How to apply for 35ac

Application for registration u/s 35ac:-

Nonprofit NGO organization shall apply for 35 ac, to get approval to provide tax exemption to the donors who donates funds only for a specific social welfare project or social welfare schemes. Also through 35 ac nonprofit NGO organization cannot raise funds from Government. It can raise funds only from public for the specified projects.

Several people are still in dream that they shall get 35 ac certificate approval for their nonprofit NGO organization. But its not so easy. Because, only the best reputation with credibility of a nonprofit NGO organization, may help to get such approval from the National committee of Central Government. Even several mediators, consultants and brokers are playing with donors and with organization by giving false information and assurances towards 35 ac tax exemption.

Now first of all, you should understand that the Central Government of India is not giving approval of 35 ac for all nonprofit NGO organizations. It shall provide 35 ac approval only for the organization which has the basic object, which supports at least the following sectors.

  1. Family Welfare and immunization
  2. Tree plantation
  3. Social Forestry
  4. Development of Irrigation Resources
  5. Rural Sanitation - Construction of low cost latrines
  6. Medical camps in rural areas
  7. Rural Health Programs
  8. Land development and recovering of waste land with special concern on ecological improvement
  9. Soil and water conservation including harvesting of run off water
  10. Non formal education and literacy, especially for children and women
  11. Rural and non farm activities
  12. Creation of employment opportunities for urban and rural population living below the poverty line
  13. Supportive services for women to engage in productive work (Children care crèches of working women)
  14. Leprosy eradication
  15. Promotion of sports
  16. Construction of dwelling units for the economically weaker sections
  17. Construction of school building for children belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society
  18. Establishment and running of non-conventional and renewable sources of energy systems
  19. Any other program for uplift of the rural poor or the urban slum dwellers.

The national committee of central Government of India approves 35 ac for a period of 3 years normally. Extension may be provided as per the satisfactory implementation of project. The National committee may also approve new object oriented projects if it is finding useful for the society or if they are satisfied as per the requirement of the community.