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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 6657 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 10041 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 20205 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 2082 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 30054 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 9066 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 4842 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 2127 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 450 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 477 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 1959 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 8391 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 10818 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 6555 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 15708 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 37401 Views 2 comments Print


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

December 17, 2013 2287 Views 0 comment Print

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.

Imparting of yoga training by Baba Ramdev Trust is charitable educational object

December 1, 2013 1558 Views 0 comment Print

Imparting of yoga training through well structured yoga shivirs/ camps also falls under the category of imparting education, one of the charitable objects defined under section 2(15) of the Act.

Selling some product at a profit ipso facto hit proviso to section 2(15)

October 14, 2013 460 Views 0 comment Print

The objective of the proviso to section 2(15) is to deny exemption to such assessee who are engaged in business activities in the garb of charitable purpose. Mere selling some product at a profit will not ipso facto hit the assessee by applying the proviso to section 2(15) and deny the exemption available u/s 11.

Section 10(23C) cannot be interpreted regressively to deny exemptions

February 12, 2013 3838 Views 0 comment Print

In the present case, the sole and dominant nature of the activity is education and the Petitioner exists solely for the purposes of imparting education. An incidental surplus which is generated, and which has resulted in additions to the fixed assets is utilized as the balance-sheet would indicate towards upgrading the facilities of the college including for the purchase of library books and the improvement of infrastructure.

Trust not entitled to exemption if carrying only incidental objects which are not charitable

November 6, 2012 4486 Views 0 comment Print

An assessee that engages itself only or predominantly in activities relating to its ancillary or incidental objects which do not relate to any charitable purpose and does not carry on any activity relating to its main object which pertains to a charitable purpose is not entitled to an exemption under Section 11. A view to the contrary would lead to the most startling results.

Anonymous donations not to be taxed in case of wholly religious trusts

September 28, 2012 5684 Views 0 comment Print

With a view to prevent channelisation of unaccounted money to these institutions by way of anonymous donations, a new section 115BBC has been inserted to provide that any income of a wholly charitable trust or institution by way of any anonymous donation shall be included in its total income and taxed at the rate of 30 per cent.

Exemption to Charitable institution cannot be denied on the basis of a hypothetical assumption of an event that will happen in future

June 29, 2012 900 Views 0 comment Print

The whole case revolves upon the lease deed dated 24.12.2004 executed between the lessor, Smt. Sudha Saraswat and the assessee-society through which the land measuring 5150.48 sq. meter was let out to assessee society for 30 years. Copy of the lease deed is appended with the assessment order. The assessee paid Rs. 10,000/- as premium and agreed to pay Rs. 150/- per month as rent of the demised property, i.e., 1800/- per annum.

Providing sports facilities to general public without restriction to any caste, creed, religion or profession eligible for exemption U/S. 11

May 30, 2012 2053 Views 0 comment Print

This Court had the occasion to consider similar issues in a Judgment delivered in the case of DIT (Exemption) v. Chembur Gymkhana [Income Tax Appeal No. 5568 of 2010, dated 13-2-2012]. This Court, following the law laid down by the Supreme Court, has held that the fact that the membership of the club is open to a section of the community would not detract from the fact that the club has been constituted for the advancement of any other object of general public utility.

No need to Pay Cess – SC Order for Trust in Maharashtra

April 17, 2012 12636 Views 0 comment Print

According to a Supreme Court order as given below, there is no need for the Charitable & Religious Trusts Registered in Maharashtra to pay the 2% Annual Cess / Levy / Fees Tax Contribution to the Charity Commissioner’s Office, of their total income, which is used to run the Charity Commissioner’s office.

Holding of classes not mandatory to qualify as educational institution

April 7, 2012 870 Views 0 comment Print

Assessee has filed writ petition against order passed by the Director General of Income Tax (Exemptions), for denying them exemption under Section 10(23C)(vi) of the Income Tax Act, 196, on the ground that the aforesaid institute was not directly imparting education and had not employed teachers who were teaching or giving lectures to the students.

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