Must Know Before Trust Registration
Private vs Public Trust
Indian Trusts Act, 1882 regulates the private trusts in India, whereas the public trusts direct the functioning of public trusts except in the state of Maharashtra and Gujarat where public trusts are governed by Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950.
Number of Trustees
There is no upper limit for the trustees in a trust, but a minimum of two trustees are required for registration. The trust deed should have a provision concerning the management of the trust along with the procedure of appointing or removing the members.
The trust deed is the most important instrument in a trust, it prescribes the main objectives for which the trust is set up. Apart from the main objects of the trust, it defines its beneficiary and the powers of the trustee. The deed is signed in presence of two witnesses.
Government privileges and tax benefits are not available to a private trust, whereas public trusts after registration with the income tax can avail certain tax exemptions. We are experienced in obtaining necessary income tax registration for tax exemption or benefit.