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Trust Registration

To run an NGO in India, a non-profit organisation can be registered under any of the three options as given below:

A Trust is a closer system of a registered body with limited membership. It can be a family trust or a public trust. Election of office-bearers is not compulsory. Normally Trusts are created by dedicating some property to a charitable purpose, however, some cash fund may also be spared by the trust or trustees for charitable purpose while creating a trust.

Well; you can register an NGO/NPO as Trust with a charitable purpose. Such purposes may include social contribution in the form of education, medical help or undertaking activities of public utility that promote public welfare.

The most preferred way to run an NGO or a non – profit organization under trust is to form a Public Charitable Trust. Private trusts are governed by the Indian Trusts Act (1882) and are used for private purposes, such as running a private estate or institution. Know more about Trust Registration with the support of our experienced Compliance Managers at Compliance Ease LLP.

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For doing a charitable work for public, Public charitable trusts can be set up. India doesn’t have a national level law to govern charitable trusts, however; few states have enacted Public Charitable Trusts Act and NGO trust registration has to be done.

In the absence of a Trusts Act in a particular state or territory, the general principles of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 shall apply for the NGO trust registration.

A Trust after its registration shall do the following compliance:

  • iconObtain PAN card
  • iconOpen a bank account
  • iconNITI Ayog Registration
  • iconBook-keeping and accounts
  • iconIncome Tax return filing
  • iconGST registration, if applicable
  • iconCompliance with the Registrar of Firm - Filing of AGM resolution, accounts to be disclosed and member list to be filed with the Registrar of Firms.

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Documents Required of Trust Registration

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

  • iconMinimum 2 Trustee required of which one female member is recommended.
  • iconPAN & Aadhar Copy duly signed is required.
  • iconSuggested name of the TRUST.
  • iconCopy of Trust Deed duly signed is required.
  • iconRegistered Office address proof required.
  • iconDetails of Author, Trustee, Beneficiary and Trust property required.

Legal Procedures of Trust Registration

Registration of a Trust Deed is completely a legal work and it requires knowledge of Indian Trust Act and in-hand experience of clearing any objections raised by the concerned Sub-Registrar.

Trusts are registered using a document called Trust Deed. All trustees and witnesses will have to give thumb impressions/signatures on all papers.

Following items must be mentioned in the trust deed document:

  • iconName and Address of the Settlor (Settlor is the person who is setting up the trust).
  • iconName and address of other trustees.
  • iconName of the trust.
  • iconMinimum and maximum number of trustees your trust can have.
  • iconAddress of the registered office of the trust.
  • iconObjectives of the trust.
  • iconRules and regulations of the trust.

Other important aspects of a trust:

  • iconFor NGO trust registration, minimum two trustees are needed. All the trustees together are called Board of Trustees.
  • iconTrustees cannot draw any remuneration from the trust fund. However, they may take reasonable compensation for the professional services they provide.
  • iconAt the time of registration, only the Settlor and two witnesses are required to be present in front of the sub-registrar. The trust deed will then go to the counter where data entry takes place.
  • iconAlso, a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owner of the property where the registered office of the trust is to be situated has to be obtained.
  • iconTwo other documents that should be submitted at the time of making an application for registration are affidavit and consent letter.
  • iconIndian public charitable trusts are irrevocable.

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Features & Benefits of Trust Registration

Tax benefits

Trust being a non-profit organization, they leverage the exemption from the provision of income tax under section 12A and the donors also get tax deductions under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 respectively.

Oldest Form of NGO

Trust even today stands the oldest form of Non-Profit making organization in India.

Lesser Compliance

Trust has lesser compliance in comparison to Society and Section 8 Company.

Option of Private Trust

A private trust can be formed for the benefit of a group of people and not for all.

Option of Public Trust

A Public trust can be formed for the benefit of the general public.

Suitable to temple

Even today, all temples have their NGOs in the form of Trust.

Family owned Community Center or Personal Property

Trust Registration is best for these types of purposes.

Easy to recognise

Almost everyone is familiar with the name of Trust in India being the oldest form