Thursday, 19 December 2013

Contribute to Akshaya Patra for tax deductible donations

As the dates for filing income tax nears, so does the search for different ways of availing tax deductible donations.  The well known Indian NGO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation gives its donors the provision of availing tax deductible donations for all donations above Rs. 500. Any contribution above Rs. 500 is 100% exempted from tax under section 35AC of the Income Tax Act of the Government of India. By contributing charitable donations tax deduction can be availed in different denominations depending upon the contribution made and the NGO that a donor is contributing to.

Tax deductible donations are indeed a win-win situation for both the donor and the beneficiary. When a donor contributes charitable donation tax deduction benefits him and the donated fund benefits the child or the cause. The donations for schools in India can benefit many children at the ground level. These schools give the children from economically backward sections the opportunity to get education. The Akshaya Patra Foundation, implements the mid-day meal programme in more than 10,000 such schools across India. The Foundation gives its donors the choice to contribute donations for schools in India by sponsoring an Akshaya Patra beneficiary school for a year. Sponsor A School For A Year today

This Indian NGO believes in complete financial transparency. The advantage of contributing tax deductible donations to Akshaya Patra is that the donor can have access to the Foundation’s financial statements and audits that is published in its Annual Report. Also the processing of the tax exemption certificate is done within 6 working days.

Against the charitable donation tax deduction can be availed for all modes of donation- online donation, offline donation and large donations too. Large donations include sponsoring a school for a year; sponsoring kitchen equipment; and sponsoring meal distribution vehicle. As a donor, you can get a break-up of the total cost of a meal at

It is a constructive move to provide help by through donations for schools in India, because it has the potential to benefit numerous children at a time. However, it might not be comfortable on everyone’s pocket. Also, donation of any amount has the potential to change the present for the better. Hence, a donor can choose to support a minimum of three children by contributing a tax deductible donation of Rs. 2250 to Akshaya Patra which will feed the three children for an entire year.

Think constructively, and take a forward step by contributing tax deductible donations. This will benefit you and the needy children in India too.You can also write to, if you wish to avail specific information about The Akshaya Patra Foundation  

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