In this article I will be writing about the difference between EMI and pre-EMI. Most of the people heard about the EMI, not aware of the pre-EMI and the benefits involved in the pre-EMI. In this article we will look into more details about the pre-EMI and in what situation pre-EMI can be benefited your savings. I am looking to hear feedback from you after reading this article. Please post your comments about the home loans and EMI calculation at the comments section. You can subscribe to this blog here.
What is EMI?
EMI stands for Equated Monthly Installment.When you are applying for the loan, the loan amount has to be repaid in the specified number of months. That is called EMI. The EMI is calculated based on the interest rates, total loan amount and the tenure of the repayment for the entire loan. This will be decided by the bank once your loan application is got approved.
This process is very normal and everyone is aware of this term. But, there is another term pre-EMI, that is very less known to the people. In the next section we will look into that in details. Pre-EMI is one of the important fact which every buyer should know before applying for the loan when the building construction is not yet completed. After reading this article please talk to nearby banker to know more about the Pre-EMI and its advantages. The process for Pre-EMI can be different from each bank.
What is pre-EMI?
Sometimes the whole money for the house is not disbursed to the builders. For example, if you are booking an apartment to a builders in Bangalore city on March 2009, the estimated completion time for the project is March 2011. You will have the option to tell the bank to not disburse the entire amount before completion of the project, and tell them to partially disburse the money.
The partial disbursement will happen like when the builder completes the first four floors for the first disbursement and the next stage of disbursement will happen after completion of the eight floors. These are the agreements between bank and builders based on bank’s decision.Here the pre-EMI term comes into the play. The real loan repayment will start only when the entire loan amount is disbursed to the builders. While the bank is doing the partial disbursement, you will have to pay the pre-EMI, that is only the interest accrued on the disbursed money. In our example, you will have to pay the pre-EMI for the two years when the apartment is under construction.
Tax Savings on pre-EMI
You can use the home loans for tax savings only when the construction is completed. In this case, pre-EMI is paid while the house is under construction. So, you cannot use the pre-EMI as the tax deduction source. Once the construction is completed, the total pre-EMI interest paid is shown in the five equal installments in the subsequent years.
For example, if you have paid Rs.100000 as the pre-EMI, then Rs.20000 will be shown in the next five years as tax deduction. Note that pre-EMI is only the interest paid during the period. If you have paid any principal amount, that is not eligible for the tax deduction. That is lost for ever. Please consult your tax consultant carefully before taking any important decision.
In this article have explained about what is EMI and pre-EMI in the detailed manner. This will clear all your doubts about the pre-EMI and how to use the pre-EMI amount for the tax deduction. I am happy to answer all your questions regarding the home loans and tax savings. If you have any queries, please post it in the comments section below. I will answer your queries. Thanks for reading this article!!!
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