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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

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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 2061 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...

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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 6222 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 16710 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 6978 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 5202 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 582 Views 0 comment Print

Political party required to furnish return within due date u/s 139 for claiming exemption u/s. 13A: ITAT Delhi

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March 11, 2024 375 Views 1 comment Print

ITAT Clarifies Section 80G Requirements: 6-Month Application Rule

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March 10, 2024 1944 Views 0 comment Print

Microfinancing activity by charging exorbitant interest not charitable in nature: ITAT Bangalore

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March 7, 2024 345 Views 0 comment Print


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Clarification regarding Form No 10AC issued till the date of this Circular

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June 3, 2022 15897 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 126345 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 29190 Views 3 comments Print


Registration u/s 12AA cannot be denied by invoking provisions of section 2(15)

June 18, 2015 1802 Views 0 comment Print

Once the registration u/s 12AA granted to trust and the activities of the trust are genuine and as per object of the trust, CIT or any other authority empowered in this behalf cannot cancel registration on ground of involvement of trust in any activity other than charitable purpose.

Welfare bodies formed under state statute eligible for registration u/s 12AA despite charging fees for their services

June 10, 2015 1130 Views 0 comment Print

In the case of Pune District Security Guards Board vs CIT, ITAT Pune held that welfare bodies formed under Maharashtra Private Security Guards (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act, 1981 were eligible for registration under section 12AA even though they charge fee for their services.

CIT can look into genuineness of activities of trust to satisfy himself about its activities

May 5, 2015 696 Views 0 comment Print

CIT was entrusted with powers under section 12 AA to look into the activities of the trust to satisfy himself regarding the charitable nature of activities. Under Section 12A, the provisions of Sections 11 & 12 shall not apply in relation to the income of any trust

CIT can reject registration of society u/s 12AA if charitable objects are missing: HC

May 5, 2015 807 Views 0 comment Print

Punjab & Haryana High Court held In the case of CIT vs. Sri Guru Gorakh Nath Charitable Educational Society that power of the Commissioner to look into the objects of the Society and the genuineness of the same cannot be doubted when the basis is of non-supply of information.

3 Important Income Tax Case laws on Charitable or Religious Trusts and Institutions

May 2, 2015 14801 Views 4 comments Print

1. Whether the Tribunal was right in negating the assessee’s claim for accumulation of unspent income? 2. Whether repayment of borrowed funds utilised for construction of commercial complex augmenting income of trust and amounts to application of income for charitable purpose eligible for exemption under section 11?

Allowability of depreciation claimed during the course of assessment proceedings?

April 30, 2015 700 Views 0 comment Print

The assessee was not satisfied as the assessing officer did not allow the depreciation which was subsequently claimed during the course of assessment proceedings. The assessee in Cross Objection has challenged the order of the learned CIT (Appeals) in upholding the disallowance of claim of Rs.2, 57, 90,420/- made by the trust in respect of excess utilization made in the earlier years.

Registration granted U/s. 12AA(3) cannot be withdrawn on mere presumptions and surmises

March 10, 2015 1076 Views 0 comment Print

Section 12AA, which lays down the procedure for registration, does not speak anywhere that the CIT, while considering the application for registration, shall also see that the income derived by the trust or the institution is either not being spent for charitable purpose or such institution is earning profit.

Extension U/s 80G(5) cannot be denied for violation of section 13

December 31, 2014 1291 Views 0 comment Print

While granting the exemption or renewal of exemption under section 80G(5) of the Act, the role of CIT is limited to look into the nature of activities being carried on by the institution or fund and the violation if any, of the provisions of section 13 of the Act and its various sub‑sections are to be looked into by the Assessing Officer while deciding the issue

While granting Registration U/s. 12A CIT not required to look into trust activities

November 18, 2014 2193 Views 0 comment Print

At the time of registration under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, which is necessary for claiming exemption under Section 11 and 12 of the Act, the Commissioner of Income Tax is not required to look into the activities, where such activities have not or are in the process of its initiation.

Registration u/a 12AA cannot be canceled due to receipts exceeding threshold limit of section 2(15)

October 17, 2014 1151 Views 0 comment Print

Hon’ble Chennai ITAT has in the case of SAE India v/s DIT(E) has held that if the objects and activities of the trust are genuine than registration cannot be cancelled merely because receipts are exceeding threshold limit as provided under second proviso to section 2(15) of the Act.

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