Very IMP update for Charitable Trusts and Exempt Institution registered under section 80G, 12A or section 12AA : New – Fresh Registration Required : Last Date 31.12.2020
All Charitable trusts and exempt institution which are already registered under section 80G, 12A or section 12AA of Income Tax
Act, 1961 will now be required to obtain FRESH REGISTRATION by December 31, 2020. Provisions of
registration under section 80G, 12AA or section 12A will be redundant from 31st December, 2020 and a new section 12AB will
come into force with effect from 01st January 2021. All the existing registered trusts under the erstwhile section 80G, 12A or
section 12AA would move to new provision section 12AB.
The new section 12AB proposes to change the registration process by prescribing the time frame for processing the
application and validity of such a registration certificate so granted under the new section 12AB.
An order granting registration or approval shall be passed within 3 months of the application. Such registration or
approval shall be valid for 5 years.
Similarly, charitable trusts and exempt institutions which already have Section 80G certificate will now be required to
reapply for registration or approval by December 31, 2020.
The registration shall be valid for 5 years.