Income Tax notification

SOPs for Faceless Income Tax Assessment Scheme, 2019

F. No. Pr.CCIT(NeAC)/2019-20/343 and F. No. Pr. CCIT/NeAC/SOP/2020-21 (19/11/2020)

SOPs for AU, VU, TU and RU approved by CBDT for implementation of Faceless Income Tax Assessment Scheme, 2019 (FAS-2019). The same may be disseminated among the Units under your region for compliance by all of them....

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CBDT to validate ICAI UDIN during upload of Tax Audit Reports

Release ID: 1676103 (26/11/2020)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, in its gazette notification dated 2nd August, 2019, had made generation of UDIN from ICAI website www.icai.org mandatory for every kind of certificate/tax audit report and other attests made by their members as required by various regulators. This was introduced to curb fake certifications ...

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Salient features of Quarterly Return filing & Monthly Payment of Taxes (QRMP) Scheme

NA (20/11/2020)

Who can opt for the scheme: Following registered person (hereinafter RP) can file quarterly returns and pay tax on monthly basis w.e.f. 01.01.2021 : An RP who is required to file Form GSTR 3B with AATO of up to Rs 5 Cr. in the previous financial year is eligible. If AATO crosses Rs 5 Cr. during a qtr., RP will become in-eligible for the S...

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DGGI busted Inter State Fake Invoice racket

Release ID: 1673705 (18/11/2020)

Inter State Fake Invoice racket with fake transactions valued at over Rs. 131 Crore value busted by DGGI involving fraudulent Input Tax credit of Rs. 26.09 Crore...

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Income Tax relief for Real-estate Developers and Home Buyers

Release ID: 1672636 (13/11/2020)

In order to boost demand in the real-estate sector and to enable the real-estate developers to liquidate their unsold inventory at a rate substantially lower than the circle rate and giving benefit to the home buyers, it has been decided to further increase the safe harbour from 10% to 20% under section 43CA of the Act for the period from...

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Finance Ministry seeks Suggestions for Annual Budget 2021-22

Release ID: 1672634 (13/11/2020)

Over the years, the Ministry of Finance has been holding pre-budget consultations in North Block with Industry/Commerce Associations, Trade Bodies and Experts to seek ideas for the Annual Budget. Owing to the pandemic situation, the Ministry has received suggestions from various quarters for holding pre-budget consultations in a differ...

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Transfer/postings of 643 officers in Grade of CIT

Office Order No. 220 of 2020 (12/11/2020)

F.No. A-22011/6/2020-Ad-VI Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue (Central Board of Direct Taxes) North Block, New Delhi -110 001 Dated: 12.11.2020 Office Order No. 220 of 2020 Consequent upon diversion of posts of Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeal) to the newly created National Appellate Faceless Centre (NFAC), De...

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Undisclosed income of more than Rs. 500 crore unearthed

Release ID: 1672235 (12/11/2020)

The Income Tax Department conducted searches on 10/11/2020 in the case of a leading wholesale bullion and Gold Jewellery dealer doing business from Chennai. The search operation was carried out at 32 premises located in Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Salem, Trichy, Madurai and Tirunelveli....

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Guide on Dispensing with physical signatures on Insurance proposal forms

Ref. No:IRDAI/Life/Cir/Misc/274/11/2020 (12/11/2020)

Vide IRDAI/Life/Cir/Misc/208/08/2020 dated 5th August, 2020, instructions have been issued on the above subject allowing authentication of proposals in respect of pure risk products with OTP for the sales made by Insurance Agents and Insurance Intermediaries, for the period up to 31st December, 2020. ...

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Option for Govt. employees to on-board NPS through eNPS

CIR No.: PFRDA/2020/49/SUP-CRA/20 (12/11/2020)

e-NPS is the online NPS on boarding portal hosted by the Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) wherein a Subscriber can register and contribute online into NPS. Through eNPS, a Subscriber can register under NPS, generate a Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN) under All Citizens of India and Corporate Sectors....

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50 Transfer/postings in the grade of JCIT/Additional CIT

Office Order No. 219 of 2020 (10/11/2020)

Office Order No. 219 of 2020 The following transfer/postings (Local changes) of the officers in the grade of Joint Commissioner/Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, are hereby ordered with immediate effect and until further orders: ...

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Income Tax Department searches at Chennai based IT Infra group

Release ID: 1670941 (07/11/2020)

The Income Tax Department has carried out searches at 5 locations in Chennai and Madurai on 4.11.2020 in the case of a Chennai based group operating in IT Infra sector....

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Income Tax Department conducts searches in Kerala

Release ID: 1670628 (06/11/2020)

The Income Tax Department has carried out search and seizure operations on 05.11.2020 in the case of a well-known self-styled evangelist of Thiruvalla in Kerala and his group of various trusts that enjoy exemption under the Income-tax Act, 1961 as charitable/religious trusts....

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Income Tax Department conducts searches in West Bengal

Release ID: 1670627 (06/11/2020)

The Income Tax Department has carried out searches on 05/11/2020 in the case of one prominent coal trader of West Bengal having premises in Raniganj, Asansol, Purulia and Kolkata. The searches were based on intelligence gathered, which indicated that large scale unaccounted cash was being generated and used for various purposes....

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Rajasthan opts Option-1 to meet GST implementation shortfall

Release ID: 1670379 (05/11/2020)

The Government of Rajasthan has communicated its acceptance for Option-1 out of the two options suggested by the Ministry of Finance to meet the shortfall in revenue arising out of GST implementation.  The State has now joined 21 other States and 3 Union Territories (Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir and Puducherry) who have opted for Option-1. ...

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CBDT condones delay in filing of Form No. 10BB for AY 2016-17 & subsequent years

Circular No. 19/2020-Income Tax (03/11/2020)

In all the cases of belated applications in filing of Form No. l OBB for years prior to AY. 2018-19, the Commissioners of Income-tax are authorized to admit such applications for condonation of delay u/s 119(2)(b) of the Act. The Commissioner will while entertaining such applications regarding filing Form No. lOBB shall satisfy themselves...

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CBDT notifies ‘MIC Redwood 1 RSC Limited’ U/s. 10(23FE)(b)(vi)

Notification No. 89/2020 [S.O. 3952(E)] (02/11/2020)

Section 10(23FE)(b)(vi)- CBDT hereby specifies the sovereign wealth fund, namely, MIC Redwood 1 RSC Limited, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as the specified person...

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Expression of Interest to Act as an IRP, Liquidator, RP and BT

File No. IP-12011/1/2020-IBBI (02/11/2020)

IBBI had prepared and shared a panel of IPs with Adjudicating Authority (NCLT and DRT) in June 2020 which was applicable for appointment of IPs as IRPs, Liquidators, RPs and BTs, from July 1, 2020 to November 25, 2020. The aforesaid panel is expiring on November 25, 2020 and the Board has to submit fresh panel to Adjudicating Authority (N...

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CBDT notifies extended Due dates of Return & Tax Audit Report for A.Y.2020-21

Notification No. 88/2020-CBDT [S.O. 3906(E)] (29/10/2020)

CBDT issued Notification No. 88/2020 and extended Due dates of Income Tax Return and Tax Audit Report as follows:- A. Income Tax Return FY 2019-20/AY 2020-21 i. Without tax audit –31.12.20 ii. TP, tax audit & tax audit firm partners– 31.01.21 B. Various audit reports (tax audit, transfer pricing etc) – 31.12.20 C. Income tax [&h...

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CBDT notifies Equalisation levy (Amendment) Rules, 2020 & Forms

Notification No. 87/2020 [S.O. 3865(E)] (28/10/2020)

Payment of Equalisation levy. ─ The assessee or e-commerce operator, as the case may be, who are required to deduct and pay equalisation levy, shall pay the amount of such levy, by remitting it into the Reserve Bank of India or in any branch of the State Bank of India or of any authorised Bank accompanied by an equalisation levy challan...

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Extension of date of Filing of Accounts to Charity Commissioner in Maharashtra

Order No. 582 (28/10/2020)

Extension of Due Date of online Filing of Audited Accounts to Charity Commissioner in State of Maharashtra for the financial year 2019-20 till 30th November 2020.  30.10.2019 Due date for online Filing of Audited Accounts for the financial year 2018-19 with the Office of the Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra stands extended till 16th No...

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Clarifications in respect of the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020

Circular No. 18/2020-Income Tax (28/10/2020)

Under the existing provisions of sub-section (2) of section 5 of the Vivad se Vishwas, the declarant is required to pay the amount within a period of 15 days from the date of receipt of certificate from the designated authority....

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CBDT designates Court U/s. 280A of Income-tax Act, 1961

Notification No. 86/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3854(E).] (28/10/2020)

Central Government, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, hereby designates the Court of Munsiff No. 3-cum-Judicial Magistrate, 1st Class, Kamrup (M), Guwahati as the Special Court for the States of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh for the purposes of the said sub-section....

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Govt. extends cut-off/payment date date under Vivad se Vishwas 

Notification No. 85/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3847(E)] (27/10/2020)

Govt. notifies December 31st as the cut-off date for filing declaration under the Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020; Also, extends timeline from December 31st, 2020 to March 31st, 2021 for making payment without additional amount. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) New Delhi Notification No. 85/2020-Income Tax Dated: 27th October, 2020 ...

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Payment Date Extended for Vivad se Vishwas Scheme

NA (27/10/2020)

In order to provide further relief to the taxpayers desirous of settling disputes under Vivad se Vishwas Scheme, the Government today further extended the date for making payment without additional amount from 31st December 2020 to 31st March 2021. The last date for making declaration under the Scheme has also been notified as 31st Decemb...

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Due date of furnishing of ITR & Tax Audit Reports extended

Release ID: 1667281 (24/10/2020)

The due date for furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the taxpayers (including their partners) who are required to get their accounts audited [for whom the due date (i.e. before the extension by the said notification) as per the Act is 31st October, 2020] has been extended to 31st January, 2021....

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CBDT amends Rule 67- Investment of fund moneys by Recognised Provident Funds

Notification No. 84/2020-Income Tax [G.S.R. 664(E)] (22/10/2020)

CBDT amends Income Tax Rule 67 related to Investment of fund moneys by Recognised Provident Funds and allowed investment of Funds in Securities having Single Rate ‘A’ or above. Earlier Investment were allowed in Securities having sible Rate of ‘AA’ and above. Notification No. 84/2020-Income Tax Dated: 22nd October,...

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Extension of ad-hoc appointment of 694 Income Tax Officers

Notification No. F.No.A-32013/3/2017-Ad.VI (20/10/2020)

I am directed to refer to the abovementioned subject and to convey concurrence of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) in respect of 694 officers, as in Annexure-A, for extending the ad-hoc appointment to the grade of Income Tax Officer till 31.12.2020, made by the respective Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs)....

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CBDT revises guidelines for intrusive or coercive tax recovery

F.No.275/29/2020-IT(B) (19/10/2020)

Corrigendum to Order under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 dated 16.10.2020 for exercising power of intrusive or coercive action for recovery of tax demand by Assessing Officers or Tax Recovery Officers. F.No.275/29/2020-IT(B) Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes North Block, ...

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CBDT issues guideline on power of survey under section 133A

Order No. F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I (19/10/2020)

Order under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 for exercising power of survey u/s 133A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and in pursuance of The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 Regarding...

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Tolerance range for wholesale trading & other cases for AY 2020-21

Notification No. 83/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3660(E)] (19/10/2020)

Notification No. 83/2020-Income Tax Central Government hereby notifies that where the variation between the arm's length price determined under section 92C of the said Act and the price at which the international transaction or specified domestic transaction has actually been undertaken does not exceed one per cent. of the latter in respe...

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ITBA Appeal Module for pending appeals to be allocated to Faceless Appeal Units

ITBA-Faceless Appeals Instruction No –1 (19/10/2020)

Faceless Appeal Scheme has been implemented in ITBA and the allocation of cases to Faceless Appeal units is under progress. A number of requests have been received from the field formation for opening of the Appeal module in ITBA to enable the CIT (Appeals ) to upload the physical records and submissions made by the appellant in the syste...

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388 transfers and postings in Additional/Joint CIT grade

Office Order No. 199 of 2020 (16/10/2020)

Office Order No. 199 of 2020 The following transfers and postings in the grade of Additional/Joint Commissioners of Income Tax are ordered with immediate effect and until further orders:...

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111 Transfers/postings in Ad.CIT/JCIT Grade

Office Order No. 198 of 2020 (16/10/2020)

F.No. A-22012/2/2020-Ad-VI Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue (Central Board of Direct Taxes) North Block, New Delhi -110 001 Dated: 16.10.2020 Office Order No. 198 of 2020 The following transfers/postings in the grade of Additional Commissioner of Income Tax (Ad.CIT)/Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (JCIT) in t...

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Maharashtra Govt allows women to travel in local trains during fixed time slot

Notification No. DMU 2020/CR 92/DM I (16/10/2020)

Vide a order dated 16.10.2020 Maharashtra govt has allowed women to travel in local trains from 11am to 3pm and then from 7pm till the last service for the day from 17.10.2020. QR codes wilt not be required for ladles travelling during the said time period. Only a Valid Ticket will be required. Government of […]...

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CBDT issues guidelines for intrusive or coercive tax recovery

F.No. 275/29/2020-IT(B) (16/10/2020)

Any coercive or intrusive action for recovery of tax demands should be taken only after exhausting alternative means of recovery as mentioned in Para 2((i) of Board's letter F.No. 275/29/2020-(IT(B) dated 21st September, 2020....

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Income Tax Department carries out searches in Delhi, NCR & Haryana

Release ID: 1664884 (15/10/2020)

Ministry of Finance Income Tax Department carries out searches in Delhi, NCR and Haryana Posted On: 15 OCT 2020 The Income Tax Department has carried out a search and seizure action on 14.10.2020 in the case of a leading advocate practicing in the field of commercial arbitration and alternate dispute resolution. He was suspected to [&hell...

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Ministry of Finance clarification on Vodafone arbitration appeal

Release ID: 1664705 (15/10/2020)

A speculative news story being circulated in some section of media claiming that Attorney General has  given opinion  in favour of  not appealing in the Vodafone Arbitration award is totally incorrect and without any factual basis....

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CBDT assigns role of Pr.CCsIT (Jurisdictional) and Pr. CCIT (NFAC)

F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I (14/10/2020)

With the launch of the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020, the Income Tax Department is moving towards minimal interface with maximum governance. In order to effect the same, the National Faceless Appeal Centre (hereafter referred to as NFAC), Delhi has been created under Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-tax (NFAC) and 4 Regional Faceless...

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Revised Jurisdiction Order regarding Equalization Levy

Jurisdiction Order No. 2/2020 (12/10/2020)

Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-tax (International Taxation), Delhi, in supersession of this office order no. 1/2020 dated 29.05.2020 (F.No. Pr. CCIT(IT)/Delhi/Juris./Eq. Levy/2020-21137), hereby authorise the income-tax authority/authorities specified in Col No.(2) below and having their headquarters mentioned in Column (3) and wo...

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Income Tax Department conducts searches in Bihar & UP

Release ID: 1662309 (07/10/2020)

The Income Tax Department, on the basis of actionable intelligence received, conducted search and seizure actions on 06-10-2020 in Patna, Sasaram and Varanasi in the case of a person, who is in the business of mining and hotel industry. Search was also conducted in the case of a Chairman of a large cooperative bank....

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CBDT amends Form 3CD, Form No 3CEB, ITR6, & Inserted New Forms & Rules

Notification No. 82/2020-Income Tax [G.S.R. 610(E)] (01/10/2020)

Amendment of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 to prescribe manner relating to option under section 115BAC and 115BAD, and that of determination of depreciation under section 115BAA to 115BAD, of the Income-tax Act, 1961 CBDT vide Notification No. 82/2020-Income Tax notifies changes in Form 3CD, Form No 3CEB and ITR6. It amended Rule 5 of Income...

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CBDT clarifies doubts on account of new TCS provisions

Release ID: 1660392 (30/09/2020)

Finance Act, 2020 amended provisions relating to TCS with effect from 1st October, 2020 to provide that seller of goods shall collect tax @ 0.1 per cent (0.075% up to 31.03.2021) if the receipt of sale consideration from a buyer exceeds Rs. 50 lakh in the financial year....

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Time for compulsory selection of returns for Scrutiny extended

F.No.225/126/2020/ITA-II (30/09/2020)

CBDT extended the date for selection of cases for Compulsory Scrutiny on the basis of prescribed parameters, as communicated vide Board's letter dated 17.09.2020, from 30th September,2020 to 31st October,2020....

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CBDT extends due date for filing ITRs for AY 2019-20 to 30.11.2020

F. No. 225/150/2020-ITA-II (30/09/2020)

On further consideration of genuine difficulties being faced by taxpayers due to the Covid-19 situation, CBDT further extends the due date for furnishing of belated & revised ITRs for Assessment Yr 2019-20 from 30th September, 2020 to 30th November, 2020. Order u/s 119(2a) issued. F. No. 225/150/2020-ITA-II Government of India Ministr...

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TDS under Section 194O- CBDT issues Guidelines

Circular No. 17 of 2020-Income Tax (29/09/2020)

Finance Act, 2020 inserted a new section 194-0 in the Income-tax Act 1961 which mandates that with effect from 1st day of October, 2020, an e-commerce operator shall deduct income-tax at the rate of one per cent (subject to the provisions of proposed section 197B of the Act) of the gross amount of sale of goods or provision of service or ...

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CBDT order on Upload of GST Return Information in Form 26AS

F.No.225/155/2020/ITA.II (29/09/2020)

Director-General of Income-tax (Systems) to upload information relating to GST return, which is in his possession, in the Annual Information Statement in Form 26AS, within three months from the end of the month in which the information is received by him....

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Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020

No. 38 OF 2020 (29/09/2020)

Parliament received the assent of the President to Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 on the 29th September, 2020 and unless otherwise provided, it shall be deemed to have come into force on the 31st day of March, 2020....

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Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Act, 2020

No. 25 of 2020 (28/09/2020)

(1) This Act may be called the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Act, 2020. (2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 24th day of April, 2020....

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No requirement of scrip wise reporting for listed shares in ITR

Release ID: 1659412 (26/09/2020)

There was a report in certain section of media that stock traders/day traders are required to furnish scrip wise details in the return of income for AY 2020-21. The gain from share trading in case of stock traders or day traders is generally categorised as short-term capital gains or business income....

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CBDT notifies Income-tax Authorities of Regional Faceless Appeal Centres

Notification No. 81/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3309(E)] (25/09/2020)

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notifies Income-tax Authorities of Regional Faceless Appeal Centres (RFAC) vide Notification No. 81/2020-Income Tax dated 25th September, 2020. Ministry Of Finance (Department Of Revenue) (Central Board of Direct Taxes) Notification No. 81/2020-Income Tax New Delhi, The 25th September, 2020 S.O. 3309(E...

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CBDT notifies Income-tax Authorities of National Faceless Appeal Centre

Notification No. 80/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3308(E)] (25/09/2020)

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notify the Income-tax Authorities of National Faceless Appeal Centre (NFAC) vide Notification No. 80/2020-Income Tax dated 25th September, 2020. Ministry Of Finance (Department Of Revenue) (Central Board of Direct Taxes) Notification No. 80/2020-Income Tax New Delhi, The 25th September, 2020 S.O. 3308(...

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CBDT Launches Faceless Income Tax Appeals

NA (25/09/2020)

The Income Tax Department today launched Faceless Income Tax Appeals. Under Faceless Appeals, all Income Tax appeals will be finalised in a faceless manner under the faceless ecosystem with the exception of appeals relating to serious frauds, major tax evasion, sensitive & search matters, International tax and Black Money Act. Necessary G...

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299 CIT/CCIT diverted to National Faceless Appellate Centre

Order No. 182 of 2020 (25/09/2020)

Order No. 182 of 2020 With the approval of the Finance Minister, the following existing posts in the various grades of India Revenue Service are diverted to the newly created National Faceless Appellate Centre (NFAC), Delhi and its four Regional Faceless Appellate Centres (RFACs) at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, with immediate effec...

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CBDT authorises ACIT/DCIT (NEAC) for issuing 143(2) Notice

Notification No. 79/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3304(E)] (25/09/2020)

CBDT authorises the Assistant Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax (National e-Assessment Centre) for the purpose of issuance of notice under sub section (2) of section 143 of the Income Act, 1961.vide Notification No. 79/2020-Income Tax dated 25th September, 2020. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DI...

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Notification No. 78/2020-Income Tax, Dated: 25.09.2020

Notification No. 78/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3303(E)] (25/09/2020)

CBDT amends Notification No. 51/2014 dated 22nd October, 2014 vide Notification No. 78/2020-Income Tax dated 25th September, 2020 related to jurisdictions of Principal CITs & CCITs. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) Notification No. 78/2020-Income Tax New Delhi, the 25th September, 2020 S.O. 3...

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Directions for Disposal of appeal under Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020

Notification No. 77/2020- Income Tax [S.O. 3297(E).] (25/09/2020)

For the purposes of giving effect to the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020 made under sub-section (6B) of section 250 of the Act, the Central Government hereby makes the following directions, namely:-...

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Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020

Notification No. 76/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3296(E).] (25/09/2020)

This Scheme may be called the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020. The appeal under this Scheme shall be disposed of in respect of such territorial area or persons or class of persons or incomes or class of incomes or cases or class of cases, as may be specified by the Board....

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Implementing RFQ platform for Investments in Corporate Bonds / Commercial Papers

Ref. No: IRDAI/F&I/CIR/INV/246/09/2020 (25/09/2020)

With a view to enhance and coalescing the fragmented liquidity in Corporate Bonds, SEBI has implemented Request for Quote (RFQ) Platform through Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE). The RFQ platform seeks to replicate the OTC market albeit on an electronic platform in a move to bring more transparency, centraliza...

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Setting up of RFAC under Faceless Appellate Scheme, 2020

Office Order -02 (25/09/2020)

OFFICE ORDER - 2 Subject: Setting up of RFAC under Faceless Appellate Scheme, 2020- reg- In pursuance of para 4 of S.O. 3296 (E) Notification No. 76/2020/F.No. 370142/33/2020-TPL, dated the 25th September, 2020 notifying the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020 and powers conferred under section 250 (6B) of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the Centra...

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Setting up of NFAC under “Faceless Appellate Scheme, 2020

Officer Order No. 01 (25/09/2020)

OFFICE ORDER - 1 Subject: Setting up of NFAC under "Faceless Appellate Scheme,  2020"- reg In pursuance of para 4 of S.O. 3296 Notification No 76/2020/F.No 370142/33/2020-TPL,dated the 25th September, 2020, notifying the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020 and powers conferred under section 250 (6B) of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the Centra...

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Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority) (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Notification No. G.S.R. 583(E) (24/09/2020)

These rules may be called the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority) (Amendment) Rules, 2020. (2) These rules shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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New Form No. 15C- Lower TDS Application by banking company or insurer

Notification No. 75/2020-Income Tax [G.S.R. 574(E)] (22/09/2020)

CBT notifies New FORM NO 15C under Income Tax Rulee 29B for Application by a banking company or insurer for a certificate under section 195(3) of the Income – tax Act, 1961, for receipt of interest and other sums without deduction of tax vide Notification No. 75/2020-Income Tax dated 22.09.2020. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of [&...

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The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Act, 2020

No. 16 of 2020 (22/09/2020)

The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Act, 2020 is An Act to provide for the establishment of an Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda and to declare it as an Institution of national importance for the promotion of quality and excellence in education, research and training in Ayurveda and allied disciplines and for m...

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Govt introduces Taxation Law Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

Bill No. 116 of 2020 (19/09/2020)

The outbreak of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic across many countries of the world, including India, has caused immense loss to lives of people and given rise to unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis in the country. Due to vagaries of pandemic, a national lockdown was imposed which had to be further extended. Due to very [...

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Code on Social Security, 2020

Bill No. 121 of 2020 (19/09/2020)

Code on Social Security, 2020 was introduced in Lok Sabha on 19th September 2020 vide Bill No. 121 of 2020 to withdraw the pending Code on Social Security, 2019 and to propose a fresh Bill, namely, the Code on Social Security, 2020. Code on Social Security, 2020 is expected to to amend and consolidate the […]...

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Income Tax department issued survey guidelines

F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I (18/09/2020)

Before approving any Income Tax survey action by Pr. CCsIT/ Pr. DGsIT/CCsIT/DGsIT must ensure that all the other possibilities are exhausted and the survey action has to be resorted to only as a last resort....

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Compulsory Complete Income Tax Scrutiny Guidelines during FY 2020-21

F.No.225/126/2020/ITA-II (17/09/2020)

Keeping in view of the Faceless Assessment Scheme,2020 implemented by the Department and the difficulties being faced amid COVID-19 pandemic, the parameters for compulsory selection of returns for Complete Scrutiny during Financial Year 2020-21 and conduct of assessment proceedings in such cases are prescribed as under:...

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Income Tax Department carries out searches in Jammu & Kashmir

Release ID: 1655515 (17/09/2020)

The Income Tax Department carried out a search and seizure operation on a prominent Hotelier, owning a chain of Hotels at  Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam with another hotel under construction at Leh....

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Role of Govt and its Agencies in Corporate Insolvency Resolution & Liquidation Processes

Facilitation/004/2020 (12/09/2020)

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) consolidates and amends the laws relating to reorganisation and insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time bound manner for maximisation of the value of assets of such persons, to promote entrepreneurship, availability of credit and balance the in...

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Transfer/postings of 164 officers in the grade of Principal CIT

Office Order No. 171 of 2020 (11/09/2020)

Office Order No. 171 of 2020 Consequent upon diversion of posts for implementation of the Faceless Assessment Scheme, the transfer/postings of the following officers in the grade of Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, are hereby ordered with immediate effect and until further orders:...

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Transfer/postings of 41 officers in the grade of Chief CIT

Office Order No. 170 of 2020 (11/09/2020)

Office Order No. 170 of 2020 Consequent upon diversion of posts for implementation of the Faceless Assessment Scheme, the transfer/postings of the following officers in the grade of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, are hereby ordered with immediate effect and until further orders:...

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Transfer/postings of 6 officers in the grade of Pr. CIT

Office Order No. 169 of 2020 (11/09/2020)

Office Order No. 169 of 2020 On promotion, the transfer/postings of the following officers in the grade of Pr. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax/Pr. Director General of Income Tax, are hereby ordered with immediate effect and until further orders:...

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Section 10(47) L&T Infra Debt Fund notified as Infrastructure Debt Fund

Notification No. 74/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3122(E)] (11/09/2020)

CBDT notifies L&T Infra Debt Fund as Infrastructure Debt Fund under section 10(47) of Income Tax Act, 1961  for the assessment year 2018-2019 and subsequent years. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) Notification No. 74/2020-Income Tax New Delhi, the 11th September, 2020 S.O. 3122(E).—In exer...

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Section 10(46) exemption to District Mineral Foundation Trust

Notification No. 73/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3088(E).] (10/09/2020)

Notification No. 73/2020 Central Government notifies ‘District Mineral Foundation Trust’ constituted by Government in exercise of powers conferred under section 9(B) of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015 (10 of 2015) as a ‘class of Authority’, in respect of the specified income under section 10...

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CBT notifies undertaking of Softzone Tech Park Ltd as Industrial Park u/s 80IA

Notification No. 72/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3035(E)] (08/09/2020)

CBT notifies undertaking of Softzone Tech Park Ltd as industrial park under section 80IA of Income Tax Act, 1961 vide Notification No. 72/2020-Income Tax dated 8th September, 2020. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) Notification No. 72/2020-Income Tax New Delhi, the 8th September, 2020 S.O. 3035(E)...

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Valuers registered with IBBI under MCA Rules can only be appointed as IP

Order No. IBBI/DC/28/2020 (04/09/2020)

The DC further finds that despite the IBBI Circular No. IBBI Circular IBBI/RV/019/2018 dated 17th October 2018 (which came into effect from 1st February 2019) which clearly states that no person other than a RV will be appointed to conduct valuation under the Code, and Circular dated 13th August 2019 that such appointment is illegal, [&he...

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Grant of Parole/Furlough to inmates & their premature release from Prison

F. No. 17013/23/2020-PR (03/09/2020)

Prison, as a deterrent and an institution of correctional administration, is a key constituent of criminal justice system. Imprisonment besides being a mode of punishment also aims at protecting the society from criminal activities. A balance is, therefore, considered essential between ensuring the rights of inmates and protecting the soc...

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Income Tax Department carries out searches in Srinagar & Kupwara

Release ID: 1650758 (02/09/2020)

The Income Tax Department has carried out simultaneous search and seizure operations on 2nd September, 2020 in the case of three prominent businessmen in Srinagar and Kupwara. These operations have, prima facie, led to the detection of huge amount of undisclosed income, seizure of unaccounted assets and incriminating evidence and involvem...

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ITR Filing Compliance Check Functionality for Scheduled Commercial Banks

Release ID: 1650735 (02/09/2020)

The data on cash withdrawal indicated that huge amount of cash is being withdrawn by the persons who have never filed income-tax returns. To ensure filing of return by these persons and to keep track on cash withdrawals by the non-filers, and to curb black money, the Finance Act, 2020 w.e.f. 1st July, 2020 further amended Income-tax Act, ...

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CBDT to share information with Scheduled Commercial Banks

F. No. 225/136/2020/ITA.II (31/08/2020)

Order under section 138 of the Income-tax Act,1961 directing Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems), New Delhi for sharing information on  ‘IT Return filing Status’ of with Scheduled Commercial Banks. F. No. 225/136/2020/ITA.II Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct T...

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CBDT specifies Scheduled Commercial Banks for section 138(1)(a)(ii)

Notification No. 71/2020-Income Tax-S.O. 2947(E) (31/08/2020)

In pursuance of Section 138(1)(a)(ii) the Income-tax Act, 1961, Central Government hereby specifies Scheduled Commercial Banks listed in the Second Schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 for the purposes of the said clause....

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Tenure of CBDT Chairman P. C. Mody extended till 28.02.2021

Office Order No. 164/2020 (31/08/2020)

President of India extended re-employment of Shri Pramod Chandra Mody, as Chairman,CBDT for a further period of six months with effect from 01.09.2020 to 28.02.2021...

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SOP for limited physical hearing before Hon’ble Supreme Court

NA (30/08/2020)

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Standard Operating Procedure for limited physical hearing before Hon’ble Court In continuation of directions already notified regarding functioning of the Supreme Court of India, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, more particularly through Circulars dated 14.03.2020 and 23.03.2020, and on consideration of the r...

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Section 269SU: Banks to Refund charges received on or after 01.01.2020

Circular No. 16/2020-Income tax (30/08/2020)

Banks are, , advised to immediately refund the charges collected, if any, on or after 1st  January 2020 on transactions carried out using the electronic modes prescribed under section 269SU and not to impose charges on any future transactions carried through the said prescribed modes....

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Faceless E-Assessment Scheme is a vaccine for direct tax administration

Release ID: 1649504 (29/08/2020)

The newly introduced Faceless –E-Assessment Scheme will bring about various benefits for taxpayers, one of which is Ease of Doing Business, stated Shri Patanjali Jha, Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai....

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Corrigendum to Income Tax Notification No. 65/2020 dated 13.08.2020

Notification No. 70/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2904(E)] (27/08/2020)

Corrigendum to Income Tax notification number 65/2020 dated 13.08.2020  issued vide Notification No. 70/2020-Income Tax, Dated: 27.08.2020 MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) CORRIGENDUM New Delhi, the 27th August, 2020 (Income-tax) Notification No. 70/2020-Income Tax S.O. 2904(E).—In the notific...

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Corrigendum to Income Tax Notification No. 63/2020 dated 13.08.2020

Notification No. 69/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2903(E)] (27/08/2020)

Corrigendum to Income Tax Notification No. 63/2020 dated 13.08.2020 issued vide Notification No. 69/2020-Income Tax, Dated: 27.08.2020 MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) CORRIGENDUM New Delhi, the 27th August, 2020 (Income-tax) Notification No. 69/2020-Income Tax S.O. 2903(E).—In the notification...

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Corrigendum to Income Tax Notification No. 62/2020 dated 13.08.2020

Notification No. 68/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2902(E)] (27/08/2020)

Corrigendum to Income Tax Notification No. 62/2020 dated 13.08.2020 issued vide Notification No. 68/2020-Income Tax, Dated: 27.08.2020 MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) CORRIGENDUM New Delhi, the 27th August, 2020 (Income-tax) Notification No. 68/2020-Income Tax S.O. 2902(E).—In the notification...

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Opportunity to taxpayers before finalizing of Assessment

Release ID: 1649006 (27/08/2020)

Providing Ease of Tax Compliance and Opportunity to taxpayers before finalizing of Assessment Order are the core features of Faceless Assessment Scheme, a right step towards Minimum Government, Maximum Governance: Principal Chief Commissioner – Income Tax, Mumbai...

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Faceless Tax Assessment System is designed for 21st century

Release ID: 1648814 (26/08/2020)

A National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) and a network of Regional e-Assessment Centres will be set up to implement the Faceless Assessment Scheme of the Income Tax Department, launched nation-wide by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 13th August, 2020....

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Faceless Assessment – CBDT designates Pr.CCsIT as cadre controlling authority

F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I (20/08/2020)

With the launch of the Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019, the Income-tax Department is moving towards minimal interface with maximum governance. In order to effect the same, the NeAC, Delhi has been created under the Principal  Chief Commissioner  of Income-tax (NeAC) and 30 ReACs under the Chief Commissioner of Income-tax have been c...

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CBDT notifies New Rule 2DB & 2DE – Pension fund- Section 10(23FE)

Notification No. 67/2020-Income Tax [G.S.R. 508(E)] (17/08/2020)

CBDT, vide Notification No.67/2020 dated 17th August, 2020, has prescribed the procedure for notification of Pension Funds (PF) for claiming exemption under section 10(23FE) for income from investment made in specified infrastructure business: CBDT notifies New Income Tax Rule  2DB. – Other conditions to be satisfied by the pension...

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Guidelines to implement Faceless Assessment Scheme 2019

F. No.173/165/2020 -ITA-I (14/08/2020)

CBDT issues Detailed guidelines for the implementation of Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019 and role of residual charges in this regard. F. No.173/165/2020 -ITA-I Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes ***** New Delhi, dated 14th August, 2020 To, All PrCCsIT, Subject: Guidelines for the ...

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CBDT notifies Prescribed Authority under Section 133C

Notification No. 66/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2758(E)] (13/08/2020)

CBDT notifies Prescribed Authority under Section 133C with effect from 13th August, 2020 vide Notification No. 66/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020. Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes New Delhi Notification No. 66/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020 S.O. 2758(E). – In pursuance of the pow...

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CBDT notifies 4195 Income Tax Authorities for Faceless Assessment

Notification No. 65/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2757(E)] (13/08/2020)

CBDT notifies 4195 Income-tax Authorities of Regional e-Assessment Centres to exercise the powers and functions of Assessing Officers concurrently, to facilitate the conduct of Faceless Assessment proceedings in respect of notified territorial areas  vide Notification No. 65/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020. Government of India Ministry of F...

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CBDT notifies 34 Authorities for Faceless Assessment

Notification No. 64/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2756(E)] (13/08/2020)

CBDT notifies 34 Authorities for Faceless Assessment vide Notification No. 64/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020. Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes New Delhi Notification No. 64/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020 S.O. 2756(E).-In pursuance of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1), (2) and (...

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CBDT notifies Headquarter & Jurisdiction of 128 PCIT/CIT

Notification No. 63/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2755(E)] (13/08/2020)

CBDT notifies Headquarter & Jurisdiction of 128 Principal Commissioner/ Commissioner of Income-tax (PCIT/CIT) vide Notification No. 63/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020 and it also notified PCIT/CIT who will excercise Jurisdiction Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh. Government of India Ministry of Fina...

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CBDT notifies revised jurisdictions of Principal CITs & CCITs

Notification No. 62/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2754(E)] (13/08/2020)

CBDT notifies revised Headquarters and jurisdictions of 56 Principal CITs & CCITs vide Notification No. 62/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020. Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes New Delhi Notification No. 62/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020 S.O. 2754(E).-In exercise of the powers conferre...

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