Click on the questions below to learn the answers to some commonly asked questions :
Q. Is my donation tax-exempt?
Ans : Yes, all contributions to Plan India are eligible for 50% tax exemption under Section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act. Nikunj Foundation has recently acquired 35 AC accreditation.
Q. What is 35 AC?
Ans : The Income Tax Act of 1961 includes certain provisions which offer a 100% Tax Exemption as a tax benefit, to the Donors who contribute money to the NGO. Unlike the certificate granted for Section 80G, the certificate granted for 35AC is provided to any organization as a whole, but only to eligible and approved projects.
Q. Who can claim benefit under Section 80G?
Ans : Any tax payer can claim deduction. A tax payer can be as follows:
1. An individual
5. Resident or
6. Non resident
Q. If I pay donation in cash, will it be allowed for purpose of tax deduction under Section 80G?
Ans : You can get tax deduction under Section 80G on donations only if it is paid by banking channels i.e. cheque, ECS, etc. However, no deduction shall be allowed under section 80G in respect of donation in cash of an amount exceeding Rs. 10,000 from the assessment year 2013-14
Q. What should the donation receipt contain?
Ans : A donation receipt have following particulars:
1. Full name of done institution
2. Amount of donation made in the year
3. Details regarding certificate of exemption from Income Tax
4. PAN No. of Donee
Q. Can I submit donation details to my employer at the time of investment proof submission, to reduce my TDS outgo?
Ans : NO. You have to claim it at the time of filing your income tax return only.
Q. Do I have to submit donation receipt to claim deduction under Section 80G?
Ans : No. You need not submit the donation receipt at the time of filing the return. You can retain the receipt and will have to provide it to Assessing Officer (AO) if required at the time of assessment.