NGO Registration

NGO Registration involves the formal process of establishing a non-governmental organization to carry out social, charitable, or humanitarian activities.

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    A non-governmental organisation, or NGO, is a stand-alone non-profit corporation. Depending on the nature of its operations, NGOs in India might choose to register as a society, trust, or section 8 corporation. A non-profit organisation is a volunteer group or establishment committed to advancing a cause.

    NGOs, in general, are groups working to improve society as a whole through a variety of activities. Environmental preservation, social welfare, activism, and the defence of human rights are only a few of these efforts. NGOs play a crucial role in societal development, community betterment, and encouraging citizen participation. They work to bring about social or political change on a larger scale. There are three legitimate ways to register an NGO: through a trust, a society, or a section 8 company.

    FilingMan specializes in guiding aspiring NGOs through the intricate process of registration, offering comprehensive support in formulating mission statements, preparing required documentation, navigating legal procedures, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. With FilingMan's expertise, prospective NGOs can navigate the complexities of registration seamlessly, positioning themselves to make a meaningful impact on social and humanitarian causes while adhering to legal frameworks.

    Who Can Start an NGO?

    A private limited company must have at least two directors to register.

    A public limited company must have at least three directors to register.

    For private limited company registration, a maximum of 200 members is permitted.

    Public limited companies can register with an unlimited number of members.

    The process of becoming an NGO is free of charge.

    Preparations Before Applying for NGO Registration

    Acquire a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

    Proposed directors must acquire Digital Signatures (DSC) in order to permit the online filing of registration paperwork. Certified organisations are permitted to issue Digital Signature Certificates by the Indian government. The DSC must fall under the Class 2 or Class 3 category for applicants. Depending on the certifying body used, the costs for obtaining a DSC may change.

    Get your Director Identification Number (DIN)

    A Director Identification Number (DIN) must be requested for each proposed director of the firm by the applicant. To do this, you must complete Form DIR-3, an application for the DIN. The application form must be provided with scanned copies of the directors' PAN cards, identity documents, and address confirmations. Through the portal of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), the application form may be submitted electronically. A practising chartered accountant, company secretary, or cost accountant must attest to the supplied documents.

    NGO Registration Procedure

    Choose a Suitable Name for the Trust

    Choosing an acceptable name for the trust is the first step in registering it. The proposed name must not be included in the restricted list of names outlined in the Emblems and Names Act, 1950. The trust's selected name needs to be distinctive, significant, and in line with its goals and functions.

    Drafting the Trust Deed

    It is crucial to create a thorough Trust deed before registering the trust. The trust deed is a legally enforceable agreement that includes all of the important information about the trust, such as its goals, guidelines, governance structure, and requirements for the administration of trust assets. When registering a trust, the trust deed must be prepared in conformity with all applicable rules and regulations and delivered to the registrar.

    Choosing the Trust's Settlers and Trustees

    The choice of the settlor(s) and trustees for the Trust is the next step. Although there is no restriction on the number of settlers or writers, it is essential to have a minimum of two trustees in order to create a trust that is legally binding. The trustees are tasked with the obligation of managing and administering the Trust in line with its goals and provisions, while the settlor(s) are responsible for establishing the Trust and transferring the initial assets. Selecting people who are dependable, competent, and devoted to carrying out their responsibilities as trustees should be done with care.

    Updating the Memorandum of Association (MoA)

    The Memorandum of Association (MoA) must be written in order to register a trust. The basic document outlining the Trust's main goals, functions, and pursuits is the MoA. The Trust's charter or constitution is represented by this document, which offers a detailed foundation for how the Trust will be run and governed. The MoA should be carefully written, making sure that it appropriately captures the Trust's mission and vision and complies with all applicable laws and regulations.

    Payment of the Required Fees

    The final step in registering a trust is to pay the required fee in accordance with the established regulations.

    Collection of Certified Trust Deed

    Within one week of filing the necessary paperwork, the applicant may pick up a certified copy of the Trust Deed from the registrar's office.

    Submission of Certified Trust Deed to Registrar

    After obtaining the certified copy of the Trust Deed, it must be delivered to the local registrar along with photocopies that have been officially authenticated.

    Obtain Registration Certificate

    The original registered copy of the Trust Deed is returned to the applicant along with the photocopy after being submitted to the registrar. Within seven business days, the registrar issues the registration certificate.

    NGO Registration Costs

    NGO Registration

    ₹ 3,999 / Only

    Plus Government Fees, Stamp Duty Extra.

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      Benefits of NGO Registration

      Saving on Taxes

      You can take advantage of a number of tax benefits by registering your company as an NGO under the 2013 Companies Act, which can result in significant tax savings for the directors. NGOs are exempt from a number of taxes, enabling the organisation to use the money saved to support upcoming ideas and projects.

      Reduced share capital

      NGOs have the benefit of receiving direct funding from donations, unlike other businesses that need a minimum share capital to function autonomously. NGOs can continue their operations thanks to donations and subscriptions, which eliminate the requirement for a sizable cash investment to operate independently.

      Ownership/Titles Transfer

      NGOs that have been registered under the Income Tax Return Act of 1961 are free to transfer ownership or claim earned interests. NGO registered firms are more advantageous in this regard because other businesses do not have the same level of convenience when it comes to transferring ownership.

      Exemption from Stamp Duty

      NGOs registered under the Income Tax Act of 2013 are exempt from paying stamp duty, saving the business a sizable amount of money in taxes. The organization's mission and goals can be furthered by using the money that was saved. The company's financial resources are protected by the stamp duty exemption, resulting in more efficient operations and higher production.

      Why Choose FilingMan

      For NGO Registration?

      Choosing FilingMan for your NGO Registration offers a strategic advantage in establishing a solid foundation for your social or humanitarian endeavors. With a wealth of experience in navigating bureaucratic intricacies, FilingMan provides expert guidance that simplifies the entire registration process. Their dedicated team assists in crafting a compelling mission statement, compiling the necessary documentation, and ensuring compliance with legal formalities, saving you time and effort while ensuring accuracy.

      FilingMan's commitment extends beyond the paperwork; they become your reliable partner in transforming your vision into a registered NGO. Their comprehensive approach not only ensures a smooth registration but also positions your organization to effectively pursue its goals and access potential funding opportunities. By choosing FilingMan, you gain a trusted ally that empowers you to focus on making a positive impact, confident in the legal and administrative aspects of your NGO's establishment.

      NGO Registration FAQ'S

      What is NGO Registration, and why is it important for aspiring non-governmental organizations (NGOs)?
      NGO Registration is the formal process of establishing a legal entity to carry out social, charitable, or humanitarian activities. It provides credibility, legal recognition, and a structured framework for NGOs to operate effectively and attract support.
      How does FilingMan assist in the NGO Registration process?
      FilingMan offers comprehensive guidance to aspiring NGOs, helping them navigate the complexities of registration. This includes providing clarity on documentation requirements, aiding in the formulation of a strong mission statement, and ensuring adherence to legal procedures, thereby streamlining the entire process.
      What documents are typically required for NGO Registration, and how does FilingMan manage the documentation process?
      Documentation may include proof of address, memorandum of association, articles of association, and affidavits. FilingMan's experts assist in gathering, verifying, and organizing these documents, ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards.
      How long does the NGO Registration process take, and how does FilingMan expedite the timeline?
      The registration timeline can vary based on local regulations and administrative processes. FilingMan's experienced team optimizes the process by facilitating proper document submission, minimizing errors, and proactively addressing any issues that may arise, resulting in a faster and more efficient registration.
      Why should aspiring NGOs choose FilingMan for their registration?
      FilingMan's specialized expertise in NGO registration ensures that aspiring organizations are guided through every step with precision. By choosing FilingMan, NGOs gain a supportive partner that not only simplifies the legal aspects but also equips them to begin their journey with a strong legal foundation, increasing their chances of success in their philanthropic pursuits.