Section 12A - Page 4

Examining application of income towards charitable objects while granting registration U/s. 12A not permitted

Bhartiya Kisan Sangh Sewa Niketan Vs. CIT (ITAT Delhi)

CIT(E), at the stage of granting registration under section 12A was required to examine objects of society and not the application of income which would to be undertaken by AO on a year to year basis therefore, assessee’s objective being charitable within the meaning of section 2(15), CIT(E) was not justified in denying the registratio...

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Challenge pending cannot be equated to challenge succeeding: Bombay HC

CIT Vs Bharati Vidyapeeth (Bombay High Court)

CIT Vs Bharati Vidyapeeth (Bombay High Court); The only argument is, namely, if the Revenue succeeds in the Appeal challenging the order of the Tribunal restoring assessee’s registration, then it may be open for the Revenue to tax its income and by holding that both Sections 11 and 12 of the IT Act have no application […]...

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Surplus generation from charitable activities did not dis-entitle assessee from registration U/s. 12A

Yashaswi Education Society Vs CIT (ITAT Pune)

This appeal by the assessee is directed against the order of Commissioner of Income Tax -I, Pune dated 29-11-2013 rejecting the application of the assessee for grant of registration under section 12AA(1)(b)(ii) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to as the Act)....

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Registration u/s 12A cannot be denied to a Trust for mere Fee Collection

Gyaan Vikas Foundation Siliguri Vs C.I.T. (ITAT Kolkata)

There is nothing brought on record to show that the activities of the assessee are driven by profit motive. In these circumstances we are of the view that the conditions for grant of registration u/s 12AA of the Act are duly satisfied as the activities of the assessee are genuine and its objects are also charitable....

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Mere surplus year after year cannot be deciding factor to deny exemption U/s. 11

ACIT (Exemption) Vs. ACIT (Exemption) (ITAT Jaipur)

Assessee society is generating surplus year after year is not the deciding factor to determine whether it is eligible for exemption under section 11 of the Act. And on this ground alone, the exemption claimed by the assessee society under section 11 can not be denied. What is relevant to examine is whether the surplus so generated is plou...

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Exemption U/s. 11 /12 cannot be denied by invoking Section 2(15) merely for profit from imparting of education

Society for Participatory Research In Asia Vs. ITO (Delhi High Court)

The assessee was a recipient of research and training grant and other income to the tune of Rs. 1.36 crores. The AO determined that the latter were commercial receipts and guided by proviso to Section 2(15) and held that the assessee could not avail the benefit under section 11(23) of the Act. The ITAT relied […]...

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Trust Registration cannot be denied for absence of dissolution clause in Trust Deed

Kamla Nevatia Charitable Trust Vs Dit (Exemption) (ITAT Mumbai)

DIT-E had denied registration to assessee-trust because he was of opinion that in absence of dissolution-clause assessee-trust was not entitled for registration....

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Pre-School falls in the term 'education' as envisaged u/s 2(15)

Green Acres Educational Trust Vs. DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

The education has got different meaning, purpose or object for each person depending upon its position and background. We have education of various types e.g. Pre-schooling, schooling, higher education, professional education, vocational training, professions training etc etc....

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Earning of profit from an incidental activity does not affect charitable status

DIT Vs M/s Lala Lajpatrai Memorial Trust (Bombay High Court)

Even after amendment of the Trust Deed the main object of the trust was to promote education. Letting out was incidental and not the principle activity of the assessee trust.Thus carrying out such incidental activity and the income derived from it is used for the educational institute and not for any particular person & thus newly inserte...

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Coaching Class Income of ICAI is exempt

Dy. Director of Income Tax (E) Vs ICAI (ITAT Delhi)

The assessee is registered u/s. 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred the Act) and has been claiming exemption u/s. 11 of the Act which has been denied by the Assessing Officer mainly on the ground that the assessee is involved in commercial activities as the assessee receives coaching fees from the students of CA while gi...

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