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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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Eligibility and process of Registration of Charitable Trust in India

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Assessment of Charitable and Religious Trusts and Institutions

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Section 115TD(3) of Income Tax Act Nightmare for Charitable Trusts

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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...

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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 6981 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...

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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...

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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

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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

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Even if Form 10B is filed at a later stage, Section 11 exemption cannot be denied

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

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

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

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

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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 126390 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...

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Bombay Public Trusts (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019

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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 29199 Views 3 comments Print

Registration U/s. 12A not to be denied if objects of trust are charitable

March 1, 2013 7157 Views 0 comment Print

Tribunal vide their order dt.12.9.2011 had noted all the facts finding when it was the endeavor of the learned CIT to limit himself to satisfy about the charitable nature of the objects of the Trust and find the genuineness of the activities of the Trust. The undisputed fats are that the learned CIT in the second innings has reiterated that the activities carried out are the same as were before and therefore, there was violation of the provisions of Section 11 to grant registration u/s.12AA.

Carrying IPL matches is not a Charitable Activity

February 22, 2013 2602 Views 0 comment Print

In addition to the regular cricket matches, the assessee is conducting commercially oriented matches like Indian Premier League (IPL). Players of IPL teams are selected by sponsors to play under their brand names. Players are selected through auctions. Players choose that sponsor which offers the highest amount of money. IPL Matches are played with hype and celebration so as to create more and more revenue out of sale of telecast rights. All these activities when read together, one has to come to a finding that the entire activities of the Association is poised towards generating huge amount of income through the game of cricket.

Even if trust receipt exceed Rs.10 lakh AO can deny exemption but cannot cancel its registration

February 1, 2013 924 Views 0 comment Print

Order of ld. DIT(E) has clearly mentioned that assessee’s objects were in the nature of advancement of object of general public utility coming within the ambit of Section 2(15) of the Act. He had cancelled the registration only for the reason that the receipts exceeded Rs. 10 lakhs.

Before start of an activity CIT cannot question genuineness of the same to deny registration u/s. 12AA

January 18, 2013 1118 Views 0 comment Print

Under section 12AA of the Act, the Commissioner has to satisfy himself about the objectives of the trust and the genuineness of its activities. For such purpose, he has the power to call for such documents or information from the trust as he think are necessary.

CIT cannot deny registration of trust U/s. 12AA by examining activities instead of objects

January 18, 2013 1300 Views 0 comment Print

It would be relevant to mention here that the trust was formed on 11-1-2012, the application for registration under section 12AA was submitted by the appellant on 27-3-2012, i.e., within a period of three months of its creation. The school activities started in June, 2012. The appellant submitted its books of account up to September, 2012 before the Commissioner. The Commissioner, after examining the statement of accounts, for such a short period formed its opinion that the activities of trust were not charitable in nature. The Commissioner did not raise any objection on the objects of the trust. It was premature for the Commissioner to judge the activities of the trust by just glancing through the statement of accounts of the trust of such a short period.

12AA registration can be cancelled if main activities of assessee-trust were in the nature of trade & Commerce

December 18, 2012 1435 Views 0 comment Print

In the instant case, the assessee-trust is carrying on various activities in the nature of trade, commerce or business and rendering its services for the purpose of trade, commerce and business, because it is charging huge fees on account of various facts. No doubt, the assessee has given some explanation for charging fees by stating that it is charging fees as per rules framed by the Punjab Local Bodies Govt., which is clearly the admission by it that it is doing activities not for charitable purpose but for business purpose only.

Trust imparting education irrespective of caste, creed & religion entitled to registration u/s 12AA

October 26, 2012 2255 Views 0 comment Print

DIT (E) was not justified in forming an opinion that the objects of the assessee are for a specific community being violative of the provisions of s. 13(1)(b) of the Act. As a matter of fact, the assessee has been serving the public irrespective of caste, creed and religion by imparting education and, thus, it is entitled to registration u/s 12AA of the Act.

Exemption U/s. 11 cannot be denied for Acceptance of Shares as Corpus fund & Utilisation of its sale proceeds towards donation to Corpus of other trust

October 16, 2012 13466 Views 0 comment Print

Corpus donation could not be considered as general donation in AY 2006-07 and 2007-08, merely on the ground of its utilisation in AY 2008-09 for giving corpus donation to other charitable institutions. Further, as per instruction No. 1132/CBDT dated 05.01.1978, it has been clarified that the payment of a sum by one charitable trust to another for utilization by the donee trust towards its charitable objects is proper application of income for charitable purposes in the hands of the donor trust, and the donor trust will not loose exemption u/s 11.

CIT vs. Surya Educational & Charitable Trust (P&H High Court)

October 5, 2012 2279 Views 0 comment Print

CIT Vs. Surya Educational & Charitable Trust (P&H HC) – Section 10(23C) of the Act are the provisions of the Act in substitution of the earlier provisions of Section 10(22) of the Act as to which income shall not be included in computing the total income of any person. Therefore, the provisions of Sections 11, 12 or Section 10(23C) of the Act, deal with the income of a Trust or of the Institution and the circumstances as to when such income is to be excluded for computing the total income, but the basis of such benefit is the registration under Section 12AA of the Act.

Cancellation of Registration U/s. 12A for expenditure not related to aims & objects ?

September 20, 2012 3792 Views 0 comment Print

Registration Under Section 12A of Income Tax Act, 1961 can not be cancelled Merely because some amount has been spent by assessee-society which is not in accordance with its aims & objects

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