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CBDT extended the due date for charitable and religious Trust/ CBDT circular no. 6 dt. 24.05.2023


CBDT circular no. 6 dt. 24.05.2023

Through circular no. 6 dt. 24.05.2023 CBDT has extended due date from 25.11.2022 to 30.09.2023 for furnishing the application by the charitable or religious trust and institution for re-registration/approval. further due date for regular registration has also been extended from 30.09.2022 to 30.09.2023.

CBDT extended the due date for charitable and Religious Trust

Important point of from the Circular may be read as:

(a) All the existing trusts were required to apply for registration/approval on or before 30.06.2021. However, on consideration of difficulties in the electronic filing of Form No. 10A, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (the Board) in exercise of the powers conferred upon it under Section 119 of the Act extended the due date for filing Form No. 10A in such cases to 31.08.2021 vide Circular No.12 of 2021 dated 25 .06.2021, to 3 1.03.2022 vide Circular No. 16 of 2021 dated 29.08.2021 and further till 25.11.22 vide Circular No. 22 of 2022 dated 01.11.2022. Such registration/approval shall be valid for a period of 5 years. Thus, existing trusts are required to apply for fresh registration/approval and once the registration/approval is granted it is valid for five years.

(b) New trusts are required to apply for provisional registration/approval at least one month prior to the commencement of the previous year relevant to the assessment year from which the said registration/approval is sought. Such provisional registration/approval is valid for a maximum period of three years.

(c) Provisionally registered/approved trusts will again need to apply for regular registration/approval in Form No. 10AB at least six months prior to the expiry of the period of provisional registration/approval or within six months of the commencement of activities, whichever is earlier. This registration/approval is valid for a period of five years. On consideration of difficulties in electronic filing of Form No. 10AB, the Board in exercise of its powers under section 119 of Act extended the due date for electronic fi ling of Form No. 10AB to 30.09.2022 vide Circular No 8 of2022 dated 31.03.2022

(d) The trusts once approved/registered for five years are required to apply at least six months prior to the expiry of the period of five years.

(e) The deduction under section 80G of the Act in respect of a donation made by a donor to a fund or institution referred to in sub-clause (iv) of clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 80G, shall be all owed to the donor only if a statement of such donations is furnished by the donee in Form 10BD. The certificate of such donation is required to be provided in Form No. 10BE. Further, Form No. 10BD and Form No. 10BE are required to be furnished on or before the 31st May, immediately following the financial year in which the donation is received.

CBDT circular no. 6 dt. 24.05.2023 may be downloaded here     Download

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