Section 8 Company Registration

What is Section 8 Company?

Section 8 Company is named as section 8 of the Companies Act,2013 which pertains to established for promoting commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other object, provided the profits if any or other income is applied for.....

License

Firms as members

Limited Liability

No dividend

The eligibility for the section 8 company registration is that the object must be charitable or to promote arts, science, commerce etc. It shall intend to apply all its profit in promoting the objectives and assures the prohibition of dividend to any of its members.

Advantages
Section 8 company is a non profit organisation that is why they are exempted from some provisions of the income tax. They avail the benefits under section 80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. They are also required to pay less stamp duty as compared to other organizations.

Disadvatages
Income earned from this organization can only be used for the above mentioned objects only.

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Documents Required For Section 8 Company Registration

  1. Copy of PAN ( Permanent Account Number) of all directors / Promoters (Minimum 2, Maximum 200)
  2. Copy of Address Proof ( Voter Id, Passport, Driving License, Aadhar Card)
  3. Latest passport size Photographs of all directors / Promoters
  4. Utility Bill (Electricty Bill) of premises proposed to be the registered office. In case Premises is taken on Rent / Lease ( Rent agreement will also be required)
  5. Copy of Mobile bill, telephone bill, electricity bill or bank statement supporting the address proof of all directors/Promoters

Process Involved

STEP 1

Apply for DIN

STEP 2

Incorporation Documents

STEP 3

Apply for Digital Signatures

STEP 4

Name Approval

STEP 5

Section 8 License

STEP 6

Incorporation

Package Includes

DSC

DIN

MOA/AOA

COI

PAN

TAN

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Faq's

What is the INDICATIVE TIME FRAME of incorporating a Section 8 Company? Show Answer Show Less

The entire procedure can be completed on a fast track basis within 25 working days of incorporating a Section 8 Compnay

Meaning of Non-profit making Company Show Answer Show Less

A Non-profit making Company is a Company which: (a) has in its objects the promotion of commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other object; (b) intends to apply its profits, if any, or other income in promoting its objects; and (c) intends to prohibit the payment of any dividend to its members.

Can changes be done in AOA and MOA? Show Answer Show Less

A company registered under this section shall not alter the provisions of its memorandum or articles except with the previous approval of the Central Government.

What is the penalty for violation of Section 8? Show Answer Show Less

If a company makes any default in complying with any of the requirements laid down in section 8, the company shall, without prejudice to any other action under the provisions of this section, be punishable with fine which shall not be less than ten lakh (10,00,000) rupees but which may extend to one crore (1,00,00,000) rupees and the directors and every officer of the company who is in default shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which shall not be less than twenty-five (25,000) thousand rupees but which may extend to twenty-five (25,00,000) lakh rupees, or with both:

Is there a license for existing companies under Section 8? Show Answer Show Less

There is also a provision for conversion of existing Companies into a Non-profit making company under section 8 read with Rule 20 of Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014. Likewise a Non-profit making company can also be converted into any other Company by following the procedure given in Rule 21 and 22 of Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014. We shall discuss these procedures in some other article.

How does Winding up of Company takes place? Show Answer Show Less

As per section 8(7), where a licence is revoked under sub-section (6), the Central Government may, by order, after giving the company a reasonable opportunity of being heard, if it is satisfied that it is essential in the public interest, direct that the company be wound up under this Act or amalgamated with another company registered under this section

What is Revocation of Licence by Central Government? Show Answer Show Less

As per section 8(6), the Central Government may, by order, after giving the company a reasonable opportunity of being heard, revoke the licence granted to a company registered under this section if the company contravenes any of the requirements of this section or any of the conditions subject to which a licence is issued or the affairs of the company are conducted fraudulently or in a manner violative of the objects of the company or prejudicial to public interest,and direct the company to convert its status and change its name to add the word “Limited” or the words “Private Limited”, as the case may be, to its name and thereupon the Registrar shall, without prejudice to any action that may

How is Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA) prepared? Show Answer Show Less

Drafting of the MOA and AOA is generally a step subsequent to the availability of name made by the Registrar. It should be noted that the main objects should match with the objects shown in e-Form INC.1. These two documents are basically the charter and internal rules and regulations of the company. Therefore, it must be drafted with utmost care and with the advice of the experts and the other object clause should be drafted in a very broader sense.The memorandum of association of the proposed company shall be in Form No.INC.13.

Do Promoters have to be present personally to incorporate a company? Show Answer Show Less

Yes, promoters need to be present to personally meet us at our office or meet at any place for the registration of a Company. All the incorporation documents required to be present in original and scanned copy also required to submit