Could someone share information on LTA Claiming?

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Could someone share information on LTA Claiming?

I have not claimed LTA in the last 4 years. I believe 2 times LTA can be claimed in the block of 4 years. So is it possible to claim those 2 at once in this year?

Also I have mostly booked the flight ticket for the travel via makemytrip. For example, if my starting point is Pune and my destination is Kanyakumari, makemytrip provides two tickets (i.e one from Pune to Chennai and another ticket from Chennai to Kanyakumari). Similary while return the vice versa (i.e one from Kanyakumari to Chennai and another ticket from Chennai to Pune). Does this journey considered as single trip? as I will be having totally having 4 tickets for up and down.

Also is web-check considered to be a valid LTA Proof? as i mostly prefer selecting my seats for all my travels in advance by doing web-check in?

Profile photo of Karthick Asked By: Karthick 2 replies 2 helpful answers Last Updated: 7 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Profile photo of KarthickKarthick
    Participant

    I have not claimed LTA in the last 4 years. I believe 2 times LTA can be claimed in the block of 4 years. So is it possible to claim those 2 at once in this year?

    Also I have mostly booked the flight ticket for the travel via makemytrip. For example, if my starting point is Pune and my destination is Kanyakumari, makemytrip provides two tickets (i.e one from Pune to Chennai and another ticket from Chennai to Kanyakumari). Similary while return the vice versa (i.e one from Kanyakumari to Chennai and another ticket from Chennai to Pune). Does this journey considered as single trip? as I will be having totally having 4 tickets for up and down.

    Also is web-check considered to be a valid LTA Proof? as i mostly prefer selecting my seats for all my travels in advance by doing web-check in?

  • Profile photo of Shweta RabadeShweta Rabade
    Moderator

    If you have not claimed LTA in a particular block of 4 years then you can carry forward one journey to the next block and claim it in the first year of the next block. Beyond this you cannot claim any journey that belongs to the previous block. Current block for LTA runs from 2014 to 2017.
    In the case of your journey from Pune to Kanyakumari you will be allowed travel tickets for economy class flights to the destination by the shortest route. To have more detailed information please read our blog on LTA.

    http://blog.hrblock.in/income-tax-knowledge/leave-travel-allowance-lta/

  • Profile photo of Rahul KohliRahul Kohli
    Participant

    I believe you can product all the four tickets and as long as you have your boarding pass, web check in should not be a problem. However if there is any other direct rote which is cheaper, then your company may consider that and not what you have submitted for LTA claim.

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