Housing Loan Interest Eligible For Double Deduction: ITAT Chennai
Interest paid on borrowing for acquiring house deductible u/s 24(b) & 48
The assessee borrowed funds for purchasing a house. The interest paid on the said loan was claimed as a deduction u/s 24(b). When the house was sold, the interest paid on the said loan was treated as “cost of acquisition” and claimed as a deduction u/s 48 in computing the capital gains. The AO held that as the interest had been allowed as a deduction u/s 24(b), it could not allowed again in computing capital gains. The CIT(A) allowed the claim. On appeal by the department to the Tribunal, HELD dismissing the appeal: Deduction u/s 24(b) and computation of capital gains u/s 48 are altogether covered by different heads of income.