Joint Home Loans in India: How to Optimize Tax Benefits and Save Money!

If you have taken a joint home loan in India, here are some tips to save taxes:

  1. Claim deduction on principal repayment: Both the co-borrowers can claim deductions under section 80C for the principal amount repaid on the home loan. The maximum deduction limit under this section is Rs 1.5 lakh per year.
  2. Claim deduction on interest repayment: Both the co-borrowers can also claim deductions under section 24 for the interest paid on the home loan. The maximum deduction limit under this section is Rs 2 lakh per year for a self-occupied property.
  3. Ensure proper ownership: Ensure that the ownership of the property is clearly defined between the co-borrowers. The person who pays the EMI can claim the tax benefits.
  4. Proportional deduction: The tax benefits can be claimed proportionally to the ownership of the property. For example, if one co-borrower owns 60% of the property, then he/she can claim 60% of the tax benefits.
  5. Joint registration: Ensure that the property is jointly registered in the name of both co-borrowers to avail tax benefits.
  6. Use tax calculators: Use tax calculators to determine the tax liability and optimize the tax benefits available.
  7. Refinance: Consider refinancing the home loan to take advantage of lower interest rates and claim additional tax benefits on the interest paid.

It is recommended to consult a tax expert or a financial planner to understand the tax implications and optimize the tax benefits available.

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are for informational purposes only based on industry reports and related news stories. PropertyPistol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any action taken based on the published information.

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