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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 10923 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 2079 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 8100 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 6240 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 16716 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 6981 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 1425 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 5205 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 9165 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 9543 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 492 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 609 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 378 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 1959 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 345 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 15912 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 126378 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 7206 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 71046 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 29196 Views 3 comments Print


CIT(E) cannot examine Income application during Trust Registration U/s. 12AA

March 20, 2019 2466 Views 0 comment Print

Fateh Chand Trust & College Committee Vs CIT (Exemption) (ITAT Agra) Department Can Examine Only Object of the Trust and Not Application of Income at the Time of Granting of Registration of Trust FACTS – Assessee is society, engaged in running and maintenance of Fateh Chand Inter College. College is fully aided by UP Government […]

Deemed grant of registration under Section 12AA

March 15, 2019 1173 Views 0 comment Print

CIT Vs Gettwell Health and Education Samiti (Rajasthan High Court) Where the Commissioner does not pass any order even after six months from receipt of Tribunal’s order remitting the matter to him, the registration under section 12AA will be deemed to have been granted. This is subject to exercise of Commissioner’s power under Section 12AA(3) […]

Deemed Registration on Non-disposal of registration application u/s.12AA within 6 Months

January 24, 2019 4179 Views 0 comment Print

M/s. Kanchipuram Vaniga Vaisya-Dharma Paripalana Sangam Vs CIT (E) (ITAT Chennai) Admittedly, this application seeking registration u/s.12AA of the Act, was filed on 10.07.2014. The Sub-section 2 of Sec. 12AA stipulates that an order granting or refusing the registration under Clause-B of Sub-Sec.2 shall be passed before the expiry of the six months from the […]

Genuineness of activities of Trust cannot be looked into at the time of granting registration U/s. 12AA

January 16, 2019 1161 Views 0 comment Print

Shree Vimalnath Jain Swetamber Mandir Trust Vs CIT (ITAT Raipur) We find that the learned Commissioner (Exemption) has refused registration under section 12AA of the Act to the assessee since donations received were not properly accounted for and also because that the objects of the Trust was for betterment of Jain Community and for benefit […]

3 year delay in Section12A registration application condoned by HC

December 12, 2018 3606 Views 0 comment Print

Delay of three years in filing of application for registration under section 12A was condonable as assessee which was enjoying exemption from income-tax from its inception was suddenly faced with the prospect of being made liable under the taxing statute and due to same, assessee had filed applications under Section 12AA with considerable delay. 

Non-disposal of Section 12AA application within six months not results in deemed grant of registration

November 16, 2018 1659 Views 0 comment Print

Non-disposal of an application for registration, by granting or refusing registration, before the expiry of six months as provided under section 12AA(2) would not result in deemed grant of registration,

Section 12AA registration cannot be denied by giving vague reasons

November 11, 2018 2724 Views 0 comment Print

Rastriya Saksharta Mission Innovative Technologies Education, Khesra Vs. CIT (ITAT Delhi) Section 12AA of the I.T. Act provides that ‘Pr.CIT or CIT on receipt of an application for registration of a trust or institution under section 12A, shall after satisfying himself about the objects of the trust or institution and the genuineness of its activities, […]

Corpus fund cannot be taxed even if registration u/s 12AA has not been granted

November 10, 2018 7395 Views 0 comment Print

Civil Services Institute Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) It is observed from communication between assessee and Government of Uttarakhand Department of Culture, Tourism and Games, Dehradun, dated 01/12/14, that funds were released, as ‘corpus fund’ for operation of Civil Services Institute construction at Dehradun. It is also observed that only reason for disallowance of claim of […]

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

August 9, 2018 6189 Views 0 comment Print

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 […]

No charity in Mere supply of food to poor received from Govt or Intermediaries

July 23, 2018 882 Views 0 comment Print

CIT Vs M/s. Annadan trust (Kerala High Court) The sub-contract of the assessee cannot be considered to be a charitable activity, especially since the supply of food is with the funds of the State Government, received by the assessee as contract amounts. The activity of the assessee confined to such sub-contracts cannot be deemed to be a charitable activity and […]

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