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About Section 8 Company

About Section 8 Company

If any company wants to the promote commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other object then it can register itself under section 8 of companies Act 2013. This kind of company is called as Section 8 company. The companies registered under section 8 will be treated as limited companies without the addition to its name limited. Section 8 Company is most popular form of NGO in India. It is easy to register, run or manage.

The income of the Section 8 Company must be used to promote only charitable objects and cannot pay any dividend to the members of the company. The profits earned by a NGO Company (Section 8 Company) are directed towards these purposes, not paid as dividends among its members. However, unlike the Society Registration, the NGO Registration that is Section 8 Company formation is dictated by the Companies Act. Therefore, it is the MCA that is responsible for the formation of this type of company.



A Section 8 company do not have to pay stamp duty on the AoA and MoA of the private or public limited company which other companies surely pays.

Separate Legal Entity

A Section 8 Company also holds its own identity like other companies structures, and has its own separate legal standing from its member. A Section 8 Company also has a perpetual existence.

Foreign Contribution

A Section 8 Company can take foreign contributions from any country after getting approval of FCRA.

Tax Benefit

Since Section 8 companies are a non-profit organization, so they leverage the exemption from the provision of income tax. They employ many perks under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

Exempted from any name

In opposes to other companies who are under obligation to use their company’s name as ‘limited company’, section 8 companies get exempted from the use of any title.

CSR Funding

A Section 8 Company is eligible to take CSR Funding.

Content Of MOA Section 8 Company

The following information is mandatory in an MOA:

Name Clause:

Companies formed under Section 8 of the Act who must include one of the following words, as applicable : Foundation/ Forum/ Association/ Federation/ Chambers/ Confederation/ Council/ Electoral Trust, etc.

Registered Office Clause

It must specify the State in which the registered office of the company will be situated.

Object Clause

It must specify the objects for which the company is being incorporated. Further, if a company changes its activities which are not reflected in its name, then it can change its name within six months of changing its activities. The company must comply with all name-change provisions.

Liability Clause

Capital Clause

This is valid only for companies having share capital. These companies must specify the amount of Authorized capital divided into shares of fixed amounts. Further, it must state the names of each member and the number of shares against their names.

Association Clause

The MOA must clearly specify the desire of the subscriber to form a company. This is the last clause.

Details Required For Registration

Details Required For Registration

Required Documents for Section 8 Company Registration

For Directors/Shareholders

  • Copy of PAN Card
  • Identity Proof (Voter Card, Passport, Driving Licence)
  • Address Proof (Bank Statement, Mobile bill, Telephone bill, Electricity Bill)
  • Passport Size Photo

For Registered Office

  • Ownership Proof (Electricity Bill, Gas bill, Electricity Bill, Mobile Bill)
  • NOC


Step-1 : Name Approval Of Company

As the application for Company Incorporation is filed online, the process starts with the issuance of Digital Signatures of class two.

Step-2 : Digital Signature Of Director

As the application for Company Incorporation is filed online, the process starts with the issuance of Digital Signatures of class two

Step-3 : License For Section 8 Company

A licence(form INC 12,13,15) for sec 8 company in India must be obtained before the incorporation of the company. NGO Worlds can help you in getting the licence with no hassle.

Step-4 : Incorporation, PAN AND TAN

An application is made to the ROC office for incorporation of section 8 company, and allotment of PAN and TAN.

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