Annual Information Return (AIR) of ‘high value financial transactions’ is required to be furnished under section 285BA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 by ‘specified persons’ in respect of ‘specified transactions’ registered or recorded by them during the financial year. The due date of filing of the return is the 31st of August of the following year.
The ‘specified persons’ and the ‘specified transactions’ are listed in Rule 114E of the Income-tax Rules, 1962. Briefly, these are as under:
As per this rule, specified persons (Filers) should prepare their AIR in Form 61A (Part B) on computer readable media (i.e. CD or Floppy), supported by a duly signed verification and control chart in Form 61A (Part A) in paper format.
AIR should be furnished to the Commissioner of Income-tax (Central Information Branch) i.e. CIT (CIB). CBDT has authorized NSDL to receive AIR through the TIN Facilitation Centers on behalf of CIT (CIB). Filers may also file AIR online through internet.
Only one AIR is allowed to be filed by a Filer for a given financial year. However, in case the Filer wants to rectify genuine/bonafide mistakes or if it wants to furnish additional transactions to be included in AIR, it may do so through ‘Supplementary Information’.
There are three situations when a Filer may be required to file Supplementary Information:
Some features of Supplementary Information are:
The Filer has to pay upload charges as given below for AIR as well as Supplementary Information:
* The Filer should also pay service tax as applicable.
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