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Taxation of Private Trusts & Applicable Tax Rates

Income Tax - a. The shares falling to each of the beneficiaries are liable to be assessed, either in the hands of the trustee(s) as a representative assessee or directly in the hands of the beneficiary entitled to the income. Such assessment is made at the rate applicable to the total income of each beneficiary....

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What’s better- Trust, Society or section 8 Company?

Income Tax - One can set up either a public charitable trust, a registered society, or a Section 8 Company (a trust corporation). Each has its own advantages and constraints. If a person wishes to set apart either property or money for a charitable purpose so that the income may be devoted in perpetuity for the fulfilment of the charitable activity,...

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Taxation of Income of Unit Holders of Business Trust

Income Tax - The ‘Concept of Business Trust in India’ was introduced vide the Finance Act’2014. The business trusts operate as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs). At present, there are only InvITs registered in India, the first REIT is yet to pave its way. Practically the concept was implemented i...

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Taxation Aspects of Charitable Trusts

Income Tax - Charitable Trust is meant for public service and not for profit. Hence the Honorable Government has given exemptions in the form section 11 and 12. It will bring lot of tax benefits to the trusts and it can utilize the funds for its objectives. From the assessment year 2018-19 onwards, filing of return is to be done within the due date to...

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Guidelines issued by CPC for claiming Exemption u/s 10 & 11

Income Tax - As per the provisions of Income Tax Act, the exemption of income under sections 10 and 11 is governed by certain statutory conditions and procedures. In order to assist you in complying with these conditions and procedures, your attention is drawn to the following with a request to keep them in mind while filing Income tax return in ITR-7...

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CBDT withdraws tax-exemption of four cricket associations

Income Tax - The Income Tax authorities have looked into the affairs of the four cricket associations, namely Saurastra Cricket Association, Baroda Cricket Association, Kerala Cricket Association and Maharastra Cricket Association and have found that these cricket associations were engaged in certain activities which were considered commercial in natu...

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Trust evading Tax due to casual approach of Income Tax Department : CAG

Income Tax - ITD granted registrations/approvals/notifications to the 799 Trusts without verifying necessary documents such as copy of the Trust Deed, proper clauses in the Trust Deed, audited accounts etc. ITD granted registrations/approvals/notifications to 73 Trusts having no PAN which is in contravention of the provisions of Act....

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Department Issuing Notice to Charitable Trust If They Collecting Any Fess, Cess Or Other Consideration For Services Rendered

Income Tax - As per the new definition of charitable purpose in Finance Act 2008, advancement of any object of public utility, which was earlier considered to be “charitable purpose,” is now not so if it involves the “carrying on of any activity in the nature of trade, commerce or business or any activity of rendering any service in relation to ...

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Amendment to Section 20 of The Indian Trusts Act, 1882

Income Tax - Amendment to Section 20 of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 (2 of 1882) which relates to investment of trust money has been approved by the Cabinet today. A Bill will be introduced in the ensuing Session of Parliament. ...

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Transport facility by School is incidental to main object of education

Delhi Public School Ghaziabad Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) - Challenging the order dated 02.03.2015 in Appeal No 98/13-14/GZN/63 for the assessment year 2010-11 passed by the learned Commissioner of Income-tax (Appeals), Muzaffarnagar (for short hereinafter called as the learned CIT(A)), the assessee preferred this appeal....

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Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be cancelled merely because collection exceeds threshold limit provided u/s 2(15)

Telangana State Seed Certification Agency Vs. Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemptions) (ITAT Hyderabad) - CBDT has also clarified that in view of this position, it shall not be mandatory, for the registration granted u/s 12AA of the Act to a charitable institution, to be cancelled 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 ...

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Medical college collection Huge Capitation Fee as Anonymous Donations – HC disallows Tax exemption

M/s Navodaya Education Trust Vs Sri. Sunki Rajender Reddy (Karnataka High Court) - M/s Navodaya Education Trust Vs Sri. Sunki Rajender Reddy (Karnataka High Court) The petitioner – Trust in question having the cloak of an Educational Trust, to enjoy the exemption from Income Tax obtained the approval under Section 10(23-C) of the Act, was thoroughly misused and abused by the...

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Depreciation on assets allowable to trust despite treatment of same as Income Application : SC

Commissioner of Income tax Vs Rajasthan and Gujarat Charitable Foundation Poona (Supreme Court of India) - Assessing Officer view in disallowing the depreciation which was claimed under Section 32 of the Act was that once the capital expenditure is treated as application of income for charitable purposes, the assessees had virtually enjoyed a 100 per cent write off of the cost of assets and, therefore, t...

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Section 13(3) : ITAT upheld exemption to trust who received grant from ABN AMRO Foundation & RBS Bank India

ADIT (E)-II(1) Vs. M/s. RBS Foundation India (ITAT Mumbai) - ADIT Vs. M/s. RBS Foundation India (ITAT Mumbai) Assessee is a limited share registered company under section 25 of the Act and is a separate and independent legal entity wherein RBS Bank India or ABN AMRO Foundation, Netherlands are neither the shareholders nor the promoters of the assessee. The as...

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Govt asks NGOs getting foreign funds to register with Niti Aayog

No. II/21022/58(119)/2015/FCRA (MU)/ - (04/10/2017) - It has been decided that all the existing FCRA registered associations and those who are seeking registration/prior permission or accepting foreign contribution are required to register with DARPAN Portal with all the necessary information such as Organization PAN, email, Mobile Number & Name of Chi...

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Indian Trusts (Amendment) Act, 2016 applicable from 17/04/2017

Notification No. S.O. 1184(E) - (17/04/2017) - Central Government hereby appoints 17th day of April, 2017 as date on which provisions of Indian Trusts (Amendment) Act, 2016 (34 of 2016 shall come into force....

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

Circular No. 21/2016-Income TAx - (27/05/2016) - 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 a...

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Section 11-CBDT notifies online forms for accumulation of income by a trust

NOTIFICATION NO. 03/2016 - (14/01/2016) - NOTIFICATION NO. 03/2016 Exercise of option etc under section 11. (1) The option to be exercised in accordance with the provisions of the Explanation to sub-section (1) of section 11 in respect of income of any previous year relevant to the assessment year beginning on or after the 1st day of April,...

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Taxation of 'Alternate Investment Funds' having status of non-charitable trusts -Reg.

Circular No. 13/2014-Income Tax - (28/07/2014) - Circular No. 13/2014-Income Tax The SEBI (Alterative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 ('AIF Regulations') vide Regulation No.4 issued in May 2012 aims at regulating all forms of private pool of funds in India. The said Regulations divide the Alternative Investment Funds ('AIFs') into three broad...

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Taxation of Private Trusts & Applicable Tax Rates

a. The shares falling to each of the beneficiaries are liable to be assessed, either in the hands of the trustee(s) as a representative assessee or directly in the hands of the beneficiary entitled to the income. Such assessment is made at the rate applicable to the total income of each beneficiary....

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What’s better- Trust, Society or section 8 Company?

One can set up either a public charitable trust, a registered society, or a Section 8 Company (a trust corporation). Each has its own advantages and constraints. If a person wishes to set apart either property or money for a charitable purpose so that the income may be devoted in perpetuity for the fulfilment of the charitable activity,...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Taxation of Income of Unit Holders of Business Trust

The ‘Concept of Business Trust in India’ was introduced vide the Finance Act’2014. The business trusts operate as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs). At present, there are only InvITs registered in India, the first REIT is yet to pave its way. Practically the concept was implemented i...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Transport facility by School is incidental to main object of education

Delhi Public School Ghaziabad Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

Challenging the order dated 02.03.2015 in Appeal No 98/13-14/GZN/63 for the assessment year 2010-11 passed by the learned Commissioner of Income-tax (Appeals), Muzaffarnagar (for short hereinafter called as the learned CIT(A)), the assessee preferred this appeal....

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Taxation Aspects of Charitable Trusts

Charitable Trust is meant for public service and not for profit. Hence the Honorable Government has given exemptions in the form section 11 and 12. It will bring lot of tax benefits to the trusts and it can utilize the funds for its objectives. From the assessment year 2018-19 onwards, filing of return is to be done within the due date to...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Guidelines issued by CPC for claiming Exemption u/s 10 & 11

As per the provisions of Income Tax Act, the exemption of income under sections 10 and 11 is governed by certain statutory conditions and procedures. In order to assist you in complying with these conditions and procedures, your attention is drawn to the following with a request to keep them in mind while filing Income tax return in ITR-7...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Not All Sale of Goods by NGOs are subject to GST

CBEC has come out with an excellent flyer on the subject GST on Charitable and Religious Trusts clearly enunciating the provisions of the GST Act and exemption notifications and highlighting the fact that NOT all services provided by such entities are exempt from GST. The last para of the Flyer is given below....

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Registration U/s. 12AA cannot be cancelled merely because collection exceeds threshold limit provided u/s 2(15)

Telangana State Seed Certification Agency Vs. Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemptions) (ITAT Hyderabad)

CBDT has also clarified that in view of this position, it shall not be mandatory, for the registration granted u/s 12AA of the Act to a charitable institution, to be cancelled 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 na...

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Trusts in India: Still Remain Unexplored

Trust is defined in section 3 of the Indian Trust Act, 1882 as an obligation annexed to the ownership of property and arising out of a confidence reposed in and accepted by the owner, or declared and accepted by him, for the benefit of another or of another and the owner. Simply said, it is a transfer of property by one person (settlor) t...

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Amended Rules for making Application for registration of charitable or religious trusts, etc

I have authored blog on the Concept of NGO and Step by Step Procedure for Registration u/s 12A.The existing Form No. 10A has been substituted vide CBDT Notification No.10/2018 dated 19/02/2018. Rule 17A has been substituted by the Income-tax (First Amendment) Rules, 2018, w.e.f. 19-2-2018. The amended rules provide for application for re...

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