Tax Rebate for single mothers!


(Last Updated On: June 1, 2017)

It’s a good news for single married mothers, as the Union Women and Child Development Minister Meneka Gandhi has proposed tax rebates for women who are either separated, divorced or widowed.

According to her, this proposal has been sent to the Finance Ministry and the Prime Minister in order to reduce the financial dependency of single married women with children so that they can take better care of them.

There are over four crore such women, including separated, divorced or widowed, in the country comprising around 3 percent of the total population. The number of such women is likely to be much larger as many women are abandoned, deserted or unmarried and are not part of the census.

The ministry has also proposed the inclusion of the spouse’s name in the death certificate so that women can claim entitlement after the death of their husbands.

“We are also working with the office of registrar general of India as well as state governments to ensure that the name of the woman is compulsorily mentioned in the death certificate of the husband, this will ensure that a widow is facilitated in getting all entitlements after the death of her husband,” said one of the officials from the ministry.

The ministry has also approved construction of a widow home, which will be the largest in the country, in Vrindavan. It will have the capacity to house 1,000 women.

Tax2win welcomes this move of Meneka Gandhi and if this proposal gets accepted, it will definitely help in extra savings which will come handy in this male dominated society.

CA Abhishek Soni

Abhishek Soni is a Chartered Accountant by profession & entrepreneur by passion. He is the co-founder & CEO of Tax2Win.in. Tax2win is amongst the top 25 emerging startups of Asia and authorized ERI by the Income Tax Department. In the past, he worked in EY and comes with wide industry experience from telecom, retail to manufacturing to entertainment where he has handled various national and international assignments.