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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 10911 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 2037 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 8088 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 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 16707 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 6975 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 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


Latest Judiciary


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 489 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 576 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 1941 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 345 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 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


Contribution received from commodity exchange exempt i/s. 10(23EC) of Income Tax Act

October 6, 2023 435 Views 0 comment Print

Held that prior to 1-­4- 2024 there was no bar on assessee claiming exemption under section 10 (23EC) and under section 11 and 12 of the act. Accordingly, contribution received from commodity exchange and members thereof is exempt u/s 10(23EC) of the Income Tax Act.

Section 10(23C)(iiiab) exemption not available to society not substantially financed by government

October 6, 2023 2670 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Raipur held that assessee-society not being wholly and substantially financed by the government is not entitled for claiming exemption under Section 10(23C)(iiiab) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Religious body providing renting of immovable property liable to service tax only from 01.07.2012

October 4, 2023 414 Views 0 comment Print

CESTAT Chennai held that appellant being religious body is liable to pay service tax for renting of immovable property only from 01.07.2012 and not before that date.

ITAT Grants Section 12AA Registration for Trust’s COVID-19 Relief Activities

September 30, 2023 201 Views 0 comment Print

In a recent case, ITAT Pune grants 12AA registration to Kanojiya Pardeshi Dhobi Trust, allowing its charitable activities during COVID-19. Full order analysis.

Reassessment of income other than income for which AO had formed a reason is unjustified

September 29, 2023 1455 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Jaipur held that reassessment of income under section 147 of the Income Tax Act other than income in respect of which AO has formed a reason to believe that the income has escaped assessment is unsustainable in law.

Donation out of accumulated funds u/s. 11(2) are not allowable as application of income

September 12, 2023 1047 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Delhi held that provisions of section 11(3) states that donations given out of accumulated funds u/s 11(2) of the Income Tax Act of earlier previous years are not allowable as application of income for charitable or religious purposes and the same shall be deemed to be income of the assessee.

Not-for-Profit Companies: Legal Framework

September 6, 2023 1434 Views 0 comment Print

This article delves into the fundamental aspects of not-for-profit companies elucidating their purpose, key features, authorized activities, benefits, and their distinctive role in promoting social welfare. By examining recent legislative developments and exploring the core attributes of not-for-profit companies, this article aims to shed light on their significance in the broader societal context.

Charitable Trust Registration rejection without Application of Mind is Unsustainable

September 5, 2023 4776 Views 0 comment Print

A detailed analysis of ITAT Mumbai ruling in Surti Modh Vanik Jagruti Mandal Vs ITO (E). Learn why ITAT found CIT(E) rejection of the trust unsustainable.

AO cannot interpolate Salary for extra work on mere presumption of Monthly Payment

September 4, 2023 213 Views 0 comment Print

Assessing Officer’s claims on the irregularity of additional salary payments are unfounded, says ITAT. When payments are made via cheque and duly recorded, there’s no reason to treat them as ‘outside the books.’ The assessee provided evidence that these are year-end calculations, not fictitious transactions. The additional salaries are legitimate and shouldn’t be interpolated for 12 months.

Denial of registration u/s 12AA to trust genuinely performing object of imparting education unjustified

September 1, 2023 846 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Jaipur held that assessee trust under the umbrella of Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer is genuinely performing its activities and objects of imparting education to the students coming off from poor or middle class families. Accordingly, denial to register the trust u/s 12AA of the Income Tax Act unjustified.

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