Tax Relief For Agents

Tax-Relief-To- LICAgentLIC agents main earning is commission. So, Income Tax Department allows some relief to favour Insurance agent. But this relief is for small commission earning agent. If commission earned from LIC insurance business is below Rs.60,000/- p.a. and if no separate books of accounts maintained then the entitlement for deduction is as follows:

i) On First Year Commission - deduction is 50%  

ii) On Renewal Commission - deduction is 15%

The LIC Commission after claiming deduction was mentioned above will be included and can be disclose with other source of income for tax purpose.

The benefit of Adhoc deduction will not be available to agents who have earned total commission of income more than Rs.60,000/- during the year.

In case gross commission earned by an Agent from LIC exceeds Rs.60,000/- per annum  then, he will be not entitled for claiming deduction referred above. He has to maintain books of accounts as required under the Income Tax Act. The following books and documents are recommended to be maintained :

1) Cash Book
2) Bank Book
3) Ledger Book
4) Journal Book
5) Vouchers And Bills
6) LIC Commission Statement
7) TDS Certificates Received from LIC
8) Bank Pass Book, Cheques Book, Deposit Voucher
9) All Other Connected Documents 


LIC Agents are entitled to claim all expenses incurred for generating LIC Commission such as :
a) Salary to Staff
b) Rent for Office Premises, in case own office then maintenance for the same
c) Fuel Expenses and maintenance for maintaining vehicles.
d) Books, Publications, Periodicals expenses connected to business
e) Printing And Stationery
f) Electricity Expenses
g) Travelling / conveyance Expenses
h) Telephone / Mobile / Internet Expenses
i) Postage Expenses
j) Depreciation Expenses on Vehicles, Computers and Other Office Equipment
k) Gifts, Diaries, Calenders Expenses etc.
l) Staff Welfare Expenses
m) Any Other Expenses related to generate commission.

Health Insurance And Tax Benefit

Health-Insurance-And-Tax-Benefit
Health is Wealth or You may say Health is the greatest assets for a human being. Our overall health is severely affected by our lifestyle. Unhealthy Eating Habits, Lack of Adequate Sleep, Stress can affect our health. A Mediclaim policy acts as savior & it protect you from facing a financial crunch in a medical emergency. Since Inflation has made medical bills costlier, having a heath insurance policy is necessary as other necessities.

There are dual benefits of the health insurance. First it ensures your financial stability and give coverage against expensive medical bills and also offer you benefit of Tax Deduction under section 80D upto Rs.25,000/- to Rs.30,000/- (for Senior citizen).

In order to enjoy tax deductions along with health coverage, you need to check which policy suits you & your family and how much premium required for. The premium amount paid by you can be utilize as Tax Rebate Tool. Remember, if the premium paid by your employer, you will not be eligible for tax rebate. Under the IT Act, 1961 medical allowance is not considered as an allowance, which is exempted. 

Generally, medical allowance is confused with medical reimbursement. Medical reimbursement is paid by an employer to their employees when they submit medical bills. 

When it comes to tax planning, people generally don't consider their parent's health insurance as a tax saving tools. If you are paying for your parents health insurance, you can claim upto Rs.30,000/- as tax deduction benefit in your annual income tax return. 

Which is better Paid-Up or Surrender?

Which-is-Better-Paid-Up-of-Surrender-of-LIC-Policy !!
A life insurance policy in which if all the premium payments are complete till some specified period and insured person is free of all payment obligations and the policy stays intact until insured's death or termination by its maturity or Surrender of the policy is called Paid-Up Policy.

Life Insurance Policies usually last the insured person's lifetime or maturity period, but some some policies can be paid up completely till a specified period. Only Traditional Life Insurance Plans can be a Paid Up Policy. 

It is calculated as the ratio of number of premium paid to the total number of premiums payable multiplied by the Sum Assured value.

 i.e. Paid-Up Value = No. of Premium paid /No. Premiums Payable X Sum Assured.


For Example:  Pradip has one traditional Endowment Policy having Sum Assured Value Rs.2,00,000/- and the policy tenure is 16 years. Unfortunately Pradip did not able to continue his policy after continuing is upto 8 years full premium paid. 
Now from very next year he did not paid any due premium to make it continue, hence very next year this policy become automatically a Paid-Up policy.

Which is better Paid-Up or Surrender of Policy?
Now, Pradip has two option either he can go and surrender his policy by providing all necessary documents to the branch or let it become Paid-Up.

Also Read : How To Surrender An LIC Policy ??

A Policy can be paid-up from next premium due. Suppose I continue my policy up-to 8 years and from next year I fail to pay premium then it become automatically Paid-up to its proportionate to its  premium paid ; Payable And Sum Assured.

Every Insurance Plan has it surrender value which can be known from servicing branch. Its is approx 30% of Sum Assured in regular plan and up-to 90% in single premium plan.

If we calculate in both condition then we can make comparison itself and understand which is better. For Example you have S.A.=2,00,000/-; Tenure - 16 Years; Premium - Rs.13000 (Approx); Premium Paid up-to full 8 years.

Surrender Value : Rs.2,00,000 X 30% = Rs.60,000/-  (Immediate Payment)

Paid-Up Value : Rs.2,00,000 X 8/16 = Rs.1,00,000/- + Vested Bonus  (Payment after death or maturity)

You can decide which is better. On Surrender you will get immediate payment while on letting Paid-Up of Policy you will get after death or maturity which ever is earlier)
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