How to Claim Car Loan Tax Exemption ? | Bank of Baroda

15 May 2019

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How to Claim Car Loan Tax Exemption? | Bank of Baroda


Cars are considered a luxury product in India and many people avail loans to purchase their dream cars. But did you know that you can avail car loan tax benefit?

Yes, you read that right. Much like the education and home loan, car loan benefits in income tax. While cars purchased for personal use may not have car loan tax exemption, if you are a self-employed professional or business owner using the car for business purposes, you can claim exemptions. Loans on personal use cars are not eligible for tax exemption as cars are considered luxury products.

However, if you are a businessman/ woman and have taken a loan to buy a car for your business, you can claim the interest you pay as business expenses. The interest you pay in a year towards your car loan can be deducted from your taxable income. Apart from the interest deduction from taxable income, you are also eligible to claim tax benefits on the depreciation of your vehicle.

How to claim car loan benefits in income tax

In simple terms, if you are a business or are self-employed and you take a loan to buy a car for your business, you are eligible for tax deductions. How does tax rebate on car loan work?

For example, you own a business and have taken a loan for a car for your business. For this, you take a loan of Rs15 lakh at 12% for a year. Now let us assume your total taxable income, from your business, is Rs 25 lakh. You can then deduct 12% of Rs 15 lakh (Rs1.8 lakh) from your taxable income while filing your tax returns.

So when you are claiming tax rebate on car loan, deduct the interest you have paid towards your  in that year from your taxable income. The interest paid can be added as a business expenditure.

There are other ways to save taxes on car purchase, even if you have not sought a loan to buy the car. You can do so by showing your car as a depreciating asset for your business. You can add the depreciation as a business expense, too. The upper limit for depreciation is set at 15 % in a year.


For salaried individuals buying car for personal use, there is no car loan tax benefit. However, self-employed individuals or businesses can claim tax deductions for loan on car used for business purposes. While availing these tax benefits be sure that the car is being used for legitimate business purposes.

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How to Buy a Mobile Phone on EMI Using a Debit Card

Did you know that it is possible to buy a mobile phone on EMI? Yes. It’s possible. All you need is a pre-approved customer to avail ‘On The Fly Debit Card EMI’ by Bank of Baroda, and the smartphone of your choice can be yours.
Buying a phone can be a costly affair these days. Some smartphones are expensive and we often have to end up saving to make the purchase or delay our purchase until we have sufficient funds. But now, with EMI offers on debit card, buying electronic goods and gadgets is easier than ever.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and buy the smartphone on EMI using your Bank of Baroda debit card.
How does this process work?
Buying a smartphone on EMI using a debit card is simple and hassle-free process. Here’s how you can go about it

Debit Card EMI is live on 2 lakh+ POS devices of Pine Labs on reputed merchant outlet to buy the smartphone of your choice.
Choose your smartphone and proceed to make the payment using Bank Of Baroda debit card.
Select the EMI tenure between 3 months to 18 months.
Proceed to complete the payment.
The bank will process the conversion of your payment into regular EMIs
Your transaction is complete.

Features & Advantages
Buying your dream smartphone using Debit Card EMI is now easy, convenient and comes with a host of features. Check the list below to know more

Easy, accessible and convenient to use
Zero processing fees
No paperwork
Transactions up to Rs. 50,000 can be converted into easy EMIs
Users have access to over 100 brands, across 2 Lakh merchant outlets
Cashback Upto 16% is available on Brand EMI transactions
Rate of interest applicable is 16% p.a.

EMI by debit cards is an easy, convenient and affordable solution for buying high-value products, especially when you’re on a budget.
As more people make use of this facility to pay for smartphones and other electronic gadgets, EMI on debit card is rapidly evolving for affordability solution.

5 Steps to Apply for a Home Loan

5 Steps to Apply for a Home Loan
You may have heard people say that real estate is the best kind of investment. Its value appreciates over time, and you also get several tax benefits under various Sections of the Income Tax Act of India, 1961. But with ever-escalating property rates, you may not have sufficient savings to buy a property on your own. Thankfully, you can approach Bank of Baroda for a Home Loan. The bank offers a wide variety of Home Loans at affordable interest rates. You can get financing of up to 90% of the property's value and repay the loan in affordable Equated Monthly Instalments (EMIs) over tenures lasting up to 30 years. To get you started, we have outlined the bank's Home Loan application process here.
5 Steps on How to Apply for a Home Loan
Before you begin the Home Loan application process, you need to ensure that you are indeed eligible for the loan. The bank determines whether you qualify for a Housing Loan after considering several factors such as your age, employment status, income, and monthly expenses. You have to input these details in the Bank of Baroda Home Loan Eligibility Calculator. The calculator instantly computes whether or not you are eligible for the loan. If you qualify, it calculates the maximum loan amount you can get. Note that the calculator only computes a rough estimate of the loan amount. The bank determines the actual loan amount you can get, after assessing the loan application form.
Document Submission
After getting a rough estimate of the loan amount you can get, you can move to the next step in the Home Loan application process. You need to fill the loan application form. You can fill the form online, directly through the bank's website. You have to provide your personal and financial details, based on which the bank confirms the maximum loan amount for which you are eligible. You also have to provide your necessary documents such as your ID, age, and income proof documents etc. You have to also submit property documents like sale or title deeds, NOC or the allotment letter etc. You need these documents irrespective of whether it's a new or existing property.
Property Evaluation
Since a Home Loan is a high-value investment for the bank, the bank does its bit in evaluating the property. A surveyor appointed by the bank visits the property's site and checks the market value of the property. While the bank surveys the property, it would help to have free and clear titles. Bank also appoint a lawyer to check that the title deed and other documents are clear from leagal angle
The bank provides a format for you to draw up the loan agreement. All costs and charges relating to the Home Loan, including the loan processing fees, stamp duty charges, loan administration charges, etc., should be borne by you. You may factor in these charges as part of your loan amount as well. The Home Loan agreement document comprises details such as the bank's loan amount, the levied interest rate, the EMI payable, and the loan tenure. It also includes other essential terms and conditions regarding prepayment, default, collateral, etc., which you must read carefully.
Home Loan Disbursal
In the final step of the Home Loan application process, the bank disburses the loan amount. Based on the type of Home Loan you have applied for, the money will be disbursed either to you or the builder. The bank also determines whether the loan amount should be disbursed in partial instalments or as a lump sum. Once the loan amount is disbursed, your Home Loan is officially underway. It begins when you pay your first EMI and ends when you pay the last.
Types of Home Loan
Having explained how to apply for a Home Loan, let us look at the different types of Home Loans offered by Bank of Baroda. These are of 9 types:

The Standard Home Loan that enables you to buy a new, existing pre-owned, or under-construction property.
A Home Construction Loan enables you to construct a house on a piece of land owned by you.
A Home Loan to buy a plot of land, on which you will construct a property in the future (within 36 months).
A Home Extension Loan allows you to enlarge the size of your existing house, build extra floors, etc.
A Home Improvement Loan helps to finance the costs associated with renovating your existing house.
A Top-up Home Loan can get you additional financing on your existing Home Loan.
A Balance Transfer Home Loan allows you to transfer your loan from another lender to Bank of Baroda and benefit from a reduced interest rate.
A Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Home Loan allows you to get subsidised interest rates on your Home Loan. This funding type is useful if you belong to the economically weaker section, a light-income group or a medium-income group per PMAY policies.
A Pre-approved Home Loan wherein you can first get approval for a loan and then finalise the property based on your eligibility.

Documents for Home Loan Application Process
Besides knowing how to apply for a Home Loan online, you should also be aware of the documents you need to submit while applying for a Home Loan. These include:
Your age proof documents
You need to provide any government-approved document with your date of birth mentioned on it. Age proof documents help banks assess if you are in the 21-65 years age group (at the time of repaying the final EMI) to be eligible for the loan. This document could be a PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Driving License, etc.
Your identity proof documents
Any Government-approved document featuring your photograph is accepted as a valid identity proof document. It could be your PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Driving License, Voter ID Card, etc.
Your address proof documents
Any Government-approved document featuring your current/permanent address is accepted as a valid address proof document. It could be your Aadhaar Card, Passport, Driving License, Voter ID Card, Ration Card, Utility bills, etc.
Your income and employment proof documents
You need to provide documents validating your employment, such as your offer letter and designation, salary slips, increment letters, etc. If you are self-employed or a business owner, you need to provide your bank statement, profit and loss statements, proof of business documents, etc. All applicants must also provide their income tax returns for the last three years.
Property-specific documents
Finally, you must provide all documents related to the property you intend to buy such as the No Objection Certificate supplied by the society or builder, the original sale deed, letter of allotment, bank statements and receipts showing advance payments, etc. If you are taking a Home Construction Loan, you must also provide a document on estimating the costs associated with property construction, approved map etc.
Factors to Consider Before Applying Online for Home Loan
Now that you know how to apply for a Home Loan online, you should consider the factors mentioned below before beginning the Home Loan application process.

Consider the bank's lending rate and the maximum loan amount you can get based on your income.
Consider your credit scores and ensure they are above 701 points to get an affordable Home Loan interest rate along with the repayment tenure of your choice.
Consider repaying any existing loans and credit card bills to enhance your credit score, and by extension, your eligibility.
Consider opting for a longer-tenure loan to reduce the monthly instalment amount significantly.

As is apparent, the Home Loan application process is quite simple and straightforward. Now that you know how easy it is to apply for A Bank of Baroda Home Loan visit the Home Loan Section of our website to get started.

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