Sunday, March 16, 2008

Which treatments are exempt?

T. Banusekar

Three months ago, I had spent Rs 32,000 towards the laser surgery of my father’s eyes. Will the amount spent by me towards the laser surgery be eligible for deduction under Section 80DDB or under any other Section? — Komaravel K.

Section 80DDB allows a deduction to a resident individual if he incurs expenditure on medial treatment of a disease or an ailment specified by the board if the treatment is for himself or a dependent of his. The deduction will be the amount actually incurred or Rs 40,000 whichever is less (Rs 60,000 if the patient is a senior citizen).

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