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How to Register A Section 8 Company in India?

CLIQTAX will help you register a Section 8 Company in six simple steps

Give us your details
Give us your details

A professional from CLIQTAX will contact you to discuss and verify the information provided

Apply for Digital Signatures
Apply for Digital Signatures

We will obtain Digital Signatures and Director Identification Number for the Directors

Apply for Name Reservation
Apply for name reservation

Our experts will check for name availability and apply for company name approval

Apply for Section 8 License
Apply for Section 8 License

We will apply for section 8 License with the Central Government by submitting Form Inc-12

Application submission
Application submission

Our team will draft all documents, prepare the application & submit it to the ROC for registration

Certificate of Incorporation
Certificate of Incorporation

Get the Certificate of Incorporation and Section 8 company is incorporated.

Registration of Section 8 Company Online- All you need to know

 

REGISTER A SECTION 8 COMPANY AT LOW PRICES WITH THE HELP OF OUR EXPERTS AT CLIQTAX.

Registering a Section 8 Company is very simple and can be done easily with CLIQTAX in less than 10 working days. The complete process is managed online and CLIQTAX provides you with assistance every step of the way. Our experts take care of all legal requirements and manage all the compliances.

At CLIQTAX, we offer Section 8 Company registration with Digital Signature Certificates (DSC), Director Identification Number (DIN), Company Registration Certificate (COI), Company MOA & AOA, Company PAN Card, TAN No, ESI, PF registration, GST Registration, Company bank account & Payment Gateway for your company at the lowest price of 17,999/- only (inclusive of all government fees and taxes).

A Section 8 Company is a Non-Governmental organization registered with the object of promoting arts, science, commerce, education, sports, research, religion, social welfare, charity or any other similar object. The income earned by the organization is used for promoting these objects and cannot be distributed among the promoters. Income tax exemption is available for all non profit companies.

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You can register a Non-Profit Organization in three ways - by registering a Society, Trust and Section 8 Company. Trusts and Societies do not come under central laws as the laws of trusts and societies are restricted within that state only where it is established. In a charitable Trust at least two people are required and there is no limit of maximum members whereas in a Registered Society, minimum seven members are required.

Section 8 Companies are registered under the Companies Act and are treated as limited companies. A license is also required from the Central Government under section 8 of the Companies Act. With this license, these companies can remove Public/Private Limited from their name. The company also becomes eligible for certain exemptions from the provisions of law and avail the benefit of concessions in the fee. The name of the Section 8 Company shall include the words Foundation, Forum, Association, Federation, Chambers, Confederation, council, Electoral trust etc.

If the proposed Section 8 Company has been registered as a private limited then a minimum of 2 directors are required. However, if it is a “public limited Section 8 Company” then at least 3 directors are needed. There is no requirement of minimum paid-up capital in case of a Section 8 company. 

Advantages of Section 8 company registration

  •    Brand Recognition

    It helps you to build your company’s identity and trust in the customer’s mind. Donors, government agencies and other authorities always prefer to deal with a registered entity.
     

  •    Customer’s Trust

    A customer always feels safe, comfortable and assured while dealing with a registered entity. The donations can be given in the name of the organization which ensures payment safety and authorized use of funds.
     

  •    Limited Liability

    Directors will not be personally liable for the default of the company or for the misconduct of other directors or members, their personal assets are always safe, irrespective of liabilities of business.
     

  •    Separate Legal Existence

    A Section 8 company is a distinct legal entity from its members and has a permanent existence because of this reason. It can hold property in its name, and also have a separate bank account, PAN, contracts, assets and liabilities in its name.
     

  •    Tax Exemption

    Many tax exemptions are provided for section 8 companies. The donors contributing towards Section 8 Company are also eligible to claim the Tax Exemption against these donations u/s 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act.
     

  •    Name

    A Section 8 Company is not required to put “Public Limited or Private Limited”, after its legal name. It can be registered with names such as “Association, Society, Council, Club, Charities, Foundation, Academy, Institute, Organisation, and Federation”.
     

  •    Credibility

    Section 8 Companies are regulated strictly and are more trustworthy than other organizations. They require mandatory annual audits, and both “MOA and AOA” cannot be changed. The rules on managing the profits and losses of the company make these companies reliable.
     

  •    Zero Stamp Duty

    A Section 8 Company is not required to pay any stamp duty on the MoA and AoA of the private or public limited company, which otherwise has to be paid for registration of other kinds of company structures.
     

  •    No Minimum Capital Requirement

    There is no minimum capital limit for incorporating a Section 8 Company in India. Also, the capital structure can be changed at any stage. The funds needed for carrying the business can be brought in the form of donations and/or subscriptions from members and the general public later on.
     

You will also get the Company’s Current Account - Powered by RBL Bank *

Checklist for Registering a Section 8 Company in India

01
Minimum 2 members required

At least 2 individuals (or body corporate) are required to register a Section 8 company who will be the promoters of the company. A minimum of 2 directors must be appointed in the company (only individuals).

02
Unique Company Name

The owner of the Section 8 company has to select a unique company name to get it registered. The name should be unique & must not resemble any existing brand name or trademark in India.

03
Business Activity

The business activity must be mentioned in the object clause of the Memorandum of Association of the company. These business activities could be education, technology, farming etc.

04
No Minimum Capital

There is no minimum capital requirement for registration of a Section 8 company. The company can be formed with or without the share capital.

05
Company’s Registered Office

A registered office address is required along with valid address proof and pin code to register a company in India. The company can also be registered on a residential address.

 

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How to Register Section 8 Company Online - A detailed registration process

Now registering a Section 8 Company is very simple with CLIQTAX. Just follow the steps given below & with a few clicks your registration is done.
Here is the simple step-by-step that should be followed

Submission of documents

Submission of documents

Apply for DSC/DPIN

Apply for DSC/DPIN

Apply for Name approval

Apply for Name approval

Filing of Section-8 License

Filing of Section-8 License

LLP Deed Filing

E-MOA & E-AOA Filing

Get approval

Get approval

Payment gateway

Payment gateway

Start your business

Start your business

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Selecting the Company name before Registration

Choosing a name for your company is one of the most important decisions you’ll make before registration. The selected name must be unique, easy to identify and relatable. It should not be too complex. It is advisable to choose a meaningful name which relates to the business or service. One must ensure that the chosen name is not similar with any other company, partnership or trademark name.
Therefore, it is advisable to come up with at least six names and check their availability. Our experts will help you to check the selected names on MCA and Trademark database to choose the best name for which you can book website domain as well as trademark registration to secure your brand.

The proposed name should contain three parts

  •    Name Part

    The first part should contain a unique name which does not match with any existing business in India. The name builds the brand of the business . According to the Companies Act, the name should not be generic or vague and should not contain any offensive words.
     

  •    Object Part

    The second part describes the object or business activity of the company and helps promote the business or service. It also makes the consumers aware of the field of operation.
     

  •    Statutory part

    The last part of the name represents the type of company or partnership. For a Section 8 company, the name can include the words Foundation, Forum, Association, Federation, Chambers, Confederation, council, Electoral trust, etc.

Documents & Information required for SECTION 8 COMPANY registration

There are certain documents and information required as ID proof and address proof for directors of the company proposed to be registered which are as follows

For Partners

For Directors and Shareholders

Identity and Address Proof- Only scanned copy required


For the foreign nationals, an apostilled or notarized copy of the passport has to be submitted mandatorily. All documents submitted should be valid. The residence proof documents like the bank statement or the electricity bill must be less than 2 months old.

Registered Office Proof- Only scanned copy

Registered Office Proof- Only scanned copy

Following are the list of documents required for registered office to register a company in India


Note : It is not necessary to have a commercial space as registered office of company; you can even use your house address as registered office for communication purposes.

How can CLIQTAX help in Registering your Section 8 Company in India?

With CLIQTAX, you can get a Section 8 company registered from the comfort of your own home. You don’t even need to come out to visit the offices of any professionals to get this work done. This process is completely online & our experts will help you get this registration completed over call within 8 to 10 working days. Our experts will take care of all financial and legal compliances. During the process we will keep you updated about the developments.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is a Section 8 Company?

A.  

Section 8 Company under the Companies Act, 2013 (previously section 25 of the Companies act, 1956) is a non profit organization or NGO. These types of organizations or NGOs also include Trusts and Societies.
A Section 8 Company is established for promoting commerce, art, science, religion, sports, education, research, charity, social welfare, protection of environment or any other useful object, provided that the profits, if any, or other income is applied for promoting only the objects of the Company and no dividend is paid to its members.

Q. What are the prerequisites to register a Section 8 Company in India?

A.  

For section 8 Company registration in India, the following things are required

  •    Minimum 2 members and at least 2 directors are required to be appointed, out of which one must be a resident of India. It should be noted here that an individual can become shareholder and director at the same time.
  •    All Directors must have valid DSC and DIN
  •    A place of business in India must be provided as a registered office address.
  •    KYC documents such as copy of PAN card & Aadhaar card of Directors/Shareholders
  •    E-mail ID & Mobile number for Directors/Shareholders

Q. How do I file an application to reserve the proposed name for a Section 8 company?

A.  

An applicant can file the maximum of 2 names with their order of preference under RUN form on MCA portal along with the details of nature of business to be carried out. The applicant should comply with the provisions of the Act or regulations.
The registrar may ask to re-submit the application with a different name if the names do not fall under the criteria of uniqueness, relevancy or do not fulfill other requirements.

Q. What is the time required for setting up a Section 8 company in India?

A.  

After submission of all the required documents & information, the MCA usually takes 2 to 3 working days to respond to our application. On an average it takes 8 to 10 working days to complete the registration process & immediately after that we will provide you the Certificate of Incorporation and all other documents.

Q. What is the Director Identification Number (DIN)?

A.  

An individual who wishes to be appointed as a Director in any Company or Designated Partner in an LLP, he or she must first apply for a Director Identification Number. An application can be filed in form DIR-3 with MCA for allotment of Director Identification Number.
It must be noted that an individual can’t have more than 1 DIN. Director Identification Number (DIN) is a unique number allotted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to an individual.

Q. What is Paid-up Capital and Authorized Share Capital?

A.  

Paid-up share capital refers to the actual amount raised by a company; i.e. amount paid by the shareholders on the issuance of shares. Whereas authorised share capital can be defined as the maximum amount of share capital that a company can raise by way of issuance of shares at present or in the future. It is also possible to increase the authorised share capital to raise more paid-up share capital by way of issuance of shares.
Anyone can register a company in India by any amount of paid-up share capital not exceeding the amount of authorized share capital. It must be noted that the amount of paid-up share capital can be less or equal to the authorized share capital but can’t be more than the amount of authorised share capital in any case.

Q. Can we register a Section 8 company at the residential address?

A.  

Yes, it is possible to use a residential address for a Section 8 Company registration to receive official communication from authorities such as MCA, Income Tax, GST department etc.

Q. Is physical presence required during the registration process?

A.  

No, the Company registration process is completely online. So, none of the promoters/directors are required to visit physically at any place. All required documents & information can be sent through e-mail or uploaded on our portal for filing.
Self-attested scanned copies of all documents & relevant information are required along with your authorisation to submit an application before the authority on your behalf.
All the forms are filed online on the MCA web portal, application & documents are digitally signed & submitted before the authority for approval.

Q. What are the statutory compliances required to be done immediately after Section 8 Company registration?

A.  

Once, your company is registered, you should complete below-mentioned requirements on priority

  •    The opening of the company’s current account within 30 days after receiving the PAN card
  •    Apply for Certificate of Commencement of Business within 180 days of receiving the Certificate of Incorporation, stating that all the subscribers have paid the subscription money.
  •    Appointment of a Statutory Auditor
  •    Depositing paid-up capital as mentioned while registration
  •    Issuance of share certificates and allotment of shares
  •    Issue a company prospectus

Q. Who can register a Section 8 Company?

A.  

A minimum of two people are required to register a Section 8 company. An NRI or Foreign National can also register and be a Director in a Section 8 Company with a valid Director Identification Number. However, at least one Director on the Board of Directors must resident in India. A member of the Section 8 Company cannot earn any profit out of the company income. Instead, they must desire to serve society in some way.

Q. Is there a minimum Share Capital requirement to register a Section 8 company?

A.  

There is no requirement of minimum paid up capital prescribed to register a Section 8 company as such but it is advisable to have a minimum of Rupees One lakh as an authorised share capital during the registration. Requirement of minimum paid up share capital has been eliminated by the Government as part of the ‘ease of doing business’ initiative to simplify the business registration process in India.
However, it is required for every member to subscribe to a minimum number of 1 share to contribute the minimum share capital amount as paid-up share capital to run business smoothly at the time of company registration.

Q. Can a Section 8 Company raise foreign funding?

A.  

Foreign donations are allowed only when FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976) registration has been done. FCRA license can only be applied after 3-years from the date of registration. However, if some really urgent foreign donations are necessary, then you may apply for a prior permission from the commissioner.

Q. Who can be appointed as a Director in a Section 8 Company?

A.  

Any individual above the age of 18 years can be appointed as a director in the company after getting the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) & Director Identification Number (DIN).
Even a foreign national can also become a director in a Section 8 company. There is no specific criteria prescribed in terms of his/her citizenship or residency. Now-a-days DIN gets allotted at the time of company registration subject to a limit of maximum 3 DIN. If more people require a DIN application, it can be filed separately in form DIR-3 with MCA.

Q. What is a Digital Signature Certificate? Who can apply for it?

A.  

From incorporation to regular annual filing, there are multiple e-forms prescribed under MCA which are required to be digitally signed & submitted to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Digital Signatures can be used for filing purposes only such as MCA Filing for Company Incorporation, Annual Filing etc. It can also be used for GST Registration & Returns filings, Income Tax filings etc.
MCA has authorised certain authorities to issue Digital Signatures Certificates in the form of a token. DSC can be issued in 2 forms, one is class-2 digital signature certificates & another one is class-3 digital signature certificate.

Q. Can a Section 8 Company run multiple businesses?

A.  

Yes, it is a standard practice to include multiple business activities in the object clause of Memorandum of Association (MoA) to cover more scope of business.
Business activities which are not related to the same field or of the same nature, those business activities are not allowed under the same company unless approved by ROC.

Q. Can NRIs / Foreigners hold shares by way of investment in Section 8 Company?

A.  

Yes, NRIs or foreigner nationals can become shareholders or directors in a Section 8 company subject to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) guidelines. But such a person can be considered as a director only when there is one director who is a Resident of India. Additional documents would be required which are

  •    A Copy of Passport which is attested by the Consulate of Indian Embassy or Foreign Public Notary.
  •    A Copy of Driving License/ Bank Statement or copy of Electricity Bills or any Property Tax Payment Receipt which is attested by Consulate of Indian Embassy or Foreign Public Notary.

RBI approval is required for foreign capital contribution. Additional charges will be applicable for RBI approval. Our experts at CLIQTAX will advise you on the applicable charges.

However, a company will be deemed as a foreign company if the foreign contribution is above 50% of total capital contribution.

Q. Is stamp duty payable during the company registration process?

A.  

No. For registering a non profit company or section 8 company, stamp duty is not required to be paid.

Q. What are the Annual Compliance requirements to be fulfilled by a Section 8 Company?

A.  

For a Section 8 company, there are multiple compliances to be done in every financial year which are as follows

  •    To hold at least 2 board meetings in a year
  •    Get the company’s accounts and financial statements audited by an independent auditor.
  •    File the audited financial statements along with the audit report & board report in form AOC – 4 and MGT – 7 as part of Annual Compliance within the given time.
  •    Re-appointment of auditor of company
  •    File GST returns, if applicable
  •    File income tax returns for company as well as for directors of company
  •    File TDS returns, if applicable

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