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12A Registration of all NGOs are expiring on 31st March 2022. Renew from Finango to save your NGO from burdensome tax implications under sec. 115TD and from GST applicability on your charitable receipts.
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12A Registration is a registration which is granted by the Income Tax Department to NGOs to enjoy exemption from paying income tax on their surplus income. The Government has brought significant changes and has mandated the renewal of registration under Section 12A for all the already registered NGOs which needs to be completed by 31st March 2022. Failing to do so, your NGOs earlier registration shall cease to exist and all the income tax benefits shall lapse.
Any NGO established be it a Trust, Society or Section 8 Company already registered under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act has to get it renewed.
Validity of the renewal of registration under Section 12A registration is 5 years.
The overall process may take upto 3 Months depending upon the processing done by the Income Tax Department.
Note:- All the documents have to be self-certified
Any NGO registered be it a Trust, Society or Section 8 Company under section 12A of the Income Tax Act, is eligible for re-registration before 30th June 2021.
If an NGO does not renew its registration, then its registration stands cancelled.
The Finance Act, 2020 has brought significant changes by introducing a new Section 12AB. It prescribes the new procedure for registration to get the income tax benefits under section 12A.
Any pending application for registration u/s 12AA shall be deemed to be filed under section 12AB, and the registration shall be available provisionally.
Application has to be filed in Form 10A on the income tax portal.
It’s completely online and doesn’t require your physical presence at any stage.
Whenever an existing NGO has migrated from old registration to new registration then the order of registration under section 12A shall be passed by department within a period of 3 Months from the end of the month in which the application is filed.
Application for renewal of registration under section 12A needs to be submitted at least six months prior to the expiry of the validity period.