Is there any other way I can claim HRA if the exemption comes the lowest?

My HRA is 540000 but the rent I paid is 96000 so my Amount of Exempted HRA comes out only 6000 INR. Can I do something about it?

Hi @Saurabh_Singh

As per the law, the amount of Exempt HRA will be the least of the following amounts:

  • Actual House Rent Allowance received
  • Actual rent paid less than 10% of salary
  • 50% of salary if you live in a metro city/ 40% in case of a non-metro city
    (Here Salary includes – Basic Salary + Dearness Allowance)

You can calculate the claim amount as applicable to you.

Hi @Shrutika_Shah

When I did that calculation only, it came 6000 INR coming under the 2nd point “Actual rent paid less than 10% of salary”, is there no way else I could get more exemption for it?

Hi @Saurabh_Singh

No. As per law, it is so.