Kerala was recently hit by the worst and the most devastating floods it has seen in more than a century. Many organizations are involved in flood relief work and showing their solidarity for the cause by raising funds and sending aid to the flood-affected areas in Kerala. If you would like to donate for the ongoing flood relief work and lend a helping hand to those in distress, you can do so through one of the following routes:
Chief Minister’s Relief Fund
Tax break: 100 per cent exempted as per income tax rule section 80G(2)(iii hf).
Contact details: Chief Minister’s Official Website: keralacm.gov.in
Chief Minister’s Grievance Redressal Cell: cmo.kerala.gov.in
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (applications): cmdrf.kerala.gov.in
0471-2517297, 0471-2115054, 0471-2115098
How to donate: You can donate through the portal. You can use the Net banking services of banks like State Bank of India, Federal Bank, South Indian Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Catholic Syrian Bank. Some of these banks will let you donate using your debit and credit cards as well. If you have an account with Airtel Payments Bank, you can use this route as well. You can use Paytm, too, to make your donation.
Art of Living
Contact details: Chandrasabu +91 9447463491; Vijayakumaran Nair +91 9744252288; Email: email@example.com
Habitat for Humanity
Tax break: All contributions to Habitat for Humanity India fall under Income Tax exemptions under Section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act.
Website: It is raising money through a fundraising platform for donations, Ketto: https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/HFHIKeralaDisasterRelief
There is an option to get a tax exemption certificate.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Vision India
Tax break: Its FAQ section says, “All contributions to World Vision India are tax deductible under Sec. 80-G of the IT Act. Exemption Certificate No. DIT(E) NO. 1146(164)/83 Dated 3/4/2008. Our receipt carries this message and the receipt will suffice for claiming tax exemption. The tax rebate is 50% of your contribution to World Vision India.”
Contact details: 91-44-2480 7070, 91-44-4228 7070.
Toll-free no. 1800 425 4550
Tax break: According to the Goonj website, “As per Indian tax laws, it is mandatory to have full name and address of a contributor else it’s treated as anonymous and is subject to taxation. All Indian contributions made to GOONJ are eligible for a tax deduction of 50 per cent u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961.”
Contact details: email@example.com
011- 41401216 / 011-26972351
Tax break: Your Contributions are eligible for 50 per cent tax benefit under section 80G. For a one-time donation, the Tax Exemption Certificate will be sent within 10 days of the realisation of your donation. For regular monthly donations, a consolidated receipt will be sent at the end of the financial year.
Tax break: All donations to HelpAge India are eligible for 50 per cent tax exemption under section 80G.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rapid Response India
Tax break: All donations to Rapid Response are 50 per cent tax-exempt under section 80G of IT Act, 1961.
Contact details: email@example.com
Image courtesy: The Art of Living (images of the ongoing relief work at the Art of Living)