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Various Types of Trusts and their Importance

Corporate Law : Trusts serve several functions and are a vital component of the Indian legal system. A legal arrangement known as a trust designat...

April 20, 2024 6621 Views 0 comment Print

Sale of Assets of A Public Charitable Trust Without Obtaining Court’s Direction

Corporate Law : Delve into the legal debate surrounding the sale of trust assets without court direction. Understand relevant laws and judicial p...

April 8, 2024 10026 Views 0 comment Print

Amendments Effective From 1st April, 2024 For Charitable Trusts

Income Tax : Understand the latest amendments impacting Charitable Trusts from April 1, 2024. Learn about amendments in Section 11 of the Incom...

April 6, 2024 20124 Views 2 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 2061 Views 0 comment Print

Assessment of Trusts for A.Y 2022-2023, A.Y 2023-2024 and A.Y 2024-2025

CA, CS, CMA : Comprehensively assess trusts for A.Y 2022-2023, A.Y 2023-2024 and A.Y 2024-2025 by discussing key provisions, changes, and implic...

February 16, 2024 30018 Views 1 comment Print


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Ambiguity of Trust provisions under Income Tax Act: CAAS Surat Raises Concerns

CA, CS, CMA : Explore the ambiguity of Trust provisions under the Income Tax Act highlighted by Chartered Accountants Association Surat (CAAS). ...

January 6, 2024 9060 Views 0 comment Print

Charity Commissioner Office Woes: BJP Mumbai Calls for Admin Reforms

Income Tax : Explore the detailed representation by BJP Professional Cell to Maharashtra's Dy CM, highlighting challenges faced by trusts and C...

December 29, 2023 5064 Views 0 comment Print

Request for Deferment of Applicability of New Form 10B & Form 10BB by One Year

Income Tax : Income Tax Bar Association & All Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants request a one-year deferment for new Form 10B and Form 10BB...

September 18, 2023 1368 Views 0 comment Print

Form 10B/10BB Filing Issues 2023 & appeal for deferment or extension

Income Tax : Know the challenges in Form 10B/10BB filings in 2023 and Income Tax Bar Association in Jalandhar appeal for deferment or extension...

September 18, 2023 4839 Views 0 comment Print

BCAS asks for deferment of form 10B and 10BB

Income Tax : Bombay Chartered Accountants Society requests a one-year deferment of Form 10B/10BB, citing challenges faced by charitable trusts ...

September 11, 2023 21333 Views 1 comment Print


Latest Judiciary


Section 12AB Registration Rejection: ITAT allows filing of Form 10A

Income Tax : ITAT Chennai rules in favor of charities, allowing Form 10A for 12AB registration after initial rejection. Detailed analysis on th...

February 15, 2024 2121 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Directs De Novo Adjudication for Denial of Section 11 Exemption

Income Tax : Explore SAE India vs ITO tax dispute (ITAT Chennai) over Section 11 exemption, GPU classification, mutuality principles. Key issue...

November 12, 2023 447 Views 0 comment Print

Section 11 Exemption denial over Punching Error: ITAT Orders Re-Adjudication

Income Tax : Explore case of Vasan Sheri Kelavani Samiti Trust vs. ITO, where Section 11 exemption was denied due to a punching error. ITAT ord...

October 26, 2023 474 Views 0 comment Print

Trust Registration under section 12AA cannot be denied for Surplus Profit

Income Tax : The J&K High Court ruled that trust registration under section 12AA cannot be denied solely for generating surplus profit. Read th...

July 26, 2023 1953 Views 0 comment Print

Charitable activity genuineness unproved: Section 12AB Registration rejected

Income Tax : Discover the intricacies of the ITAT Pune's recent decision in Vashi Parivaar Foundation Vs Commissioner of Income Tax(Exemptions)...

June 21, 2023 1035 Views 0 comment Print


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CBDT Clarifies Provisions for Charitable Donations & Application of Income

Income Tax : Explore Circular No. 3/2024 by the Government of India, Ministry of Finance. Learn how Finance Act 2023 affects tax exemptions for...

March 6, 2024 8337 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT allows Submission of Form 10B/10BB Audit Reports by March 31, 2024

Income Tax : Learn about CBDT's circular allowing trusts/institutions to submit Form 10B/10BB audit reports by March 31, 2024, to avoid denial ...

March 5, 2024 10803 Views 3 comments Print

Clarification with regard to trust audit reports issued by CBDT

Income Tax : Understand CBDT's recent clarifications on trust audit reports. Learn about substantial contributions, relatives, and concerns in...

October 9, 2023 6549 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT clarifies provisions relating to charitable and religious trusts

Income Tax : Circular No. 6 of 2023, issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, provides clarificat...

May 24, 2023 15699 Views 1 comment Print

CBDT amends Audit Report Format of Trust (Form No. 10B) & Rule 16CC & 17B

Income Tax : CBDT amends Rule 16CC Form of report of audit prescribed under tenth proviso to section 10(23C), Rule 17B Audit report in the case...

February 21, 2023 37389 Views 2 comments Print


Educational and Medical Institutions – Heed the wake-up call!

January 24, 2016 1776 Views 0 comment Print

The Finance (No.2) Act 1998 has made far-reaching changes in the provisions of Income-Tax Act 1961 relating to the taxation of educational and medical institutions. The reasons for the same, as stated in the Finance (No.2) Bill 1998, are as follows:

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

January 14, 2016 8620 Views 0 comment Print

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, 2016 shall be in Form No. 9A and shall be furnished before the expiry of the time allowed under sub-section (1) of section 139 for furnishing the return of income of the relevant assessment year.

Income Tax : Trust Registration and Tax Rate

December 12, 2015 7053 Views 0 comment Print

Trust formed for charitable or religious purposes which are not intended to do commercial activities are allowed various benefits under the Income-Tax Act, inter-alia, exemption under section 11. The term religious purpose is not defined under the Income-Tax Act. However, Section 2(15) of the Act defines charitable purpose to include relief of the poor, education, medical relief, preservation of environment (including watersheds, forests and wildlife) and preservation of monuments or places or objects of artistic or historic interest, and the advancement of any other object of general public utility.

Taxation Regime for Real Estate Investment Trusts and Infrastructure Investment Trusts

December 2, 2015 3900 Views 0 comment Print

The Finance (No.2) Act, 2014 had amended the Income-tax Act to put in place a special taxation regime in respect of business trusts. The business trust as defined in section 2(13A) of the Income-tax Act before amendment by the Act, included a Real Estate investment Trust (REIT) and an Infrastructure Investment Trust(InviT) which is registered under regulations framed by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in this regard.

No exemption u/s 10(23C) if institution exists apparently for philanthropic purpose and in reality for profits

August 10, 2015 697 Views 0 comment Print

The contention of the revenue was that the intention of the Legislature is to benefit those institutions which cater to variety of illness and suffering as a service to the society and solely for philanthropic purpose and not for the purpose of profit.

Charitable activities cannot be held as business merely due to charge of fee for rendering services

June 30, 2015 1042 Views 0 comment Print

The object and activities of the assessee were entrusted to it by RBI as a part of its supervisory role over the bank in India. Revenue doubted that assessee is engaged in commercial activities and hence proviso of section 2 (15) was applicable to the case of assessee and hence not eligible for exemption u/s 11.

Testing and Consultancy Services provided for a fees without profit motive not falls within the ambit of Section 2(15)

June 22, 2015 1201 Views 0 comment Print

Assessee association was established with the main object of improving public transport system in the country and its objects as per memorandum of association clearly reveals that the objects of the assessee association are dedicated towards improving road safety standards

Assessment of Charitable Trusts and Institutions – A Ready Referencer

June 8, 2015 10995 Views 0 comment Print

Many Non Governmental Organizations spread across the world are supplementing the efforts of the governments in promoting social welfare and economic development. Tax administrations have also recognized the voluntary efforts of these NGOs and provided tax incentives to those engaged in charitable activities. The present booklet under ‘Tax Payer Information Series’ is an attempt to […]

Permission u/s 11(1)(c) for rendering help to victims of Nepal Earthquake

May 5, 2015 1556 Views 0 comment Print

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has decided to fast track all applications made u/s 11(1)(c) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 seeking approval for rendering help to the victims of earthquake in Nepal. It will be the endeavor of the Department to process these applications within two working days of receiving the completed applications.

Short guide on Legal issues involved with NGOs in India

May 4, 2015 9473 Views 0 comment Print

NGO’s or charity work in India can be carried out by various methods/forms of business, such as a Trust/ A society or by a Non-Profit Company. Coming to the point of why the Government cancelled these licenses. What I have gathered is because:

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