Deduction allowed to all types of tax payers –

This deduction can be claimed by any tax payer -individuals, company, firm or any other person.

Mode of Payment –

This deduction can only be claimed when the contribution has been made via cheque or draft or in cash. But deduction is not allowed for donations made in cash exceeding Rs 10,000. In-kind contributions such as food material, clothes, medicines etc do not qualify for deduction under section 80G.

From Financial Year 2017-18 onwards

Any donations made in cash exceeding Rs 2000 will not be allowed as deduction. Thus the donations above Rs 2000 should be made in any mode other than cash to qualify as deduction u/s 80G.

Amount of Donation –

The various donations specified in section 80G are eligible for deduction up to either 100% or 50% with or without restriction as provided in section 80G.

Donations with 100% deduction without any qualifying limit:

  • National Defence Fund set up by the Central Government
  • Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
  • National Foundation for Communal Harmony
  • An approved university/educational institution of National eminence
  • Zila Saksharta Samiti constituted in any district under the chairmanship of the Collector of that district
  • Fund set up by a State Government for the medical relief to the poor
  • National Illness Assistance Fund
  • National Blood Transfusion Council or to any State Blood Transfusion Council
  • National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities
  • National Sports Fund
  • National Cultural Fund
  • Fund for Technology Development and Application
  • National Children’s Fund
  • Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or Lieutenant Governor’s Relief Fund with respect to any State or Union Territory
  • the Army Central Welfare Fund or the Indian Naval Benevolent Fund or the Air Force Central Welfare Fund, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Cyclone Relief Fund, 1996
  • The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund during October 1, 1993 and October 6, 1993
  • Chief Minister’s Earthquake Relief Fund, Maharashtra
  • Any fund set up by the State Government of Gujarat exclusively for providing relief to the victims of earthquake in Gujarat
  • Any trust, institution or fund to which Section 80G(5C) applies for providing relief to the victims of earthquake in Gujarat (contribution made during January 26, 2001 and September 30, 2001) or
  • Prime Minister’s Armenia Earthquake Relief Fund
  • Africa (Public Contributions – India) Fund
  • Swachh Bharat Kosh (applicable from FY 2014-15)
  • Clean Ganga Fund (applicable from FY 2014-15)
  • National Fund for Control of Drug Abuse (applicable from FY 2015-16)

Donations with 50% deduction without any qualifying limit:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund
  • Prime Minister’s Drought Relief Fund
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust
  • Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

Donations to the following are eligible for 100% deduction subject to 10% of adjusted gross total income:

  • Government or any approved local authority, institution or association to be utilised for the purpose of promoting family planning
  • Donation by a Company to the Indian Olympic Association or to any other notified association or institution established in India for the development of infrastructure for sports and games in India or the sponsorship of sports and games in India.

Donations to the following are eligible for 50% deduction subject to 10% of adjusted gross total income:

  • Any other fund or any institution which satisfies conditions mentioned in Section 80G(5)
  • Government or any local authority to be utilised for any charitable purpose other than the purpose of promoting family planning
  • Any authority constituted in India for the purpose of dealing with and satisfying the need for housing accommodation or for the purpose of planning, development or improvement of cities, towns, villages or both
  • Any corporation referred in Section 10(26BB) for promoting interest of minority community
  • For repairs or renovation of any notified temple, mosque, gurudwara, church or other place.

Adjusted total income: Adjusted gross total income is the gross total income (sum of income under all heads) less the following:

  • Amount deductible under Sections 80CCC to 80U (but not Section 80G)
  • Exempt income
  • Long-term capital gains
  • Income referred to in Sections 115A, 115AB, 115AC, 115AD and 115D, relating to non-residents and foreign companies

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  1. Sandeep Jain says:

    If one has made donations in cash multiple times in a year to the same trust (having separate receipts), then can we mention each separately and get benefit under 80G? Total Cash Donation in the year are around 38000.

  2. BHARAT says:


    1. L Mohan Rao says:

      I have paid a donation of Ra.1.00 lakh to TTD for Annadana trust. It is informed that 50 % is eligible for claiming this deduction. My adjusted gross income is RS.8,45,000/-. Pl. inform how much amount is exempted under sec.80G.

  3. Deven Patoliya says:

    Any donations made in cash exceeding Rs 2000 will not be allowed as deduction. Thus the donations above Rs 2000 should be made in any mode other than cash to qualify as deduction u/s 80G.


    Above Rule For One Payment Or Aggregate Of Rs
    2000/- Or Various Recipt Of Donation Below Rs.2000/-


    i had a ngo this ngo registred 2012-13 so that ngo working social services, i diseded to apply80G&12A,
    how to apply tell me plece
    thanking you,
    ramesh y doddamani,
    , mobilNo:9900294310.

  5. monohar Chandra Koner says:

    My question :What percentage of relief available to Donation u/s 80G to BHARAT SEVASHRAM SANGHA or RAMKRISHNA MISSION amounting Rs.10000/-only.

  6. Narender Kumar Thakur says:

    What is the fate of donations to Akshya Patra(mid-day meal for School Children) &/or HelpAge India(for the benefit of disadvantaged elderly)- *whether donations qualify for deduction @50% without restriction of 10% of adjusted GTI?*

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