CBDT Notification for withdrawal of Transport Allowances exemption of Rs. 1600/- pm

CBDT Notification for withdrawal of Transport Allowances  exemption of Rs. 1600/- pm from AY 2019-2020

Rule 2BBA of the Income Tax Rules, 1961 exempts the transport allowance granted to an employee for commuting from residence to office is exempt to the extent of Rs. 1600 per month. 

However, as per Budget Proposals (2018-19) the standard deduction of Rs. 40000/- p.m. was made available from AY 2019-20 in lieu of transport and reimbursement of miscellaneous medical allowance.

Now the CBDT has issued notification omitting the relevant clause 10 in Table appearing in sub rule (2) of Rule 2BB.  

Withdrawal of Transport Allowances exemption-CBDT Notification

(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 17/2018

New Delhi, the 6th April, 2018


S.O. 1517(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295, read with sub-clause (ii) of clause (14) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:-

(1) Short title, Commencement and application. – These rules may be called the Income-tax (Third Amendment) Rules, 2018.

(2) They shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 2019 and shall apply to the assessment year 2019-2020 and subsequent assessment years.

2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, in rule 2BB, in sub-rule (2), in the Table, against serial number 10, the entries under columns (2) to (4) shall be omitted;

[F. No.370142/02/2018-TPL]


Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide notification No. S.O. 969(E), dated the 26th March, 1962, and was last amended by vide notification number G.S.R. 332(E) dated 03/04/2018

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