Maintenance for minor children should be tax exempt

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Currently as per the existing laws, maintenance granted to a spouse (wife) and minor children under various provisions of law like Prevention of Women from Domestic Violence  (PWDV), Divorce settlement etc, are taxable as per the existing income tax rules. It is common knowledge that the amount of maintenance fixed generally never meets the needs of the child/children in question and in case the custodian parent is unemployed then it only compounds the problem. If such maintenance amount is further taxed,it only adds to the hardship the child/children are undergoing. 

It is my humble request and appeal to our Hon'be Law and Finance ministers to look into this matter and help lakhs of such children to lead a dignified life.

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