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Frequently Asked Questions about 80G Registration in India

1. What is 80G registration in India?
  – 80G registration is a provision in the Indian Income Tax Act that allows individuals and organizations to claim tax deductions on donations made to certain charitable institutions.
  – This registration status is granted by the Income Tax Department to eligible organizations to encourage and promote donations for social causes.

2. Who can apply for 80G registration?
  – Any trust, NGO, or charitable institution registered under the Indian Trusts Act or Section 8 of the Companies Act can apply for 80G registration.
  – The organization must be working towards charitable purposes, such as education, healthcare, relief of poverty, preservation of environment, or any other approved cause.

3. What are the benefits of 80G registration?
  – Donors who contribute to organizations with 80G registration are eligible for a tax deduction of 50% or 100% of the donated amount, depending on the nature of the organization.
  – This deduction can be claimed against the donor's taxable income, reducing the overall tax liability.

4. How to apply for 80G registration?
  – The application for 80G registration needs to be filed online on the Income Tax Department's official website.
  – The applicant must provide necessary details about the organization, its objectives, activities, financial information, and other relevant documents.
  – After submission, the application will be processed by the Income Tax Department, and if approved, the registration will be granted.

5. What is the validity period of 80G registration?
  – The initial validity period for 80G registration is usually for a period of 2-3 years.
  – After the expiration, the organization needs to apply for renewal to continue enjoying the benefits of 80G registration.

6. Can foreign donors claim tax deductions under 80G?
  – Yes, foreign donors can claim tax deductions on donations made to organizations with 80G registration.
  – However, they need to ensure compliance with the regulations of their respective countries regarding tax benefits on foreign donations.

7. What are the documents required for 80G registration?
  – The required documents may vary based on the specific regulations and guidelines of the Income Tax Department.
  – Some common documents include:
    – Copy of the trust deed or certificate of incorporation
    – Audited financial statements for the last three years
    – PAN card of the organization
    – Donation receipts issued by the organization

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