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Section 13B of Income-tax Act 1961-2017 – Voluntary contributions received by electoral trust

Detail analysis of the provisions of Section 13B (Special provisions relating to voluntary contributions received by electoral trust) of Income-tax Act 1961 as amended by latest Finance Act 2017.

Chapter III (Sections 10-13B) of Income Tax Act, 1961 deals with provisions related to incomes which do not form part of total income. Section 13B of Income Tax Act 1961-2017 provides for special provisions relating to voluntary contributions received by electoral trust.

Any voluntary contributions received by an electoral trust shall not be included in the total income of the previous year of such electoral trust, if—

(a) such electoral trust distributes to any political party, registered under section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951), during the said previous year, ninety-five per cent of the aggregate donations received by it during the said previous year along with the surplus, if any, brought forward from any earlier previous year; and

(b) such electoral trust functions in accordance with the rules15 made by the Central Government.

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