School fees for younger sister

Hi Pankaj Sir,

  1. I don't have a child education component in my salary structure.Can i claim the tuition/admission fess (around 8000INR) paid for my younger sister, under 80c?
  2. Also Can i claim optical bills (spectacles) under medical reimbursements ?
  3. Can i claim two LTA (travel with family) for FY 2012-2013 (i have not claimed it before in the 4 year slot of jan 2010 to dec 2013 )?
  4. Travel took place between two cities where State transport bus exist (no rail). But we traveled by private travels' bus. Will these tickets be considered and can i claim the whole amount of tickets ?
  5. Also me(private) and my father (central govt) are earning members, my mother (housemaker) and my sister (student) are not. Can i claim my mother and sisters' medical bills ? My father has not claimed this bills in his declaration.

asked Mar 23 '13 at 15:31 by cshekhar3334 311712


  1. 80C deduction for tuition fees spent for sister cannot be claimed. Its only available for children.
  2. Yes, you can claim optical bills for medical reimbursements.
  3. Only one travel in a year can be claimed.
  4. If state transport bus exists, maximum deduction would be same as fare on such bus. But you can show private travel bus tickets for exemption.
  5. Yes, you can show medical bills of mother and sister for medical reimbursements.

answered Mar 28 '13 at 23:20 by Pankaj Batra 5.2k320

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Thank you very much.
(Mar 28 '13 at 23:53) cshekhar3334

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