CBDT hereby directs that Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director General of Income-tax (Systems), New Delhi shall be the specified income-tax authority for furnishing information respecting assessees to the Nodal Officer, GSTN.

F. No. 225/105/2019/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, the 30th April, 2019

Order

In exercise of powers conferred under section 138(1)(a) of the Income tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’), for purposes of sub-clause (i) of section 138(1)(a) of the Act, the Central Board of Direct taxes (‘CBDT’) hereby directs that Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director General of Income-tax (Systems), New Delhi shall be the specified income-tax authority for furnishing information respecting assessees to the Nodal Officer, Goods and Services Tax Network (‘GSTN’).

2. The data/information to be furnished by the specified income-tax authority shall be:

(a) Request based exchange of data, wherein, important financial fields which are captured in the Income Tax Returns (ITRs) such as (i) status of filing of ITR; (ii) turnover; (iii) gross total income, (iv)turnover ratio; (v)GTI range; (vi) turnover range and (vii) any other field, the modalities of which shall be decided by the concerned specified authorities.

(b) Spontaneous exchange of data, the modalities of which shall be decided by the concerned specified authorities.

(c) Automatic exchange of data, the modalities of which shall be decided by the concerned specified authorities.

While furnishing the information, the specified income-tax authority shall form an opinion that sharing of such information is necessary for the purposes of enabling the specified authority in GSTN to perform its functions under the Goods and Services Tax.

3. To facilitate the process of furnishing information, Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director General of Income-tax (Systems) would enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MoU’) with nodal officer, GSTN, which inter-alia would include modalities of exchange of data, maintenance of confidentiality, mechanism for safe preservation of data, weeding out after usage etc. The time line for furnishing information shall also be decided by Pr. Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director General of Income-tax (Systems) in consultation with concerned nodal officer and included in the said MoU.

4. A copy of MoU shall be forwarded to this division for record purposes.

5. This issues with the approval of Chairman, CBDT.

(Rajarajeswari R.)
Under Secretary, (ITA-II), CBDT

Copy forwarded to:-

1. PPS to FM/Dir(FMO)/OSD TO MoS (R)/PPS to RS/PPS to chairman, CBDT and all Members, CBDT

2. Chairman, CBIC and all Members, CBIC

3. CEO, GSTN

4. Pr. DGIT (Systems), New Delhi

5. All Pr. CCsIT/Pr. DGsIT for kind information

6. ADG(S)-4, New Delhi, for placing on the website: www.incometaxindia.Gov.in

7. Addl.CIT, Date base Cell for uploading on Department Website

8. Guard File

(Rajarajeswari R.)
Under Secretary, (ITA-II), CBDT

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2 Comments

  1. vswami says:

    Prima facie, this a welcome intitaive ; and a step based on progressssive / projected -forward thinking based on pure and unadulterated / unbiaseed ‘common sense’ (albeit, in recent times, has become scarce, and a rarity). Perhaps, for not-so-obvius but cetain reasons, it might be a more laudable step with a real purpose to serve, if the exchange of infrormation, is made mutual- that is, instead of a one-way exchange, also from GSTN (Authorities, specifically the appointed one for implementing the ‘ÁNTI PROFITEERING RULES’) !

    One has in the back of mind the ongoing controversy and debate, in the aftermath of the Govt.’s last Notigification issued in pursuance of the Decision lastly taken by the CC on the GST Rate (s) to apply in case of so called ‘óngoing (under- construction) projects , in housing sector. ‘ Further, the ADVT., in newspaper, issued by the CREDAI, Kar., alliuded to/ covered in a pr. Post on FB. LIkewise, also pinpointed for accomplishng the intended purpose, as issues of admissibility for income-txx woud arise , by reason of the related implications of the Explanation under sec 37 (1) , in case a raltor has committed any offence as envisaged undefr the GST Rules. and consequently charged interest and penalty , and also prosectued.

    May be, EXPERTS in field practice,- if specially tuned to precisely the same wave legth, -have to more to ADD for the common good of both the Revenue and the rest concerned , inclusive of themselves!

  2. sanjay says:

    very good move is taken by the department it improve the transparency and accuracy increase the development of the country

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