12A Registration

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What is 12A ?

12A registration online is essentially a one-time registration granted by the Income Tax Department to trusts and other not-for-profit institutions to claim tax exemption. Generally, 12A registration is done immediately after the incorporation of a Section 8 company. The purpose of this article is to inform you about 12A registration, 80G registration, 80G renewal, and 80G deduction.
All Non-Profit Organisations and Charitable organizations that have been registered under Section 8 are instructed to register their firm under Section 12A to procure exemptions in taxes. As per the Income Tax Act 1961, all Section 8 companies can seek registration to claim dispensation in taxes, provided that the requisite conditions are satisfied.
According to the new compliance delivered for in the Income Tax Act with references to the 12A/12AA and 80G registration, all NGOs having exemption u/s 12AA shall have to obtain a new registration u/s 12AB on or before March 31, 2022. The new concept of 12AB registration is aimed at removing the perpetual exemption of taxes and the registrations would be renewable every 5 years.

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Documents required for 12A Registration

Trust Registration under the Indian Trust Act, 1882

Society Registration under the Societies Registration Act, 1860

Section 8 Company Registrations under the Companies Act, 2013
Benefits of 12A Registration
  • Ease of availing Tax Exemption
  • Right to Acquire Assets
  • No Minimum Capital Requirement
  • Protection From Personal Liability
  • Corporate Entity
  • Exemption from Stamp Duty
  • Structured Financial Plan
  • Stability Of Entity
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Most common questions
a. Application for revalidation of registration/approval for existing organizations registered/approved under section 12A/12AA/10(23C)/80G.
b. Application for provisional registrations/approval under section 12AB/10(23C)/ 80G
c. Due Dates to apply in Form 10A i. Trusts already approved/registered and their approval/ registration is continuing an on 01-04-2021 : On or before 30-06-2021 ii. Trusts making application for provisional registration/ approval : 1 month before the commencement of the previous year from which the said approval is sought.
The application can only be made by a public charitable trust, registered society, recognized educational institution or an institution funded by the Government.
The trust/institution applying for the certificate must be duly registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860; or Section 25 of the Companies Act; or any other relevant Acts.
Applicants of the certificate must not represent any religion based or caste and creeds based activity.
The respective trust/institution should only utilize the donated funds for charitable purposes.
The registered trust/institution should not hold any income which is not exempted.
Entity’s pursuing any other businesses are required to maintain a separate account, so that the donations received are not confused with savings of any other kind.
Conversion of provisional registration into regular registration
Renewal of registration/approval after five years
Activating inoperative registration under section 10(23C)/10(46). Re-registration for modification of objects for entities registered u/s 12.
Due Dates to Apply in Form 10AB
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