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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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Section 12,12A, 12AA, 12AB: Analysis, Registration Procedure, Exemption & FAQs

Income Tax : Understand the income of trusts or institutions, including registration, exemptions, and FAQs. Learn about Sections 12A, 12AA, and...

June 7, 2024 1287 Views 0 comment Print

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 11142 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 2781 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 8562 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 6705 Views 0 comment Print


Latest News


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 7050 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 1434 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 5229 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 9186 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 9552 Views 1 comment Print


Latest Judiciary


Temporary donations to other charitable entities did not violate spirit of Section 11

Income Tax : Delhi High Court allows exemptions on temporary donations by one charitable trust to another. Understand the implications and full...

June 13, 2024 336 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Directs Re-adjudication for Trust Registration Rejection Due to Gujarati to English Name Translation Mismatch

Income Tax : Explore the detailed analysis of the ITAT Ahmedabad order regarding the rejection of registration of Parul University Alumni Assoc...

June 7, 2024 195 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Condoned 852-Day Delay in Appeal filing by Ramji Mandir Trust

Income Tax : ITAT Ahmedabad condoned an 852-day delay in appeal filing by Ramji Mandir Trust due to lack of knowledge and ignorance, emphasizin...

June 5, 2024 834 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Upholds Cancellation of Registration for Trust Building Leasing Income

Income Tax : ITAT Pune upheld the cancellation of Golden Charitable Trust's registration, citing commercial activity from leasing property. Rea...

May 23, 2024 1860 Views 0 comment Print

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 498 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 16080 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 126861 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 7215 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 71292 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 29418 Views 3 comments Print


Format of Undertaking under Proviso to Section 2(15) of Income Tax Act, 1961

September 7, 2019 50145 Views 4 comments Print

Registration u/s 12AA of the Income tax Act, 1961 is a significant compliance requirement as far as Charitable Trusts are concerned. While making application to the Income Tax Department for Registration u/s 12AA in Form 10A, along with many other particulars, documents, trust deed, activity reports, financial statements, declaration u/s 13(1), an undertaking that the […]

Section 12AA Registration cannot be cancelled unless CIT / Pr. CIT satisfied that  activities of such trust or institution are not genuine

August 13, 2019 3813 Views 0 comment Print

St. Michaels Educational Association Vs CIT (Patna High Court) This Miscellaneous Appeal filed under Section 260A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’) is directed against the order dated 22.07.2015 passed by the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Patna Bench, Patna in Appeal Case No. ITA No. 141/Pat/2012, whereby the appeal […]

Income tax registration U/s. 12AA cannot be denied for one suspicious donation

July 20, 2019 1131 Views 0 comment Print

If the genuineness of a donation in one year is doubted, the addition, if any, can be made in the assessment of the relevant assessment year in accordance with law. However, that, by itself, would not be sufficient to withdraw the registration under Section 12AA(3).

Registration u/s 12AA cannot be denied for non-application of income for charitable purposes

July 17, 2019 3075 Views 0 comment Print

Since objects of assessee were duly charitable in nature and there was no dispute as to genuineness of its activities, therefore,  no registration could be denied under section 12AA merely on the basis that assessee was not carrying out activities for charitable purposes.

New Grounds for Cancellation of registration of Trust – Budget 2019

July 9, 2019 11037 Views 2 comments Print

Section 12AA of the Act prescribes for manner of grating registration in case of trust or institution for the purpose of availing exemption in respect of its income under section 11 of the Act, subject to conditions contained under sections 11, 12, 12AA and 13. Section 12AA also provides for manner of cancellation of said […]

Section 12AA Application cannot be rejected without affording opportunity of being heard to assessee

June 14, 2019 5673 Views 0 comment Print

As CIT(E) rejected assessee’s application for registration ex-parte under section 12AA without affording reasonable opportunity of being heard to assessee in terms of section 12AA(1)(b)(ii), therefore, the matter was restored back to the file of the CIT (Exemptions) for fresh examination and adjudication.

Additional Reporting by Auditors of Charitable Trusts under Maharashtra Public Trusts Act, 1950

June 5, 2019 68571 Views 6 comments Print

Govt. introduces Additional Reporting by Auditors of Charitable Trusts under the Maharashtra Public Trusts Act, 1950 to check Income Tax Compliances/Evasion. The Law and Judiciary Department, Maharashtra State, vide Notification Dated 15/05/2019, has framed the Bombay Public Trusts (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019, to introduce additional reporting by the Auditors of the Trust in Form IX-D, as under:

Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be denied to trust established to comply CSR obligations

June 2, 2019 2685 Views 0 comment Print

Escorts Skill Development Vs CIT (Exemptions) (ITAT Delhi) Merely because of the fact that the applicant company has been established to comply with the CSR obligations, the registration u/s 12AA of the Act cannot be denied, particularly when CSR activities are also charitable activities as defined under the Act. FULL TEXT OF THE ITAT JUDGMENT […]

Gross receipt cannot be taxed as Income even if Trust is unregistered

May 29, 2019 10914 Views 2 comments Print

Where the exemption claimed under section 11 and 12 has been denied by the Assessing officer, what can be brought to tax is the net income in the hands of the assessee trust and not the gross receipts.

Section 12AA Trust Registration Cancellation justified for Receipt of unaccounted capitation fee by educational trust

May 27, 2019 1809 Views 0 comment Print

Receipt of capitation fee by educational institution and non-recording thereof by assessee, educational trust, in regular books of account was in total violation of section 13(1)(c) and, therefore, cancellation of registration under section 12AA was justified.

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