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Section 12AA

Section 12AA of Income-Tax Act, 1961 deals with Procedure for Registration of a Charitable Trust or institution

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Understanding Section 43B(h) | Impact on MSME Payments

Income Tax : Understand the impact of Section 43B(h) on businesses: Learn about deductions for MSME payments and the importance of timely payme...

April 2, 2024 10542 Views 3 comments Print

Eligibility and process of Registration of Charitable Trust in India

Income Tax : Learn the eligibility criteria and step-by-step process for registering a charitable trust in India. Discover the significance, ad...

March 18, 2024 1428 Views 0 comment Print

Assessment of Charitable and Religious Trusts and Institutions

Income Tax : Analyzing the complexities of non-profit sectors globally, this guide on Assessment of Charitable and Religious Trusts and Institu...

February 2, 2024 7659 Views 0 comment Print

Section 115TD(3) of Income Tax Act Nightmare for Charitable Trusts

Income Tax : Explore the implications of Income Tax Act's Section 115TD(3) introduced by the Finance Act 2022 on charitable trusts. Learn about...

December 17, 2023 5679 Views 0 comment Print

Tax Treatment of Gifts Received By an Individual or HUF: Rules & Exceptions

Income Tax : Tax treatment of gifts for individuals and HUFs, covering monetary, immovable, and movable property, exceptions, and COVID-19 reli...

November 3, 2023 16557 Views 0 comment Print


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Request to relax confusion created in new registration regime for charitable organizations

Income Tax : Karnataka State Chartered Accountants Association made a representation on 31.10.2022 to Minister of Finance Smt. Nirmala Sitharam...

November 3, 2022 6951 Views 1 comment Print

CAG report on Income Tax Exemptions to Charitable Trusts & Institutions

Income Tax : CAG noticed ineffective monitoring of accumulation of income and its utilization, ineffective monitoring of receipts and utilizati...

August 9, 2022 1401 Views 0 comment Print

Representation on Issues in Registration of Charitable institutions due to order of CITs

Income Tax : BCAS representation in regard to the conditions set out in various orders of registration granted to Charitable institutions in re...

December 1, 2021 5172 Views 0 comment Print

Improper drastic changes in Income tax provisions relating to Trusts/NGOs

Income Tax : CA Shailesh R Ghedia president of BJP Professional Cell, Mumbai has written a letter to Honorable Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala S...

April 30, 2021 9156 Views 1 comment Print

Deferment for Approval/ Registration of Charitable Trusts & Exempt Institutions

Income Tax : Deferrement of Procedure for Approval/ Registration/Notifications of certain entities U/s 10(23C), 12AA, 35 & 80G of Incom...

May 9, 2020 9528 Views 1 comment Print


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Claim of application of income for charitable purpose u/s 11 & 12 cannot be denied on mere technicalities

Income Tax : Delve into the case of Asha Modern Educational Society challenging the denial of income application for charitable purpose under S...

March 20, 2024 462 Views 0 comment Print

Even if Form 10B is filed at a later stage, Section 11 exemption cannot be denied

Income Tax : Anjana Foundation Vadodara vs A.O.: Ahmedabad ITAT clarifies that advance filing of Form 10B isn't mandatory for claiming exemptio...

March 20, 2024 471 Views 0 comment Print

Political party required to furnish return within due date u/s 139 for claiming exemption u/s. 13A: ITAT Delhi

Income Tax : ITAT Delhi held that in order to claim exemption under Section 13A of the Income Tax Act by the political party it is necessary to...

March 11, 2024 327 Views 1 comment Print

ITAT Clarifies Section 80G Requirements: 6-Month Application Rule

Income Tax : ITAT Pune allows appeal by Kailash Math Trust against CIT decision, stating application for 80G approval filed within prescribed t...

March 10, 2024 1602 Views 0 comment Print

Microfinancing activity by charging exorbitant interest not charitable in nature: ITAT Bangalore

Income Tax : ITAT Bangalore held that microfinancing activities by charging exorbitant interest cannot be considered to be charitable purpose i...

March 7, 2024 303 Views 0 comment Print


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Clarification regarding Form No 10AC issued till the date of this Circular

Income Tax : PCIT or CIT can examine if there is any specified violation by the trust or institution registered or provisionally registered und...

June 3, 2022 15774 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT notifies New Income Tax Rules & Forms for Trust & NPOs

Income Tax : CBDT issues Notification no. 19/2021 dated 26/03/2021 pertaining to procedure for registration of fund/ trust/charitable instituti...

March 26, 2021 125856 Views 1 comment Print

New Procedure for registration, approval U/s.10(23C), 12AA, 35 & 80G deferred

Income Tax : CBDT has decided that the implementation of new procedure for approval/ registration/notification of certain entities shall be def...

May 9, 2020 7203 Views 0 comment Print

Bombay Public Trusts (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019

Income Tax : These rules may be called the Bombay Public Trusts (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019. 2. In rule 1 of the Bombay Public Trusts Rules,...

May 15, 2019 70869 Views 5 comments Print

Time allowed for filing of return of income by Trust claiming exemption

Income Tax : Thus, for a trust registered u/s 12AA of the Act to avail the benefit of exemption u/s 11 shall inter-alia file its return of inco...

April 23, 2019 29016 Views 3 comments Print


Comprehensive Overview of Section 12AA of Income Tax Act

February 9, 2023 31395 Views 0 comment Print

Section 12AA of the Act deals with the provisions that are applicable to the registration of a trust or institution under the Act.

GST, Income Tax, FCRA & Other Compliances of Charitable Entities

February 2, 2023 5895 Views 5 comments Print

3 essential compliances for charitable organizations: registration under Section 12AB, GST, & FCRA. Know your Income Tax requirements!

Draft Guidance Note: A Comprehensive Analysis Guide to Audit of Public Charitable Institutions

January 16, 2023 4317 Views 0 comment Print

Exposure Draft for the issuance of a ‘Guidance Note on Audit of Public Charitable Institutions under section 12A of the Income-Tax Act, 1961.’ The primary objective of this Guidance Note would be to provide direction and clarity for the audit of public charitable institutions, which are registered under section 12A of the Income-Tax Act, 1961.

Section 12AA: Registration cannot be denied without reasonable opportunity

January 16, 2023 1242 Views 0 comment Print

Action of the Ld. CIT(E) suffered from sufficiency of reasonable opportunity to the appellant to refute the rejection vis-à-vis to comply with the requirements sought, thus for the reason, we without commenting on the merits of the case, deem fit to remand the matter back to the file of Ld. CIT(E) for according reasonable & effective opportunity to refute the rejection vis-à-vis to comply with the requirements sought.

Development of skill is not the purpose to fulfilling to section 2(15)

January 12, 2023 819 Views 0 comment Print

J.K. Council for Social Welfare And Information Technology Vs CIT (Exemption) (ITAT Amritsar) Brief fact of the case is that the assessee-society had submitted an application for registration u/s 12A of the Act. The primary object of the assessee is that running and maintaining institutions in rural area, and enhance the poor marginalised youth to […]

CBDT circulars/ instructions are binding on revenue

January 3, 2023 3627 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Hyderabad held that CIT(A)/ NFAC failed to consider circular no. F.173/193/2019-ITA-1 dated 23.04.2019 and subsequent circular No.2/2020 vide F.No.197/55/2018-ITA-I dated 03.01.2020 which are issued by CBDT and the same is binding on the revenue authorities. Accordingly, matter restored.

Concept of deemed registration of trust not prevailing under Income Tax Act

January 2, 2023 951 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Surat held that there is no specific provision in the Income Tax Act that non-deciding the registration application under Section 12AA within a period of six months there shall be a deemed registration.

Application of income cannot be examined while granting section 12AA registration

December 31, 2022 447 Views 0 comment Print

It is settled principle of law that at the stage of granting registration u/s 12AA of the Act, ld. CIT (E) is not to examine the application of income, which is to be done by the AO on year to year basis at the time of deciding the exemption u/s 11 of the Act

Section 12AA Registration of Trust cannot be cancelled if objects & Activities are charitable

December 31, 2022 573 Views 0 comment Print

. The settled legal position is that while granting registration to a charitable institutions/Trust if it is at the commencement state the powers of the [CIT(E)] before whom the application is filed is limited to the aspect of examining whether or not the objects of the trust are charitable in nature.

Order denying Registration u/s12AA without proper due diligence is not permissible: ITAT

December 9, 2022 552 Views 0 comment Print

The ITAT allowed appeal of the assesse wherein the LD. CIT(E) have rejected registration under 12A of the I.T. Act, 1961, by observing that various allegations made by the ld.CIT(E) while denying registration u/s. 12A of the I.T.Act requires verification and proper appreciation of facts by the ld. CIT(E). In addition, it was also observed that the matter requires a revisit to the file of the PCIT for deciding the issue afresh and in accordance with law after giving due opportunity of being heard to the assessee.

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