authenticity of proof

Respected Members

As per the Circular 05/2011, it has now made mandatory for the employees to mention the PAN number of the landlord in case the rent paid by the employee exceeds Rs. 180,000/-.


1.       What documents should the DDO/Employer ask for to confirm that PAN mentioned by the employee is fake or not? (As the circular did not asked for taking the copy of PAN)

2.   The act/rule/circular did not specifically mention what document should be considered for allowing the deduction/exemption,in this situation how the employer should safe guard its accountability?

3.    What are the documents/proof the employer should have inorder to mitigate the above accountability on allowing the deduction on House Rent Allowance?


Though DDO has right to reject the claim in case not satisfied about the genuineness of the employees claim & can ask the employee to claim the deduction/rebate by filing his return of income and furnishing the necessary proof to the satisfaction of the Assessing Officer. But this would lead to major HR issue for the company and can be accuse non friendly towards to the employee.

 Please advice how to tackle this issue.

Many thanks

Warm Regards





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