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Generate free rent receipt online

Avoid the last minute hassle of arranging your rent receipts for claiming HRA exemption. Use our free rent receipt generator and save taxes. It is fast, free, convenient and easy.

How it works?

It only takes 30 seconds to generate rent receipt


Tenant Details

Provide the name of the tenant and mobile number.


Landlord Details

Provide the name of your landlord,mobile number, address, PAN details (optional)


Property Details

Provide property address, rent amount and rent period. Download, it’s done! 👍

Significance of rent receipts

Those earning an income in India, salaried individuals as well as business professionals, are liable to pay taxes on their annual income under the income tax law. However, the same law also allows them a variety of deductions against the expenses made towards specific instruments. Those who spend a substantial part of their annual income in rent payments are also qualified to claim deductions against the annual payment under various sections of the tax law. However, to claim the deductions, the tenant in question will have to prove a proof of making these payments. That is when the need to produce house rent receipt or a rent slip arises. Unless you provide the rent receipts for income tax to your HR department at the time of investment proof submission, a substantial chunk of your salary might get deducted in taxes.

What is a house rent receipt?

A house rent receipt acts as a documentary record of your rent payment. A proof that the tenant has paid the rent, the rent receipt is provided by the landlord after collecting the rent. Rent receipt for income tax helps you claim tax benefits. The rent receipt will also act as a legal proof of the rent payment in case of a dispute between the two parties.

Why do you need rent receipts?

To claim house rent allowance (HRA), the HR department in your office will ask you to submit house rent receipts to your employer before the end of the financial year. Rent receipt for income tax deductions is important. Since most transactions take place online these days, you might be paying your rent through credit card or other online money transfer channels. In any case, you have to collect rent receipts from your landlord to claim HRA deductions.

Components of rent receipt

Rents receipts must carry the details as under:

  1. Name of the tenant

  2. Name of the landlord

  3. Address of the property

  4. Rent amount

  5. Rent period

  6. PAN of landlord(If rent payment exceeds Rs 8,300 monthly)

  7. Revenue stamp(Rent receipt with revenue stamp in cases where the cash payment is more than Rs 5,000 per house rent receipt)

Frequently asked questions about HRA

  • Why do I need to get a receipt from my landlord?

    Your employer needs a proof of rent payment to allow exemption on HRA. The employer is required to collect proofs from you before allowing any exemptions deductions. This is your employer’s responsibility as per the income tax act.

  • Do I need a lease agreement with my landlord?

    Yes, you need a lease agreement with your landlord. This agreement must have details of the accommodation on lease, period of lease and rent. This document may also have to be submitted to your employer.

  • Why does my company ask me to submit rent receipt proofs?

    To allow you exemption on HRA, it is mandatory for the employer to collect proof of rent payment. The employer will give you exemption on HRA based on these rent receipts. Your final tax liability will be calculated accordingly. Your TDS shall be adjusted so you don’t have to pay tax on HRA.

  • Do I need a receipt for every month?

    Usually, employers need receipts for 3 months or so.

  • Do I need the PAN number of my landlord?

    If the annual rent paid by you is more than Rs 1,00,000, it is mandatory to obtain PAN of the landlord and report it to the employer to claim HRA exemption.

    In case the landlord does not have a PAN, you can ask for a declaration to this effect from the landlord with name and address of the landlord. And keep it safely in your records.

  • Do I need a scanned copy of my landlord’s PAN card?

    No, you don’t need to keep a scanned copy of your landlord’s PAN.

  • I was not able to claim HRA from my company. Can I claim it myself?

    Yes, HRA exemption can be directly claimed in your income tax return. You can use this calculator to find out the exempt portion of HRA. This exempt amount has to be reduced from your total taxable salary. The net amount is shown as your ‘income from salary’ in your income tax return.

    In case you claim HRA exemption directly in your tax return, you must maintain rent receipts and lease agreement safely in your records; in case the assessing officer asks for them later.

  • I have changed jobs this year. Should I share my old rent receipts with the new company?

    If your current employer is allowing you HRA exemption from previous job's income, you may be required to submit your old rent receipts. Do remember to disclose your salary from your previous employment to your current employer in Form 12B.

  • My landlord is refusing to give me a rent receipt. What can I do?

    In case your landlord does not provide you a rent receipt you may not be able to claim HRA exemption. Do agree with your landlord regarding rent receipts before taking the accommodation on rent.

  • I was in a rental apartment for part of the year. Can I claim HRA?

    Yes, you can claim HRA exemption for the months you were paying rent.

  • Is there a deadline for submitting proofs (rent receipts) to my company?

    Since employers need to deduct and deposit TDS timely, they usually provide a deadline by which all tax proofs must be submitted. By submitting your rent receipts and other proofs timely, you can make sure no extra TDS is deducted on your income.However, do not worry if you miss this deadline. You can claim HRA exemption directly in your income tax return.

  • Do I need hard-copy of rent receipts or is a soft copy OK?

    Check with your employer about the format in which you have to submit.