06 February 2023
Hi Team, My Employer allows 3 days WFH in a week and not necessarily mandated that for every week. I have taken rent in Chennai, where me and my family stays on rent. 1 week in a month, I visit Gurgaon, my place of work and there I stay in a PG/ with relatives/ Oyo room. My HR have disallowed the HRA claim even though I have given the rental agreement, rent receipts. Please let me know what needs to be done. Is there any rule in income tax that rental accommodation needs to be taken only at the place of work? As far I read section 2A of section 10(13A) I do not get the impression. Please also note that all my documents (Aadhar, Passport, etc) have the address of Chennai and not Gurgaon. Also I'm having gas connection, Mobile connection, Jio Fiber Broadband connection all from this address
Question 2: I'm thinking of renting a flat in Gurgaon as well. I will be living in Gurgaon for 2 weeks and Chennai for 2 weeks. Can I claim HRA for both the rents paid? I will take a broadband connection as well in Gurgaon and will be paying the electricity bill in Gurgaon to show that I stayed in both places. This is in addition to the rental agreement and rent receipts paid for both these locations.