The Government of India has made provisions to encourage people to make donations. This means that one (individual/organisation) can donate their money towards a social cause and claim exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Donating to an NGO is the best way to gain income tax exemption.

Donate to Akshaya Patra & save tax

While donating towards Akshaya Patra, you as an individual or a corporate can claim for a 50% deduction at the time of filing your income tax return. The Foundation is registered under Section 12A (a) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, and is registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882. Akshaya Patra is an implementing partner of the Mid-Day Meal Programme (now known as PM POSHAN) and has been feeding mid-day meals to school children since 2000.

THE IMPACT YOU HELPED US ACHIEVE

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₹4800 supports 4 families with 1 kit.

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*You will get your tax exemption certificate within 5-7 working days of making a donation.

*As per the Indian IT Department’s rules, in case you wish to receive the 80G tax-exemption certificate, kindly add your PAN number.

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As a part of its core service, Akshaya Patra serves nutritious meals to children coming from low-income backgrounds.
In the states where schools have resumed, mid-day meals are provided, and in states that still haven’t started operating, ration and education supplies are provided to mid-day meal beneficiaries and their families.

MID-DAY MEAL
PROGRAMME

As some states have given a Go green signal for reopening schools, locally palatable, mid-day meals are provided to children from challenging backgrounds, studying in Government and Government-aided schools.

₹1500 feeds 1 child/year

HAPPINESS KITS
PROGRAMME

To ensure continuity of nutrition and education, Happiness Kits are provided to mid-day meal beneficiaries. Each kit is packed with nutritious food items, immunity boosters, hygiene kit, and learning materials.

₹550 supports a child with 1 kit

FAMILY HAPPINESS
KITS PROGRAMME

Daily wage workers are dependent on their income to feed their families. Family Happiness Kits are provided to help their subsistence. Your contribution will provide food, hygiene & other essentials to underprivileged families.

₹1200 supports 1 family with 1 kit

 

Apart from providing mid-day meals, Akshaya Patra has always responded proactively to several crisis situations. Whether it was flood, cyclone, or earthquake, as a responsible NGO, the Foundation has worked tirelessly within and outside political boundaries of the country.

When you donate to this NGO in India, you gain benefitted with 50% tax exemption under section 80G as the Foundation is registered under Section 12A (a) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Frequently Asked Questions

As per the revised tax exemption act, effective April 1, 2017, When you make donations above ₹500 to Akshaya Patra, your donation amount will be eligible for 50% tax exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act. The exemption is calculated by reducing the donated amount from your taxable salary. For instance, if your taxable income per year is ₹2,00,000 and you make a donation of ₹5,000 then your net taxable income will become ₹197,500. Your tax will now be calculated on this new amount basis the prevailing tax rates.

A minimum of ₹500 needs to be donated to avail tax exemption under IT sec 80 G. However, cash donations above ₹2,000 are not applicable for 80G certificates.

We generate the tax certificate within 6 days from the date of contribution made through online donations. Including the courier process, it takes 10 days for the exemption certificate to reach you. If you contribute offline it takes 15 to 20 days. However, we may not be able to provide you a duplicate receipt. But we can send you the Income Tax Exemption certificate copy.

NRI (Non-Resident Indian) donors, who are Indian citizens, holding an Indian passport are eligible to tax exemption under section 80 G of the Income Tax Act. Don’t forget to mention your Indian PAN Card Number in the online donation form to avail the tax benefits. You can also write to [email protected] for any further queries. As a resident of:

  • U.S. - avail tax exemption by donating on www.foodforeducation.org - the U.S. chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
  • U.K. - avail tax exemption by donating on www.foodforeducation.org.uk- the U.K. chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

 

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