Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, 18th October, 2017.

PRESS RELEASE

Draft Notification of amendment of Rule 17A and Form 10A of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 –comments and suggestions thereof.

Vide Finance Act, 2017, a new clause (ab) was inserted in sub-section (1) of section 12A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) w.e.f 01.04.2018 to the effect that where a trust or an institution, which has been granted registration under sections 12A or 12AA of the Act has subsequently adopted or undertaken modification of the objects and such modification does not conform to the conditions of such registration, then such trust or institution shall be required to obtain registration again by making an application within a period of thirty days from the date of such adoption or modification of the objects.

As per the Memorandum related to Delegated Legislation laid on the floor of the Parliament along with the Finance Bill, 2017, the form and manner in which an application of registration u/s 12(1)(ab) shall be made to the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner for registration of the trust or institution subsequent to modification of its objects, is required to be prescribed.

The rules for making an application for registration of charitable or religious trusts under section 12A of the Act are laid down under Rule 17A of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (‘the Rules’). As per the Rules, the application, for registration of charitable or religious trusts under section 12A of the Act, is to be made in Form 10A.

Accordingly, subsequent to the aforesaid amendment to the Act, Rule 17A and Form 10A are proposed to be amended. In this regard, draft notification providing for the amendment of Rule 17A and Form 10A has been framed and uploaded on the website of the Income Tax Department www.incometaxindia.gov.in for comments from stakeholders and general public.

The comments and suggestions on the draft Rules may be sent by 27th October, 2017 electronically at the email address, dirtpl1@nic.in.

(Surabhi Ahluwalia)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media & Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT.

———————————-

F. No. 370142/14/2017-TPL
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
*******

New Delhi, Dated 17th October, 2017

Subject: Draft Notification of amendment of Rule 17A and Form 10A of the Income-tax Rules, 1962–comments and suggestions-reg.

Vide Finance Act, 2017, a new clause (ab) was inserted in sub-section (1) of section 12A the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) w.e.f 01.04.2018 to the effect that where a trust or an institution, which has been granted registration under sections 12A or 12AA of the Act has subsequently adopted or undertaken modification of the objects and such modification does not conform to the conditions of such registration, then such trust or institution shall be required to obtain registration again by making an application within a period of thirty days from the date of such adoption or modification of the objects.

2. As per the Memorandum Related to Delegated Legislation laid on the floor of the Parliament along with the Finance Bill, 2017, the form and manner in which an application of registration u/s. 12(1)(ab) shall be made to the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner for registration of the trust or institution subsequent to modification of its objects, is required to be prescribed.

2.1 The rules for making an application for registration of charitable or religious trusts under section 12A of the Act are laid down under Rule 17A of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (‘the Rules’). As per the rules, the application, for registration of charitable or religious trusts under section 12A of the Act, is to be made in Form 10A.

3. Accordingly, subsequent to the aforesaid amendment to the Act, Rule 17A and Form 10A are proposed to be amended. In this regard, a draft notification has been prepared and is as under:

“In the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereafter referred to as the Rules), in Part IV, for the existing rule 1 7A, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:___

“Application for registration of charitable or religious trusts, etc.

1 7A (1). An application under clause (aa) or clause (ab) of sub-section (1) of section 12A for registration of a charitable or religious trust or institution shall be made in Form No. 1 0A and shall be accompanied by the following documents, namely:___

(a) where the trust is created, or the institution is established, under an instrument, self-certified copy of the instrument creating the trust or establishing the institution;

(b) where the trust is created, or the institution is established, otherwise than under an instrument, self-certified copy of the document evidencing the creation of the trust, or establishment of the institution;

(c) self-certified copy of registration with Registrar of Companies or Registrar of Firms and Societies or Registrar of Public Trusts, as the case may be;

(d) self-certified copy of the documents evidencing adoption or modification of the objects, if any;

(e) where the trust or institution has been in existence during any year or years prior to the financial year in which the application for registration is made, self-certified copies of the annual accounts of the trust or institution relating to such prior year or years (not being more than three years immediately preceding the year in which the said application is made) for which such accounts have been made up;

(f) note on the activities of the trust or institution;

(g) self-certified copy of existing order granting registration under section 12A or section 12AA, as the case may be; and

(h) self-certified copy of order of rejection of application for grant of registration under section 12A or section 12AA,as the case may be, if

(2) Form No. 10A shall be furnished electronically,___

(i) under digital signature, if the return of income is furnished under digital signature;

(ii) through electronic verification code in a case not covered under sub-clause (i).

(3) Form No. 10A referred to in sub-rule (1), shall be verified by the person who is authorized to verify the return of income under section 140 of the Act, as applicable to the assessee.

(4) The Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the Director General of Income-tax (Systems), as the case may be, shall specify the data structure, standards and procedure of furnishing and verification of Form 10A and be responsible for formulating and implementing appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relation to the said form so furnished.”

3. In the rules, in Appendix II, for the ‘Form No. 10A’, the following Form shall be substituted, namely:

“FORM NO. 10A

(See rule 17A)

Application for registration of charitable or religious trust or institution under clause (aa) or clause (ab) of sub-section (1) of section 12A of the Income-tax Act, 1961

Download The Form 10A

5. The comments and suggestions of stakeholders and general public on the above draft notification are invited. The comments and suggestions may be sent electronically by 27th October, 2017 at the email address, dirtpl1@nic.in.

(Niraj Kumar)
Under Secretary (TPL)-I
Tel: 011-23095468
Email: ustpl1@nic.in

More Under Income Tax

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search Posts by Date

December 2020
M T W T F S S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031