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Conditions for applicability of sections 11 and 12.

12A. (1) The provisions of section 11 and section 12 shall not apply in relation to the income of any trust or institution unless the following conditions are fulfilled, namely:—

          (a)  the person in receipt of the income has made an application for registration of the trust or institution in the prescribed form and in the prescribed manner to the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner before the 1st day of July, 1973, or before the expiry of a period of one year from the date of the creation of the trust or the establishment of the institution, whichever is later and such trust or institution is registered under section 12AA :

                Provided that where an application for registration of the trust or institution is made after the expiry of the period aforesaid, the provisions of section 11 and section 12 shall apply in relation to the income of such trust or institution,—

       (i)  from the date of the creation of the trust or the establishment of the institution if the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner  is, for reasons to be recorded in writing, satisfied that the person in receipt of the income was prevented from making the application before the expiry of the period aforesaid for sufficient reasons;

      (ii)  from the 1st day of the financial year in which the application is made, if the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner  is not so satisfied:

                Provided further that the provisions of this clause shall not apply in relation to any application made on or after the 1st day of June, 2007;

          (aa)  the person in receipt of the income has made an application for registration of the trust or institution on or after the 1st day of June, 2007 in the prescribed form and manner to the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner  and such trust or institution is registered under section 12AA;]

        1(ab) the person in receipt of the income has made an application for registration of the trust or institution, in a case where a trust or an institution has been granted registration under section 12AA or has obtained registration at any time under section 12A [as it stood before its amendment by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1996 (33 of 1996)], and, subsequently, it has adopted or undertaken modifications of the objects which do not conform to the conditions of registration, in the prescribed form and manner, within a period of thirty days from the date of said adoption or modification, to the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner and such trust or institution is registered under section 12AA;':

 

8[3(ac) notwithstanding anything contained in clauses (a) to (ab), the person in receipt of the income has made an application in the prescribed form and manner to the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner, for registration of the trust or institution,––

(i) where the trust or institution is registered under section 12A [as it stood immediately before its amendment by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1996] or under section 12AA, [as it stood immediately before its amendment by the Finance Act, 2020] within three months from the date on which this clause has come into force;

(ii) where the trust or institution is registered under section 12AB and the period of the said registration is due to expire, at least six months prior to expiry of the said period;

(iii) where the trust or institution has been provisionally registered under section 12AB, at least six months prior to expiry of period of the provisional registration or within six months of commencement of its activities, whichever is earlier;

(iv) where registration of the trust or institution has become inoperative due to the first proviso to sub-section (7) of section 11, at least six months prior to the commencement of the assessment year from which the said registration is sought to be made operative;

(v) where the trust or institution has adopted or undertaken modifications of the objects which do not conform to the conditions of registration, within a period of thirty days from the date of the said adoption or modification;

(vi) in any other case, at least one month prior to the commencement of the previous year relevant to the assessment year from which the said registration is sought, and such trust or institution is registered under section 12AB]

9[(ac) notwithstanding anything contained in clauses (a) to (ab), the person in receipt of the income has made an application in the prescribed form and manner to the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner, for registration of the trust or institution,—

      (i) where the trust or institution is registered under section 12A [as it stood immediately before its amendment by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1996] or under section 12AA [as it stood immediately before its amendment by the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020], within three months from the 1st day of April, 2021;

      (ii) where the trust or institution is registered under section 12AB and the period of the said registration is due to expire, at least six months prior to expiry of the said period;

      (iii) where the trust or institution has been provisionally registered under section 12AB, at least six months prior to expiry of period of the provisional registration or within six months of commencement of its activities, whichever is earlier;

       (iv)where registration of the trust or institution has become inoperative due to the first proviso to sub-section (7) of section 11, at least six months prior to the commencement of the assessment year from which the said registration is sought to be made operative;


       (v) where the trust or institution has adopted or undertaken modifications of the objects which do not conform to the conditions of registration, within a period of thirty days from the date of the said adoption or modification;

       (vi) in any other case, at least one month prior to the commencement of the previous year relevant to the assessment year from which the said registration is sought, and such trust or institution is registered under section 12AB]

(b)  where the total income of the trust or institution as computed under this Act without giving effect to [he provisions of section 11 and section 12 exceeds the maximum amount which is not chargeable to   income-tax in any previous year, the accounts of the trust or institution for that year have been audited by an accountant as defined in the Explanation below sub-section (2) of section 288 4before the specified date referred to in section 44AB and the person in receipt of the income furnishes by that date the report of such audit in the prescribed form duly signed and verified by such accountant and setting forth such particulars as may be prescribed.

      2 (ba) the person in receipt of the income has furnished the return of income for the previous year in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (4A) of section 139, within the time allowed under that section.".

         (c)  [***]

 

(2) Where an application has been made on or after the 1st day of June, 2007, the provisions of section 11 and section 12 shall apply in relation to the income of such trust or institution from the assessment year immediately following the financial year in which such application is made: 

 

10[5Provided that the provisions of sections 11 and 12 shall apply to a trust or institution, where the application is made under––

(a) sub-clause (i) of clause (ac) of sub-section (1), from the assessment year from which such trust or institution was earlier granted registration;

(b) sub-clause (iii) of clause (ac) of sub-section (1), from the first of the assessment years for which it was provisionally registered]

14[Provided that the provisions of sections 11 and 12 shall apply to a trust or institution, where the application is made under—

 (a) sub-clause (i) of clause (ac) of sub-section (1), from the assessment year from which such trust or institution was earlier granted registration;

 (b) sub-clause (iii) of clause (ac) of sub-section (1), from the first of the assessment year for which it was provisionally registered

Provided further that where registration has been granted to the trust or institution under section 12AA or section 12AB]

Provided further that where registration has been granted to the trust or institution under section 12AA or section 12AB, then, the provisions of section 11 and section 12 shall apply in respect of any income derived from property held under trust of any assessment year preceding the aforesaid assessment year, for which assessment proceedings are pending before the Assessing Officer as on the date of such registration and the objects and activities of such trust or institution remain the same for such preceding assessment year:]

15[Provided also] that no action under section 147 shall be taken by the Assessing Officer in case of such trust or institution for any assessment year preceding the aforesaid assessment year only for non-registration of such trust or institution for the said assessment year:

Provided also that provisions contained in the first and second proviso shall not apply in case of any trust or institution which was refused registration or the registration granted to it was cancelled at any time under 16[section 12AA or section 12AB]

 

NOTE-

1Inserted w.e.f 01/04/ 2018,Finance Act,  2017

2  Inserted w.e.f 01/04/ 2018,Finance Act,  2017

3. Inserted by the Finance act, 2020 w.e.f 1-6-2020

4. Substituted by the Finance act,2020 w.e.f 1-6-2020

For the words

and the person in receipt of the income furnishes along with the return of income for the relevant assessment year

Following words shall be substituted namely,

before the specified date referred to in section 44AB and the person in receipt of the income furnishes by that date

5. Substituted by the Finance act,2020 w.e.f 1-6-2020

For the words

Provided that

Following words shall be substituted namely,

Provided that the provisions of sections 11 and 12 shall apply to a trust or institution, where the application is made under––

(a) sub-clause (i) of clause (ac) of sub-section (1), from the assessment year from which such trust or institution was earlier granted registration;

(b) sub-clause (iii) of clause (ac) of sub-section (1), from the first of the assessment years for which it was provisionally registered

Provided further that

 6. Substituted by the Finance act,2020 w.e.f 1-6-2020

For the words

Provided further

Following words shall be substituted namely

Provided also

7. Inserted by the Finance act, 2020 w.e.f 1-6-2020

8.Ommitted  by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01st June, 2020 Notification No 38/2020 dated 29th September, 2020.

9. Inserted by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01st April, 2021 Notification No 38/2020 dated 29th September, 2020.

10.Ommitted by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01st June, 2020 Notification No 38/2020 dated 29th September, 2020.

11.Substituted by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01st June, 2020  Notification No 38/2020 dated 29th September, 2020.

in sub-section (2), In the second proviso, for the word-

Provided further that where registration has been granted to the trust or institution under section 12AA 7or section 12AB

Shall be substituted namely-

"Provided that where registration has been granted to the trust or institution under section 12AA".

12.Substituted by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01st June, 2020 Notification No 38/2020 dated 29th September, 2020.

in sub-section (2), In the third proviso, for the word-

6Provided also

Shall be substituted namely-

"Provided further"

13.Substituted by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01st June, 2020 Notification No 38/2020 dated 29th September, 2020.

in sub-section (2), In the fourth proviso, for the word-

section 12AA 7or section 12AB

Shall be substituted namely-

"section 12AA"

14.Substituted by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01st April, 2021 Notification No 38/2020 dated 29th September, 2020.

in sub-section (2), In the first proviso, for the word-

11[Provided that where registration has been granted to the trust or institution under section 12AA]

The following shall be substituted namely-

"Provided that the provisions of sections 11 and 12 shall apply to a trust or institution, where the application is made under—

 (a) sub-clause (i) of clause (ac) of sub-section (1), from the assessment year from which such trust or institution was earlier granted registration;

 (b) sub-clause (iii) of clause (ac) of sub-section (1), from the first of the assessment year for which it was provisionally registered:

Provided further that where registration has been granted to the trust or institution under section 12AA or section 12AB"

15.Substituted by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01st April, 2021 Notification No 38/2020 dated 29th September, 2020.

in sub-section (2), In the second proviso, for the word-

12[Provided further]

Shall be substituted namely-

"Provided also"

16.Substituted by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01st April, 2021 Notification No 38/2020 dated 29th September, 2020.

in sub-section (2), In the fourth proviso, for the word-

13[section 12AA]

Shall be substituted namely-

"section 12AA or section 12AB"