Tax Exemption for Tuition Fees u/s 80C

December 1, 2009

Income Tax

In my previous posts I have explained about the tax savings on section 80c and other useful articles on the tax planning, fixed deposit savings, etc. In this article I will write about one of the tax exemption components missed in my previous articles. Expenses incurred on tuition fees of your children also exempt under the section 80c. This article explains in the detailed manner. If you have any doubts please post it in the comments section. Subscribe to our future articles here.

Tuition Fees for Children

Full time education of any two children in any university, college, school or other educational institution, subject to over-all limit of tax deduction under section 80C. The maximum limit for the tuition fees is Rs.100000. That means one can utilize the entire exemption u/s 80c.

The following are the deduction allowed under tuition fees

  • Fees paid to regular educational institution irrespective of the class attended by the child.
  • Payment of fees to play schools or crèches will be allowed as deduction.
  • Fees for admission are excluded from amounts eligible for deduction.
  • The deduction is allowed only for two children.
  • Deduction is available of paid basis.
  • Adopted Child’s tuition fees is also eligible for deduction

The following are the deduction not allowed under tuition fees

  • Deductions not allowed for private tuition, coaching center.
  • University College School or other educational institution must be situated in India. It can be affiliate to any foreign university.
  • A late fee is not eligible for deduction.
  • Development fees or donation is not eligible.
  • Payment of fees for overseas education is not allowed.
  • Fees for admission are excluded from amounts eligible for deduction.
  • Transport charges, hostel charges, Mess charges, library fees charges incurred for education are not allowed
  • Spouse’s tuition fees is not allowed for deduction.

Summary

I hope this article would be very useful to get clear idea on the tuition fees allowed under the section 80c. If you have any doubts, post it in the comments section. Thank you for reading this article.

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45 Responses to “Tax Exemption for Tuition Fees u/s 80C”

  1. Iqbal Says:

    Hellow Sir,
    My deduction u/s 80C are 100000. but Tuition fee near about 70000/- is not included in this amount. can my wife include as deduction u/s 80c this tuition fee of my child in her return, because she is also Tax payer.

    Reply

  2. ravi Says:

    can i deduct tution fee paid for self under 80 c

    Reply

  3. naveen Says:

    am i eligible for tution fees exemption, if i pay for my own fees?

    Reply

  4. sunder singh Says:

    i m working and studing can i get exemption of my tution fees

    Reply

  5. Robin Says:

    Lot of Indians nowadays are either studying and working or taking time off from work to pursue a masters or postdoctoral degree. A few lucky ones would have their spouse supporting them by working, but the majority finance their education through loans and savings.

    Unfortunately for such persons, the Indian government deems them unworthy to receive a tax deduction for education. I find this very unfair as self education is also important and needs to be encouraged as part of an individuals effort to continuously upgrade himself/herself.
    My 2 cents worth is that the government just needs to lay down a condition that only full time or part time course leading to a degree or higher qualification from a recognised university will be eligible for the deduction, and then provide tax relief to all eligible citizens. This will reduce the chances of misuse of the tax rule, while allowing genuine taxpayers a relief for the EMI towards the education loan

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  6. Pankaj Says:

    Hi,
    I have a son who is in Jr. KG along with my nephew. I pay the tuition fees for both my son as well as my nephew. I wanted to know that can I claim tax rebate for the Tuition Fees I pay for my Nephew’s education.

    Kindly revert with your reply on [email protected].

    Thnx.

    Regards,

    Pankaj

    Reply

  7. Mangesh S Shinde Says:

    My questions is given below.
    1. What is amount for tax exemption for men for financial year 2010- 2011 decided by Government.
    2.What is limit of maximum amount for tax exemption under 80c i.e saving of mutual funds,insurence,LIC etc,
    3. What is limit of maximum amount for tax exemption under 80c for child’s tuition fees. It is included in above point no.2 amount or seperate.

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  8. Mangesh S Shinde Says:

    My questions is given below.
    1. What is amount for tax exemption for men for financial year 2010- 2011 decided by Government.
    2.What is limit of maximum amount for tax exemption under 80c i.e saving of mutual funds,insurence,LIC etc,
    3. What is limit of maximum amount for tax exemption under 80c for child’s tuition fees. It is included in above point no.2 amount or seperate.
    4. Is it any infra structure bond ready for tax benefit as per new financial year rule.

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  9. arvinderjit Says:

    Is there any age limit of son for getting exumption against his tution fee inder section 80C or up to any age if the male child is studying one can avain exumption under 80C

    Reply

  10. vsraju Says:

    iam payning the my daughters college fees Rs.14000/- pa. Collge autorities are giving the receipt in diffrent g\heads like lab fees etc… in such case is that amt is allowble for deduction u/s 80c. is ths amt in addition to 1 Lca. u/s80c

    Reply

  11. S.Chockalingam Says:

    I am Working as a Senior Executive-Finance in Rane (Madras) Limited, Pondicherry.

    Apart from this, I have Studied, MBA through Correspondence Course and ICWA.

    Can I Claim the exemption u/s 80 CC for Tuition Fees Paid for these two courses

    Kindly give your Comments

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  12. sushil Says:

    What amount of Tusion fee exempted for the F.Y.2010-11

    Reply

  13. Rizwan Says:

    I have paid tuiton fees for my brothers education doing MCA from an recognised college. Can I get exemption on my brothers tuition fees..which I am only paying. Please clarify.

    Reply

  14. giri Says:

    Private tuition means what?

    Whether this will include the tuitions conducted by the various tuition classes viz. Arjun classes, Vandana tuition classes etc., or the tuitions conducted by a single teacheer to a a single student?

    please confirm

    Reply

  15. MAHENDRA Says:

    Pls guide me

    Term Fee is included in Tuition fees or not

    Under 80C I will get deuction or not for Term fee

    Reply

  16. Milan Shah Says:

    Can i avail tax exemption for playgroup ?

    Reply

  17. AMIT BRAHMKHATRI Says:

    my question is as below :
    If an individual has taken exemption u/s 80C upto Rs. 100000/-. Can his wife take tution fee as exemption U/s 80C which not included in above exeption of an individual?

    Reply

  18. shakti Says:

    i m paid for my own fees can i eligible for tax exemption, plz clarify..

    Reply

  19. subhash thakare Says:

    pl guide, shall i get income tax benifit of tution fees paid included in 82-c amount of 100000/- or whether it is out of 100000/- limit.

    thank u

    thakare s c

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  20. Vinod Says:

    (1) If a person have more than two children, is the tution fee excemption is limited to the first two children or any two?
    (2) Is both wife and husband claim excemption for the same children?

    Reply

  21. Sachin Singh Says:

    Is the fees paid for courses through distance learning institutes calimd under income tax relaxation.

    Reply

  22. Sachin Singh Says:

    Is the tax exemption availble for fees paid to distance education.

    Reply

  23. Mohmad zuber Khan Says:

    i am pursuing the diploma course from recognized institute,can i get a ex-mention under section 80c from tax.

    Reply

  24. Avasarkar D.B. Says:

    I have been paying Fees for MSCIT for my self, Can I claim this for IT exemption under 80CC

    Reply

  25. Avasarkar D.B. Says:

    I have been paying Fees for MSCIT for my self, Can I claim this for IT exemption under 80CC.

    Reply

  26. satyanarayana Says:

    please inform i am paying my son school of Rs.20000/- ,can i get a exemption under section 80c from tax full amount or some amount

    Reply

  27. Bhuwan Says:

    Sir I have paid Rs.108500 for MBA eduction fee for my son in 3 installment in financial year, Can i get advantage of exemption under section 80c

    Reply

  28. Milind joshi Says:

    Sir,

    I have paid 56000 fees for self for distance learning MBA course, will i get the income tax rebate u/s 80c or 80e ?

    Reply

  29. ATUL A. PATWARDHAN Says:

    What is limit of maximum amount for tax exemption under 80c for child’s tuition fees.

    Reply

  30. Manish Says:

    I am Paying my Wife Tution Fees , can I claim the same as deduction u/s 80C.

    Reply

  31. Abhay Jain Says:

    Hi
    My baby age is 1.5 year and he is in private crèches so can i get tax exemptiom for his fees. i get proper fees slip from there

    Reply

  32. amit Says:

    Hi,
    can u confirm if i can get a rebate on my guitar classes fees. it is a registered institute.

    Reply

  33. Delonte Says:

    At last! Someone with real erxpetsie gives us the answer. Thanks!

    Reply

  34. assuntha Says:

    can rebate be claimed for payment of tuition fee for MBA/MCA under section 80c or is it only up to degree level and B. Tech level.

    Reply

  35. kumaran Says:

    am i eligible for tution fees exemption, if i pay for my own fees?

    Reply

  36. Gaurav Ahuja Says:

    Can I get tax deduction on Tution fees for self ?

    Reply

  37. kishan.s Says:

    can we have any GO number for 80c section tuition fee for 2children in 100000 exemption..?

    Reply

  38. G.Muralidharan Says:

    sir,
    if employee’s higher education tution fees can get income tax relief?

    Reply

  39. balaji Says:

    dear sir,
    my sister is studying mtech in correspondence in my contribution. i am the care teker for her semester fees. is it i clam tsx avidance by showing the recepit . is it possible

    Reply

  40. umpire Says:

    Questions are being asked continuously From march 3 , 2010 . But I find nobody is answering any of these. Better close this blog and inform all people at the earliest.
    13 Feb 2013

    Reply

  41. arun Says:

    Sir
    I want to know that wife education fees in deductible in income tax rebate..

    Reply

    • krishnas Says:

      Hello Arun,

      As the article clearly states, Spouse education fees is not deductible. So, you can not claim exemption for your wife’s tuition fees.

      Thanks,
      Krishna

      Reply

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