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NGO – Trust or Society ?

Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) or Non Profit Organisation (NPO) can be registered by many registration process in India like Society, Company, Trust or any valid formation but status of the registered organisation is equal and equally recognised as NGO (Non Governmental Organisation / Non Profit Organisation).
Registration process of NGO under Indian Trust Act, Society Registration Act, Company Registration Act or any other act/ law are different but status of the registered organisation is equal as NGO. There is no difference in the status of NGO to get funding from Central/State Government Departments/ Ministries, Foreign funding agencies, Indian funding agencies, companies for Corporate social responsibility, individuals or any support agencies.
NGO registered through any process/ act can get registered under Income Tax Act, Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA) or any kind of registration with any Government requirement. Every registered NGO are not eligible for the registration under various departments' registration. The NGO must fulfills the registration process and parameters as required by the concerned department or authority. But the basic registration parameters do not matter that by which act the Voluntary Organisation is registered as NGO.
Just check here the comparison, difference and similarity between Trust, Society and Non Profit Company: Trust, Society and Company.
So now question is that how to register and under which act you have to register NGO? What kind of NGO is suitable to operate and manage? For answer and solution you can discuss with NGO Consultants at

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Income Exemption u/s 35AC Revoked

Government of India has been provided approval by the National Committee for more 100% and more Tax Deduction under section 35 AC of the Income Tax Act, in computing the business income of the assessee, of the amount paid by him to a public sector company or a local authority or to an NGO for carrying out any eligible project or scheme.

Government of India has made amendment in the Income tax Act of section 35AC by the Finance Bill 2016. According to the amendment in section 35AC of the Income Tax Act no deduction under this section shall be allowed in respect of any assessment year commencing on or after the 1st day of April, 2018.

According to the order of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), it may be noted that requests received after 31-12-2016 for the grant/modification /extension of approval beyond 31 March 2017 under section 35AC of the Income Tax Act shall not be considered /entertained by the National Committee of CBDT.

It means that the permissions and certificates provided in tax exemption under section 35 AC shall be terminated and the tax exemption shall not apply for the certificate holder NGOs. The NGOs can not avail any exemption u/s 35AC as Government of India revoked the 100% and more tax exemption.
Other Tax exemption under Income Tax Act like 80 GG and 12A shall be applicable and shall be continue and NGO can avail the exemptions.

NGOs who are registered u/s 35 to provide the Income Tax Explanation upto 100%, 125% and 175% to the donors can use the Tax Exemption certificate before 1 April 2018 only. NGOs and donors can not avail the advantage of these provisions to attract potential donors after the end of financial year 2017-18.

35AC Approval Cancellation Notice

Exemption under 35 AC of Income tax cancellation notice

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