Trust Registration


As per the Indian Trust Act,1882, a trust is an arrangment where the owner ( Trustor ) transfer his property to someone else (Trustee) for the benefit of third person or public at large.

Trust can be classified into two categories :

Public Trust :  The public trust works for the benefit of public at large ,further a public trust can be sub diveded as Public Charitable Trust and Public religious Trust

Private trust: A private trust for the benefit of family or individual

Registration process for Public Caharitable Trust 

  • Choose name for the Trust
  • Decide the author and Trustees names
  • prepare Objects of the trust
  • Prepare Trust deed on stamp paper
  • Collecting of relevent documents
  • Submit for registration
  • Obtain the registration certificate

Documents required for registration 

  • Trust deed
  • Proof of identity of Author and Trustees (Aadhar card/voter ID/Passport/Driving Licence )
  • Passport size colour Photographs of the Author,trustees and Two witness at the Time of registration
  • Copy of PAN Card of the author and Trustees
  • Proof of the registered office address of the Trust
  • NOC by landlord/building owner

Trust Compliances after registration

  • Obtain PAN card
  • Open bank account
  • Maintain proper accounts
  • Annual IT returns filings
  • GST registration -If applicable

Tax Exemptions for Trusts 

12A Certificate : A Trust or an NGO can get 12A certificate from the Income Tax Department, aTrust having 12A certificate exempted to pay Income tax for the entire Life time on its income.

80G Certificate : A trust or an NGO can get 80G certificate from the Income Tax Department, donors of the trust can get tax exemption through 80G certificate


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