Section 8 Company Definition, Registration, Process, Fees

Section 8 Company –  Non-profit companies

Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 in India allows for the formation of companies for promoting charity, education, sports, art, social welfare, religion, and other such purposes. These companies are registered as Section 8 companies, and they are not required to add “Limited” or “Private Limited” to their names.

Section 8 companies are also referred to as Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and they are required to apply their profits, if any, for promoting their objectives. They cannot distribute dividends to their shareholders.

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How to start an NGO?

To start an NGO all you need to do is, submit all the relevant documents such as identity proofs of directors or shareholders of the NGO, address proof of the registered office along with the prescribed NGO Registration fees on the MCA portal. Then wait for the approval from the ministry and then your NGO will be registered within 7-10 working days, if everything is submitted as the instruction given by MCA. You can also take help from a professional to register your NGO with a minimum professional fees of Rs 999. 

Contact us to get your NGO registered within a week and we will make the process smooth and seamless for you.

Section 8 Company Registration

The process of registering a Section 8 company is similar to that of a Private Limited Company, but with some additional requirements, such as obtaining a license from the Registrar of Companies, providing a declaration stating the objectives of the company, and ensuring that the company’s assets are transferred to another Section 8 company or a charitable trust in case of dissolution.

Documents required for Section 8 Company Registration

To register a section 8 company you need to provide various documents which are given below. Given below is the list of documents required for section 8 company registration.

  1. Passport-size photographs of the directors
  2. Copy of Aadhar Card 
  3. Copy of Driving License or Voter ID
  4. Copy of PAN Card or Passport (in case of foreign national or NRI)
  5. Copy of latest bank statement and utility bill
  6. Copy of electricity/water/gas bill (not older than two months)
  7. Rent agreement in case of rented office
  8. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owner of the property

Annual compliances for Section 8 Company

Section 8 companies are exempted from certain compliances, such as holding annual general meetings and maintaining a minimum paid-up capital, but they are required to comply with other provisions of the Companies Act, such as filing annual returns and maintaining proper accounting records. A section 8 company enjoys immunity from some of the annual compliances which are mandatory for 

Register Section 8 Company with Professional Utilities

Registering a Section 8 company or any other company can be a complicated process for an individual because it requires creation and approval of certain documents from the MCA in which you will need to hire a professional or a lawyer to make your process easy. You can contact the professional team at Professional utilities and get your section 8 company registered within 7-10 working days.

Benefits of a section 8 Company

A Section 8 Company, also known as a non-profit organization, is a company formed with the objective of promoting commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, or any other useful object that benefits society. Some advantages of forming a Section 8 company include:

Tax Benefits

Section 8 companies are eligible for tax exemptions and benefits under the Income Tax Act, 1961, and can also receive foreign contributions, which makes it easier for them to raise funds for their activities.

Limited Liability

Members and directors of the Section 8 company have limited liability, which means their personal assets are not at risk in case the company faces any legal or financial issues.


A Section 8 company is registered under the Companies Act, 2013, and is considered more credible than other types of non-profit organizations, such as trusts or societies.

Perpetual Existence

A Section 8 company has perpetual existence, which means it continues to exist even if the founding members or directors change or die.


Section 8 companies are recognized by the Government of India and are eligible for various grants and schemes offered by government bodies.

Easy to Raise Funds

Section 8 companies can raise funds from various sources, including donations, grants, and contributions from members, which makes it easier for them to carry out their objectives.

Section 8 Company Registration Fees and Time Required

To register a Section 8 company, an individual needs to pay the required Govt Fee, as well as some professional fee which you need to pay to the lawyer or the professional you are hiring to get your Section 8 Company incorporated. At professional Utilities you can get your Section 8 Company incorporated at a very less fee starting at just Rs 4,999 and it can be incorporated within 7-10 working days.


In conclusion, we would like to mention that a section 8 company can be incorporated as an NGO or a Non-profit organisation whose sole objective will be the welfare of people and to spread awareness about various social causes in the society. A section 8 company is neither registered to make profits, nor it can share dividends with its shareholders and directors of the company. 

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FAQs on Section 8 Company

Q1: What is a Section 8 company?

A Section 8 company is a type of non-profit organisation that is established under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 (previously Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956). It is formed with the objective of promoting art, science, commerce, education, religion, charity or any other social welfare cause.

Q2: What are the benefits of forming a Section 8 company?

The benefits of forming a Section 8 company include tax exemptions, limited liability for members, legal recognition and credibility, and the ability to receive funding and donations from the government, corporations, and individuals.

Q3: How is a Section 8 company different from a trust or a society?

A Section 8 company is a type of non-profit organization that is registered under the Companies Act, while a trust or a society is registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 or the Societies Registration Act, 1860, respectively. A Section 8 company has limited liability for its members and is subject to more stringent regulations and compliance requirements compared to a trust or a society.

Q4: Can a Section 8 company make profits?

A Section 8 company can generate profits, but they must be reinvested back into the company for its objectives and cannot be distributed among the members as dividends or profits.