Under this section, one can claim for deduction for house rent allowance. If an individual does not get HRA from the employer and the individual has borne the rental expenditure for either a furnished or an unfurnished accommodation then one can claim for deduction under Section 80GG towards payment of rent.
One has to fulfil the following list of conditions to become eligible under Section 80GG
An assessee cannot claim a rebate on house rent if the location of the house is situated where he/she is either employed or operates the business. If an individual is staying in one city and has a house which is located in another location and the latter house will be considered as rented out.
If an individual is staying in his/her parent's house, then he/she can claim the benefit of rent deduction as per the Section 80GG. He/she will have to make a rental agreement with their respective parents in order to be eligible for rent deduction. The parents whoever owns the house on their part have to show the rent as income from their tax returns.