Application for Exemption Uner Sec 80G can only be made by a public charitable trust, registered society, recognized educational institution or an institution funded by the Government.
The trust/institution applying for the certificate must be duly registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860; or Section 25 of the Companies Act; or any other relevant Acts.
Applicants of the certificate must not represent any religion based or caste and creeds based activity.
The respective trust/institution should only utilize the donated funds for charitable purposes.
The registered trust/institution should not hold any income which is not exempted.
Entity’s pursuing any other businesses are required to maintain a separate Books of accounts, so that the donations received are not confused with savings of any other kind.
The applicant should have maintained the appropriate annual returns, accounting and book keeping before applying for the certificate.
The recipient of the certificate must ensure the timely renewal of certificates, so as to receive the eligible tax benefits.