Registration of CAs in the New e-filing Website: I am happy to inform you that a long-awaited initiative to curb the misuse of membership numbers of our members in the tax audit reports has finally been taken. The new e-filing system launched by the CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) has opened a window for chartered accountants to register and upload certain specified reports required to be furnished by chartered accountants including tax audit report. Time and again, ICAI has pursued the issue of misuse of membership numbers being followed at various levels. The same has been well appreciated by the Department, which now requires the Chartered accountants to directly upload their reports with their digital signatures in the e–filing website. The assessee is, however, required to mention the details of the chartered accountant while filing his return. ICAI would also be validating the data of practicing members for the purpose of registration and thereafter at the time of filing of report. This will ensure that no fake audits are being reported to the Department. Grievances, if any, with regard to registration in new e-filing system may also be sent to us so that the system can be improved further.

Source- Extract From ICAI President Message for December 2012


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  1. V.Dinesh Aravindh says:

    This is a great initiative, but the irony is that when i tried registering it returned saying that your “membership membership number does not exist”. When i contacted the help desk they say that their website model is only for five digit membership number. Now that is a serious lapse of information sharing and exchange.

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