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FCRA Registration

FCRA Registration.

Those NGOs (Charitable Trusts, Societies, Section 8 Company) supposed to receive foreign donations/contributions from foreign sources are required to obtain registration under Section 6(1) of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010. It is called an FCRA registration

Following are the benefit of FCRA

If The Acceptance Of Foreign Contribution By The Association Is Likely To Be Prejudicial To

(A) The Sovereignty And Integrity Of India;

(B) Free And Fair Elections To Any Legislature Or House Of Parliament;

(C) Public Interest;

(D) Friendly Relations With A Foreign State; Or

(E) & Harmony Between Any Religious, Social, Linguistic, Regional Groups, Caste Or Community.

Following are the disadvantages of FCRA

  1. Misusage of funds if continuously receiving from foreign unknown sources.
  2. Use of this fund in election Advertisements.
  3. Use this fund for the conversion of black money.

Registration Process

Form FC-3 has to file for FCRA registration.

Following documents must be submitted along with FC-3

The NGO must have a DARPAN ID.

Self-attested copy of Trust deed and society Registration Certificate etc.

Self- attested copy of Memorandum of Association/ Article of Association (AOA) for Section 8 Companies

Number of Activities done in last three years;

Copies of relevant audited financial statement of accounts for the past three years (Assets and Liabilities, Receipt and Payment, Income and Expenditure) clearly reflecting expenditure incurred on aims and objects of the association and on administrative expenditure Once FCRA registration is granted, it is valid for a period of five years.

Renewal of FCRA

Renewal of FCRA registration can be made prior to the6 months from  the date of expiry.

      • Documents required.
        • Form no FC – 8.
        • Copy of Registration Certificate, AOA, & MOA for society and Trust deed for Trust.
        • Copy of Books of accounts for the last three years.
        • List of Office Bearers  of NGOs
        • Name and Address of the Bank Account of NGOs

         

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FCRA Registration.

Those NGOs (Charitable Trusts, Societies, Section 8 Company) supposed to receive foreign donations/contributions from foreign sources are required to obtain registration under Section 6(1) of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010. It is called an FCRA registration

 

Following are the benefit of FCRA

If The Acceptance Of Foreign Contribution By The Association Is Likely To Be Prejudicial To

(A) The Sovereignty And Integrity Of India;

(B) Free And Fair Elections To Any Legislature Or House Of Parliament;

(C) Public Interest;

(D) Friendly Relations With A Foreign State; Or

(E) & Harmony between Any Religious, Social, Linguistic, Regional Groups, Caste Or Community.

 

Following are the disadvantages of FCRA

  1. Misusage of funds if continuously receiving from foreign unknown sources.
  2. Use of this fund in election Advertisements.
  3. Use this fund for the conversion of black money.
  1. Registration Process
  2. Form FC-3 has to file for FCRA registration.
  3. Following documents must be submitted along with FC-3
  4. The NGO must have a DARPAN ID.
  5. Self-attested copy of Trust deed and society Registration Certificate etc.
  6. Self- attested copy of Memorandum of Association/ Article of Association (AOA) for Section 8 Companies
  7. Number of Activities done in last three years;
  8. Copies of relevant audited financial statement of accounts for the past three years (Assets and Liabilities, Receipt and Payment, Income and Expenditure) clearly reflecting expenditure incurred on aims and objects of the association and on administrative expenditure Once FCRA registration is granted, it is valid for a period of five years.
  9. Renewal of FCRA
  10. Renewal of FCRA registration can be made prior to the6 months from the date of expiry.

 

Documents required.

  • Form no FC – 8.
  • Copy of Registration Certificate, AOA, & MOA for society and Trust deed for Trust.
  • Copy of Books of accounts for the last three years.
  • List of Office Bearers  of NGOs
  • Name and Address of the Bank Account of NGOs

 

Basic

INR 4,999/-

One Time Fee

  • FCRA Registration
  • Bank A/c.

Service Provide Within 7 Days

Standard

INR 11,999/-

One Time Fee

  • FCRA Registration
  • FCRA Consultancy
  • Opening Bank A/c.

Service Provide Within 15 Days

Premium

INR 24,999/-

Yearly Fee

  • Yearly Basic FCRA Compliance with Return
  • Income Tax Return

Services Provided Before the Due Date

Frequently Asked Questions

According to Section 2(1)(h) of FCRA, 2010, foreign contribution means any amount deliver, transfer by foreign sources.

Ans. No. foreign contribution excludes earnings from foreign client(s) by a person in lieu of goods sold or services rendered by it as this is a transaction of commercial nature

A ‘person’,  that is defined in Section 2(1)(m) with the exclusion
of those mentioned in Section 3 of FCRA, 2010,

A person defined under the exclusion of Section 3(1) of FCRA, 2010,

a candidate for election;

Judge, government servant, member of any legislature; or employee of any Corporation or any
other body controlled on owned by the Government

correspondent, columnist, cartoonist, editor, owner, printer or
publisher of a registered newspaper;

member of any legislature;

the political party or office bearer thereof;

organization of a political nature.

Yes. FCRA means that foreign contribution is received from known legitimate sources and utilized for legitimate purposes/public welfare by any person.

A list of banned organizations is available in MHA’s. website

  • Ans. Yes. A donation from an Indian who has acquired foreign citizenship is treated as a foreign contribution. This will also apply to PIO cardholders and to Overseas Citizens of India. However, this will not apply to ‘Non-resident Indians’, who still hold Indian citizenship. port holder.

Ans. Yes. Any amount received from a ‘foreign source’ in rupees or foreign currency is considered a ‘foreign contribution’ under law. Such transactions even in rupees term are considered foreign contribution