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Section 8 Company Registration-Overview

A Non Governmental Organization established as a Section 8 company under the Companies Act, 2013 ('Act') is governed and regulated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs ('MCA') whereas the NGO registered as a trust or society is regulated by the registrar of the state under the State Government.

The main objectives of establishing a company as a Section 8 company is to promote non-profit objectives such as the following: Art, Commerce, Science, Sports, Education, Research, Religion, Social welfare, Charitable causes, Protection and awareness of environment, Any other causes related to the other mentioned purposes.

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Section 8 Company Registration Registration Package

Rs.15,000/-+18% GST

  • What we provide
  • Documents required
  • Section 8 Name Reservation
  • DIN & Digital Signature for 2 Directors
  • MOA & AOA, PAN & TAN
  • Section 8 License & MSME Registration
  • Incorporation & Share Certificates
  • Copy of PAN Card
  • Ownership Proof (House Tax etc.)
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Address Proof (Bank Statement / Electricity Bill / Telephone Bill)
  • 2 Passport Sized Photographs
  • NOC (from the owners – if the premises is rented)

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Eligibility for Section 8 Company Registration in India

An individual or group of individuals can apply for Section 8 Company Registration if they have the following objectives.

  • If the company aims to promote science, arts, commerce, education, sports, charity, research, social welfare, cultural welfare, protection of the environment, environmental awareness or other objectives.
  • If the interest of the company is to invest all the profits or the income generated after incorporation towards the promotion of such objectives only
  • The company is not intending to pay any dividends or share of profits to its members.

Documents Required for Section 8 Company Registration

  • Copy of Identity Proof and Address Proof
  • PAN card mandatory
  • DIR-2(Consent of the directors) along with ID proof and Address proof
  • Proof of registered office address (utility bills not older than 2 months)
  • No objection certificate if the registered office is leased
  • Affidavit regarding deposits
  • Estimated Annual Income
  • INC-14 -Declaration by Professionals
  • Memorandum of Association
  • INC-15-Declaration by Promoters (INC-14 and INC-15 shall be on the stamp paper, duly notarized).
  • Articles of Association
  • Particulars of the founders as well as Board Members of the proposed company

Section 8 Company Registration Process in India

For NGO registration as Section 8 Company, the registration process involves the following steps:

  • 1. The first step is to obtain the DSC for the proposed Directors of the Section 8 Company.
  • 2. After obtaining the DSC, form DIR 3 is to be filed with the ROC for getting a Director Identification Numbers.
  • 3. After the DIR 3 is approved, the Director Identification Number will be allotted by the ROC to the proposed Director.
  • 4. Next step is to file the Form INC 1 with ROC to apply for the name of the company.
  • 5. After the approval of the name, the license for the Section 8 Company is to be applied for, that is Form INC 12 is to be filed.
  • 6. Upon approval, a license under section 8 will be issued in Form INC 16.
  • 7. After obtaining the license, SPICe Form 32 is to be filed with the ROC for incorporation along with the affidavits, KYC, declarations, consent letter, MOA and AOA.

If the ROC is satisfied with the submitted forms and documents, then the ROC shall issue the Certificate of Incorporation.

Section 8 Company Registration Fees in India

The cost of registering a section 8 company, including government and professional fees, would range from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000 approx.

Timeframe for Section 8 Company Registration

The registration process of Section 8 Company takes about 10-15 working days approximately.

Why choose Tax Seva Kendra for Online Section 8 Company Registration

We at Tax Seva Kendra, offer first free expert consultation to guide you choose the right type of non-profit organization as per your requirements. Get in touch with our professional team to decide which form of non-governmental organization is most suitable for your needs and for more information on Section 8 Company Registration.

We have a team of experienced professionals like Company Secretaries, Chartered Accountants, lawyers and other industry experts who are dedicated towards a common objective i.e. customer satisfaction. We will also ensure smooth and hassle free Section 8 Company Registration services in India.

FAQ on Section 8 Company Registration

Is it compulsory that the name of Section 8 company shall include words like Foundation, Forum, Association, Federation, etc.?

Yes. As per rule 8(7) of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014, for the Companies under Section 8 of the Act, the name shall include the words like Foundation, Forum, Association, Federation etc.

What are the minimum requirements to incorporate a section 8 company?

  • Minimum 2 shareholders
  • Minimum 2 Directors (Directors and shareholders can be same person)
  • At least one Director must be resident in India
  • No Minimum capital required
  • Income-tax PAN is a mandatory
  • Passport mandatory for foreign nationals
  • Any one Identity Proof (Voter ID/Aadhar Card/Driving License/Passport)
  • Any one Proof of Residence (Electricity Bill/Telephone Bill/Mobile Bill/Bank Statement)
  • Registered Office address proof

Who can be a member in Section 8 Company?

Any individual/organization, HUF can become the member of Section 8 Company including foreigners/NRI's.

What are the annual compliances to be followed by Section 8 Company?

The annual compliances of section 8 company are as follows:

  • At least two Board meeting during the year should be held
  • Mandatory Auditing
  • Annual return is to be filed annually with other e- filing forms like MGT 7, AOC 4.
  • Income tax return is to be filed on yearly basis
  • Additional compliances to fulfill the registration such as 12AA, 80G etc.

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