Food Coupons, Meal Vouchers Income Tax - Questions & Answers

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Our Company provides subsidized food where employees pay Rs 25 and company pays the rest Rs 45 for a meal. For this purpose company printed paper food coupons (Rs.25 * 20 coupons per booklet =Rs 500) are issued to employees and amount is deducted from salary. My question is does the employee share qualify for tax deduction in their return?

You should check with your company’s Finance department if this food coupon is eligible for tax exemption. It will be tax exempted only if it is recognized by government of India.

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