Update on Sec 80 G- Donations for charity

                      

The Central Government has recently notified the Shri. Ram and Ramdas Swami Samadhi Temple & Ramdas Swami Math at Distt. Satara, Maharashtra to be a place of public worship u/s 80G (2).It means any donations made to this temple would qualify as deduction from the income u/s 80G.

Sec 80G specifies the various relief funds, charitable and religious institutions to which donation can be made for the purpose of claiming it as a deduction from the total income. These donations are allowed either up to 100% or 50% depending upon the fulfilment of conditions laid down in section 80G. In order to qualify as deduction, the donations exceeding Rs 2,000 should not be made in cash. It can be made in any mode other than cash.

The central government has the power to specify any temple, mosque, gurdwara, church or any other place as an eligible charitable or religious institution u/s 80G.The government can do this through notification in the official gazette.

To know more about such donations u/s 80G refer https://cleartax.in/s/donation-under-section-80g-and-80gga

 

(As per CBDT Notification No. 34/2017 dated 28th April, 2017)

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