FCRA Registration For Trust, Society and Section 8 Company


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FCRA Registration

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(Registered Under the Income Tax Act, 1961)

All NGOs (be it a Trust, Society or Section 8 Company) must apply for FCRA License if they wish to attract foreign donation in their NGOs. Without FCRA Certificate, no NGO can accept overseas donations/grants/funding.

The objective of FCRA registration is to legalize the receipt of any foreign contribution by any Trust, Society or Section 8 for ensuring the proper utilization of such funds for the specified purpose. The registration service is provided by https://fcraonline.nic.in/home/index.aspx under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs.

Charitable Trusts, Societies and Section 8 Company that receive foreign contribution or donation from foreign sources are required to obtain registration under Section 6(1) of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010. The FCRA Registration makes such NGO eligible to receive such overseas donation or funding and its registration is done under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 which is called as FCRA registration.

Every NGO which has to receive some funds in terms of donation from a foreign source must get itself registered under the provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 or seek prior approval for receiving such funds from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

Presently registration is granted only to those NGOs which is operational for minimum three years. Therefore, a newly established NGO cannot get itself registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010. However, newly established NGOs may receive donations from a foreign source for some specific activities, and for a specific purpose after seeking prior permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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Documents Required of FCRA Registration

To register your NGO under FCRA, we require certain fixed documents whose quick checklist has been given below for your easy understanding:

  • iconCopy of PAN of the NGO;
  • iconAudited Balance Sheet, Income & Expenditure Account for the preceding three financial year;
  • iconCertified copy of Trust Deed/Society Registration Certificate and its Bye Laws/Certificate of Incorporation and Memorandum and Articles of Association of a Section 8 Company;
  • iconName & Addresses of the persons managing the affairs of the NGO including the details of previous management;
  • iconIf the NGO is granted 80G & 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961, copy of such registration certificate;
  • iconIf the NGO is having any parent of sister NGO, which has FCRA Registration then such registration number along with the file number of the Ministry of Home Affairs;
  • iconIf the NGO has made any application earlier then its reference number;
  • iconNITI Ayog registration certificate.
  • iconUndertaking from the Chief Functionary of the NGO;
  • iconAnnual report providing details of activities undertaken by the NGO since its inception;
  • iconCopy of resolution of Governing Body of the NGO; and
  • iconA Power of Attorney for authorizing CECL to submit application and liaison with officials of Ministry of Home Affairs.

Legal Procedures of FCRA Registration

Since FCRA Registration is completely a legal procedure, we at Compliance Ease LLP can help you to register your NGO under FCRA if you are struggling to get proper guidance with regard to its legal registration process.

You can Get in touch with our Compliance Manager to understand FCRA Registration, compliance requirements including guidance with regard to their functioning and day-to-day operation, be it maintaining accounts, meeting legal compliance or making sure all the mandatory requirements of the law are fulfilled to save you from the severe fines, penalties and imprisonment due to non-compliance.

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Features & Benefits of FCRA Registration

Foreign Donors:

The NGO gets the eligibility to receive donations from overseas countries.

Big Goodwill:

NGO being a non-profit organization, they leverage the opportunity of receiving foreign donations and this way, the NGO gets international goodwill.

Value Addition to NGOs:

An NGO FCRA Registration have more value in the eyes of the society.

International Footprints:

Any Charitable Trusts, Societies and Section 8 Company gets international footprints once it starts getting foreign funding due to its FCRA Registration.

We at Compliance Ease LLP can prepare all necessary documents including application forms etc. to help you get your NGO registered under FCRA. To get quote for your NGO in FCRA Registration, Get in touch with us