F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Direct Taxes)

North Block, New Delhi – 110001.
Dated, the 31st March, 2021

Order under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) regarding mutatis mutandis application of Orders, Circulars, Instructions, Guidelines and Communications issued in order to implement the Faceless Assessment Scheme,  2019 to Faceless Assessment u/s 144B of the Act

The Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019 (the Scheme) has been incorporated in the Income-tax Act vide the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020. Section 144B of the Act pertaining to Faceless Assessment has been inserted by the said amendment w.e.f. 01.04.2021.

2. In pursuance of the said amendment, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers under section 119 of the Act, hereby directs that all Orders, Circulars, Instructions, Guidelines and Communications issued in order to implement the Scheme shall henceforth mutatis mutandis be applicable to the Faceless Assessment under Section 144B of the Act, except those specifically modified by issue of fresh Orders / Circulars etc.

3. This order comes into effect from the 1st day of April, 2021.

(Gulzar Ahmad Wani)

Copy to:

1. PS to FM/OSD to FM/PS to MoS (R)/OSD to MoS(R)

2. PS to Revenue Secretary

3. Chairman, CBDT & All Members, CBDT

4. All Principal Chief Commissioners of Income-tax / Principal Director Generals of Income-tax.

5. Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts, New Delhi

6. All Joint Secretaries/CsIT, CBDT

7. Web Manager, 0/o Pr.DGIT(Systems) with request to upload on the departmental website.

8. Commissioner of Income-tax (Media & TP) and official Spokesperson, CBDT, New Delhi.

9. Secretary General, IRS Association/ Secretary General, ITGOA/ All – India Income Tax SC & ST Employees’ Welfare Association / Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF).

10. CIT, Data-Base Cell for uploading on IRS officer’s website.

11. ADG (Systems)-4 for uploading on the website of gov.in


(Gulzar Ahmad Wani)


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