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Charitable or religious? Trusts have to disclose to avail of tax benefits

CBDT notifies rules, to be effective from October 1

Tax collections, taxes

The tax department has been keeping close tabs on charitable trusts and has, over the years, also reinforced various provisions for obtaining registration and claiming tax exemption under the Act

Shrimi Choudhary New Delhi
The income-tax (I-T) authorities have tightened disclosure norms for charitable trusts. They now have to declare the nature of their activities from October 1 for tax purposes.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified changes in reporting rules where the charitable institutions have to mention whether the activities undertaken are charitable, religious, or both to claim tax benefits.

The move will ensure that only genuine trusts and activities get tax benefits.

The CBDT amendment also includes a declaration under which the charitable institution will have to furnish details of donations received over Rs 2 lakh in a single

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First Published: Jun 26 2023 | 8:48 PM IST

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