Section 8 - Non Profit Compay is a company whose objectives is to promote fields of arts, commerce, science, research, education, sports, charity, social welfare, religion, environment protection, or other similar objectives. These companies also apply their profits towards the furtherance of their cause and do not pay any dividend to their members.
Once a name for the company is decided, the following steps have to be taken by the applicant
A minimum of two people are required to register a section 8 company in India.
The annual compliances that need to be met by Section 8 Company are the same as other normal companies registered under the Companies Act.
1. Conducting 2 Board Meetings, at least, in a year.
2. Mandatory audit of the Books of Accounts.
3. Annual returns, along with other e-filing forms such as MGT-7, AOC-4, etc.
4. Income tax returns.
5. Additional compliances to fulfill the registration u/s12AA, 80G, of the Income Tax Act, applicable to donations, etc.
No. A promoter of NPOs cannot be employed as a paid employee of the Company.
Yes. FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) is allowed, subject to the compliance of FEMA Regulations. However, the same is considered as a Foreign Contribution under FCRA, it can be infused only with prior permission/registration from the central government.
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