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What is Procedure for registration? Section 12AA of Income Tax Act 1961

Procedure for registration is defined under section 12AA of Income Tax Act 1961. Provision under this section is:

Section 12AA of Income Tax Act "Procedure for registration"

12AA. (1) The [Principal Commissioner or] Commissioner, on receipt of an application for registration of a trust or institution made under clause (a) or clause (aa) of sub-section (1) of section 12A, shall-

(a) call for such documents or information from the trust or institution as he thinks necessary in order to satisfy himself about the genuineness of activities of the trust or institution and may also make such inquiries as he may deem necessary in this behalf; and

(b) after satisfying himself about the objects of the trust or institution and the genuineness of its activities, he-

(i) shall pass an order in writing registering the trust or institution;

(ii) shall, if he is not so satisfied, pass an order in writing refusing to register the trust or institution, and a copy of such order shall be sent to the applicant :

 

Provided that no order under sub-clause (ii) shall be passed unless the applicant has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

(1A) All applications, pending before the [Principal Chief Commissioner or] Chief Commissioner on which no order has been passed under clause (b) of sub-section (1) before the 1st day of June, 1999, shall stand transferred on that day to the [Principal Commissioner or] Commissioner and the [Principal Commissioner or] Commissioner may proceed with such applications under that sub-section from the stage at which they were on that day.

(2) Every order granting or refusing registration under clause (b) of sub-section (1) shall be passed before the expiry of six months from the end of the month in which the application was received under clause (a) or clause (aa) of sub-section (1) of section 12A.

(3) Where a trust or an institution has been granted registration under clause (b) of sub-section (1) or has obtained registration at any time under section 12A [as it stood before its amendment by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1996 (33 of 1996)] and subsequently the [Principal Commissioner or] Commissioner is satisfied that the activities of such trust or institution are not genuine or are not being carried out in accordance with the objects of the trust or institution, as the case may be, he shall pass an order in writing cancelling the registration of such trust or institution:

Provided that no order under this sub-section shall be passed unless such trust or institution has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

[(4) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (3), where a trust or an institution has been granted registration under clause (b) of sub-section (1) or has obtained registration at any time under section 12A [as it stood before its amendment by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1996 (33 of 1996)] and subsequently it is noticed that the activities of the trust or the institution are being carried out in a manner that the provisions of sections 11 and 12 do not apply to exclude either whole or any part of the income of such trust or institution due to operation of sub-section (1) of section 13, then, the Principal Commissioner or the Commissioner may by an order in writing cancel the registration of such trust or institution:

Provided that the registration shall not be cancelled under this sub-section, if the trust or institution proves that there was a reasonable cause for the activities to be carried out in the said manner.]

   
 

Income Tax Act 1961

What is Income from property held for charitable or religious purposes? Section 11 of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Income of trusts or institutions from contributions? Section 12 of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Conditions for applicability of sections 11 and 12? Section 12A of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Procedure for registration? Section 12AA of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Section 11 not to apply in certain cases? Section 13 of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Special provision relating to incomes of political parties? What is Special provisions relating to voluntary contributions received by electoral trust? Section 13A and 13B of Income Tax Act 1961

What are Heads of income? What is Expenditure incurred in relation to income not includible in total income? Section 14 and 14A of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Salaries? What are Deductions from salaries? Section 15 and 16 of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Salary, perquisite and profits in lieu of salary? Section 17 of Income Tax Act 1961

 

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