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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 1347 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 11148 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 2817 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 8589 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 6723 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 9555 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 363 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 198 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 846 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 1869 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 16089 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 126864 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 71310 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


In absence of trust deed CIT cannot consider Trust Registration Application

April 20, 2017 1341 Views 0 comment Print

In the present case, the assessee was not having any trust deed. So it is quite difficult for the ld. Commissioner to arrive at a firm conclusion about the objects of the trust. In case the trust deed is being written after application for grant of registration, then that deed can never be seen through by the ld. Commissioner for satisfying himself.

Surplus generation from charitable activities did not dis-entitle assessee from registration U/s. 12A

April 13, 2017 1380 Views 0 comment Print

This appeal by the assessee is directed against the order of Commissioner of Income Tax -I, Pune dated 29-11-2013 rejecting the application of the assessee for grant of registration under section 12AA(1)(b)(ii) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to as the Act).

Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be denied for mere non filing of Return

March 27, 2017 1788 Views 0 comment Print

Advocate Akhilesh Kumar Sah Just because the assessee has not filed income tax returns in earlier years, it can not be said that the activities of the assessee of the charitable trust / society were not genuine and grant of the registration under section 12AA cannot be denied

Mere surplus year after year cannot be deciding factor to deny exemption U/s. 11

March 3, 2017 1902 Views 0 comment Print

Assessee society is generating surplus year after year is not the deciding factor to determine whether it is eligible for exemption under section 11 of the Act. And on this ground alone, the exemption claimed by the assessee society under section 11 can not be denied. What is relevant to examine is whether the surplus so generated is ploughed back in furtherance of its educational objectives and related activities or not.

Yoga a form of ‘medical relief and Propagation of Yoga constitutes imparting of education

February 25, 2017 4017 Views 0 comment Print

In a big relied to Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth, the Delhi bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has allowed exemption status under section 11 and 12 of the Income Tax Act.

Trust Registration cannot be denied for absence of dissolution clause in Trust Deed

February 18, 2017 9660 Views 0 comment Print

DIT-E had denied registration to assessee-trust because he was of opinion that in absence of dissolution-clause assessee-trust was not entitled for registration.

Registration u/s 12AA cannot be denied on town Planning Activities continuing from earlier years

June 18, 2016 1609 Views 0 comment Print

The Hon’ble Allahabad High Court after examining the said objects in light of proviso to Sec 2(15) has held that development authorities will not be hit by the proviso to Sec 2 (15). The reliance on the judgments by the Ld. DR are on different footing altogether. The reliance of the Board Circular is also not applicable in the present case as there was no change in the charitable purpose while doing the activity of development by the assessee.

Registration u/s 12AA cannot be denied for mere non filing of ITR

June 12, 2016 3082 Views 0 comment Print

Just because the assessee has not filed its income tax returns in earlier years, it can not be said that the activities of the assessee are not genuine. It has been held that non-filing of return cannot be one of the reasons for denying registration under section 12A of the Act.

Coaching Class Income of ICAI is exempt

June 5, 2016 6505 Views 0 comment Print

The assessee is registered u/s. 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred the Act) and has been claiming exemption u/s. 11 of the Act which has been denied by the Assessing Officer mainly on the ground that the assessee is involved in commercial activities as the assessee receives coaching fees from the students of CA while giving coaching to the CA students.

No mandatory Trust registration cancellation u/s 12AA for Turnover

May 27, 2016 4426 Views 0 comment Print

It is clarified that it shall not be mandatory to cancel the registration already granted u/s 12AA to a charitable institution 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 activities of the institution

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