Section 12AA

Taxation Aspects of Charitable Trusts

Income Tax - Charitable Trust is meant for public service and not for profit. Hence the Honorable Government has given exemptions in the form section 11 and 12. It will bring lot of tax benefits to the trusts and it can utilize the funds for its objectives. From the assessment year 2018-19 onwards, filing of return is to be done within the due date to...

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Guidelines issued by CPC for claiming Exemption u/s 10 & 11

Income Tax - As per the provisions of Income Tax Act, the exemption of income under sections 10 and 11 is governed by certain statutory conditions and procedures. In order to assist you in complying with these conditions and procedures, your attention is drawn to the following with a request to keep them in mind while filing Income tax return in ITR-7...

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Amended Rules for making Application for registration of charitable or religious trusts, etc

Income Tax - I have authored blog on the Concept of NGO and Step by Step Procedure for Registration u/s 12A.The existing Form No. 10A has been substituted vide CBDT Notification No.10/2018 dated 19/02/2018. Rule 17A has been substituted by the Income-tax (First Amendment) Rules, 2018, w.e.f. 19-2-2018. The amended rules provide for application for re...

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Benefits & Procedure for Registration u/s 80G of Income Tax Act,1961

Income Tax - Important Points related to Section 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961: It is important to note that when registration is granted under section 12A, it does not mean that section 80G approval has been given i.e. registration under section 12A will not provide automatic approval under section 80G. It has to be applied separately....

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Benefits of Registration u/s 12A of Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Section 2(15) defines Charitable Purpose and sections 11, 12, 12A, 12AA and 13 of the Income –tax Act, are the main sections that deal with scheme of taxation exemption in respect of income of charitable or religious trusts/institution....

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Budget 2010-11: Power of Commissioner to Cancel registration obtained by trust under section 12A

Income Tax - Section 12AA provides the procedure relating to registration of a trust or institution engaged in charitable activities. Section 12AA(3) currently provides that if the activities of the trust or institution are found to be non-genuine or its activities are not in accordance with the objects for which such trust or institution was establis...

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Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be denied for non-filing of books & vouchers

B.S.A. College Vs CIT (ITAT Agra) - B.S.A. College Vs CIT (ITAT Agra) Under section 12AA, CIT (E) was entitled to see as to whether objects of assessee were charitable in nature, and also whether activities were genuine or not. Examination of genuineness of activities would mean to see that activities were not by way of camouflage or ...

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Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be Rejected on the ground that trust formed to carry out CSR activities

Nanak Chand Jain Charitable Trust Vs CIT (ITAT Delhi) - These appeals are filed by the assessee against the orders dated 27/9/20 16 u/s 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 & order dated 28/9/20 16 u/s 80 G(5) (vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 passed by the Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemptions), Chandigarh....

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Corpus specific voluntary contributions received by trust not registered U/s. 12A/12AA not taxable

ITO Vs Serum Institute of India Research Foundation (ITAT Pune) - ITO (Exemptions) Vs Serum Institute of India Research Foundation (ITAT Pune) Corpus donations received by the Trusts, which is not registered u/s.12A/12AA of the Act, are not taxable as they assume the nature of ‘Capital receipt’ the moment the donations are given to the “Corpus of the Trust...

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Application U/s. 12AA cannot be rejected merely on account of extraordinary powers with managing trustee

ACE Vision Educational Vs CIT(Exemption), (ITAT Chandigarh) - Registration application u/s 12AA cannot be rejected merely on account of extraordinary powers with the managing trustee to appoint or remove other trustees and also to nominate their successor. ...

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Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be denied for registration of society twice with Registrar of Societies

CIT (Exemptions) Vs Shri Mahavir Jain Society (Regd.)( Punjab and Haryana High Court) - A persual of rule 17A shows that the only requirement to seek registration under section 12A is to furnish documents evidencing creation of trust or establishment of institute in original, which assessee had duly furnished in the form of trust deed, therefore, denial of registration on the ground of...

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No mandatory Trust registration cancellation u/s 12AA for Turnover

Circular No. 21/2016-Income TAx - (27/05/2016) - It is clarified that it shall not be mandatory to cancel the registration already granted u/s 12AA to a charitable institution merely on the ground that the cut-off specified in the proviso to section 2(15) of the Act is exceeded in a particular year without there being any change in the nature of a...

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CBDT to CIT(E)- Pass order U/s. 12AA within prescribed time or face action

Instruction No. 16/2015 - (06/11/2015) - Instruction No. 16/2015 Sub-section (2) of Section 12AA of the Income-tax Act 1961 prescribes that every order granting or refusing registration under clause (b) of sub-section (I) of that Section shall be passed before the expiry of six months from the end of the month in which the application was ...

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Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be denied for non-filing of books & vouchers

B.S.A. College Vs CIT (ITAT Agra)

B.S.A. College Vs CIT (ITAT Agra) Under section 12AA, CIT (E) was entitled to see as to whether objects of assessee were charitable in nature, and also whether activities were genuine or not. Examination of genuineness of activities would mean to see that activities were not by way of camouflage or bogus or artificial and […]...

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Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be Rejected on the ground that trust formed to carry out CSR activities

Nanak Chand Jain Charitable Trust Vs CIT (ITAT Delhi)

These appeals are filed by the assessee against the orders dated 27/9/20 16 u/s 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 & order dated 28/9/20 16 u/s 80 G(5) (vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 passed by the Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemptions), Chandigarh....

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Corpus specific voluntary contributions received by trust not registered U/s. 12A/12AA not taxable

ITO Vs Serum Institute of India Research Foundation (ITAT Pune)

ITO (Exemptions) Vs Serum Institute of India Research Foundation (ITAT Pune) Corpus donations received by the Trusts, which is not registered u/s.12A/12AA of the Act, are not taxable as they assume the nature of ‘Capital receipt’ the moment the donations are given to the “Corpus of the Trust”. Provisions of section (24)(iia)/12(1)...

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Application U/s. 12AA cannot be rejected merely on account of extraordinary powers with managing trustee

ACE Vision Educational Vs CIT(Exemption), (ITAT Chandigarh)

Registration application u/s 12AA cannot be rejected merely on account of extraordinary powers with the managing trustee to appoint or remove other trustees and also to nominate their successor. ...

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Taxation Aspects of Charitable Trusts

Charitable Trust is meant for public service and not for profit. Hence the Honorable Government has given exemptions in the form section 11 and 12. It will bring lot of tax benefits to the trusts and it can utilize the funds for its objectives. From the assessment year 2018-19 onwards, filing of return is to be done within the due date to...

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Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be denied for registration of society twice with Registrar of Societies

CIT (Exemptions) Vs Shri Mahavir Jain Society (Regd.)( Punjab and Haryana High Court)

A persual of rule 17A shows that the only requirement to seek registration under section 12A is to furnish documents evidencing creation of trust or establishment of institute in original, which assessee had duly furnished in the form of trust deed, therefore, denial of registration on the ground of registration of the society twice with ...

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Section 40(a)(ia) not applicable to charitable or religious trust before 01.04.2019

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Academy Vs I.T.O. (ITAT Kolkata)

Where the income of the assessee was exempt under section 11 and the assessee was not carried on the business, section 40(a)(ia) had no application. Moreover, the insertion of Explanation 3 to Section 11 by the Finance Act, 2018 making inter alia the provisions of Section 40(a)(ia) applicable in case of charitable or religious trust or in...

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Registration U/s.12AA cannot be cancelled for mere failure to communicate amendment in trust deed

Paramount Charity Trust Vs CIT (ITAT Ahmedabad)

ITAT held that If amended objects of the trusts are not non-genuine and charitable in nature, then mere failure on the part of the assessee to intimate this amended objects to the department would not goad the ld. Commissioner to cancel registration....

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Mere receipt in excess of limit in proviso to section 2(15) would not result in cancellation of registration U/s. 12AA

M/s Mumbai Port Trust Vs DIT (Exemption) (ITAT Mumbai)

This appeal by assessee under section 253 of income tax act is directed against the order of Director of Income tax (Exemptions) Mumbai, dated 22 November 2011 for assessment year 2009-10. The assessee has raised following grounds of appeal...

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Tribunal cannot direct Registration U/s. 12AA in absence of satisfaction of Registering Authority

CIT Vs A.R. Trust (Allahabad High Court)

CIT Vs A.R. Trust (Allahabad High Court) Section 12 AA of the Act provides that the Registering Authority after satisfying himself about the objects of the Trust and genuineness of its activities shall pass an order in writing for registration of the Trust or to refuse the registration. Therefore, satisfaction of the Registering Authority...

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