Filing of Return under Lokayukt if FC Funds received more than 10 Lakhs

Please suggest us if we received FC funds more than 10 Lakhs in a year. Should we file under Lokayukt?

Hemal Kamat

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Registration under Societies Registration Act as well as a Trust

Dear Members,

Some amount of confusion exists in the minds of a few of us.

We are a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in Gujarat. Do we have to compulsorily register as a Public Charitable Trust also? We file our Annual Returns with the Registrar of Societies. Do we have to file the same with the Charity Commissioner simultaneously? To what extent are the provisions of Trusts Act becoming applicable to a Society?

Shall be grateful for your advice.

T.K. Balappan

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Query regarding GST

Dear Dialogue Members,‎
Greetings from Sundarban social development Centre

‎1st query Can an NGO under GST Applicable?‎

‎2nd query if an NGO Run Hospital and also Run medicine shop & Optical shop then that NGO applicable ‎under GST?‎


Sudhendu Das

Finance manager
Sundarban Social development Centre
Sultanpur, PO Krishnanagar
Dist south 24 Parganas
Pin 743343‎

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Volunteers on tourist VISA not allowed Entry

Chennai immigration officials have not allowed a team of 19 UK citizens (16 ‎students & 3 children) entry in the country. The group was part of a ‎programme under which UK children support underprivileged children, ‎through monetary and ‘in kind’ donations and also interacting with children ‎through painting murals & other constructive work for about a day. Their other ‎part of activities included sight-seeing in the city and nearby villages. ‎

However immigration authorities decided that this was working in the NGO ‎and their tourist visa, which the group was holding, did not allow the same. ‎They deported the entire group. ‎

Infact this has implications for a number of NGOs, whose programmes often ‎include visits / internship / exchange programmes by foreigners in their field ‎areas. ‎

India basically has issues tourist visa, business visa & Employment visa. A ‎person who comes to India to work for an NGO needs to apply for an ‎Employment Visa, even if it is on honorary basis. ‎

In the present case, where idea was for UK school children to interact with ‎children at a children’s Home, it seems to be a case of overkill, but is a lesson ‎for all NGOs to be careful when inviting foreigners at their offices / workplace. ‎
Socio Research & Reform Foundation (NGO)‎
‎512 A, Deepshikha, 8 Rajendra Place, ‎
New Delhi – 110008‎

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Show Cause Notice issued to 5922, NGOs could lose their FCRA Registration ‎

FCRA Department has issued show cause notice to 5922 NGOs on 8th July 2017, who have not ‎submitted their FCRA return for asking to why their FCRA Registration should not be cancelled. Please ‎visit the following ling for list of all the NGOs:‎‎ ‎

Please check this list. In case your name appears on the list, file the missing annual returns ‎immediately and also send a letter to MHA explaining why the return was missing. You have to sent ‎your reply at following email-address before 22nd July 2017: ‎

In case no replies are received by 22nd July, the Department will cancel your FCRA registration. ‎
Socio Research & Reform Foundation (NGO)‎
‎512 A, Deepshikha, 8 Rajendra Place, ‎
New Delhi – 110008‎

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GST applicability to NGOs

Dear Members,

I would like to have detail report of your study and report on GST Applicability to NGOs.

As you are aware NGOs are receiving the Fund from Agencies as Grant/Services/ Consulatancy/ Royalty/ Training Programme Fees/Conference Participants Fee/ Rent of Property/Income from Infrastructure Facilities and from other Sale of Products & Publications.

NGOs are also availing the services from others and also paying for GST on purchase etc.

We would like to know the impact of GST on all above and the procedures to be followed to initiate the GST at NGOs level.

What are the exemptions category for NGOs.

Please do the needful share your expertise for the same.

With thanks & regards,

D.N. Surati
Chief Accounts Officer,
Nehru Foundation for Development,

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Applicability of Taxes on Taxi hiring

Dear Members,

I have a query on ST and VAT. We have hired a vendor for providing taxi services. It is purely on hire basis wherein the organization hires the taxis as per the requirements and clears the bills. There is no further committement. I would like to know the applicability of VAT, ST or both on such transactions.

Look forward to your responses.

Thanks and regards,

B V Soma Sastry

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Taxation on Grants/Services provided by foreign enterprises

Dear Sir,‎

I am by profession a Consultant , promote business venture in India. Enterprises from Italy has ‎business in India. Their question is as follows: ‎

A enterprise from abroad intend to have clarification:‎

Their Indian customers placed in Nashik near Mumbai has to pay to our (Italian ‎enterprise) associated company an installation service for a press machine in India. He ‎would reduce his payment for 15% for “tax service”.‎

They intend to know if this tax is due and if it has to be paid by the indian customer or by ‎the italian company. If the tax is due by the italian company it is possible to request the ‎remboursement of the tax?‎

and how the italian company can obtain it?‎

I request you to respond to this mail, with clarification. ‎

Dr.Pramod Kumar Verma
Resource Person to SEBI
& Director EDT. Saket

Economic Development Trust ‎

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Donation from US

Dear All,‎


Can a NGO receive donation of Rs.10,000/- in the form of a cheque from USA? The amount will be in ‎dollars…‎

Warm regards,‎

Asif Iqbal

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Comparison of CSR Implementation through a S.8 Co. / Society / Trust.‎

‎ ‎
Can u help with evaluation of the relative advantages / disadvantages of having CSR implemention ‎thru a Section 8 Company or Trust or Society
‎ ‎
GS Ahuja

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