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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 10908 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 2007 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 8070 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 6213 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 16701 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 6972 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 1419 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 5199 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 486 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 573 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 375 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 1932 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 339 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 15894 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 126339 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 71040 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 29190 Views 3 comments Print


Approval u/s 80G(5) cannot be denied at initial stages for not undertaking any activity or Substantial Activity

December 6, 2017 1854 Views 0 comment Print

Mattapalli Chalamayya Charitable Trust Visakhapatnam Vs CIT (ITAT Visakhapatnam) If the activities of the trust are genuine, at the stage of commencement of institution, registration has to be granted automatically and claim u/s 80G of the Act can be followed with grant of registration. Ld. Commissioner (Exemptions) did not reject the request of the assessee […]

Registration U/s. 12AA(3) cannot be made before date of introduction of Sec. 12AA(3)

November 26, 2017 1449 Views 0 comment Print

U.P. Distillers Association Vs. CIT (Delhi High Court) In this case Assessee urged that, in any event, the cancellation could not have been from inception but only from the date Parliament amended Section 12AA, i.e. from 01.10.2004. HC  held that  that the cancellation of registration in this case could have related back only from the […]

Registration under FCRA cannot be denied to society on mere bald report on use of Foreign Contribution

November 17, 2017 4185 Views 0 comment Print

The petitioner – a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 – has filed the present petition impugning communications dated 01.08.2014 and 07.12.2015 (hereafter referred to as the impugned communications)

Merely charging of fees does not make an educational institute non charitable

November 8, 2017 1806 Views 0 comment Print

Jaycees Public School Vs. ITO (ITAT Delhi) We do not find that assessee is not engaged in the educational activities as merely charging of the fees does not make it existing for the purposes of the profit.

Hyderabad Cricket Association allowed to claim exemption u/s. 11

October 25, 2017 939 Views 0 comment Print

Hyderabad Cricket Association is not engaged in activities in nature of trade and commerce or business and therefore, eligible to enjoy the benefit of section 11 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Hyderabad bench said last week while disposing appeals filed by both HCA and the department.

Giving awards, felicitating eminent people and organizing public debates is not charitable activity

October 13, 2017 1122 Views 0 comment Print

Denying 12AA registration to a Trust, ITAT held that activity of organizing meetings and giving awards to eminent people do not fit into the definition of charitable purpose under Income Tax Act, 1961.

No S. 12AA Registration cancellation for non-start of charitable or religious activity

September 30, 2017 2223 Views 0 comment Print

Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be cancelled on the ground that trust has not yet commenced charitable or religious activity- CIT vs. Shreedhar Sewa Trust (Allahabad High Court)

At registration stage of a charitable trust u/s 12AA CIT not required to look its activities

September 24, 2017 1860 Views 0 comment Print

This appeal under Section 260­A of Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to as the Act, 1961) has arisen from judgment and order dated 12.04.2017 passed by Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Lucknow Bench A, Lucknow (hereinafter referred to as the Tribunal) in ITA No. 492/LKW/2016.

Cancellation of Assess Trust justified for accepting donation and giving back the same in cash

September 13, 2017 2211 Views 0 comment Print

These are appeals by the assessee against two orders both dated 25-2-2016 of C.I.T. (Exemptions), Kolkata (i) passed under section 12AA(3) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 withdrawing/cancelling the registration with effect from 1-4-2012

Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be denied for registration of society twice with Registrar of Societies

September 11, 2017 2463 Views 0 comment Print

A persual of rule 17A shows that the only requirement to seek registration under section 12A is to furnish documents evidencing creation of trust or establishment of institute in original, which assessee had duly furnished in the form of trust deed, therefore, denial of registration on the ground of registration of the society twice with Registrar of Societies, was not correct.

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