury etc. I have Hospital bills of 4 lakhs.
    My question is Can I claim IT deduction under section 80DDB by producing Form 10IB?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Unfortunately the answer is no ,you can not claim deduction u/s 80DDB

      Delete
  38. Dear sir,
    My Mother suffers from Rheumatic Heart disease for which she underwent 2 open heart surgeries and in lifetime medication. Can I claim for the medicinal expenses

    ReplyDelete
  39. My father is undergoing treatment for Lymphoma in a private hospital. We get only 80 percent of the treatment cost from the insurance .Rest 20 percent is paid by us. Can we calim deduction for that 20 percent which abounts to neraly 40000. Also can the form be filled by the attending doctor of that hospital.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, you can not claim 20% amount under section 80DDB

      Delete
  40. Hi,

    Can I use last year's medical bill?
    I mean, can a medical bill dated in financial year 2011-12 used in financial year 2012-13.

    Expecting your kind reply.

    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. kindly tell us the purpose of your query

      Delete
    2. I have medical bills for around Rs. 6000 (which I spent for myself towards treatment of fever, x-ray, medicines etc) that needs to be submitted in March 2012. But I missed the medical bills and I was not able to get duplicate bills also, hence I did not claimed any exemption.

      Recently I found all my medical bills which was in my old bag. Now, can I submit these medical bills this year.

      To be short, what is the validity of medical bills.

      Thanks in advance.

      Delete
    3. Validity not provided under income tax act . It depend upon company's rule. As per govt office rule Bill must be submitted with in 6 Month.

      Delete
  41. My mother was treated in a private hospital. As per rules, only a government doctor can sign on Form 10-I. I enquired with various government hospitals including Tata Memorial. Nobody is ready to sign. How does one solve this issue ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You have to arrange certificate from govt hospital. Give them in writing request .

      Delete
  42. Dear Sir,
    My brother was suffering from 'Chronic Renal failure'. My mother donated her kidney to my brother. So he has got his kidney transplanted now. Earlier I was claiming the dailysis expenses under 80DDB section while filing my IT returns. Now after the transplantation, his medicines expenses are around Rs 9000 per month. Can I claim his medicine's expenses under 80DDB? Please clarify.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can claim deduction but overall limit is just 40000/- per year.

      Delete
  43. Hi,
    I am supporting my Uncle 65 years old for his Dialysis last 2 years. I am spending more than one lakh per year for the same. We all stay together. Will that be considered as HUF (Hindu Undivided Family). So far,I have not claimed anything under 80 DDB. Can i claim the expenses under 80 DDB?
    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi,
    Sorry to ask same question again,Bipass sugery is covered under 80DDB??
    Regards,
    PK

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No , Not covered , Diseases covered already given above

      Delete
  45. My mother is suffering from Parkinsons disease which is covered under 80DDB.However,as I did not know I do not have all the medical bills as I submitted them earlier to my employer to claim for medical reimbursement.
    My query is :
    1.I am planning to efile (online) for Tax return where there is no scope for submitting any documents.So is the Form 10-I-B needed and how can I attach that?
    2.If I produce the photocopies of the bills and some originals,is it accepted?For efiling,how do I attach these files?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. First no need to attach any thing with the return.Further if you have already got the reimbursement from employer then you can not claim 80DDB. pls read the instruction above. Provide data so that we can guide you exactly

      actual exp.

      reimbursement by employer

      Delete
  46. Hello,

    My mother is dependent on me and all needs of her is taken care by me. She is 62 years old but gets pension of 5500/-(My father died 3.5 years ago and he was a state govt officer). Can I consider her as dependent. If not what is the criteria for considering parents as dependent. Pls clarify.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is no Income criteria prescribed by income tax department.

      Delete
    2. Further I thing she can medical reimbursement from department also

      Delete
  47. I am working in private sector, can I get tax benefits against my wifes testtube baby treatment

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No , no benefit u/s 80DDB or any other section

      Delete
  48. I am an insulin dependant diabetic and hyper tention patient. I am spenting around INR 20,000/ per annum for my medical expenses. Is there any chance for me get it deducted under section 80 DDB of insurance claim?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, Diabetes and hyper tension is not covered under 80DDB

      Delete
  49. whether fixed medical allowance is taxable?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes , fixed medical allowance is taxable

      Delete
  50. My mother was treated at a govt hospital for cancer as an outpatient, which was free of cost. However I hired a nurse to take care of my mother at home. Further since the hospital was 40 km away from home I had to hire taxi for her chemotherapy, which was about 12 trips (to and fro my home). can I claim the nurse's salary and the taxi charges towards actual expenditure. would a signed receipt from the nurse for the salary received by her sufficient. pl clarify - gsg

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I our opinion nursing charges may be covered in treatment cost but travelling is not covered

      Delete
  51. My father has to go for hernia operation. can i claim the amount incurred for operation under 80DDB.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. List of diseases is already given above , only doctor can tell whether hernia is covered in above name or not

      Delete
  52. Hi,
    I am paid my brother's expenses since he was an cancer patient.can i claim for him??

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes you can claim deduction u/s 80DDB for brother treatment, but he must be dependent on you.

      Delete
  53. Hi,
    My father met with an accident and resulted with brain injury.His body right side is not functioning.We did CCF coil embolization for him in the brain.The operation costs around 5 lakhs.Shall i submit the 80DDB for the above neuro treatment

    ReplyDelete
  54. Sir,

    My 7 month old daughter was operated for open heart surgery in a private hospital costing Rs 3 lacs (apprx) can I avail exemtion under any section.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. unfortunately there is no deduction available for such expenses .

      Delete
  55. My mother had undergone surgery for osteoporosis and grafting during few years back.
    Whether the medical expenses incurred to wards her could be claimed exemption under Sec DDB

    ReplyDelete
  56. My father is in semi-coma state. And there is about an expense of around 30K in his medicines,nurses and equipments. Can i get deductions regarding bot 80D and 80ddB?? can a semi-coma state be defined as a disability??

    ReplyDelete
  57. My Dad is >80% disabled due to age factor and various ailment over 15 years, he is 75 yrs now. I spend around Rs 3000/month on Adult diapers apart from medicines for past 3 years. Can I claim 80DDB.
    Kindly advise.

    Regards
    Muddassar Khan

    ReplyDelete
  58. My father got treatment in a private hospital. Then how can i get the tax benefit?

    Ranjan

    ReplyDelete
  59. Could you confirm whether Bye-pass surgery will come under 80DDB ?

    ReplyDelete
  60. Hello Sir,

    My son has undergone through the treatment of LT Inguinal hernia and his age is 3 years. Will it be covered as part of 80DDB section ?

    ReplyDelete
  61. hello, my mother passed away during treatment (neuro related, she was paralysed>40%). can i claim under 80DDB?

    ReplyDelete
  62. I want to know whether treatment for Epilepsy can also be exempted u/s 80DDB ?

    ReplyDelete
  63. Dear Sir,

    My mother is having malignant lung cancer (stage-IV), she is getting the treatment in a leading cancer hospital in Delhi. Her age is 70 years and totally dependent on me for all the medical expenses.

    As per your article I am eligible to get the tax benefit u/s 80 DDB for Rs. 60,000 /-

    I want the Form which I need to get it notified from the treating Hospital.

    As mentioned in your post that we can use the Form 10 I but some of the people have used a Form 10 I B. I am really confused which one is the right for me. Kindly send me the link to download that particular Form.

    Also pls tell me what all documents I can submit, the reason I'm asking this because she was being Chemotherapy ( 6 -cycles) ...... i.e. every cycle in a gap of 3 weeks. Now the Hospital admission charges were different which was less but I had to buy the Chemotherapy drug was too costly and I had to buy myself in the name of the patient.

    Pls tell me whether I can claim both hospital charges + Medical bills (of Chemotherapy).


    P.S. she is not covered under any health insurance or medical reimbursement.


    Regards,

    Rishu Raman

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. First of all we wish to GOD that your mother may recover from illness ASAP.

      Secondly you can claim both hospital and medicine bills .

      Thirdly the form is 10I which is available here

      http://taxclubindia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=52

      Delete
    2. The said form is required to be got completed and you should keep this in your income tax file but not required to be submitted to income tax department .Same is the case of medicine and other bills.

      As per current system income tax returns are accepted on self declaration basis and nothing is to be attached with the return .

      Delete
  64. i m a govt. employee. i undergone a operation last year. i got Rs. 1,15,000 from govt as medical. now is the time of income tax payment. will govt charge tax on this money?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If treatment is taken in Govt approved hospoital u/s UNDER SECTION 17(2)(ii)(b) OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 or a govt hospital then amount is exempted otherwise only 15000 is exempted

      Delete
  65. Dear Sir


    I have spend 7.50 Lac on Kidney Transplantation. I want to know wheather I can get tax benefit on the amount spend for my Surgery. Till date total expenses will be arroung 7.50 Lac & I can get 3 Lac from Mediclaim. My total pocket expenses will be 4 Lac.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No deduction available ,if reimbursement amount is more than 40000(60000 in case of senior citizen) .

      So , no deduction available to you as you have received insurance claim already .

      Delete
  66. Hi,
    Can the form 10I be signed by the hospital where treatment is carried out ? My mother got treatment in HCG Bangalore institute of oncology and now i want to claim the tax benefit. Or do i need to goto gov hospital for getting form 10I ??

    ReplyDelete
  67. Hi
    I am 42 years old and I spent 5 lacs over and above mediclaim on treatment of cancer of my mother aged 69years. Please confirm what will be the deduction amount and deduction will be from taxable Income or income taxpaid by me for the year?

    ReplyDelete
  68. I Bhagirath Kansara, employee of same Govt. Organization, Govt. of Gujarat, can i claim under 80 DDB for my wife's maternity surgery ? worth Rs. 25000/- she is dependent on me.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Hi,
    my mother is undergoing treatment for cancer since May 2012.i have got form 10i signed from govt doctor.I want to know whether I will need a fresh form 10i every year if I have to claim deduction under 80ddb in next years also.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Hi,

    My sister-in-law(age - 30) is suffering from Dystonia and is unable to walk or use her hands an can't speak properly from approximately 11 years and her medicine cost around Rs 8000 per month and we need to visit her doctor every quarter in Vimhans Hospital Delhi that costs approximately Rs 1000. Can my husband get deduction for her treatment?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes, your husband can claim cost of sister's medical treatment expenses subject to overall limit of 40000/- per annum .

      Travelling exp. are not covered .

      Further his sister must be dependent on your husband

      Delete
  71. Dear Sir,
    Can a non-married girl claim for his father's treatment??

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, she can if father is mainly/wholly dependent on him

      Delete
  72. Dear Raja Babu

    My mother has colon cancer and undergone surgery 4years back and colon has been removed. Now she has to wear ostomy bag for collection of stool. These are costly and I have to spent around 20k per annum. So can I claim these yearly expenses every year although she was treated a while ago?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In my view you are not covered as treatment of colon cancer is complete .

      Delete
    2. Yes I am also in dilemma regarding this.

      But if I can able to get form 10i from doctor, can i avail the deduction

      Delete
    3. Yes, if you have 10I then you can claim deduction

      Delete
  73. please clarify following query which is irrelevant to section 80ddb

    I had made an post office FD which is under section 80C on march 15th.

    This is not included in form16, so I am planning to file return and claim refund. Somebody said that investments made in month march can also be claimed in next financial year....is this true

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. no it is not true ,

      you can claim this in fy 2012-13 (ay 2013-14)

      it can not be claimed in fy 2013-14

      Delete
  74. hi,

    Chronic renal failure(chronic granulocytic leukemia-spleen enlargement) comes under 80dd.

    Iam paying every month 10000rs(from aug 2012 to till) for my husband tablets for medical treatment.(spent around 60000 at the time of treatment)
    so shall i claim this amt?

    i didnt wrk from apr 2012 to march 12th of 2013.but i had paid 2011 aug to mar 2012 tax and march 2013 to till iam paying tax.

    Is iam eligible for above claim
    If iam eligible is it necessary to take certificate from government doctor, because we are under taking treatment in private hospital.

    please reply me ASAP.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If your husband is mainly and wholly depended on you then yyou can claim deduction of Rs 40000/- (if assume age is less than 60 years)

      Delete
  75. Dear Raja Babu,

    My father has had a pelvis fracture operation in 2009. I have not claimed any deduction under 80DD till now though he is bed-ridden since the operation and there have been substantial medical expenses.
    The reason is that I did not know about this deduction:

    I am claiming 80DD on account of Locomotor disability:
    1. Can a qualified MD doctor (who had done the surgery) issue the certificate? Or do I need to get a certificate from a Government Medical Doctor only?
    2. Can I claim for the past years as well (i.e. from 2009 - 2012). If yes how can I do this? Note that I have already filed my returns for the years 2009-2012.

    Thanks,

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 1.Only Govt doctor can issue required certificate .
      2. You can only revise return for fy 2011-12 upto 31.03.14 subject to that it should not be processed.

      Delete
  76. hi sir,

    My question is can we claim deduction u/s 80ddb for the expenses incurred on medical treatment and treatment is so done from local dispensary or clinic?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, treatment can be taken from any hospital but certificate must be taken from govt hospital

      Delete
  77. My father has Liver Cirrhosis 90% lever is damaged. Can I avail tax exempsion under section 80DDB. Please guide
    Rakesh 9890692846

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. list of disease already given above ,it seems liver cirrhosis not covered

      Delete
  78. My son(age : 1 year 6 months) had a hypospadias surgery operation ST. Johns Hospital one month back. Please let me know, whether can i avail the tax exemption under section 80DDB.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. list of disease already given above ,so first you should check whether hypospadias is covered under above list or not ,if yes then you can claim deduction of 40000/- or exp incurred which ever is lower

      Delete
  79. I submitted the original form 10-IA for my dependent mother last year, for this year can I submit the photocopy of the same or I need to get the new certificate from hospital again again?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If hospital has not mentioned the cut off date for reassessment of disability of your mother means disability is permanent in nature on doctor's point of view ,then you can use photocopy of last year certificate .

      Delete
  80. Can I claim both the deductions under section 80DD(1,00,000 for seviere disablity) and 80DDB (40,000 for medical expenses) together?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES , you can avail both the deduction together . However please note that 80DDB available for specific diseases only .

      Delete
  81. Thanks Raja for your prompt response, appreciate your time.

    ReplyDelete
  82. I spend around Rs 100000 for implanting the pacemaker in my mother's heart as she was suffering bradycardia. could I claim tax rebate over this amount.


    Aijaz Ahmad

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As given in the lit above ,it is not available/covered under section 80DDB

      Delete
  83. sir,
    General confussion still remain with 80 ddb section, that whether the DDO can allow this section ? off course, I noted your terms "This deduction can not be allowed by DDO(employer) while calculating the TDS amount .So assessee have to apply for claim this deduction while filing his return in Income tax tax department."
    But while referring Income tax books, this limitation has not noticed.
    Will you please show me the authorised site/link quoting this limitation
    babu kerala thrissur

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes ,There is confusion ,You may letter issued to DDO by income tax department https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5-nJh9LQ2cVaGdiNm9jSVg2b28/edit

      Delete
  84. DEAR SIR,
    MY FATHER HAVE A ANGIOPLASTY.THERE AS ANY RELAXSATION IN 80DDB

    ReplyDelete
  85. Dear Raja Babu,

    My mother is undergoing treatment for cancer. I got form 10-I signed from govt. doctor last year when I claimed deduction under 80DDB last year. Can you please advice whether I need a fresh form 10-I if I want to claim deduction under 80DDB this year also (I have original medical bills for this year) or I can use last financial year’s 10-I form to claim under 80DDB this year?

    Thank you

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. in our opinion you have to take fresh certificate as certificate it self mentioned the previous year

      "This is to verify that I, Dr.____________________________________________________ s/o (w/o)
      Shri_____________________, in the case of the patient Shri/Smt./Ms.________________________, after
      considering the entire history of illness, careful examination and appropriate investigations, am of the
      opinion that the patient is suffering from______________________________disease/ailment during the
      previous year ending on 31st March,_______________________"

      Delete
  86. Dear Sir,
    My Father is undergoing treatment for colon cancer. we are claiming the expenses through insurance, but not the whole amount spend is recovered through insurance. we have to bear 20% of the claim as co payment. Now that we have spend more than 5 lacs this year and insurance company reimbursed only3.7 (approx), can I claim the difference amount under 80DDB? If yes, I don't bear the original bills, now how to proceed on this? Thanks in advance

    Regards
    Siva

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Unfortunately you can not claimed the deduction from remaining amount .

      Maximum deduction allowed under the act is as under
      step one: Actual exp. subject to maximum 40000/60000
      Step two : Ans as per one above - reimbursement by insurance /employer

      in you case answer in step two is negative ,so you can not claim deduction under this secyion

      Delete
  87. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  88. I had the kidney transplant in Oct,12. I am still under medication which costs me about 9K per month & will be under the medication for the life time. Can i still use the current medicine bills to get the reimbursement under 80DDB & continue life time? Is there any other option for me to reimburse or saving atleast tax?

    ReplyDelete
  89. Sir,
    My friend named Thirumurugan is 100% visually impaired and is a government employee i.e teacher in Tamil Nadu Govt. School. He claims tax exemption benefits whatever eligible to him under 80U. His wife is also 100% visually impaired and she is a home maker. Can he claim income tax exemption under 80DD for Rs.75000/- for his wife also? Treasury officials refuse this claim under the pretext that either he or his wife alone can claim exemption and they add that only one person is eligible for tax exemption. Please clarify, respected members

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your friend is eligible for both section 80U (for his disability) and 80DD (for her wife disability).There in no restriction under income tax act.

      Treasury office has mis interpreted the law. As per section 80DD ,your friend can claim deduction for her wife disability ,if she(her wife) has not claimed 80U in her return. As you have said that her wife is home maker . So your friend is eligible to claim both the deductions .

      Further amount under 80DD for 100 % disability is 100000 not 75000/-
      http://www.simpletaxindia.net/2012/02/deduction-section-80dd-maint-medical.html

      Delete
    2. Thanks a lot Mr.Raja Babu.

      Delete
    3. Thanks a lot Mr. Raja Babu

      Delete
  90. I have one query related to 80DDB. on which e-mail Id i should send ?

    ReplyDelete
  91. you can ask online in comments

    ReplyDelete
  92. Dear Sir,
    I have undergone Bone Marrow Transplantation because of Multiple Myloma. My total expenses are about Rs.4 lakhs & Mediclaim available is about Rs. 3 lakhs. Can I claim the tax rebate under section 80 DDB for medical expenses.

    Regards,


    Rajesh Mehta

    ReplyDelete
  93. This is with reference to above mentioned querry.Multiple Myloma is one type of Blood cancer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maximum amount allowed under this section is

      =Minimum (actual exp or 40000) minus reimbursement by employer/insurer

      In your case equation is
      =Minimum (400000,40000)-300000=-260000 or we can say Nil.

      Delete
  94. Dear sir,
    My father who is a senior sitizen and a pensioner but not tax slab.
    He is under dialysis treatment. My total expenses are about 70K-80K/yr.
    Can I claim rebate on tax under any section on this medical ground?
    Please Help.
    RGDS
    Manash

    ReplyDelete
  95. Hello!
    One of my family members has been diagnosed with SLE - systemic Lupus erethromotos which is an auto immune disorder. I have read the list of diseases which has exemptions, what i would like to know is whom we could contact if we want to make a recommendation to include this disease in the list. SLE does not have a cure and leads to lots of complications like kidney failure, heart attaches etc. It is a very rare disease in India and awareness of this disease is very little among Indians.

    ReplyDelete
  96. Hi
    My father has gone treatment of cancer in a private hospital so in order to get exemption under this rule can I get this form filled in the same private hospital or I have to visit a government hospital for getting certificate?

    ReplyDelete
  97. My mother is undergoing treatment of paralysis due to brain haemmorage. Her left hand and leg are partially disabled. I spend approx. Rs. 70k on her treatment incl medicines, tests, consultations. Can I claim exemption on this under section 80DD

    ReplyDelete