Apply for 12A and 80G Registration for NGO

Get 12A Registration online along with 80G Certificate and avail tax exemptions for your NGO plus offer Tax Deduction Benefits to the Donors. Get both the beneficial 12A and 80G Registration for your NGO at affordable prices.

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Overview - 12A and 80G Registration

Once an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) is formally registered a Charitable Trust/Society/Section 8 Company for the sole purpose of serving non-profit humanitarian purposes gets a wide range of tax exemptions, advantages, allowances, and the provision of tax deductions for donors. The essential requirement to obtain these advantages and tax exemptions is 12A and 80G Registration. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) need to register under sections 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act if they want to avoid having their goods or service, or donation income taxed as regular income.

What is 12A Registration Online?

Section 12A Registration or 12A Registration online is an application procedure through which a NGO can get Certificate of Exemption from the Income Tax Department in India. NGOs incorporated under Section 12A do not have to pay income tax since they are legally exempted. And since 12A Registration Online is legally recognised evidence of your NGO's existence, it is helpful in obtaining validation from foreign governments and organisations.

Benefits of 12A Registration Online

#1. Nonprofit organisations having 12A Registration have their income exempted from taxation.

#2. NGOs can ask for funding from any national or international government department or agency.

#3. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can also profit from FCRA registration. after getting 12A Registration Online.

#4. 12A Registration online validates the legal existence of your NGO.

What is 80G Registration?

The Income Tax Department will grant an 80G Certificate to a Section 8 Company, a charity trust, or a non-profit organisation that gets the 80G Registration. The 80G certificate was created to inspire more financial support for nonprofits. The donor receives a tax break equivalent to half of his donation since charitable contributions are deductible from the giver's gross income for tax purposes.

Benefits of 80G Registration

#1. 80G Registration is a tool for nonprofits to utilise to boost their financial support from contributors or donors.

#2. Donors can lower their taxable income by the amount of their contributions to the NGO, provided the NGO has obtained 80G Registration.

#3. NGO's with an 80G Certificate attract more donors and donations since they may provide them tax deductions in the form of legitimate donation receipts (printed with an 80G registration or 80G Certificate details).

Eligibility for 12a and 80g Registration

#1. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that operate as Public Charitable Trusts or u/s 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 that exist for the benefit of the public are eligible for the tax exemption through 12A and 80G Registration.

#2. Tax relief is available for donations made in accordance with Section 80G.

#3. Assets of non-profit organisations should only be utilised for philanthropic causes.

#4. NGOs should keep accurate records of their expenses and receipts.

Registration procedure for 80G Registration

#1. The first step in becoming registered under Section 80G is to fill out an application and submit it to the Commissioner of Income Tax in the region where your organisation works.

#2. Following the submission of your application and supporting documentation, the Income Tax Department will review it.

#3. If the officials want further information, they will demand more documents from you. Within the specified time frame, you must provide the necessary documents.

#4. After the department verifies the data and documentation, the Commissioner will issue an 80G Certification if everything meets properly as per the legal requirements of 80G Certificate.

Document Requirement for 12A and 80G registration

#1. Form 10A.

#2. Documental evidence of the creation of the Trust or NGO i.e.

- Trust Deed of a Trust

- Registration Certificate and Memorandum of Association of a society

- Section 8 companies to submit a certificate of incorporation and copies of MoA and AoA of the company.

#3. Three-year bank account statement of the Trust.

#4. PAN card of the NGO.

Document Requirement for 12A and 80G registration

Timeline for 12A and 80G registration

From the submission of form it will take approx 15 -30 days for Approval.

Initially, Approval for 12A and 80G Registration granted for 3 or 5 years.

Renewal of 80G registration and 12A registration Renewal

80G Registration and 12A Registration is valid for a period of five years before it must be renewed again. After five years, a renewal application must be submitted no later than six months before the registration's expiration date.

How E-StartupIndia helps you in 12A and 80G registration?

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    Our experts will help you understand all about the 12A and 80G Registration and provide you guidance on document preparation and submission.

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    Choose a Package and a team of experts will be dedicated to your application procedure.

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    Experts will file applications on your behalf and after the successful verification from the government, the 12A and 80G Certificate will be delivered to you online.

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Why Choose Us?

It is difficult to get 12A and 80G Registration in India. Therefore, we at E-StartupIndia help you by putting you in touch with professionals in the field who streamline the process for you. There is no longer any need for you to physically visit the Income Tax Department offices in India, compile supporting documents, or address complaints and objections by hand. Allow our seasoned professionals to handle all registrations and certifications on your behalf.

Our team of experienced Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, and Lawyers will handle all the legalities and concerns regarding applications. Feel free to contact us at any time with any inquiries you may have about the 12A and 80G Registration, and we will do our best to answer them. You may reach us at 8881-069-069 or email us at
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MSME Certificate is valid for life until you exceed the turnover criteria as defined in the MSMED Act  
We will provide you MSME Certificate within 2 working days 
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There is no penalty for not having an IE code but importing and exporting are not possible without an IE code.
Generally, it takes 3 to 7 days to get the IE code certificate after the submission of all required documents and information
GSTR-3B requires to be file every month. Due date of filing GSTR 3B return is 20th of next following month.
GSTR 1 Return requires details of sales & outward supplies. Due date of this return is 10th of every Quarter/Month based on turnover.
Yes, without GST Return filing online you cannot avail input tax credit,
Under Normal Scheme, two types of the GST returns required to be file i.e. GSTR-1 & GSTR-3B.
You need to provide us sales and purchase details of the period and our professional shall file your GST Return online.
Under Composition scheme, GSTR 4 requires to be file on quarterly basis.

The cost of obtaining an ISO certificate in India depends upon various aspects, including in accreditation body from which you want to be ISO certified, nature of the business, size of organisation, level of ISO 9001 Compliance, etc

ISO certification 9001 cost vary body to body. Ask our adviser for best prevailing rate for get ISO Certificate.
Any business entity can obtain ISO certification registration whether it is small, medium or big enterprises.

In order to obtain ISO certificate, you need to hire a consultant or professional for proper documentation of your organisation process and to get proper staff training to comply ISO standards. Then your business will be awarded ISO 9001 2015 certification.

Copyright Registration under Indian Copyright Act is valid only within the borders of the country.
However, To secure protection to Indian works in foreign countries, India has become a member of the following international conventions on copyright and neighboring (related) rights:   
  1. Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
  2. Universal Copyright Convention.
  3. Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorised Duplication of their Phonograms.
  4. Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Copyright Royalties.
  5. Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement.
Now,  Your original work register under India Copyright office shall be protected under 176 countries.
Any Individual or business entity can apply for copyright registration. Author, creator, musician, photographer, producer, painter, composer, or a company may safeguard their creatives with using this legal power.
By law, when something is written, drawn, photographed, etc., its copyright is automatically owned by the author. In other words, a copyright exists at the moment the work is created.

Registering a copyright with the Copyright Office is voluntary. Copyright protection exists even without registration;

However, your work must be registered before you can file a copyright infringement legal case in a court.

In addition, registration of copyright makes it easier to prove ownership of your work in the event of an infringement and allows you to collect more in damages from the infringer/theft.
Copyright registration to secure your original work from theft or undue advantage. Having copyright your original work give evidence that this particular work belongs to you only.
It is a unique application number generated at the time of submission of Copyright application online. You can track down your copyright application from this number.
  • Can use the copyright logo.
  • Makes it easier to prove ownership of your work in the event of an infringement and plagiarism.
  • Can file a copyright infringement legal case in a court.
  • Allows you to collect more in damages from the infringer/theft.
  • One time cost, lifetime protection.
In order to copyright your book you just need to provide some basic information about the author and complete content of a book. Rest our professional copyright consultant do & register your book under copyright office.
In order to copyright your song you just need to provide some basic information about the music composer/owner and mp3 file of the original song. Rest our professional copyright consultant do & register your song under copyright office.
Copyright registration process is very simple with our online portal
  • You can easily fill-up the form and upload your original work which needs to be copyright
  • Once we receive information & placed an order 
  • Your application shall be forwarded to our copyright consultant & start process your copyright application
  • We will provide you DAIRY NUMBER (unique Reference Number) within 3 working days subject to complete information furnished by you.
The objection on trademark is communicated to you via examination report which is prepared by the examiner of the trademark applications. you can download the report from the IPR website 

You can get the examination report of the trademark objection on the website of IPI India.

E-startupindia drafts and file a reply within the 3 working days of objection received subject to the availability of the documents 
As far as the status is showing objected you can be able to file the reply for your trademark objection mentioned in the examination report
After filing the trademark objection reply, it can take up to 7-8 months for the examiner to check the reply filed. The status will be changed only after the examiner's analysis & check up  
No, it is not, But Procedure to submit objection reply requires legal knowledge and good drafting skills also it is necessary to present your response to each objection raised by the examiner promptly. So it is advisable to hire a professional attorney. E-startupindia have experience and better legal understanding & we can get the job done in 3-4 working days while you sit back at your place and relax 
No there isn't any government fee to file the examination reply 
The main difference between trademark objection & trademark opposition is that the objection arises at the preliminary stage that is at the time of filing of a trademark application while the trademark opposition is filed at later stage when the trademark is advertised in trademark journal.
If you mandatorily requires filing income tax return but failed to do so then you are liable to pay penalty amounting to INR 5000
You can file revised return & correct the mistakes/errors. The revised return can be filed at any time before the expiry of 1 year from the end of the relevant assessment year  
  • If your total income exceeds Rs 50 lakhs.
  • If you have foreign assets
  • If you have agricultural income which is more than Rs. 5,000,
  • If you have taxable capital gains
  • If you have income from business or profession
  • If you have income from more than one house property
This Return Form should not be filed by an individual whose total income for the assessment year 2017-18 includes Income from Business or Profession.
The old ITR-4 tax form has been renamed ITR-3. If you've e-filed an ITR-3 for FY 2015-16, then you must file an ITR-2 now.
The old ITR-4S tax form has been renamed ITR-4. If you've e-filed an ITR-4 for FY 2015-16, then you must file an ITR-3 now
-For Individuals, the last date of filing Income Tax Return is 31st July of next financial year 
-For Companies & Persons who require tax audit under section 44AB, the last date of filing Income Tax     Return is 30th September of next financial year 

Digital Signature Certificate is issued with a validity of 1-2 Years. After their validity has expired, they need to be renewed 
There are three classes of Digital Signature Certificate 

Class 1 - This class type is used to secure email communications and shall be issued for both business personnel and private individual use.

Class 2 - This class type is used for Incorporation of entities, Business Registrations, Income Tax Filing, etc. These certificates will confirm that the information in the application provided by the subscriber does not conflict with the information in well-recognized consumer databases.

Class 3 - This class type is used for participating in E-Tendering or E-Auctions. These are high assurance certificates, primarily intended for e-commerce applications, they shall be issued to individuals only on their personal (physical) appearance before the Certifying Authorities.

You will get your Digital Signature Certificate in the form of a USB Key (Pen Drive Look Like). On placing the order with us we will courier your DSC USB Key to your registered address mentioned to us  
It is advisable to keep your Digital Signature Certificate USB private key in safe custody, but by any chance, if you lost your USB key you can you can revoke your certificate at the certifying authorities website by entering certain information like Registered Email ID, Certificate Serial Number, Date of Birth and Revocation Reason
A Digital Signature Certificate authenticates your identity electronically. It also provides you with a high level of security for your online transactions by ensuring absolute privacy of the information exchanged using a digital certificate. You can use certificates to encrypt information such that only the intended recipient can read it. You can digitally sign information to assure the recipient that it has not been changed in transit, and also verify your identity as the sender of the message.
No. If you have forgotten your private key password, you will have to apply for a new Digital Signature Certificate
You will have to apply for a new Digital Signature Certificate
Yes E-StartupIndia is an online platform serving all over India no matters wherever you are doing business all you need is internet connection on your mobile or desktop and we are ready to get your job done
Yes E-StartupIndia is an online platform serving all over India no matters wherever you are doing business all you need is internet connection on your mobile or desktop and we are ready to get your job done
No, It is not mandatory to hire CA for filing Income Tax Return. Procedure to file ITR requires financial & legal knowledge. So it is advisable to hire a professional for the Job. E-startupindia have experience and better  understanding plus our team of professionals can get the job done easily online while you sit back at your place and relax  

A Certifying Authority is a trusted agency whose central responsibility is to issue, revoke, renew and provide directories for Digital Signature Certificates. According to Section 24 of the Information Technology Act 2000, Certifying Authority means a person who has been granted a license to issue Digital Signature Certificates.

You will get DSC within 2-3 working days subject to availability of the documents 
A Digital Signature is an electronic form of a signature that can be used to authenticate the identity of the sender of a message or the signer of a document, and also ensure that the original content of the message or document that has been sent is unchanged. Digital signatures are easily transportable and cannot be imitated by someone else. The ability to ensure that the original signed message arrived means that the sender cannot easily disclaim it later.

Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) is the electronic format of physical or paper certificate like a driving License, passport etc. Certificates serve as proof of identity of an individual for a certain purpose; for example, a Passport identifies someone as a citizen of that country; who can legally travel to any country. Likewise, a Digital Signature Certificate can be presented electronically to prove your identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.
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As a part of statutory compliance It is mandatory to prepare 1) Statutory Registers 2) Minutes Book 3) Books of Accounts 4) Financial Statements 5) Register of Directors Attendance at Board/Committee Meetings
One Annual General Meeting should necessarily be held in one calendar year & maximum gap cannot more than 15 months between 2 AGMs

Holding Board Meeting: First meeting within 30 days of incorporation. A Minimum of 2 meetings, one in each half calendar year. A minimum gap of 90 days is required between 2 meetings (ignore if more than 2 meetings held during the year)
Apart from statutory compliances there could be following event based compliances:
  • Change in Authorized or Paid-up Share Capital of the Company.
  • Allotment of new shares Transfer of shares
  • Appointment or Change of Directors.
  • Appointment or Change of Auditors.
  • Loans are given to other Companies.
  • Loans to Directors (only if the company complies with Section 185)
  • Opening or closing of bank accounts or change in authorized signatories.
  • Creation or satisfaction of Charges.
If a Company fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the Companies Act, then the Company and every officer who is in default shall be punishable with fine for the period for which default continues. If there is a delay in any filing, then additional fees are required to be paid, which keeps on increasing as the time period of non-compliance increases. It should be noted that some of the Annual Filing Forms can also be revised but the fees for subsequently revised filing shall be charged, assuming it as a new filing.
Following are the income tax compliances for a company 
  • Calculation and Quarterly Payment of Advance Tax
  • Filing of Income Tax Returns (Tax will be payable at a flat rate of 30% plus Education Cess)
  • Tax Audit: Mandatory in case sales, turnover or gross receipts of a business exceed Rs. 1 Crore in the previous year relevant to the assessment year.
  • Filing of Tax Audit Report
If a director fails to comply with the statutory compliances straight for 3 years he/she shall be barred from being a director in any other company  
No, we will provide the designs in soft copy only. 
Yes E-StartupIndia is an online platform serving all over India no matters wherever you are doing business all you need is internet connection on your mobile or desktop and we are ready to get your job done
You can make up to 3 changes while designing your Logo / Visiting Card / Letter Head / Social Media Banners with the professionals  
The image files you need to use your logo both online and in print. This means you'll get the original, editable vector file (usually an Adobe Illustrator file), vector EPS files in both CMYK and RGB (for print and web, respectively), and a web preview file, like a JPG on PNG, so you can preview your logo on virtually any device.
Yes. If you have any specific images (like symbols or icons) that need to be included with your logo, please submit them to designers with your brief.
Yes, you can fill AD Category Bank details in IEC. There is space to fill only one Bank account details in IEC application and the same will be shown in your IEC Registration Certificate. It is always advisable to put that banker details with whom you deal regularly and have good relations.  

AD (Authorised Dealer) Category Bank
 means the bank who deal with the conversion of currency notes, coins or travelers' cheques designated in foreign currency into Indian Rupees and vice versa. Their objective is to provide easier foreign exchange facilities for travelers and tourists, including NRIs.
Even If your brand is at the planning stage our professional artist suggests you & help you out with ideas and tips for your designs 
Your samples will be presented to you within two to five business days after we receive your payment and as per the package you have choosen.
There is a big difference between a corporate image and an illustration. Corporate images are very simple, which makes them unique, memorable and highly recognizable from any distance and at any size.Illustrations are usually a very complicated artwork that loses it's quality when reduced in size. Very busy images like these are hard to read and recognize.
Your personal printer doesn't use exact colors that you see on the screen. You have to calibrate your printer with the screen first for the best match.
We would try our best to work on your Design till you end up falling in love with it, which is the reason we have an unlimited revisions package as well. Chances are you would find a Logo Design that is just right for your company. Normally it never happens with any of our customers, but in case you really do not like your Logo Design for some reason, we offer a 100% money back guarantee.
We welcome your inputs on your Logo Design at all times and would create design concepts based on your ideas. We would come up with various alternative suggestions as well and you can choose the one that is the best for the image of your product or company. Our Logo Designers are experienced in gauging exactly what you want and are able to translate it into an attractive and professional Logo Design.
Yes, it is possible to work on an old Logo Design to give it a new and more suitable look & feel. Based on your existing Logo and on your briefing and the new image you want to show, our designers will come up with various Logo Design options for you to choose from.
We deliver all the standard file formats like eps, jpg, tiff, png etc. in the final Logo Design package. We would be happy to answer any further questions on this as well. you can fill out the form above and arrange a callback from professionals 
The Permanent Account Number or PAN is the authentic alphanumeric code consisting of 10  characters alloted to the individuals, HUF and business-firms in India and abroad. 

People who are for the persons earning taxable income, i.e. they are required to pay Income Tax and file Income Tax Returns are mandatory to bear the PAN card.
All business whose total sales, gross receipts and turnover exceed INR 5 Lakhs are mandatory to issue PAN card.

All transactions exceeding INR 50,000 can be done only through a PAN card.

The penalty of not having a PAN card if its mandatory amounts to INR 10,000 under Section  272B of Income Tax Act.

  • Visit the official NSDL link for tracking PAN Card status.
  • Select Application Type- PAN New/Change Request.
  • Enter your 15-digit ARN.
  • Enter the captcha text and hit Submit button.
  • Your PAN Card status will be displayed.
  • Passport size Photograph
  • Aadhar Card and 
  • Proof of Address 

For this, you first need to get registered on Income Tax e-filing portal. Once registered,
  • Login at NSDL using the Username, Password and Date of Birth.
  • Click on Link Aadhaar from Profile settings tab.
  • Enter your necessary details. 
  • Enter captcha text and hit Link Aadhaar button.

The Tax deduction and collection Account Number or TAN is the unique 10-character alphanumeric code allotted to all those who have to deduct tax at source or TDS. 
People who are supposed to deduct Tax at source or TDS, are required to have a TAN card.

The individuals who want to get online TAN registration must fill in the TAN application form 49B that can be obtained from any of the NSDL centres and submit the documents required for TAN application and hit the submit button.
  • Visit the official NSDL link for tracking TAN Card status.
  • Select Application Type- TAN New/Change Request.
  • Enter your 15-digit ARN.
  • Enter the captcha text and hit Submit button.
  • Your TAN Card status will be displayed.

  • Passport size Photograph
  • Aadhar Card and 
  • Proof of Address 

The main purpose of the filing of TDS return is to reconcile or balance the amount paid in the form of income tax as per the details in the Income Tax Returns.
If an individual is supposed to file the  TDS return but failed to do so on time, then the assessing officer may cancel all his expenditure, including the salary payments, on which the TDS was to be deducted.
The penalty for late filing of TDS return is INR 200 per day. 

Yes. apart from the basic penalty of INR 200 per day, there is an additional penalty for non-filing of TDS return within one year from the particular date, which can vary from INR 10,000 to 1 lakh.

There is no threshold limit as such referred under the Income Tax Act, and TDS is to be deducted from the whole amount of expense.

TDS needs to be deducted while the amount of expenses is to be credited or paid to the payee, whatsoever is earlier.

The due dates for Form 24Q, 26Q and 27Q is the Last date of the neaxt month after every quarter end.

However, the due date for Form 27EQ (for TCS) is 15th the next month after every quarter end.

If you have limited funds and want to get into fewer legal compliances for acting upon your business idea solely, Shop Establishment is the most suitable way to do start a sole proprietor business. Besides, you can easily grow your business over a period of time with lesser restrictions. 
You need to provide a requisite document for obtaining shop establishment certificate or license. Our professional team shall submit the application with your documents and make follow up with government officials and obtain the certificate for you.
The shop establishment certificate validity period depends upon the state under which the business entity is operating. In some states validity is lifetime and some states range from 1 year to 5 years.  After that, the owner of the shop has to apply for the renewal of his shop establishment license or certificate.
If there are proper documentation and error-free application, it will hardly take 10 days to complete the verification process and issue the shop establishment license.
In case you need to change any detail in your application for shop establishment certificate, you need to file a modification application with updated details of the organisation. 
In case you are planning to shut down your shop or business, you need to file an application for the dissolution of the business.

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12A and 80G Registration for NGO: Process, Benefits, Document

The two registrations, 12A and 80G, are given by the Income Tax Department to NGOs so they can benefit from tax exemption and allow contributors to deduct their donations. An NGO with 12A and 80G registration
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In the form of a charitable trust, society, or section 8 company, an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) is created solely to serve non-profit humanitarian purposes. Once this type of entity is formally registered, it is approved for a number of tax exemptions, benefits, reliefs, and provisions for tax deductions for donors.
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