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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 11046 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 2412 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 8322 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 6474 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 16815 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 6984 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 5211 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 9168 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 9549 Views 1 comment Print


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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 1689 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 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 666 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 396 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 2148 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 16011 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 126627 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 7212 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 71142 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 29310 Views 3 comments Print


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

April 18, 2018 2868 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.

Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be denied for Non-submission of Form 10B at the time of registration

March 11, 2018 1992 Views 0 comment Print

At the outset, Learned A. R. submitted that assessee is running a school and had been claiming exemption u/s 10(23C)(iii) and now the assessee had applied for registration u/s 12AA which the CIT (Exemptions) has refused relying on the provisions of section 13(1)(c) of the Act.

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

March 3, 2018 4101 Views 0 comment Print

CIT is not justified in rejecting registration on the ground that the non-production of books and vouchers means that the genuineness of the charitable activities cannot be verified. The CIT is entitled only to examine the objects of the trust at the stage of registration and not the books of account

Trade association established for serving common interest of a particular trade eligible for registration u/s 12AA

February 28, 2018 3129 Views 0 comment Print

Hyderabad bench of ITAT ruled that Telangana Corrugators Development Trust is a public charitable trust eligible for Tax Exemption. It is held so in the case of Telangana Corrugators Development Trust versus Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemptions) while allowing the appeal of Assessee.

S.12AA Registration cannot be denied to Trust created to carry out CSR Activities

February 28, 2018 5862 Views 0 comment Print

Just because the trust has been formed for complying CSR requirements it cannot per se be the reasons for denying registration under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act.

Registration U/s. 12A/ 12AA can be denied to Trust not applying its income for Charity

February 25, 2018 2661 Views 0 comment Print

Norka Roots Vs. CIT (Kerala High Court) As per Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, the Commissioner is empowered to call for documents or information from the assessee, which are necessary to satisfy the authority about the genuineness of the activities of the institution. The Division Bench of this Court had also directed that […]

Sec. 12AA Cancellation of Registration of society which collects huge fees although formed to run the dental college without any fees from students is justified

February 7, 2018 3042 Views 0 comment Print

Bhim Rao Ambedkar Educational Society Vs. CIT (Exemption) (Allahabad High Court) A categorical finding has been recorded that Society is not being run according to the objects, i.e., free health education and establishment of dental college without fee. He also pointed out that a Society if charging nominal fee to maintain its expenses etc., it […]

CIT cannot assess objects vis-a-vis donation at registration Stage

February 6, 2018 453 Views 0 comment Print

Section 12A of the Income Tax Act nowhere empowers the Commissioner of Income Tax to assess the objects vis-a-vis the donation received by the Charitable Trust in the first year of its establishment. At the stage of Section 12A the Commissioner is not to examine the application of income.

Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be cancelled merely because collection exceeds threshold limit provided u/s 2(15)

January 25, 2018 1050 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT has also clarified that in view of this position, it shall not be mandatory, for the registration granted u/s 12AA of the Act to a charitable institution, to be cancelled merely on the ground that the cut off specified in the proviso to section 2(15) of the Act is exceeded in a particular year without there being any change in the nature of the activities of the institution

Exemption U/s. 11 to 13 cannot be claimed in absence of Registration u/s 12AA

December 28, 2017 3615 Views 0 comment Print

We are of the view that assesse has not filed any Certificate of Registration granted u/s. 12AA of the I.T. Act, 1961, which is mandatory for availing the exemption u/s. 11 to 13 of the Act

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