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80G Benefit


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Section 8 Company or a Non-Profit company is an entity that functions for the promotion and nourishment of activities of social object and public welfare like arts, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity and protection of environment. Section 8 companies are not profit oriented. If at all such a company ends up earning profit, it cannot be distributed among its members or owners. Profits and donations must be applied only to the objects of the company. NGOs can be registered as Section 8 Companies, Trusts or Societies. However, registering as Section 8 Company is the most popular form of NGO in India on account of the ease of registration and management in comparison to a Trust or Society.

It requires a minimum of 2 directors, of which at least one a resident Indian, and 2 shareholders to start a Section 8 Company. Directors and shareholders can be the same person as well. Requirement of minimum capital is not applicable for this type of companies.


Section 8 company can be converted into Private Company provided the former manages to pass a Special Resolution pertaining to conversion in its general meeting, furnish explanatory statement, and get NOC from authorities from which the company had obtained special status, privilege, benefit, exemption or grant.

Taxation of Section 8 Company

This form of company is eligible for getting itself registered under section 12A of the Income Tax Act so that its income remaining after deducting expenses is exempted from Income Tax to the extent of 15%. It may also get itself registered under Section 80G so that people who donate to the company also get deductions of these amounts in their Income Tax return.


To Register your Private Limited Company
  • 2 DIN + 2 DSC
  • MOA + AOA
  • 1 RUN Name Approval
  • Professional Tax Regiration + PAN + TAN
  • Bank account opening documentation support
  • Commencement of Business Certificate
  • Certificate of Incorporation

Registration Process

The first step to registration is applying for the name of the Section 8 Company. The proposed name should include the word Foundation, Forum, Association, Federation, Chambers, Confederation, Council or Electoral Trust.

It is requird of all proposed directors to obtain Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) from a government recognized certifying agency. Identity proof, address proof, contact details and passport size photographs of the directors are required to obtain DSC. The Director Identification Number (DIN) will be automatically created after the procurement of DSC.

Once the name is approved and DSC is obtained, the incorporation process can be initiated by preparing and filing the MoA and AOA.

After payment of fee and proper verification, the certificate of company incorporation will be issued by the Registrar of Companies along with a unique Company Identification Number.

Documents Required

For Directors/Shareholders:

1. PAN Card

(Mandatory For Indian Resident)

2. ID Proof

(Any one)

3. Address Proof

(Any one)

For Company in Registration:

1. During Incorporation

Consent Premises:

Authorization from the owner or  authorized occupant of the premises.

Utility Bill in owner’s name.

For Directors and Shareholders.

2. Post Incorporation

Following are the post incorporation compliances:

For Owned Premises

(Any one)

For Rented Premises

(Any one)

For Consented Premises

(Any one)

2. Post Incorporation

Following are the post incorporation compliances:

For Owned Premises

(Any one)

For Rented Premises

(Any one)

For Consented Premises

(Any one)



A Section 8 Company needs a minimum of 2 directors to form. Minimum number of shareholders required too is 2.

At least one of the proposed directors must be a resident Indian, for a Section 8 Company.

Yes, a statement showing details of assets and liabilities of the company needs to be furnished along with the application.

Yes, a Section 8 Company should furnish an estimate of future annual income and expenditure of the proposed company, specifying its source of income as well as object of expenditure.

No, NGOs can be registered as Trusts and Societies as well. However, Section 8 Company is mostly preferred in India on grounds of ease of registration and management.