Registration of Non-Profit Organisations

Registration of Non-Profit Organisations

All Non-Profit Companies incorporated under the Companies Act, Ch. 81:01, prior to 14th June 2019, must submit to the Registrar General the registration documents required under the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 2019, within twelve months of that date.

Registration of a Non-Profit Company under the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 2019

The Non-Profit Organisations Act, 2019 came into operation on 14th June, 2019, which states that a person shall not operate a Non-Profit Organisation (“NPO”) in Trinidad and Tobago unless the NPO is registered under the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 2019.

By virtue of its incorporation under the Companies Act, Ch. 81:01, a non-profit company is deemed to be duly registered as a NPO under the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 2019.

However, the following must be submitted to the Registrar General by the non-profit company:

  1. A completed registration form;
  2. A completed AML/CFT/PF Risk Assessment Questionnaire;
  3. A copy of photo identification of the controller of the NPO; and
  4. Where the non-profit company is exempt from corporation tax under section 6(1) of the Corporation Tax Act, Ch. 75:02, a copy of the letter of approval of the exemption granted by the Minister responsible for finance.
Forms and Rules

AML/CFT/PF Risk Assessment Questionnaire

 

All forms can also be downloaded via the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs website, using the following link: http://www.legalaffairs.gov.tt/companiesForms.htm