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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 10374 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 1272 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 7425 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 5376 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 16515 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 6936 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 1398 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 5163 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 9519 Views 1 comment Print


Latest Judiciary


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 450 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 432 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 315 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 1302 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 282 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Notifications


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 15699 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 125646 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 7200 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 70770 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 28977 Views 3 comments Print


Section 12AB Registration Rejection: ITAT allows filing of Form 10A

February 15, 2024 1485 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Chennai rules in favor of charities, allowing Form 10A for 12AB registration after initial rejection. Detailed analysis on the verdict inside.

Section 69A: Cash Deposits during Demonetization not Taxable if Source Explained

February 14, 2024 1269 Views 0 comment Print

Ahmedabad ITAT allows Amikrupa Education Trust’s appeal, ruling cash deposits during demonetization with explained sources not taxable under Section 69A.

Funds Held in Fiduciary Capacity by Trust cannot be Treated as Income: ITAT Delhi

February 13, 2024 216 Views 0 comment Print

Delhi ITAT’s landmark decision: Funds received by charitable trusts under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in a fiduciary capacity are not considered income. Details inside.

ITAT Pune Remands Trust Registration Case for Further Review

February 13, 2024 192 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Pune directs reconsideration of trust registration under Section 12AA, emphasizing compliance with welfare legislation principles and natural justice.

CIT Cannot Cancel Trust Registration for Settlor’s Use Clause or Mutual Fund Investments

February 12, 2024 288 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Pune overturns CIT (Exemption)’s decision, allowing S.M. Batha Education Trust to retain its registration under Section 12AB, affirming its charitable nature.

No Time Limit for Existing Charitable Trusts to File Form 10AB: ITAT Pune

February 10, 2024 1479 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Pune held that time limit 6 months in filing of an application in Form 10AB for approval u/s 80G doesn’t apply to those trust/institutions which have already started charitable activities before obtaining Provisional Registration.

Assessment of Charitable and Religious Trusts and Institutions

February 2, 2024 7425 Views 0 comment Print

Analyzing the complexities of non-profit sectors globally, this guide on Assessment of Charitable and Religious Trusts and Institutions is key to understanding taxability of income & conditions for claiming exemptions. CBDT circulars & annexures included.

Acceptance and Payment of Loan in Cash: HC upheld Section 148A(d) order

January 29, 2024 3117 Views 0 comment Print

Explore the Kerala High Court’s decision upholding Section 148A(d) order against St. John The Baptist Church for accepting and repaying cash loans, deemed as income escape.

Exceeding gross receipts threshold under IT Act Section 2(15) doesn’t warrant cancellation

January 17, 2024 564 Views 0 comment Print

Charitable Registration cannot be cancelled even if  gross receipts exceeds threshold limit prescribed in proviso u/s 2(15) of Income Act, 1961 and For that particular year alone, the assessee’s activities would not to be construed as charitable activities and assessee would be subjected to tax as a normal business assessee.

Income already disclosed in ITR: Reopening after expiry of 4 years from relevant AY is invalid

December 23, 2023 14676 Views 0 comment Print

Bombay High Court quashes reopening proceedings in Shanmukhananda Fine Arts vs Dy. Director of Income Tax, citing income already declared in the ITR. Detailed analysis.

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