CBDT revised forms to apply for grant of Sec. 80G approval & exemption u/s 10(23C)

By | September 7, 2019
(Last Updated On: September 7, 2019)

The CBDT has notified Income-tax (6th Amendment) Rules, 2019 wherein Rules 2C, 2CA and 11AA of the Income-tax Rules is substituted with new Rules 2C and 11AA. Further, the board also substituted the existing forms 56 [application for grant of the exemption under section 10(23C)(iv)(v)(vi)(via)] and 10G [Application for grant of approval to fund or institution under section 80G]. The new forms seek additional details from assessee on approval/exemption

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 5th September, 2019
INCOME-TAX

S.O. 3215(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the first proviso to clause (23C) of sub-section (1) of section 10 and clause (vi) of sub-section (5) of section 80G read with section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely: —
1. Short title and commencement. — (1) These rules may be called the Income-tax (6th Amendment) Rules, 2019.
(2) They shall come into force on the 5th November, 2019.

2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereafter referred to as the principal rules), –

(i) for ‘rules 2C and 2CA’, the following rule shall be substituted, namely: —

“Application for the purpose of grant of approval for the exemption under sub-clause (iv), sub-clause (v),
sub-clause (vi) and sub-clause (via) of clause (23C) of section 10.
2C. (1) The prescribed authority under sub-clause (iv), sub-clause (v), sub-clause (vi) and sub-clause (via) of clause (23C) of section 10 shall be the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner whom the Central Board of Direct Taxes may authorise to act in this behalf.

(2) An application for grant of approval for the exemption under sub-clause (iv), sub-clause (v), sub-clause (vi)or sub-clause (via) of clause (23C) of section 10 to any fund or institution, any trust (including any other legal obligation) or institution, any university or other educational institution and any hospital or other institution (hereinafter referred to as ‘the applicant’) shall be made in Form No. 56 and shall be verified by the person who is authorised to verify the return of income under section 140, as applicable to the assesse.

(3) Form No. 56 shall be furnished electronically, —

(i) under digital signature, if the return of income is required to be furnished under digital signature; or
(ii) through electronic verification code in a case not covered under clause (i).

(4 ) The Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the Director General of Income-tax (Systems), as the case may be, shall lay down the data structure, standards and procedure of furnishing and verification of Form No. 56 and shall be responsible for formulating and implementing appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relation to the said form so furnished.”.
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ii) for ‘rule 11AA’, the following rule shall be substituted, namely: —

“Requirements for approval of an institution or fund under section 80G.

11AA (1) For approval under clause (vi) of sub-section (5) of section 80G, the institution or fund (hereinafter referred to as ‘the applicant’) shall be required to file application in Form No 10G, which shall be verified by the person who is authorised to verify the return of income under section 140, as applicable to the assesse.

(2) Form No 10G shall be furnished electronically, —

(i) under digital signature, if the return of income is required to be furnished under digital signature; or
(ii) through electronic verification code in a case not covered under clause (i).

(3) The Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the Director General of Income-tax (Systems), as the case may be, shall lay down the data structure, standards and procedure of furnishing and verification of Form No. 10G and shall be responsible for formulating and implementing appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relation to the said form so furnished.

(4) The Principal Commissioner or Commissioner may call for such further documents or information from applicant or cause such inquiries to be made as he may deem necessary in order to satisfy himself about the genuineness of the activities of the applicant.
(5) Where the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner is satisfied that all the conditions laid down in clauses (i) to (v) of sub-section (5) of section 80G are fulfilled by the applicant, he shall record such satisfaction in writing and grant approval under clause (vi) of sub-section (5) of section 80G.
(6) Where the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner is satisfied that one or more of the conditions laid down in clauses (i) to (v) of sub-section (5) of section 80G are not fulfilled, he shall record the reasons in writing and reject
the application for approval after giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard.
(7) The order granting approval under clause (vi) of sub-section (5) of section 80G or rejecting the application shall be passed within the period of six months from the end of the month in which such application was received.”.

3. In the principal rules, in Appendix II, –

(i) for ‘Form 10G’, the following Form shall be substituted, namely: ___

“FORM No. 10G
(See rule 11AA)

Application for grant of approval to fund or institution under clause (vi) of sub-section (5) of section 80G of the Income-tax Act, 1961

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