Dear Professional Colleague,

As you must be aware, recently the ICAI had represented before Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) seeking tax audit data based on returns e-filed during the year 2010-11. I would like to inform you that in response to the representation made to CBDT, the ICAI has been provided with the data relating to number of tax audits conducted by the members along with the membership numbers of the tax auditors.

As per the data provided, the total number of tax audit returns filed in respect of the financial year 2010-11 was 16, 16,096 which were conducted by 59,472 auditors. The data so provided is being further processed with regard to fake membership numbers, membership numbers which exceeded the specified number (ceiling) of tax audit assignments, etc. In order to prevent misuse of membership numbers of tax auditors, we have been given assurance that from next year onwards the uploading of tax audit report along with digital signatures would be made mandatory.

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Further, the ICAI has also suggested that on the basis of data of practicing Chartered Accountants provided by ICAI, a user id and a password may be made available to all practicing members so that they can view all the tax audit reports uploaded in their name, which in turn would further curb the malpractice of misusing the details of member by the assessee. A tax audit not done by the member may be then reported by him to the Income-tax Department for the action at its end.

The said suggestion found favor with the Department which has assured that the idea would be taken forward for further consideration. I would also request you to kindly provide your valuable suggestion(s) to curb the malpractices being followed further in this regard.

As regards the data being processed, we would keep you posted.

Warm Regards,

CA. G. Ramaswamy
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

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0 responses to “ICAI to check No. of Tax Audit done by Each CA, Soon Members can view tax audit reports uploaded in their name”

  1. Ganesh says:

    Is there any lock to curb the loop hole of obtaining duplicate digital signature of a CA. There are instances in the recent past that a fresh digital signature of CA (who already holds the digital signature) was obtained without his knowledge and used for uploading the ROC returns in his professional capacity.

  2. kamlesh says:

    From where i will get information regarding how many tax audit report filed in IT department with my membership number in F.Y. 2010-11 AND 2011-12? so that i take legal action against such person.

  3. DEEPA VIRWANI says:


  4. DILIP CHAUHAN says:

    In addition to above comment e-filing of ITR Forms subject to CA digital signature. 

  5. DILIP CHAUHAN says:

    Income Tax Department should  may issue TAX AUDIT REPORT NO, Which authorised by ICAI, all member of ICAI should take this No from IT department, e-filing return accept by IT department subject to verification of this No. TAX AUDIT REPORT NO OF C.A. required to be written by CA in ITR FORM on AUDIT INFORMATION, (counting of ciling limit done online by IT department.) 

  6. CA Rishi Kumar Gupta says:

    An audit done by one CA should not be done by the same CA in say next two to three years so that opportunity can be given to other CA’s. Also the Auditee will then be more genuine

    Rishi Kumar Gupta

  7. Rajnish says:

    i think this will be better for PCA…………and misuse of membership no. wil be prohibited.

    CWA(I) Rajnish

  8. CA. Subhash Chandra Podder says:

    1. All Tax auditors should mention his/her membership no, 2. Firm”s registration no.
    3. Digitally signature of the signatory. 4. mobile no.5 Email ID. 5. digital signature of the assesee .
    Beside above
    ICAI should provide User ID and Pass ward to all practicing members as proposed.
    CA. Subhash Chandra Podder
    Membership mo F12073

  9. Rudresh says:

    The Chartered Accountant who is signing the tax Audit Report must sign the report digitally & file the return, as well as it should be updated & displayed in the ICAI website showing the number of audit reports signed by a CA in a particular year. This would track the exact number of Tax Audits done & it would stop any auditor from signing more than the specified limit by ICAI.
    Finally if any auditor found proved in exceeding the limit a serious action should be taken against the alleged otherwise the purpose does not serve up to the expectation.

    CA Rudresh

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