Category Archives: FCRA, TAX, LEGAL

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act

Is legislative framework against sustainability in NPOs

Dear Members, ‎ I am working on registering a not-for-profit which will involve itself into research activities in ‎technology. The outcomes will be mostly public goods, in terms of papers, open source code, etc. ‎At the same time, it may … Continue reading

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Last Date for Filing FCRA Return for FY 2017-18 extended to 31-March-2019

FCRA Dept made DARPAN ID mandatory for filing FCRA Annual Return (FC-4) for all organization, although several NGOs could not generate Unique ID from the Darpan website. FCRA Dept has now stated that on representation made by various NGOs facing … Continue reading

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FCRA Registration suspended of 156 NGOs whose have not migrated to PFMS

In Dec’17 FCRA Department had ordered NGOs to open their FCRA bank account with the banks integrated with Govt PFMS system within one month of its notice dated 21/12/2017. Most NGOs opened or shifted their bank account to PFMS compliant … Continue reading

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Is GST applicable on GRANT received by a Society

Dear Sir, We are a Society registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860. Majorly, our receipts are GRANTs, both FCRA and non-FCRA. We are registered under GST. Want to know, whether GST applicable on a GRANT (both FCRA and non-FCRA grants)? … Continue reading

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Can an NGO continue to receive money under FCRA Renewal

Good afternoon I wanted to know if an NGO whose FCRA is under renewal, can they continue to receive FC money. Thanks Sharad

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Show Cause Notice issued to 1775 NGOs for non-submission of mandatory ‎Annual Return

In May 2017 and again in April 2018, FCRA Department issued a public notice ‎asking NGOs to submit missing annual returns online from 2010-11 to 2014-‎‎15 without payment of any penalty. However, many NGOs still have not ‎complied with the … Continue reading

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GST Implications for NGOs on transfer of goods outside state

Dear Sir/ Madam, PO has been raised by an NGO for printing documents to a printing agency and in this PO the shipment address is mentioned outside Delhi and the billing address is mentioned as Delhi because vendor belongs to … Continue reading

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No GST on religious, yoga or meditation programme by such ‎registered organisation

Ministry of Finance has come out with a Circular (No. 66/40/2018) dt 26 Sep ‎‎2018 stating that entity registered under S.12AA for the purposes of ‎advancement of spirituality, religious activities or yoga’ would not be subjected ‎to GST on any … Continue reading

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Is it possible for NGO to open branch office outside India

Dear Members, Is it possible for a Trust (NGO) to open a branch office outside India, If required modification can be done in Trust deed? We can take assumption that we’ll not use any funds raised in India for that … Continue reading

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Bank Refuses to credit FD amount to FCRA Account

Dear Members, Good Morning I have a query that if any NGO who received Foreign dontion from their foreign donor to their FCRA account (XYZ bank). With that donation they prepared fixed deposits. But now they want to utilize that … Continue reading

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