Section 8 Company Registration
Section 8 Company is a company form of an organization that is registered under the Companies Act 2013 for charitable or non-profit purposes such as promoting commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of the environment, or any such other objects.
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Section 8 Company Registration
Section 8 Company is a company that is primarily registered for charitable or non-profit purposes. There are various options available for registering a Non-profit organization and Section 8 Company is one of them. Section 8 Company, being a corporate form of organization is one of the most popular type of a charitable/non-profit institution. It is generally formed for promoting commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of the environment, or any such other object. The profits earned by Section 8 company shall be only used for promotion of its charitable objects and it cannot be distributed to its members or shareholders.
Section 8 company can be formed as a Private Limited Company or Public Limited Company without any minimum paid-up capital. The name of the Company can be incorporated without using the word “Limited” or “Private Limited” as the case may be. Section 8 Company can be incorporated with minimum of 2 member/shareholder. It also gets various tax and compliance exemptions. Section 8 company, once registered can operate across all over the country and is mostly preferred by government and businesses for providing grants and subsidies, due to its stringent compliance and transparency.
Features of Section 8 Company Registration
- Promotion of charitable objects
Section 8 companies are registered only for promoting commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of the environment, or any such other object. Therefore, their primary purpose is to carry on charitable and social welfare activities.
- Name of Section 8 Company
The name of Section 8 company shall have the suffix such as Foundation, Forum, Association, Federation, Chambers, Confederation, Council, Electoral trust, etc. It is not allowed to have suffix as “Private Limited Company” or “Limited Company”
- License by Central Government
Section 8 Company are issued a separate license by the central government to carry on the business of promotion of religious or charitable objects across all over the country. This is in addition to the certificate of incorporation which is issued to all the registered companies. A copy of the license provides the detailed terms and conditions of such a license.
- Application of Profits
Section 8 Company has to apply its income, surplus, profits, or any other income in promotion of religious, charitable, or any other welfare activities. The owners or members are not allowed to withdraw their profits as dividend, bonus, or any other manner.
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