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FAQs by NGOS, Queries related to Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Q1 : Whether the Income-tax Act, 1961 is applicable to all the Voluntary Organisations who are engaged in socio-economic development programmes in India ? Please clarify. Ans : The Income Tax Act, 1961, is applicable to Voluntary Organisations which are engaged in public charitable or religious activity. Hence, Voluntary Organisations whi...

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NGOs urges Fin Min to continue tax exemptions for them in DTC

Income Tax - An NGO has urged Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to continue tax exemption for them in the proposed Direct Taxes Code in order to encourage non-profit organisations to undertake welfare activities. "Taxes will put a constraint resource generation of charitable bodies and reduce their ability to undertake welfare activities," Tax Payers ...

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FM holds Pre Budget Consultations with Different Non Governmental Organisations

Income Tax - Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee held a meeting with different Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to get their inputs for General Budget 2011-12, here today. This was the fourth meeting in the series of pre-Budget consultations held by...

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Government set to frame new accounting norms for non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

Income Tax - The government is set to frame new accounting norms for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as it looks to remove the veil over the flow and utilisation of funds by the sector that is not entirely above suspicion. The ministry of corporate affairs...

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Registration of Voluntary Organizations and NGOs for assistance under Investor Education and Protection Fund

Income Tax - The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has established the Investor Education and Protection Fund under Section 205C of the Companies Act, 1956 to undertake various activities for creating awareness amongst the investors. The Ministry invites credible vol...

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NGOs getting Government aid are Public Authority and covered under RTI Act, 2005: Delhi high court

Income Tax - The Delhi high court has held that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which get government funds should come under the purview of RTI Act making it mandatory for them to disclose information pertaining to their functioning. The term public authority has been given a broad meaning not only to include bodies which are owned, controlled o...

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Exemption to Trust U/s. 11 of Income Tax Act can not be denied if Payment made to concerns covered U/s. 13(3) not excessive

DDIT(E)- II Vs. M/s. Rock Church Ministries (ITAT Hyderabad) - DDIT(E)-II Vs. M/s. Rock Church Ministries (ITAT Hyderabad ) The purpose of section 13(1)(c) is to deprive a religious or charitable trust from exemption if it is found that its income is used or applied, directly or indirectly, for the benefit of the specified persons. Section 13(1)(c) carves out a...

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Exemption to Trust U/s. 11 of Income Tax Act can not be denied if Payment made to concerns covered U/s. 13(3) not excessive

DDIT(E)- II Vs. M/s. Rock Church Ministries (ITAT Hyderabad)

DDIT(E)-II Vs. M/s. Rock Church Ministries (ITAT Hyderabad ) The purpose of section 13(1)(c) is to deprive a religious or charitable trust from exemption if it is found that its income is used or applied, directly or indirectly, for the benefit of the specified persons. Section 13(1)(c) carves out a general exception wherein the provision...

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NGOs urges Fin Min to continue tax exemptions for them in DTC

An NGO has urged Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to continue tax exemption for them in the proposed Direct Taxes Code in order to encourage non-profit organisations to undertake welfare activities. "Taxes will put a constraint resource generation of charitable bodies and reduce their ability to undertake welfare activities," Tax Payers ...

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FM holds Pre Budget Consultations with Different Non Governmental Organisations

Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee held a meeting with different Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to get their inputs for General Budget 2011-12, here today. This was the fourth meeting in the series of pre-Budget consultations held by...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Government set to frame new accounting norms for non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

The government is set to frame new accounting norms for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as it looks to remove the veil over the flow and utilisation of funds by the sector that is not entirely above suspicion. The ministry of corporate affairs...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Registration of Voluntary Organizations and NGOs for assistance under Investor Education and Protection Fund

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has established the Investor Education and Protection Fund under Section 205C of the Companies Act, 1956 to undertake various activities for creating awareness amongst the investors. The Ministry invites credible vol...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

NGOs getting Government aid are Public Authority and covered under RTI Act, 2005: Delhi high court

The Delhi high court has held that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which get government funds should come under the purview of RTI Act making it mandatory for them to disclose information pertaining to their functioning. The term public authority has been given a broad meaning not only to include bodies which are owned, controlled o...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Bombay High court fined NGO 40 lakh

Taking a strict view of frivolous petitions that flood the courts, the Bombay high court in an unprecedented move has ordered a city-based organisation, the Bhrastachar Nirmoolan Sanghatana , to pay Rs 40 lakh as legal costs after dismissing its public interest litigations against a super-luxury tower on Peddar Road...

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CBI raided seven places of former Income Tax commissioner

The anti-corruption wing of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted seven raids, including four in Vidarbha, after they arrested a retired income tax officer in Mumbai for his alleged involvement in raising fund for his NGO misusing his official powers while serving as I-T commissioner between 2001 and 2009....

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IT dept refuses to disclose info on IAS officials under RTI

The Central Information Commission feels that details of property belonging to government servants and even judges of the high courts and the Supreme Court are subject to the purview of the Right To Information (RTI) Act but some government departments, including the Income-Tax department, seem to think otherwise....

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Adopt an Animal, GET I-T Relaxation

Adopt an animal by paying for its upkeep at the Nandankanan Zoological park and get relaxation in income tax here. The adopters will get the benefit under Section 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act, zoo director Ajit Patnaik told reporters on Friday at the launch of the programme to boost the park's conservation programme....

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