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SB Order No. 18/2021

File No. FS10/27/2021-FS-DOP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(F.S. Division)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi — 110001
Dated: 05.07.2021

To
All Head of Circles / Regions

Subject: Submission of Statement of Financial Transactions for Interest Income — Reg.

***

In continuation to the SB Order No. 01/2017 dated 29.03.2017, the undersigned is directed to inform that Government of India, Ministry of Finance, (Dept. of Revenue, CBDT) vide Notification dated 12.03.2021 issued vide GSR 175(E), has inserted the following sub rule in Rule 114E of Income Tax Rules, 1962.

—(5A) For the purposes of pre-filling the return of income, a statement of financial transaction under subsection (1) of section 285BA of the Act containing information relating to capital gains on transfer of listedsecurities or units of Mutual Funds, dividend income, and interest income mentioned in column (2) of Table below shall be furnished by the persons mentioned in column (3) of the said Table in such form, at such frequency, and in such manner, as may be specified by the Principal Director General of Income Tax (Systems) or the Director General of Income Tax (Systems), as the case may be, with the approval of the Board, namely:—

SI.
No.
Nature of Transaction Class of person (reporting person)
I. Capital gains on transfer of listed securities or units of Mutual Funds (i) Recognised Stock Exchange;

(ii)  depository as defined in clause (e) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Depositories Act, 1996 (22 of 1996);

(i)   Recognised Clearing Corporation;

(ii)  Registrar to an issue and share transfer agent registered under subsection (1) section 12 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992).

2. Dividend income A Company
0.               Interest income (i)   A banking company or a co-operative bank to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949) applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act);

(ii) Post Master General as referred to in clause U) of section 2 of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898 (6 of 1898).

(iii) Non-banking financial company which holds a certificate of registration under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act,1934 (2 of 1934), to hold or accept deposit from public.

2. Accordingly, for the purpose of pre-filling of return income, CBDT, Directorate of Income Tax (Systems) vide notification No. 2 of 2021 dated 20.04.2021 has issued format, procedure and guidelines for submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) for Interest Income.

3. Copies of the GSR No. 175(E) dated 12.03.2021 and CBDT notification No. 2 of 2021 dated 20.04.2021 are enclosed for reference.

4. Statements of Financial Transactions (SFT) in respect of following Transactions are currently being submitted by Circles / Regions.

i) Cash deposits aggregating to ten lakh rupees or more in a financial year, in one or more savings account of a person

ii) One or more accounts having fixed maturity period (other than a time deposit made through renewal of another time deposit) of a person aggregating to ten lakh rupees or more in a financial year of a person.

5. In addition to the above SFTs, Circles / Regions will process the submission of SFT for Interest Income also at Circle / Region Level.

6. Circle-wise data in connection with the submission of SFTs in respect of transactions in CBS Post Offices shall be forwarded to Circles by CEPT, Chennai.

7. Sanchay Post Help Desk Team will arrange to provide a tool for extracting the data in respect of the transactions in non-CBS post offices where Sanchay Post is available.

8. It is requested to take immediate necessary action in this regard.

9. This is issued with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Encl: As above.

(T C VIJAYAN)
Asst. Director (SB-I)

Copy to:

1. PPS to Secretary (Posts)

2. PS to Director General Postal Services.

3. PPS/ PS to Addl. DG (Coordination)/Member (Banking)/Member (0)/Member (P)/Member (Planning & HRD)/Member (PLI)/Member (Tech)/AS & FA

4. Director General, APS, New Delhi

5. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate / Parcel Directorate / PLI Directorate

6. Deputy Director General (Vig) & CVO) / Sr. Deputy Director General (PAF)

7. Director, RAKNPA / CGM, CEPT / Directors of all PTCs

8. Director General P & T (Audit), Civil Lines, New Delhi

9. Secretary, Postal Services Board/ All Deputy Directors General

10. All General Managers (Finance) / Directors Postal Accounts / DDAP

11. Chief Engineer (Civil), Postal Directorate

12. All recognized Federations / Unions / Associations

13. The Under Secretary, MOF (DEA), NS-II Section, North Block, New Delhi.

14. The Joint Director & HOD, National Savings Institute, ICCW Building, 4 Deendayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi-110002

15. GM, CEPT, Mysuru – for uploading the order on the India Post website.

16. Guard File

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 12th March, 2021

G.S.R 175(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 285BA read with section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Income-tax (4th Amendment) Rules, 2021. (2) They shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, in rule 114E,—

(A) in sub-rule (2), in the TABLE, in serial number 3, in column (3), in item (iv), for the brackets, figures and word “(6 of 1934)”, the brackets, figures and word “(2 of 1934)” shall be substituted;

(B) after sub-rule (5), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:—

“(5A) For the purposes of pre-filling the return of income, a statement of financial transaction under sub­section (1) of section 285BA of the Act containing information relating to capital gains on transfer of listed securities or units of Mutual Funds, dividend income, and interest income mentioned in column (2) of Table below shall be furnished by the persons mentioned in column (3) of the said Table in such form, at such frequency, and in such manner, as may be specified by the Principal Director General of Income Tax (Systems) or the Director General of Income Tax (Systems), as the case may be, with the approval of the Board, namely:—

TABLE

Si.
No.
Nature of transaction Class of person (reporting person)
(1) (2) (3)
1. Capital gains on transfer of listed securities or units of Mutual Funds (i)   Recognised Stock Exchange;

( )      depository as defined in clause (e) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Depositories Act, 1996 (22 0’1996);

(ii)  Recognised Clearing Corporation;

(i)      Registrar to an issue and share transfer agent registered under sub­section (1) section 12 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992).

2. Dividend income A company
3. Interest income (i) A banking company or a co-operative bank to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949) applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act);

(ii) Post Master General as referred to in clause 0) of section 2 of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898 (6 of 1898).

(iii) on-banking financial company which holds a certificate of registration under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), to hold or accept deposit from public.

Explanation. — For the purposes of this rule,—

(a) “listed securities” means the securities which are listed on any recognised stock exchange in India;

(b) “Mutual Fund” means a Mutual Fund as referred to in clause (23D) of section 10 of the Act;

(c) “recognised clearing corporation” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (o) of sub-regulation (1) of regulation 2 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) Regulations, 2012 made under the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956) and the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992);

(d) “recognised stock exchange” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (f) of section 2 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956);

(e) “securities” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (h) of section 2 of the Securities Contracts
(Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956);”

(C) in sub-rule (6),—

(i) in clause (a), after the words, brackets and figures “column (3) of the Table under sub-rule (2)”, the words, brackets, figures and letter “and column (3) of the Table under sub-rule (5A)” shall be inserted;

(ii) in clause (b), after the words, brackets and figures “column (3) of the Table under sub-rule (2)”, the words, brackets, figures and letter “and column (3) of the Table under sub-rule (5A)” shall be inserted;

(iii) in Explanation 2, after the words, brackets and figures “Table in sub-rule (2)”, the words, brackets, figures and letter “and in sub-rule (5A)” shall be inserted;

(iv) in Explanation 3, after the words, brackets and figures “Table in sub-rule (2)”, the words, brackets, figures and letter “and in sub-rule (5A)” shall be inserted;

(D) in sub-rule (7), after the words, brackets and figures “referred to in sub-rule (1)”, the words, brackets, figures and letter “and sub-rule (5A)” shall be inserted.

[Notification No. 16/2021] [F.No. 370142/03/2021-TPL]

SHEFALI SINGH, Under Secy., Tax Policy and Legislation

Note:- The principal rules were published vide notification S.O. 969 (E), dated the 26th March, 1962 and last amended vide notification GSR No. 170(E), dated the 11th March, 2021.

DGIT(S)/ADG(S)-2/Reporting Porta1/2021/180

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Directorate of Income Tax (Systems)

Notification No. 2 of 2021

New Delhi, 20 April, 2021

Format, Procedure and Guidelines for submission of Statement of Financial Transactions  (SFT) for Interest income

Section 285BA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and Rule 114E requires specified reporting persons to furnish statement of financial transaction (SFT).

2. For the purposes of pre-filling the return of income, CBDT has issued Notification No. 16/2021 dated 12.03.2021 to include reporting of information relating to interest income. The new sub rule 5A of rule 114E specifies that the information shall be furnished in such form, at such frequency, and in such manner, as may be specified by the Director General of Income Tax (Systems), with the approval of the Board.

3. The guidelines for preparation and submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) information are enclosed in Annexure A and Annexure B The data structure and validation rules are enclosed in Annexure C and Annexure D respectively. Notification No. 3 of 2018 Dated 5.04.2018 may be referred for the procedure for registration.

4. Reporting entities are required to prepare the data file in prescribed format from their internal system. An excel based report preparation utility has also been provided to assist small reporting entities in preparing data file. The data files prepared by internal system/report preparation utility should be validated using Text File Validator/Submission Utility. After validation, the text file is required to be compressed, encrypted and signed using the Text File Submission Utility before uploading on the reporting portal (https://report.insight.gov.in/). Reporting entities, having large number of data files, can also submit the data files using SFTP Server (specific request may be made for SFTP upload).

5. The statement of financial transactions shall be furnished on or before the 31′ May, immediately following the financial year in which the transaction is registered or recorded.

6. The statement of financial transaction shall be signed, verified and furnished by the specified Designated Director. Where the reporting person is a non-resident, the statement may be signed, verified and furnished by a person who holds a valid power of attorney from such Designated Director. The data files are required to be uploaded at the reporting portal through the login credentials (PAN and password) of the designated director.

7. The reporting entities are advised to provide information of interest income, reported to Income Tax Department, to the account holder (in the form of Interest Certificate either

Format, Procedure and Guidelines for submission of SFT for Interest income through email or portal) which will enable taxpayers to reconcile the nformation displayed in the Annual Information Statement (AIS) (Form 26AS).

8. In case, the reporting person/entity comes to know or discovers any inaccuracy in the information provided in the statement or the defects have been communicated to the reporting person/entity, it is required to remove the defects by submitting a correction/deletion statement.

9. The reporting person/entity is required to document and implement appropriate information security policies and procedures with clearly defined roles and responsibilities to ensure security of submitted information and related information/documents. The reporting person/entity is also required to document and implement appropriate archival and retrieval policies and procedures with clearly defined roles and responsibilities to ensure that submitted information and related information/documents are available promptly to the competent authorities.

10. This Notification shall come into effect from the date of issue.

(Anu J. Singh)

DGIT (Systems), CBDT

Copy to:

1. PPS to the Chairman and Members, CBDT, North Block, New Delhi.

2. All Pr. Chief Commissioners/ Pr. Director Generals of Income Tax and all Chief Commissioners/ Director Generals of Income Tax — with a request to circulate amongst all officers in their regions/ charges.

3. JS (TPL)-1 &2/ Media coordination and Official spokesperson of CBDT ‘

4. DIT (IT)/ DIT (Audit)/ DIT (Vig.)/ ADG (System) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 / CIT (CPC) Bangalore, CIT (CPC-TDS) Ghaziabad.

5. ADG (PR, PP&OL) with a request for advertisement campaign for the Notification.

6. TPL and ITA Divisions of CBDT.

7. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, IP Estate, New Delhi.

8. Web Manager, “gov.in” for hosting on the website.

9. Database cell for uploading on irsofficersonline.gov.in and in DGIT (S) Corner.

10. ITBA publisher for uploading on ITBA portal.

(Sanje Singh)

ADG(Systems)-2 CBDT

Annexure A

Guidelines for Preparation of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT)

Transaction Code SFT- 016
Transaction
Description
Interest Income
Nature and value of transaction Interest paid/credited during the financial year.
Class     of       person

required to furnish

(i) A banking company or a co-operative bank to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949) applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act);

(ii) Post Master General as referred to in clause (j) of section 2 of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898 (6 of 1898).

(iii) Non-banking financial company which holds a certificate of registration under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), to hold or accept deposit from public.

Remarks 1. The information is to be reported for all account/deposit holders where cumulative interest exceeds Rs 5,000/- per person in the financial year.

2. Interest which is exempt from tax under the Income-tax Act, 1961 such as interest on Public Provident Fund (PPF) Account,

Foreign  Currency   Non-resident   (FCNR)   Account,   Sukanya
Samriddhi Account, Resident Foreign Currency Account etc. need not be reported.

3. While reporting the interest amount, deduction of Rs. 10,000/-available under section 80TTA should not be reduced from interest amount paid/credited.

4. In case of joint account, the interest paid/credited should be assigned to the first/primary account              holder or specified assigned person as per Form 37BA.

5. In case of minor being the account holder, the information to be reported in the name of Legal Guardian.

6. Separate report is required to be submitted for each account type (i.e. S-Savings, T-Time Deposit, R-Recurring Deposit, 0-Others) and Interest on same account type is required to be aggregated in the report.

7. Interest will be the total amount of Interest paid/credited during the financial year.

Annexure B

Guidelines for Submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT)

1. Any file which does not meet the validation requirements will be rejected.

2. After upload each upload file will be given unique Statement ID.

3. The file upload status will be as below:

  • Uploaded – File uploaded and pending for processing.
  • Accepted – File accepted after processing.
  • Rejected – File rejected after processing.

4. In case of any error, complete file will be rejected and the rejection reason(s) can be viewed by clicking Rejected link under status column. User need to correct the relevant error(s) and upload the file again.

5. In case Reporting Entity needs to modify uploaded data, Correction Statement is required to be filed. In the Correction Statement, only those reports should be uploaded in which correction is required. Statement ID of the original Statement which is being corrected should be selected while uploading. The Report Serial Number (RSN) along with Original Statement ID will uniquely identify the report which is being corrected. If the correction statement is successfully accepted, the reports in the earlier statement will be marked as inactive and the newly uploaded report will be active.

6. In case Reporting Entity needs to delete uploaded data, Deletion Statement is required to be filed. In the Deletion Statement, only those reports should be uploaded which are to be deleted. Statement ID of the original Statement which is being deleted should be selected while uploading. The Report Serial Number (RSN) along with Original Statement ID will uniquely identify the report which is being deleted. If the Deletion Statement is successfully accepted, the reports in the earlier statement will be marked as inactive.

Annexure C

Data Structure

The information is required to be uploaded in data file. The data file should be in ASCII format with one report per line. All fields in each file should be delimited with the delimiter “I”. The data structure is as under:

Field Format Mandatory Remarks
1. RSN Num (10) Y Report Serial Number is the unique number to identify each report in the file.
2. FY Num (4) Y Financial Year (2020 for FY 2020-21)
3. Name Char (150) Y Name of the person/ Entity
4. PAN Char (10) Y PAN     of     the     person.      Mention

PANNOTAVBL if PAN is not available.

5. Aadhaar Char (15) Aadhaar of the person.
6. Mobile Char (20) Mobile Number of the person
7. Email Char (100) e-Mail Id of the person
8. Account
Number
Char (20) Y Account Number (in which interest paid/ credited)
9. Type             of

Account

Char (1) Y S-Savings,    T-Time     Deposit,      R-Recurring Deposit, 0-Others
0. Interest Num (15) Y Total interest paid/ credited during the year (rounded off in     nearest rupee)

Note: The first record in the file should contain header text. There should not be any blank row(s) between reports.

Annexure D

Validation Rules

Upload Level Validations

Upload level validation would be done to ascertain that the correct file is being uploaded. The file would be rejected at the upload stage if it does not clear the upload level validations.

Validation Error Message
1. File should not be more than prescribed size File is more than prescribed size (refer User Guide). Please split the file.
2. File name should not have been uploaded earlier (Only for original statement) The file name has already been uploaded earlier.
3. File Name is not in the specified format File Name is not in the specified format. Name of File prepared by the utility should not be modified manually.
4. The entered Statement ID should be available (For Correction/ Deletion) The entered Statement ID is not available. Please provide Statement ID generated for original file to submit correction/ deletion.
5. ITDREIN   in the file      name should match with the ITDREIN mentioned on Portal ITDREIN in the file does not match with the ITDREIN mentioned on Portal

File Level Validations

Any file which does not meet the following requirements will be rejected.

Validation Error Message
1. File should be generated using Submission Utility File should be generated using Submission Utility.
2. The header in file should be as per specified format The header in file should be as per specified format.
3. Failed Decryption Failed Decryption. Please encrypt the file with a valid key using Validation and Encryption Utility and resubmit.
4. Failed Decompression Failed Decompression. Please compress the file using Validation and Encryption Utility and resubmit.
5. Failed Signature Check Failed Signature Check. Please sign the file with the Digital Signature using Validation and Encryption Utility and resubmit.
6. Signature Mismatch Digital Signature used in file for signing does not   match   with  Digital Signature registered on Reporting Portal. Please re­sign the file with the Digital Signature of the Designated Director.
7. Signature not Uploaded Digital Signature not uploaded. Please upload the digital signature certificate file on the Reporting portal.
8. Signature Expired Signature Expired. Please upload the updated digital signature certificate on the Reporting portal as the existing certificate is expired.
9. Failed Threat Scan Failed Threat Scan. Please scan the file for threats and viruses. Remove all detected threats and viruses prior to encryption.
10. Failed Virus scan Failed Virus scan. Please scan the file for threats and viruses. Remove all detected threats and viruses prior to encryption.
11. RSN should not be blank

.  (mandatory field)

RSN is blank in XX reports
12. RSN length should not be more than 10 RSN length is more than 10 in XX reports
13. RSN field should not contain non- numeric value. Value in RSN field is non-numeric in XX reports
14. RSN should not be in exponential (scientific) format. RSN is in exponential (scientific) format in XX reports.
15. Duplicate RSN in file Duplicate RSN in XX reports.
16. FY length should be 4 FY length is not 4 in XX reports
17. FY field should not contain non- numeric value. Value in FY field is non-numeric in XX reports
18. FY mentioned against each report should match with FY selected on upload screen. The FY selected on upload screen is not matching with FY mentioned against XX reports.
19. Name field should not be blank (mandatory field) Name is blank in XX reports
20. Name length should not exceed 150 character Name length exceeds 150 character in XX reports
21. PAN length should be 10 PAN length is not 10 in XX reports. Mention PANNOTAVBL if PAN is not available
22. Account Number field should not be blank (mandatory field) Account Number is blank in XX reports
23. Account Number length should not exceed 20 Account Number length exceeds 20 in XX reports
24. Account Number should not be in exponential (scientific) format. Account Number is in exponential (scientific) format in XX records.
25. Type of account field should not be blank (mandatory field) Type of account is blank in XX reports
26. Type of account length should not exceed 1 character Type of account length exceeds 1 character in XX records
27. Type of account should not be  other than (S, T, R, 0) Type of account is other than (S, T, R, 0) in XX records.
28. Aadhaar length should not exceed 15 character Aadhaar length exceeds 15 character in XX reports
29. Aadhaar should not be in exponential (scientific) format. Aadhaar is in exponential (scientific) format in XX reports.
30. e-Mail length should not exceed 100 character e-Mail length exceeds 100 character in XX reports
31. Mobile length should not exceed 20 Mobile length exceeds 20 in XX reports
32. Mobile Number should not be in
exponential (scientific) format.
Mobile Number is in exponential (scientific) format in XX reports.
33. Interest field should not be blank (mandatory field) Interest is blank in XX reports
34. Interest field should not contain non-numeric value. Value in Interest field is non-numeric in XX reports
35. Interest length should not exceed 15 digits Interest length exceeds 15 digits in XX reports
36. Interest should not be in exponential (scientific) format. Interest is in exponential (scientific) format in XX reports.
37. Duplicate Reports (PAN, Type of account, account number) Duplicate values (PAN, Type of account, account number) in XX records.
38. Duplicate Reports (all fields other than RSN) Duplicate Reports (all fields other than RSN) in XX reports.
39. Failed Original Report Serial Number in Correction/ Deletion Statement Report Serial Number in XX Reports of Correction/ Deletion Statement does not match with the RSN in the Original Statement submitted earlier.
40. Failed Original Report Serial Number in correction/ deletion (after Deletion) Report Serial Number in XX Reports of Correction/ Deletion Statement corresponds to the report already deleted.
41. Report details mentioned in Deletion Statement should match with details mentioned in original file Details mentioned in XX Reports of Deletion Statement do not match with the details mentioned in the Original Statement submitted earlier (corresponding to the provided RSN).

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