Section 12A - Page 5

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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Exit tax where charitable institution converts into non-charitable

In order to ensure that the intended purpose of exemption availed by trust or institution is achieved, a specific provision in the Act is required for imposing a levy in the nature of an exit tax which is attracted when the organization is converted into a non-charitable organization or gets merged with a non-charitable organization or do...

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Cancellation of Registration U/s 12AA(3) should be based on activities of Trust and not of Trustees

Friends of WWB India Vs Director of Income Tax (Exemption) (ITAT Ahmedabad)

In the case of Friends of WWB India Vs The Director of Income Tax (Exemption) Ahmedabad, it was held that registration u/s 12AA cannot be cancelled under the provision of section 12AA(3) unless the activities of trust are not found in accordance with the provision rather than the trustees....

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Common errors in taxation of charitable and religious organization

Very often we get involve in rendering of professional services to charitable and religious organization commonly called as NGO, NPO etc. These services include Auditing, Accounting, Taxation, consultancy, foreign transaction related issues etc. In this regard as far as taxation services are concerned some common errors frequently happen ...

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Registration u/s 12AA not to be denied to a trust not having any formal deed of trust, even oral deed may suffice

Tsurphu Labrang Vs DIT (Exemptions) (ITAT Delhi)

ITAT Delhi held In the case of Tsurphu Labrang vs. DIT (Exemptions) that Rule 17A itself provides that it is not necessary that the Institution/Trust should be established under an instrument. The Rule 17A does not prescribe that in case the Institution/Trust...

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