How to form an NGO in India?

In India, an NGO can be formed either by way of forming Trust, Society or by way of Section 25 Company. For detail procedure on formation of NGO – Click Here

Which documents are necessary to form a Trust

To form a trust, main document is Trust Deed. Apart from it, ID proof and Address Proof of Founder of Trust are also required. To see detail list of document require to form an NGO – Click Here

How many Trustees required ?

Minimum Two Trustees are required to From an NGO or Trust.

Trust, Society or Company which form is good to form NGO?

In India, an NGO can be formed either as Trust, as Society or as Company under Sec. 25 of Companies Act. Every form has their own pros and cons. Refer here for detailed comparison and choose a form according to your requirements.

How Trust Registration can be expired?

As such, trust registration is not expired. However Trust can be cancelled at the will of the trustees; or Trust can be cancelled if there is provision for cancellation in the deed.

Is 12A Certificate mandatory for NGO?

No, 12A Certificate is not mandatory. If an NGO want to get exemption from Income Tax can apply to Income Tax Authorities in prescribed format. For further information – Click Here 

Which documents are required for 12A?

An application in Form 10A should be given to Income Tax (Exemption) department along with some other documents like PAN, Undertakings, Trust Deed etc… To see complete list of Documents – Click Here.

What benefit an NGO get after getting 12A certificate?

A trust has to use 85% of Grants and Donation in particular Assessment Year and to get exemption of Income Tax. This exemption will be given only if, trust has 12A certificate.

When 12A Certificate expire?

There is no such limit for expiration on 12A certificate. However, an Income Tax Office can cancel 12A certificate in case of any violation of rules and regulations.

What precautions to be taken after getting 12A?

An NGO has to file its Income Tax Return in Exemption Ward. Also it is mandatory to mention 12A certificate number on Income Tax Return.

Is it possible to apply online for 12A certificate?

No, application to get 12A certificate can be accepted only in paper format.

What is 80G certificate?

80G is a section of Income Tax, under which a person get 50% to 100% tax benefit if they give donation to registered charitable trust u/s 80G.

Is 80G Certificate mandatory?

No, 80G certificate is not mandatory. But, it provides motivation to donor for donation to charitable trust.

How to get 80G certificate?

Trust has to apply to Income Tax (Exemption) department in Form 10G along with required documents. To see complete list of documents – Click Here.

When 80G Certificate expire?

There is no such limit for expiration on 80G certificate. However, an Income Tax Office can cancel 80G certificate in case of any violation of rules and regulations.

Can 80G taken without taking 12A certificate?

No, one has to take 12A certificate before applying for 80G certificate. However you can apply simultaneously for both the certificate.

Is it possible to apply for 80G online?

No, application to get 80G certificate can be accepted only in paper format.

Is FCRA registraion online?

Yes it is mandatory under FCRA 2010 in Form No FC-3 . One has to apply online here.  You can download FC-3 from here.

Which documents are require to apply for FCRA?

One has to apply in Form FC-3 along with some other documents like Underwriting, Recommendation from Local Authority, Last three years return, PAN etc…For detailed list of documents – Click Here.

Is FCRA registration mandatory?

Yes ONLY IF NGO is planning to receive foreign funds to use for charitable purpose in India.

What is prior approval of FCRA?

An NGO can apply to receive foreign funds from particular source in form FC-4 prior to receive funds. This approval is given by ministry only for one transaction of particular amount and particular funding agency.

When FCRA Registration is expired?

As per FCR Act 2010, it is mandatory for every NGO to renew its FCRA certificate for every 5 years.

Which form to be used to file ITR for NGO?

For filling Income Tax Return, Form 7 is to be used for NGO.

Is it composory to file ITR online for NGO?

Yes, it is compulsory to file online return e-Return in Form 7. Want to more about it ?  – Click Here.

What is the procedure for Filling ITR of NGO?

NGO has to file ITR in Form7 online to this website. First user has to register and then upload the return along with FVUs provided by ITR. To see video how to file e-Return Form 7 – Click Here

What is lat date for filling ITR for NGO

For filling NGO Income Tax Return – Last date is 30th September every year. See our exclusive calendar showing due dates for statutory compliance of NGO.

Which form to be used to file FCRA Annual Return?

For filling FCRA return Form FC-6 is to be used. To download this forms and many other, see our download section – here.

Is it composory to file FCRA Annual Return online?

Yes, it is compulsory to file FCRA return online  in Form FC-6. See our video – How to file FC6 for NGO online.

What is last date for Filling FCRA return?

To file FCRA return – last date is 31st December every year. To see our exclusive calendar showing due dates for statutory compliance of NGO – Click Here.

Consequences for not filling FCRA return?

If FCRA return is not filled within due date, FCRA authority can cancel your registration, however only after giving opportunity to be heard.