12A Registration in Patna
We are one of the best consultant for 12A registration in Patna. NGo, Trust, Society, and Section 8 Company enjoys exemption under 12A Registration from tax on their surplus income over expenditure. 12A Section of Income tax gives exemption to non profit earning organisation on excess income earned over their expenditure. Non Governmental Organisation does social welfare activites, thus government grants them certain benefits. 12A Registration is one of them. Any NGO working for non profit can make application for getting income tax exemption by making an application under 12A section of Income Tax Act, 1961.
12A Registration is one time exemption give to NGOs from payment of income tax on surplus income. By surplus income, we mean whatever is left over after meeting all expenses. Many of us are aware, government has given some benefits to NGOs. And 12A exemption is one of them. A NGO can apply for getting 12A registration just after its incorporation/registration.
New Registration (As amended by Finance Act, 2020)
An application for fresh registration under section 12A will be given to Principal Commissioner or Commissioner, as per provisions of section 12AB. A provisional registration for 3 years will be given to organization. The registration once granted shall be valid for 3 years from the Assessment Year from which the registration is sought. Application for renewal of such new registration needs to be submitted
– at least six months prior to the expiry of validity period or
– within 6 months from commencement if activities,
whichever is earlier.
The provisional registration so granted shall be valid for a period of 3 years and hence needs to be renewed at the end of the above mentioned timelines. The registration so renewed shall be valid only for 5 years and needs to be renewed at the end of each 5 years.
Important Note: In cases of new registration, application shall be submitted, at least one month prior to the commencement of the previous year relevant to the assessment year for which registration is sought, meaning thereby new NGO will not be entitled to have the benefit of registration of section 12AB in the first year of operation.
Documents required for 12A Registration:
- Certified copy of Trust deed, Registration Certificate, Bye Laws of NGO
- Self Attested copy of Pan Card and Aadhaar Card of Members of NGO
- Certified copy of annual reports of NGO of last 2 years
- Certified copy of Income tax return of NGO of last 2 years
- Copy of Electricity Bill and Rent Agreement of office
- Photograph of Office Building
Process to get 12A Registration
- Application has to be made alongwith all documents
- Challan has to be paid
- After acceptance of documents, on premise inspection is made
- After inspection, interview of members of NGO is conducted
- On sucessful interview, 12A registration certificate is issued`
New Registration (As altered by Finance Act, 2020)
An application for new registration under segment 12A will be given to Principal Commissioner or Commissioner, according to arrangements of area 12AB. A temporary enlistment for a very long time will be given to associations. The enlistment once conceded will be legitimate for a long time from the Assessment Year from which the enrollment is looked for. Application for reestablishment of such new enrollment should be submitted
– something like a half year preceding the expiry of legitimacy period or
– inside a half year from initiation if exercises,
whichever is prior.
The temporary enlistment so conceded will be legitimate for a time of 3 years and consequently should be recharged toward the finish of the previously mentioned courses of events. The enlistment so restored will be legitimate just for a very long time and should be recharged toward the finish of every 5 years.
Significant Note: In instances of new enlistment, application will be submitted, something like one month before the beginning of the earlier year pertinent to the appraisal year for which enrollment is looked for, which means in this way new NGO won’t be qualified for have the advantage of enrollment of segment 12AB in the principal year of activity.
Migration of existing enrollments (As corrected by Finance Act, 2020)
All enrolled NGOs are needed to apply for re-approval in Form No. 10A, inside 90 days from first April 2021. Enlistment so re-approved will be legitimate just for a very long time. The application for the recharging of enlistment (following five years) should be submitted something like a half year preceding the expiry of legitimacy period. The restoration application will be submitted in the Form No. 10AB.
Prior enlistment under 12A was given as once enrollment and when the enlistment is conceded it will hold great till crossing out. From first April 2021, all new enrollment will be allowed for a very long time in particular and association needs to apply for recharging after every 5 years.