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Submission of certificate for claiming deductions in respect of donations made by an employee to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and the Lieutenant Governor’s Relief Fund

In view of the occurrence of unforeseen national calamities of immense magnitude like the Orissa Cyclone, employees of the Central Government, State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Private Sector Companies and Corporations, and local authorities are making donations to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or the Lieutenant Governor’s Relief Fund through their respective employers/organisations. An employ­ee who is making such donations towards these funds is eligible to claim deduction under section 80G of the Income-tax Act, 1961. However, it may not be possible for every employee to obtain separate certificates in respect of donations made to such funds since the contributions made to these funds will be in the form of a consolidated cheque. It is, hereby, clarified that the claim in respect of such donations as indicated above will be admissi­ble under section 80G of the Income-tax Act, 1961 on the basis of the certificate issued by the DDO/Employer in this behalf.

Circular : No. 782, dated 13-11-1999.

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