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Section 8 Company : Forms required for Incorporation

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Divya Singhvi

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Last updated on May 5th, 2021

The main purpose of establishing a section 8 company is to promote non-profit objectives. Therefore, it intends to apply its profits, if any, or other income in promoting its objects. Therefore there should be no distribution of dividends to its shareholders. Thus, section 8 company has to file various incorporation forms. Further, NPO/company has its objective of promotion of:

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Section 8 Company : Incorporation Forms

Here is a list of Section 8 Company Incorporation Forms:

Name of Forms Purpose of Forms
RUN Application with ROC for Name Approval
INC-7 Application for Incorporation of Company
INC-8 Declaration to apply for PAN and TAN
INC-9 An affidavit from each director and subscriber
INC-12 Application for Issue of License of Section 8 Company
INC-13 Memorandum of Association
INC-14 Declaration from a Practicing CA or CS
INC-15 Declaration by each subscriber
INC-16 License to operate as Section 8 Company
INC-22 Notice of the location of the Registered Office
DIR-2 Consent of Directors
DIR-3 Application to ROC to obtain DIN
DIR-12 Appointment of Directors

 

Form RUN

Form RUN is filed for the reservation of the name of the proposed company. Furthermore, applicants can access the free name search facility available on the MCA portal before quoting the name in the form.  Moreover, the Registrar may on the basis of information and documents filed as an application, reserve the name for a period of 20 days from the date of the application.

Section 8 Company Incorporation - RUN Form

Form INC-12

Form INC-12 is filed for obtaining the license to operate as a Section 8 company. Along with this form for, applicants are required to attach following documents:

In addition, subscription pages of the MOA and AOA shall be signed by each subscriber. Along with their name, address, description, and occupation, in the presence of at least one witness

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Section 8 Company Incorporation Form INC-7

The e-form INC-7 deals with the incorporation of the new company. However, the name of the proposed company should also be reserved with MCA before initiating the filing of INC-7. The following information and documents are to be attached along with INC-7:

FAQs

Who is authorized to issue license to Section 8 Companies?

Registrars of Companies of respective jurisdictions are authorized to issue licenses to Section 8 Companies. Furthermore, they have been delegated with the powers of the Central Government to issue a license to Section 8 Companies.

Can a Company with unlimited liabilities be registered as
a Section 8 Company?

No. Rule 20(1) of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 states that only a limited company registered under this Act or under any previous company law shall make an application to the Registrar for the issue of license. Therefore, a company with unlimited liabilities cannot be registered as a Section 8 Company.

Can Section 8 companies receive donations?

Yes, Section 8 Company can receive donations. These companies are a form of a non-profit organization. Therefore they can avail of several tax exemptions. Especially the donors who contribute to such companies. Hence, under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the donors can claim the tax benefit against the donation they have made to the company.

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  1. Hello @Heer_Mandaliya

    In order to incorporate a Section-8 Company, following forms are required:

    1. SPICe+ Part A- To reserve name
    2. SPICe+ B- Application for Incorporation of Company, PAN and TAN
    3. AGILE PRO- Application for PF, ESI, GST (Optional), Bank account, Professional Tax (Only in Maharashtra)
    4. INC-9 An affidavit from each director and subscriber
    5. INC-13- Memorandum of Association
    6. INC-14- Articles of Association
    7. DIR-2- Consent to act as Director

    You can read more about provisions governing a Section-8 Company here:

    Hope this helps!