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Rule 17C of Income Tax Rules 1962: Forms or modes of investment or deposits by a charitable or religious trust or institution

Rule 17C : Forms or modes of investment or deposits by a charitable or religious trust or institution
(Chapter: IV - Tax Exemptions and Reliefs)



The forms and modes of investment or deposits under clause (xii) of sub-section (5) of section 11 shall be the following, namely :—

(i)  investment in the units issued under any scheme of the mutual fund referred to in clause (23D) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961;
(ii)  any transfer of deposits to the Public Account of India;
(iii)  deposits made with an authority constituted in India by or under any law enacted either for the purpose of dealing with and satisfying the need for housing accommodation or for the purpose of planning, development or improvement of cities, towns and villages, or for both;

(iv)  investment by way of acquiring equity shares of a depository as defined in clause (e) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Depositories Act, 1996 (22 of 1996);
(v)  investment made by a recognised stock exchange referred to in clause (f) of section 2 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956) (hereafter referred to as investor) in the equity share capital of a company (hereafter referred to as investee)—
(A)  which is engaged in dealing with securities or mainly associated with the securities market;
(B)  whose main object is to acquire the membership of another recognised stock exchange for the sole purpose of facilitating the members of the investor to trade on the said stock exchange through the investee in accordance with the directions or guidelines issued under the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992) by the Securities and Exchange Board of India established under section 3 of that Act; and
(C)  in which at least fifty-one per cent of equity shares are held by the investor and the balance equity shares are held by members of such investor;
(vi) investment by way of acquiring equity shares of an incubatee by an incubator.
  Explanation.—For the purposes of this clause,—
(a)  "incubatee" shall mean such incubatee as may be notified by the Government of India in the Ministry of Science and Technology;
(b)  "incubator" shall mean such Technology Business Incubator or Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park as may be notified by the Government of India in the Ministry of Science and Techno-logy;
(vii)  investment by way of acquiring shares of National Skill Development Corporation;
(viii)  investment in debt instruments issued by any infrastructure Finance Company registered with the Reserve Bank of India;
(ix)  investment in "Stock Certificate" as defined in clause (c) of paragraph 2 of the Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme, 2015, published in the Official Gazette vide notification number G.S.R. 827(E), dated the 30th October, 2015.



Extra Notes for Readers:

- Rule 17C was introduced by the Income Tax (8th Amendment) Rules, 1990, w.e.f. 29-3-1990



Reference/Source: Check at Income Tax site for latest version of the Rules - link

This page was last updated on 17th October 2016.
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