So the day after the plaster, Aarav and I bought the paint colors of Mr. Stark's choice and got down to work.
Every fall is an opportunity to get back up!!
Whenever Aarav acts like a baby, we let him know that he is being a baby. Especially at times he doesn't want to study. Its not that he doesn't like to study.. he just has some initial starting inertia.. once we are able to get him started then it is all smooth sailing.
Now, he has gone to the "Big school" in his 1st std. The campus is for big kids and he takes a lot of pride in now becoming one of the big kids.
But with greatness comes great responsibility. He has to study to stay at par with others. We used to tell him that if he doesn't study, then the teachers will send him back to the small school and back to being a small kid.
Today while we were having dinner this is what happened.
Aarav, "Te kai mini kg la nahi pathvat kahi!! Te fakta office la pathavtat punishment la."
(They dont send to the mini kg.they just send to the school office)
"Tula koni sangitla asa?"
(Who told you?)
Aarav, "Mi aikla. Asa badbad karat hoto mag teacher mhanle, 'Asa kela tar pathavin office la'. Mag!! Mini kg la nahi pathvat. Nusta office la pathavtat."
(I heard. We were talking so teacher said, 'if you do like this then I'll send you to the office'. She will not send to mini kg. . Just the office)
Kaustubh, "Tula mhanlya ka? Tu badbad karat hotas ka?"
(Did she say that to you? Were you talking in class?)
Aarav, "Ho. Pan mala nahi mhanlya. Mi ekdam gappa zhalo. Mag dusrya mulala mhanlya teacher. Mi aikla."
(Yes. But she dint say to me. I stopped talking. She said to another boy. I was just listening.)
"Mag office la gela ki kay hota?"
(And what happens if you get sent to the office?)
"Kai nahi. Asa sad face karun jaycha ani parat yaycha. Kahi hot nahi"
(Nothing. You make a sad face and go and then come back. Nothing happens.)
"Tya boy la pathavla ka office la?"
(So did he get sent to the office?)
Smirking Aarav concluded "Nahi. Teacher ni nusta asa ghabravla. Kahich nahi zhala"
(No. Teacher was just scaring him nothing happened.)
He just caught our lie!! And not only did he catch it, but also verified the complete authenticity, collected proofs and made us know that he knows we bluffed!! Lol!!
Little Smirky, cross checking, analytical toddler.
Who can claim a deduction under section 80DD?
As per Section 80 Deductions,Tax Saving
Deduction under section 80DD of the income tax act is allowed to Resident Individuals or HUFs for a dependant
-who is differently abled and
– is wholly dependent on the individual (or HUF) for support & maintainance.
Below are the conditions you must meet to avail this deduction –
#Deduction is allowed for a dependant of the tax payer and not the tax payer himself.
#The taxpayer is not allowed this deduction if the dependant has claimed a deduction under section 80U for himself/herself.
#Dependant in case of an individual taxpayer means spouse, children, parents, brothers & sisters of the taxpayer.
#In case of an HUF means a member of the HUF.The taxpayer has incurred expenses for medical treatment (including nursing), training & rehabilitation of the differently abled dependant or the tax payer may have deposited in a scheme of LIC or another insurer for maintenance of the dependant
#Disability of the dependant is not less than 40%.Disability is as defined under section 2(i) of the Persons of Disabilities Act, 1995
When the above conditions are met amount of deduction allowed is –
Rs 50,000 (in financial year 2014-15) where disability is more than 40% and less than 80%Rs 1,00,000 (in financial year 2014-15)
where disability is more than 80%These deductions are allowed irrespective of your actual expenditure.
Do note that starting financial year 2015-16 – The deduction limit of Rs 50,000 has been raised to Rs 75,000 and Rs 1,00,000 has been raised to Rs 1,25,000.
For more on this...
As a parent what do you need to do??
> Contact your local govt hospital. For eg, Sassoon in Pune.
> Apply for and get the Disability certificate.
> send the disability certificate along with 80DDB details to your CA or the finance department if salaried.
The deduction will be applicable according to the % disability mentioned on the disability certificate.
Exemption from payment of Profession Tax under Section 27A of Profession Tax Act, Maharashtra State – Any person suffering from a permanent physical disability (including blindness), being a permanent physical disability specified in the rules made in this behalf by the State Government, which is certified by a physician, a surgeon or an oculist, as the case may be, working in a Government Hospital is exempt from Complete amount of professional tax payable. To Claim Exemption individual shall forward the certificate to employer who will produces the aforesaid certificate before the prescribed authority in respect of the first assessment year for which he claims deduction under the act. Since Profession Tax is a Matter of state government so a disabled person working in as state where profession tax is applicable can check the respective profession tax law of their state to check if profession tax exemption is exist for them or not. In India In most states the Professional tax is exempted for disable person.
Read Below article for Profession Tax Rates Applicable in Maharashtra and also about exemption from Profession tax in Maharashtra to Handicapped Person with more than 40 % disability or parent of a physically disabled or mentally retarded child – New Profession Tax Rates in Maharashtra & Provisions
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What can a parent do??
Send the disability certificate of your dependant to your finance dept / CA.
Under the above rule you need not pay the professional tax.
This is over and above 80DDB deduction.
We speak Marathi at home and English in school. So relating the marathi words to english words is always funny.
Today Aarav was reading 'The Ugly Duckling' and suddenly as the ducklings were being bad to the ugly one, Aarav had an eureka moment.
Aarav, "he 'Duckling' mhanje Pushing ka??"
I explained it is not the same but after a large fit of giggles.
In marathi, 'dhakal' means to push and the pronunciation is very close to 'Duckle'. Typical english verb form, like sitting, playing, eating became Duckling.
Lol.lol lol. I am still laughing!!
Ducklings of joy!!!
I think it is time I'll need to paste a stunned look across my face anytime around Aarav. Today's discussion when watching tv.
There is a short scene in the Anjana-Anjani where the camera focuses on the well chised toplessness that is Ranbeer kapoor. Aarav was watching tv as well and is usually rather bored, but this time he was rather interesed.
Aarav, "Kasla sundar aanga ahe na"
(What a nice body he has!)
My jaw dropped 7 floors below and I am still gathering its bits. I looked at him and he was expecting some response. I had to say something, "huh? Sundar aanga ahe? Kasa kay?"
(Huh? Beautiful body? How so?)
Aarav reasoned quite clearly and gave a demo, "Ho, to doodh piyun excercise karato na mhanun."
(He drinks milk and excercises. That's why)
I clarified, "To doodh piyun excercise karto mhanun sundar aang ahe ka?"
(He drinks milk and excercises so he has a pretty body?)
Aarav, "ho. Asa mala vattay."
(Yes. Thats what I think)
"Barobar mhantoys tu." (I think you are correct) Said I and started looking for the television remote.
Im still stunned really. Please do return any bit of my jaw you can scrape off the floor?!
On voicing opinions... even strangely amusing or plain shocking ones!!