tax claim for dependent sster

Sir, I have an elder sister 27yrs old, unmarried, who had a renal failure when she was 12 yrs old and my mom donated a kidney then. since then, she has discontinued her education and on medication till now. My father is unemployed and i wish to know whether I can claim a tax exemption of dependent for the exp and her maintenance.
1)What can be the amount of exemption I can claim for? 2)under what head? 3)Should she have a Dependent certificate? I don't think she has one.

Rahul

asked Jul 03 '12 at 19:24 by dhatchayanim 12511


If you have incurred expenditure for medical treatment of a disabled dependant or have deposited any amount under a prescribed scheme for the maintenance of the dependent, you can seek a tax deduction u/s 80DD.

Tax payers are allowed a deduction of Rs 50,000. The deduction increases to one lakh in case of severe disability (disability of more than 80%).

The dependent should have atleast disability of 40% to claim tax benefit and a copy of disability certificate is needed from govt medical officer.

answered Jul 04 '12 at 01:09 by Pankaj Batra 5.2k320

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