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Missed declaring rental to employer? Claim HRA exemption while filing ITR

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If you have submitted your rent documents to your employer on time, your Form 16 will show the HRA section as tax-exempt.

Bindisha Sarang
Did you pay rent in 2021-22 and also receive house rent allowance (HRA) as part of your salary? In that case, you can save on tax payment, provided you have proof of the rent paid. If you did not submit the HRA documents to your employer, the HRA section in your Form 16 will be considered taxable. However, there is a way out.

Ankit Jain, partner, Ved Jain & Associates, says, “Salaried individuals who have not furnished their HRA documents to their employers can still submit (or even rectify) the details of their rent at the time of filing their

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First Published: Jun 27 2022 | 7:19 PM IST

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