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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


Tribunal cannot direct Registration U/s. 12AA in absence of satisfaction of Registering Authority

May 28, 2018 756 Views 0 comment Print

CIT Vs A.R. Trust (Allahabad High Court) Section 12 AA of the Act provides that the Registering Authority after satisfying himself about the objects of the Trust and genuineness of its activities shall pass an order in writing for registration of the Trust or to refuse the registration. Therefore, satisfaction of the Registering Authority is […]

Registration U/s. 12AA can’t be denied merely because Few Objects of Society are meant for benefit of Members

May 19, 2018 828 Views 0 comment Print

In this Income-tax Appeal filed under Section 260-A of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the appellant Income Tax Department, has challenged the order dated 24.05.2017 passed by Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Jodhpur Bench, Jodhpur in ITA No.336/Jodh/2016.

Trust Created for Benefit of Particular Community or Religious Group cannot be granted registration U/s. 12A

May 17, 2018 6123 Views 0 comment Print

Briefly stated, the institution, Sri Visa Vadnagar Vanik Samaj, has earlier stated to have filed an application on 07-10-1988, seeking registration U/s.12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 [Act]. It seems the said application has not been accepted/rejected by the Department. For the A.Y.2003-04 the AO has rejected the claim of assessee for exemption u/s.11(2) of the Act and has added an entire amount of Rs. 2,53,146/- to the income of assessee.

Registration U/s. 12AA & sanction u/s 80G(5)(vi) cannot be declined for non-allowability of exemption claimed by the Assessee

May 14, 2018 1071 Views 0 comment Print

Shiv Public School Managing Committee Vs. CIT (Exemptions) (ITAT Delhi) 1. Briefly stated the facts necessary for adjudication of the controversy at hand are : the application moved by the assessee society for registration under section 12AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and for according sanction u/s 80G(5)(vi) of the Act have been rejected by the […]

Registration U/s. 12A of trust cannot be denied merely because it consists of Urologist Doctors

May 12, 2018 933 Views 0 comment Print

The Chhattisgarh High Court, in the case of Commissioner of Income Tax Central Revenue v. Chhattisgarh Urology Society recently announced that a society consists of urologist doctors eligible for registration under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act.

CIT can Cancel 12A Registration only on and after 01.10.2004: SC

May 9, 2018 1749 Views 0 comment Print

Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation(Gwalior) M.P. Ltd. Vs CIT (Supreme Court of India) It is not in dispute that an express power was conferred on the CIT to cancel the registration for the first time by enacting sub-Section (3) in Section 12AA only with effect from 01.10.2004 by the Finance (No.2) Act 2004 (23 of 2004) […]

Guidelines issued by CPC for claiming Exemption u/s 10 & 11

April 29, 2018 81603 Views 20 comments Print

As per the provisions of Income Tax Act, the exemption of income under sections 10 and 11 is governed by certain statutory conditions and procedures. In order to assist you in complying with these conditions and procedures, your attention is drawn to the following with a request to keep them in mind while filing Income tax return in ITR-7.

Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be denied for non-filing of returns and audited accounts

April 25, 2018 4044 Views 0 comment Print

Section 13 comes into play at the time of granting exemption under section 11 and not at the time of granting registration under section 12AA, therefore, CIT was not justified in denying registration on the ground that assessee trust had not got its account audited and not filed its return of income for preceding years.

CIT not to examine books while granting of registration U/s. 12A

April 22, 2018 2058 Views 1 comment Print

Vidyadayani Shiksha Samiti Vs. CIT (Exemptions) (ITAT Delhi) Coming to the powers of the Commissioner as to whether while granting registration under section 12A he is required to examine the books of account etc. or he is only to satisfy himself regarding the objects of the trust and genuineness of the activities of the trust, […]

Rejection of application for Registration U/s. 12AA for No beneficiary clause in trust deed

April 18, 2018 2847 Views 0 comment Print

Where application for registration certificate was rejected solely on the ground that trust deed did not contain the beneficiary clause; opportunity was given to assessee to make fresh application after incorporating the said clause in the trust deed.

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