Query on schedule 80D of ITR2
I am an NRI and my parents are senior citizens living in India. I haven’t bought any medical insurance for them and I spent a good amount every year in their medical expenses and health check-ups. I would like to know if I can show some of these expenses in Schedule 80D of ITR2 even though they are not hospital bills and therefore I have a couple of specific questions on this:
1) Can I show the usual expenses on blood tests, X-rays, scans and other lab tests of my parents in the “Preventive Health Checkup” section of Schedule 80D or does it only include those health checkups which are done when hospitalised?
2) Can the expenditure on regular medicines bought from Pharmacy (for blood pressure, sugar etc.) for my parents be shown in “Medical Expenditure” section of Schedule 80D or does it again only include the hospitalisation expenses (i.e., medical expenditure incurred only during hospitalisation)?
I know that these sections have a maximum limit of 5000 INR and 50000 INR respectively but my expenses on these do not exceed the prescribed limits. Your apt reply to my questions above shall be greatly appreciated as always.
Asked 22 days ago in Income Tax
Thanks Mr. Arora and Mr. Dholwani for your prompt replies..
A follow-up question: Can I show the doctor-consultation fees as well? If yes, would this go under "Preventive Health Checkup"? Thanks in advance.
Asked 21 days ago