Register Trust or Society to

Carry on the activities of NGO

Contribute towards the benefit of general public and society at large

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NGO

NGO can be run by either through Trust, Society or Section 8 company. Trust can be movable or immovable, revocable or irrevocable. Minimum 2 person are required to form it and a settlor can also be a trustee. It’s governed by the state act or Indian Trust Act. Trust is registered with the registrar under the local area where the address is situated.
Governed by the Societies Registration Act 1860, Registrar of Societies falling under local SDM office is the registering authority for society.

Advantage & Benefit of Trust or Society

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Easy to Register

NGO in form of trust or society are quickly registered within a short frame of time.

No Name Approval

Any name can be chosen for trust or society unless and until its undesirable and prohibited.

Tax Exemption

Trust or Society can avail exemption of income tax subject to certain conditions.

Tax Exemption for Donors

Donors can avail tax exemption on donation to trust or society which has relevant exemption certificate under section 80 of Income tax act.

Benefit to Society

Objects and activities are pursued for upliftment of society.
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Less Compliance

Trust or Society are convenient to run and manage in comparison to section 8 company which has stringent compliance.
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Foreign Funding

Overseas donation can be sourced by registering trust or society under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.

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BasisPrivate Limited CompanyLimited Liability PartnershipOne Person CompanyPartnership FirmSole Proprietorship
Business Formation10-15 Days10-15 Days10-15 Days21 Days1-2 Days
Act / LegislationCompanies Act 2013LLP Act 2008Companies Act 2013Partnership Act 1932Not Applicable
Registering AuthorityROC under MCAROC under MCAROC under MCARegistrar of Partnership under Local SDM OfficeNot Applicable
Legal StatusArtificial judicial person with limited liabilitySeparate legal entity with limited liabilityArtificial judicial person with limited liabilityPartners are personally liable with unlimited liabilityPromoter is personally liable with unlimited liability
Members RequiredMinimum - 2
Maximum - 200
Minimum - 2
Maximum - No Limit
Just One Person with one nomineeMinimum - 2
Maximum - 100
Just One Person
Suitable ForStart-upsProfessional firmsIndividual promotersFamily businessesSmall businesses
Taxation BenefitsCertain benefits EfficientBenefitsLowestIndividual slab rate
Compliance ApplicabilityAudit Report, Annual Return, other compliance as per actAnnual Return, Audit report if turnover exceed Rs. 40 lac's in FY or contribution exceeds Rs.25 lacsAudit Report, Annual Return, other compliance as per actAudit Report only as per Income Tax ActAudit Report only as per sec 44AB of Income Tax Act
Investors InclinationMost attractiveNot preferableUnlikelyUnlikelyNo way
Perpetualty
YesYesYesNoNo

Package & Pricing

Documents for Registration of NGO

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PAN of Founding Members

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Aadhar of Founding Members

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Photo of Founders

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Email ID of founders

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Mobile Number Founders

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Place of Business Address Proof with NOC (Ownership/ Rent Agreement/ Lease deed/ Consent Letter

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Electricity Bill of Place of business (Latest 2 months)

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PAN & Aadhar of Two Witness

FAQ

How many persons are required to register a trust?

Minimum two persons are required to register a trust. Trust can be formed with one settlor and two trustees in which settlor and the trustee can be same.

How many persons are required to register a society?

For a state level society, minimum three members are required for registration while for a national level society seven members from seven different states of India need to be there.

Where trust and society are registered?

Trust and Society are registered with Registrar falling under jurisdictional area as determined by the place of registered address of trust or society. Generally, registrar of trust or societies is located within the local SDM office.

What is difference between section 8 company, trust and society?

Trust, society or Section 8 company all are formed to advance non-profit activities for upliftment of public and society at large with the difference to registering authority, organisation status and laws governing that organisation. For example, Section 8 company are governed by the Companies Act, 2013 while societies are governed by Societies Act, 1860.