Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Operational Requirements for A Society


Operational Requirements For A Society

An annual list of members of the management committee shall be filed to Registrar of society within 30 days of the AGM. However if no AGM is held for any reason as per society Registration Act 1860, section whatsoever, than an annual list of members of the managing Committee as on 31st December each year shall be submitted to the office of the Registrar of societies. Non submission of the list attracts a financial liability of Rs.50/- for the list of each year

Once in every year a list of the office bearers and members of the Governing Body shall be filled with the Register of Societies, N.C.T of Delhi as required under Section 4 of The Societies Registration Act 1860 and applicable to the National Territory of Delhi.

Minutes
A : Governing Body Meetings
There shall be minimum four meetings of the Governing Body each calendar year, i.e. one meeting in every three calendar months.

B : Annual General Meetings
There shall be minimum one Annual General Meeting (AGM) of all the Members of the Society every year. 

The AGM can be held at any time between April 1 to December 31 after the end of the financial year each year.
  • 1 - Adoption of Annual Accounts.

  • 2 - Admission/Resignation/ other matters of the members of the society.

  • 3 - Investment of funds of the society.

  • 4 - IAppointment of the members of Governing Body on every expiry of its tenure

C : Extra Ordinary Annual General Meetings
For any urgent or emergent matter like Admission/Resignation/Death of the Member / Change of Name/change of address /change of objectives /change of Rules & Regulation or any other major issue of the society.

Notice & Quorum
A Governing Body Notice
Minimum 10 days clear notice or as per Rules & Regulation of the society and the quorum shall be 1/3rd members of the Governing Body or as per Rules & Regulation.

B :Annual General Meetings
Minimum 21 days clear notice or as per Rules & Regulation of the society and the quorum shall be 3/5th members of the General Body or as per Rules & Regulation.

C :Extra Ordinary Annual General Meetings
Minimum 10 days clear notice or as per Rules & Regulation of the society and the quorum shall be 3/5th members of the Governing Body or as per Rules & Regulation.

Register Of Members
The Society shall maintain at its registered office a register or its members and shall enter therein the following particulars:
  • 1 - IThe names & addresses of the members.

  • 2 - IThe date on which the member was admitted.

  • 3 - IThe date on which a member ceased to be a member.

  • 4 - IParticulars of Admission fees received.

  • 5 - IParticulars of Annual Subscription received.

  • 6 - IAny other information required from time to time.

Election
The General Body in its meeting shall elect all the office bearers after Five years or as per Rules & Regulation of the society by show or by secret ballot papers as required. The Quorum of the General Body shall be 2/3rd members of the Governing Body present or as per Rules & Regulation of the society.

Admission To Membership Of The Society:
A member shall fill the membership form to become a member of the society. The Membership shall be initially dealt with in 2 meetings of the Management Committee, One accepting it and the second confirming it, all the members of the society added/left during the year are to be discussed in the AGM also. A Register of member of the society has also to be maintained.

Calender Year:
The financial year of the Society shall start from the 1st day of April and end on the 31st day of March in the following year.

Financial Year
The accounts of the Society shall be audited at least once in a year by a qualified firm of Chartered Accountant appointed by the Governing Body.

Amendment
Any amendment in the Memorandum of Association and rules and regulation will be carried out in accordance with the section 12 & 12A of the Societies of Registration Act, 1860, as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Documents for amendments
  • Amended Copy of MOA & R.R of the Society in duplicate.

  • Copies of Special Resolution in duplicate (General Body).

  • Copies of Notice in duplicate.

  • Copies of Minute of Society Governing Body).

  • List of Governing Body. f. Copy of Comparative List of Amendment.

  • Copy of Election proceedings with Notice. h. Proof of Notice received.

  • Copies of application form for new membership.

  • Copies of resignation letter. k. Annual List of Governing Body (Sec.4).

  • N.O.C. from owner of the new registered office of the Society.

  • Ownership proof of new registered office of the Society. n. 'No Dispute' affidavit from President.

INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR NGO
TRUSTS:
Under section 11(1)(a) to (c), income derived from property held under trust is exempt if the following conditions are satisfied:
a) The property should be held under trust wholly for charitable or religious purposes.
b) Income from such property should be applied to charitable or religious purposes. (Exemption is available to the extent of such application)
c) Income should be applied in India
d) At least 85% of the income derived from property held under trust, should be applied to charitable or religious purposes in the relevant previous year in order to claim full tax exemption.

Note :


1.                         The assessee is to apply for registration in Form No. 10A in duplicate before the expiry of 1 year from the creation of trust.
2.                         Under Section 11(4) property held under trust includes a business undertaking held under trust.
3.                         Any voluntary contribution received by a trust or institution is exempt if (a) the trust is created wholly for charitable purposes and (b) contribution is not made with a specific direction that it shall form part of the corpus of the trust.
SOCIETY:
Societies are taxable in the status of AOP and different rates of tax are applicable to the income of an AOP in different circumstances:

A. Individual shares of members in AOP are not determinate:
i. Where the total income of any member of the AOP is taxable at a rate higher than the maximum marginal rate-Rate of tax is such higher rate. 
ii. Otherwise-30% 

B. Individual shares of members in AOP are determinate:
i. If total income of any member is not higher than Rs 50000/- (excluding share from AOP) and no member is taxable higher than 30%- Rate of tax on total income of AOP is the rate applicable to individuals. 
ii. If total income of any member is higher than Rs 50000/- (excluding share from AOP) and no member is taxable higher than 30%- Rate of tax is 30% 
iii. If any member is taxed higher than 30%, then (a) Tax on the portion of total income of AOP that is relatable to the share of such member is levied at such rate higher than the 30%, (b) tax on the balance total income will be 30%. 

TAX EXEMPTION FOR NOTIFIED CHARITABLE SOCIETIES U/s 10(23C) (iv) and (v)
Any income of any institution established for charitable purposes is exempt. For getting exemption under these clauses, following requirement must be completed:
i. Making an application in Form No. 56 
ii. Applying its income or accumulating it for application, wholly & exclusively to its objects;
iii. Notice of accumulation u/s 11(2) will have to be given to the assessing officer in Form No. 10




1 comment:

  1. Thank you for all this information.
    Its a blessing.

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