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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 7419 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


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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 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


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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 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


For Section 12AA registration assessee not required to furnish original MOA

September 3, 2020 2427 Views 0 comment Print

Arya Samaj Mandir Vs CIT (Exemption ) (ITAT Jaipur) From the facts of the present case, we noticed that the assessee had filed an application before the ld. CIT (Exemption) for seeking registration u/s 12AA of the Act. The assessee had also furnished the copy of MOA notorized by the Notary Officer, Bhilwara. However, the […]

Furnishing of Original copy of documents not mandatory for Section 12AA Registration from 19.02.2018

September 3, 2020 909 Views 0 comment Print

Shrimad Dayanand Shiksha Samiti Bhilwada Vs CIT (ITAT Jaipur) From the facts of the present case, we noticed that the assessee had filed an application before the ld. CIT (Exemption) for seeking registration u/s 12AA of the Act. The assessee had also furnished the copy of MOA notorized by the Notary Officer, Bhilwara. However, the […]

No exemption on corpus donation by exempt entity to other exempt entity

August 29, 2020 37035 Views 0 comment Print

As per the existing provisions of the Act, donations made by a trust to any other trust or institution registered under section 1 2AA or to any fund or institution or trust or any university or other educational institution or any hospital or other medical institution referred to in sub-clause (iv) or sub-clause (v) or sub-clause (vi) or sub-clause (via)

Concept of NGO and Income Tax Provisions

August 28, 2020 110643 Views 27 comments Print

Trust, Society and Section 8 Company can seek registration u/s 12A to claim exemption under provisions of Income Tax Act’1961, if certain conditions are satisfied. Section 12A deals with registration of trust and section 12AA deals with procedure for registration of trust.

Object beneficial to a section of public is an object of general public utility

August 18, 2020 690 Views 0 comment Print

Delhi Police Education Fund Vs CIT (ITAT Delhi) Assessee argued that the assessee is involved in promoting the post Higher Secondary Education and fulfils the test of Section 2(15) of the Act, the definition of charitable purpose. Ld. DR argued that the assessee’s activities are limited to the wards of the Police personnel. Hence, it […]

IDC receipts for State Government cannot be taxed in the Hands of Assessee

July 31, 2020 1224 Views 0 comment Print

The issue under consideration is whether the CIT(A) is correct in upholding IDC receipts as normal trading receipts ignoring that the money belongs to state government?

Section 12AB of Income Tax Act, 1961- Provisions & registration procedure

July 29, 2020 188040 Views 32 comments Print

Union Budget 2020 proposed significant changes in compliance and registration procedure of Religious or Charitable Trusts/ Institutions etc. which are registered under section 12AA of the Income Tax Act. Accordingly, the following amendment was made in the Finance Act, 2020 which reads as:- Under Section 11:- In section 11 of the Income-tax Act, in sub-section […]

Common errors in taxation of charitable & religious organization

July 29, 2020 134300 Views 42 comments Print

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 and by mean of this article I have tried to demonstrate those errors and also the corrective measures thereof.

New norms for registration of Trusts and Issues

July 28, 2020 23790 Views 4 comments Print

Introduction There is sea change in provisions relating to registration of trusts. Finance Act 2020 has set out norms for registration of Trusts. This article discusses these new norms in context of: 1. Trusts registered under old regime 2. Provisional registration of new trusts 3. Final registration of provisionally registered trusts 4. Renewal of registration […]

Registration of Charitable and Religious trust under income tax Act 1961 as amended by Finance Act 2020

July 19, 2020 25002 Views 13 comments Print

Income tax Act 1961 provides exemption to the Public Charitable trust and Religious trust (herein after referred to as Trust in this article)u/s 11(exemption from Income from property held for charitable or religious purposes) and u/s 12 ( exemption Income of trusts or institutions from contributions). However to claim exemption under the aforementioned section, the […]

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