12A & 80G (5) (vi)

Every NGO can avail the benefit of Tax Exemption by getting itself registered and complying with certain formalities. But donors will not be benefited unless the NGO they are donating is not registered under 12A & 80G. NGO’s should avail the benefit of 12A and 80G to attract potential donors from all parts of the country. Both 12A & 80G can be applied together or separately. If an NGO gets itself registered under section 80G then the person or the organization making a donation to the NGO will get a deduction of 50% from his taxable income. If the NGO is not registered under 12A and 80G then he can’t avail the benefit of Govt. funding.

Documents required for registration u/s 12A & 80G:

  1. Dully filled in Form - 10A for registration u/s 12A registration;
  2. Dully filled in Form - 10G for registration u/s 80G registration;
  3. Registration Certificate and MOA /Trust Deed (two copies - self attested by NGO head);
  4. NOC from Landlord (where registered office is situated);
  5. Copy of PAN card of NGO;
  6. Electricity Bill / House tax Receipt /Water Bill (photocopy);
  7. Evidence of welfare activities carried out & Progress Report since inception or last 3 yrs.
  8. Books of Accounts, Audited Balance Sheet & ITR (if any), since inception or last 3 years;
  9. List of donors along with their address and PAN;
  10. List of governing body /board of trustees members with their contact details;
  11. Original Registration copy and MOA /Trust Deed for verification;
  12. Any other document /affidavit / undertaking I information asked by the Income Tax department
  13. Registration under 12A(a) :
    Click to Download 12A(a) form.

    Registration under 80G(5)(vi) :
    Click to Download 12A(a) form.


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