Deduction under section 80C for school education fees

Deduction under section 80C can be claimed towards school fees or tuition fees paid for the education of your children. A maximum deduction of Rs 1,50,000 is available within the overall limit of Section 80C.

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This deduction can be claimed by an Individual. The deduction can be claimed for maximum 2 children. It is allowed on the amount which is actually paid in the year.

The educational institution must be situated in India for the deduction to be allowed.

Eligible Payments – Here are all the school fees that can be claimed as deduction –

  • Play school fees
  • Pre-nursery fees
  • Nursery class and higher classes fees
  • University, college or other educational institution fees

Payments that are not allowed – The following payments towards the child’s education are not allowed to be claimed as a deduction –

  • Part time courses
  • Coaching classes or private tuitions
  • Distance learning courses
  • Donation to an educational institution
  • Development fees
  • Hostel fees
  • Late fees are also not eligible.

If you have any questions – write to us support@cleartax.in

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