POSTED BY February 21, 2014 9:42 am COMMENTS (9)ON
I recently switched my job. I used to claim the medical reimbursement exemption for the whole fiscal year in Feb and March by submitting the medical bills to my employer. As per the IT rules, an individual can claim medical reimbursement exemption upto Rs 15000 in a fiscal year. But when I submitted previous year medical bills to my current employer, he refused to consider them for exemption. He told me that I can get exemption for the medical expenses after my joining date. I explained him the whole scenario but still he is not considering previous year expenses.
I told him that I do understand that I can get medical reimbursement for the period I have worked in your organization but I want you to consider the exemption for the medical expenses borne by me. But he refused to do so. Since the medical reimbursement exemption can only be provided by employer and there is no section in it return to claim it. Hence I couldn’t claim the exemption for the medical expenses. Is it possible to claim the exemption through any other way?