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Inviting comments on the draft Form No. 6C for implementing the amendment made by the Finance Act, 2023 wrt Sub-section (2A) of the Section 142 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 regarding inventory valuation vide Finance Act 2023, in order to ensure that inventory is valued in accordance with the various provisions of the Act, sub-section (2A) of section 142 of the Act was amended to enable Assessing Officer to direct the assesee to get inventory valued by a Cost Accountant, nominated by the Pr Chief Commissioner or Chief Commissioner or Pr Commissioner or Commissioner. Assesee is required to furnish the report of inventory valuation in the prescribed form duly signed and verified by the Cost Accountant.

The CBDT has released the draft form for Inventory Valuation and has asked for the Public Comments.

It is requested that all stakeholders as well as the general public may provide suggestions/ comments on draft Form No. 6C and send them at the email address ustpl3@nic.in latest by 31st August, 2023.

Request all members to submit comments/suggestions at the earliest

Notification can be accessed at below link: https://incometaxindia.gov.in/Lists/Latest%20News/Attachments/598/Public-consultation-OM-and-draft-form.pdf

F.No. 370142129/2023-TPL
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, dated the 16th of August 2023

Subject: Inviting comments on the draft Form No. 6C for implementing the amendment made by the Finance Act, 2023 wrt Sub-section (2A) of the Section 142 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 regarding inventory valuation.

Sub-section (2A) of section 142 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (“the Act”) provided that if at any stage of proceedings before him, the Assessing Officer, having regard to the nature and complexity of the accounts, volume of the accounts, doubts about the correctness of the accounts, multiplicity of transactions in the accounts or specialized nature of business activity of the assessee, and the interests of the revenue, is of the opinion that it is necessary so to do, he may, with the previous approval of the Pr Chief Commissioner or Chief Commissioner or Pr Commissioner or Commissioner direct assessee to have their accounts audited by an accountant. Form No. 6B has been prescribed in the Income-tax Rules 1962 (“the Rules”) in this regard.

2. Vide Finance Act 2023, in order to ensure that inventory is valued in accordance with the various provisions of the Act, sub-section (2A) of section 142 of the Act was amended to enable Assessing Officer to direct the assessee to get inventory valued by a Cost Accountant, nominated by the Pr Chief Commissioner or Chief Commissioner or Pr Commissioner or Commissioner. Assessee is required to furnish the report of inventory valuation in the prescribed form duly signed and verified by the Cost Accountant.

3. Relevant amendments shall be carried out in Rule 14A and Rule 14B of the Rules to make the above provision operational. In addition, a draft Form No. 6C (form for inventory valuation report) has been formulated which is enclosed herewith. It is requested that all stakeholders as well as the general public may provide suggestions/ comments on draft Form No. 6C and send them at the email address ustyI3@nic.in latest by 31st August, 2023.

(Khushboo Lather)
DCIT(OSD) (TPL-III)
Tel: 011-2309 5469
Email: ustyI3@nic.in

FORM NO. 6C
[See rule 14A]
[e-Form]
Inventory Valuation report under clause (ii) of section 142(2A) of the Income-tax Act, 1961

* I/We have examined the Inventory of___________________________ [name and address of the assessee] Permanent Account No. ____________ as at ____________.

* I/We have conducted Inventory Valuation in compliance with the requirements under the relevant provisions of Income-tax Act 1961 and Income–tax Rules 1962. The opening inventory has been valued at Rs. __________________ (in words _______________ ) and the closing inventory has been valued at Rs.____________ (in words________________ ) .

I/ We have obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of * my/our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of the Inventory Valuation.

In * my/our opinion, proper books of account with respect to inventory have been kept by the head office and the branches of the assessee visited by * me/us so far as appears from * my/our examination of books, and proper data adequate for the purposes of inventory valuation have been received from branches not visited by * me/us subject to the comments given below:

1.

2.

In * my/our opinion and to the best of * my/our information and according to explanations given to * me/us, the Inventory Valuation presented herein below in my/our report is appropriate.

The prescribed particulars and such other particulars as were required by the Assessing Officer by order No. _______________ dated ______________ are annexed hereto. In * my/our opinion and to the best of * my/our information and according to explanations given to * me/us, these are true and correct.

Any variations observed in the presented Inventory Valuation Report compared to the disclosures made in Form 3CD (or if no Form 3CD has been filed, then as per audited accounts) have been adequately explained along with the reasons and justifications thereof.

Place…………
Date………….

Signed
**Name of Cost Accountant:
Address:
Membership Number
UDIN…………………..

Notes :

1. *Delete whichever is not applicable.

2. **This report has to be given by the Cost Accountant nominated by the Pr. Chief Commissioner or Chief Commissioner or Pr. Commissioner or Commissioner of Income-tax under clause (ii) of section 142(2A) of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

3. Where any of the matters stated in this report is answered in the negative or with a qualification, the report shall state the reasons therefor.

ANNEXURE

Inventory Valuation Report of Cost Accountant

Information of the Assessee
1. Address (Head Office and branches)
a.
b.
c.
2. Date of incorporation
3. Nature of business
4. Details of principal products
5. Details of books of account maintained with respect to inventory
6. Method of accounting employed with respect to inventory maintained. Indicate whether there is any change from the method of valuation employed with respect to inventory maintained in the immediately two preceding previous years
7. (i) Method of valuation of opening and closing stock of following inventory items used by the Assessee:

a) Finished Goods / Stock-in-trade

b) Work-in-progress (WIP)

c) Raw materials

d) By-products

e) Intermediate Product

f) Jigs, Tools, and Dies

g) Stores, Spares & Consumables

h) Scrap

(ii) State whether there is any change in the method of valuation of any of the aforesaid items as compared to the method employed in the immediately two preceding previous years
(iii) If the answer to (ii) above is in the affirmative, specify the amount by which the profit or loss for the year has been affected by such change

8. Give summarized details of Financial Results (as per the Audited Accounts of the Assessee)

Details of Financial Results

S No. Particulars Year under
reporting
Previous
Year 1
Previous
Year 2
1 Turnover
2 Profit (Loss) before tax
3 Less: Taxes paid
4 Net Profit (Loss) after tax
5 Value of Production
6 Raw Materials Consumed
7 Output/Input Ratio (5/6)
8 Opening Inventory
9 Closing Inventory
10 Avg. Inventory Holding Period (days) (365/(1/((8+9)/2)))
11 Avg. Raw Material Stock to Consumption (days)
12 Avg. Stores & Spares Stock to Consumption (days)
13 Avg. Finished Goods Stock to Cost of Sales (days)

9. In respect of items manufactured, full quantitative details of raw materials and finished products as indicated below:

(i) Details of Raw Material for the year under reporting –

S No. Details RM1 RM2 RM3
1 Raw Material description
2 Unit of Measurement (UOM)
3 Opening stock
4 Purchases during the year
5 Consumption during the year to WIP
6 Consumption during the year to Finished products
7 Raw Material sold during the year
8 Closing stock
9 Shortage/ Wastages / Rejects, etc.

Notes:

1. Inventory of all such raw materials that constitute top 80% of the total inventory value of raw materials should be reported item-wise separately. Inventory of all other raw materials constituting balance may be clubbed under “Others”.

2. Add number of columns depending on the number of raw materials

(ii)(a) Quantitative details in respect of items manufactured / traded by the Assessee –

S No. Finished products / Work-in-Progress Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4
1 Description
2 Item Code
3 Unit of Measurement (UOM)
4 Opening stock
5 Quantity manufactured during the year
6 Quantity purchased during the year
7 Quantity sold during the year
8 Quantity rejected during the year
9 Quantitative adjustments, if any * (add reasons)
10 Closing stock at the end of the year
11 Opening Work-in-Progress
12 Closing Work-in-Progress

*(ii)(b) Quantitative adjustments –

SNo. Finished products / Work-in-Progress Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4
1 If there are quantitative adjustments in (ii)(a), furnish the detailed reasons for quantitative adjustments

Notes:

1. Add number of columns depending on the number of items

2. Separate quantitative details on the above lines should be given in respect of by-products, if any.

3. Where the assessee is a dealer in goods, quantitative details on the above lines should be given in respect of the goods dealt in.

4. Inventory of all such manufactured goods / traded goods / work-in-progress items that constitute top 80% of the value of total manufactured goods / traded goods / work-in-progress items respectively should be reported item-wise separately. Inventory of all other manufactured goods / traded goods / work-in-progress items constituting balance may be clubbed under “Others”.

10. (i) Has the assessee conducted physical verification of raw materials, stores and finished products, etc. or the goods dealt in mentioned above?
(ii) Details of discrepancies, if any
11. (i) Whether valuation is in conformity with the Income Computation and Disclosure Standards notified under sub-section (2) of Section 145 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (“the Act”)?
(ii) Details of discrepancies, if any

12. Details of inventory valuation for the year under reporting by the Cost Accountant (wherever ICDS II is applicable) –

(i) Valuation of Finished Goods/ Stock-in-trade

Sr.
Description
Item
Code
UOM
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Qty
COP / PV
NRV
Lower
of (6)
or (7)
Value (5) x
(8)
(Rs.)
Qty
COP / PV
NRV
Lower
of (11)
or (12)
Value
(10) x
(13)
(Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
1
Product 1
2
Product 2
3
Product 3
Total

COP: Cost of Production

PV: Purchase Value

NRV: Net Realisable Value

Notes:

1. Add or delete rows as per the number of finished products

2. Enclose the working of product-wise Cost of Production

3. Enclose details of average Purchase Value in case of Traded Products

4. Enclose the working/basis of product-wise Net Realisable Value

(ii) Valuation of Work-in-Progress (WIP)

Sr.
Description
Item
Code
UOM
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Qty
COP
NRV
Lower
of (6)
or (7)
Value (5) x
(8)
(Rs.)
Qty
COP
NRV
Lower
of (11)
or (12)
Value
(10) x
(13)
(Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(1)
(10)
(11)
(2)
(3)
1
WIP 1
2
WIP 2
3
WIP 3
Total

COP: Cost of Production

Notes:

1. Add or delete rows as per the number of finished products

2. Enclose the working of WIP-wise Cost of Production

3. NRV here means NRV of relevant finished product less estimated completion cost.

(iii) Valuation of Raw Materials

Sr.
Description
Item Code
UOM
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Qty
Purchase rate
Replace-ment rate
Lower of (6) or (7)
Value (5) x (8) (Rs.)
Qty
Purchase rate
Replace-ment rate
Lower of (11) or (12)
Value (10) x (13) (Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
1
RM 1
2
RM 2
3
RM 3
Totat

Note: Add or delete rows as per the number of Raw Material items

(iv) Valuation of By-Products

Sr.
Description
UOM
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Quantity
NRV (Rs.)
Value (4)x(5) (Rs.)
Quantity
NRV (Rs.)
Value (7)x(8) (Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
1
By-Product 1
2
By-Product 2
3
By-Product 3
Total

NRV: Net Realisable Value

Note: Add/Delete Rows as per the number of By-Products.

(v) Valuation of Intermediate Products (IMP)

Sr.
Description
Item
Code
UOM
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Qty
COP
NRV
Lower
of (6)
or (7)
Value (5) x
(8)
(Rs.)
Qty
COP
NRV
Lower
of (11)
or (12)
Value
(10) x
(13)
(Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
1
IMP 1
2
IMP 2
3
IMP 3
Total

Note:

1. Add/Delete Rows as per the number of Intermediate Products

2. Intermediate products include only such products which are at intermediate stage and not included elsewhere.

vi) Valuation of Other Stores

Description Opening Value
(Rs.)
Closing Value
(Rs.)
Jigs, Tools, and Dies
Stores, Spares & Consumables
Scrap
Total

vii) Summary of Inventory Valuation for the Reporting Year

Sr.

Particulars Value as per Form 3CD (If Form 3CD not filed, then value as per audited accounts) Value as per Cost
Accountant
Variation if any
Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
(5) – (3) (6) -(4)
1 Finished Goods / Stock-in-Trade
2 Work-in-Progress
3 Raw Material
4 By-Products
5 Intermediate products
6 Jigs, Tools, and Dies
7 Stores, Spares& Consumables
8 Scrap
Total
9 Impact on Profit or Loss
10 Impact on Income Tax

Notes:

1. Specify the method of valuation of opening and closing stock of following inventory items adopted by the Cost Accountant:

a) Finished Goods / Stock-in-trade

b) Work-in-progress

c)Raw materials

d) By-products

e) Intermediate Product

f) Jigs, Tools, and Dies

g) Stores, Spares & Consumables

h) Scrap

2. In case of variation in the method adopted by the assessee, state reasons for variations in quantity, rates and value along with method adopted by the Cost Accountant for various items of inventory giving full justification.

3. Specify the amount by which profit or loss for the year would be affected by the changed valuation computed by the Cost Accountant.

4. State reasons for year-to-year variation in operational efficiency (output / input ratio) for various products, if any.

5. Any other relevant observation of the Cost Accountant.

6. Income Computation and Disclosure Standard II shall be applied for valuation of inventories, except:

(a) Work-in-progress arising under ‘construction contract’ including directly related service contract which is dealt with by the Income Computation and Disclosure Standard on construction contracts;

(b) Work-in-progress which is dealt with by other Income Computation and Disclosure Standard;

(c) Shares, debentures and other financial instruments held as stock-in-trade which are dealt with by the Income Computation and Disclosure Standard on securities;

(d) Producers’ inventories of livestock, agriculture and forest products, mineral oils, ores and gases to the extent that they are measured at net realisable value;

13. Details of inventory valuation for the year under reporting by the Cost Accountant (wherever ICDS II is not applicable) –

A. Inventory valuation for Assessees engaged in the Construction Contracts which are dealt with by the Income Computation and Disclosure Standard III

(i) Valuation of Completed Units Ready for Sale

Sr.
Description
Type of Completed units
Subtype if any
Closing Stock
Opening Stock
Qty
Cost of the
unit for each
type
NRV
Value [(5) X lesser of ((6) or
(7))]
Qty
Cost of the
unit for
each type
NRV
Value [(9) X
lesser of ((10)
or (11))]
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
1
Project 1
2
Project 2
3
Project 3
Total

Notes:

1. Type means BHK size/Affordable/ Premium/Commercial etc. which is identifiable as different sale unit

2. Completed Units mean Plots/Flats/commercial units/Villas/Floors which are ready for sale and have been included in inventory as such

3. The valuation of Land (Shown separately in Inventory Valuation in financials) and Development Rights can be shown here using the relevant column

(ii) Valuation of Construction Work-in-progress

Sr.
Description
Closing Stock
Opening Stock
%age Comple-tion
Total to-date
construction
cost
Cost as per
recognized
revenue
Value of Work-in- progress [(4)-(5)]
%age Completion
Total to-date
construc-tion
cost
Cost as per
recognized
revenue
Value of Work-in-progress [(8)-(9)]
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
1
Project 1
2
Project 2
3
Project 3
Total

Note : Add number of rows depending on the number of Projects

(iii) Valuation of Construction Materials

Sr.
Description
Item Code
UOM
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Qty
Purchase rate
Repla-cement rate
Lower of (6) or (7)
Value (5) x (8) (Rs.)
Qty
Purchase rate
Repla-cement rate
Lower of (11) or (12)
Value (10) x (13) (Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
1
Material 1
2
Material 2
3
Material 3
Total

Note : Add number of rows depending on the number of Construction Materials

(iv) Valuation of Construction Fittings

Sr.
Description
Item Code
UOM
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Qty
Purchase rate
Repla-cement rate
Lower of (6) or (7)
Value (5) x (8) (Rs.)
Qty
Purchase rate
Repla-cement rate
Lower of (11) or (12)
Value (10) x (13) (Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
1
Item 1
2
Item 2
3
Item 3
Total

Note: Add number of rows depending on the number of Items

(v) Summary of Inventory Valuation for the Reporting Year for Construction Contracts

Sr. Particulars Value as per
Form 3CD (If
Form 3CD not
filed, then value
as per audited
accounts)
Value as per Cost
Accountant
Variation if any
Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
(5)-(3) (6)-(4)
1 Completed Units Ready For Sale
2 Construction Work-in-progress
3 Construction Materials
4 Construction Fittings
Total
Impact on Profit or Loss
Impact on Income Tax

Notes:

1. Specify the method used to determine the stage of completion of contracts in progress.

2. In case of variation in the method adopted by the assessee, state reasons for variation.

3. Specify the amount by which profit or loss for the year would be affected by the changed valuation.

4. Any other relevant observation of the Cost Accountant.

B. Inventory valuation for Assessees engaged in the trading of Securities which are dealt with by the Income Computation and Disclosure Standard VIII.

(i) Valuation of Shares held as Stock-in-trade

Sr.
Description
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Qty
AC
NRV
Lower
of (4)
or (5)
Value (3)X (6)
(Rs.)
Qty
AC
NRV
Lower
of (10)
or (11)
Value (8)X (11) (Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(9)
(10)
(8)
(8)
(9)
1
Share 1
2
Share 2
3
Share 3
Total

AC: Acquisition Cost

NRV: Net Realisable Value

Note : Add number of rows depending on the number of shares

(ii) Valuation of Debt Securities held as Stock-in-trade

Sr.
Description
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Qty
AC
NRV
Lower
of (4)
or (5)
Value (3)X (6)
(Rs.)
Qty
AC
NRV
Lower
of (10)
or (11)
Value (8)X (11) (Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(11)
(12)
(8)
(9)
(9)
1
Debt Security 1
2
Debt Security 2
3
Debt Security 3
Total

AC: Acquisition Cost

NRV: Net Realisable Value

Note:Add number of rows depending on the number of Debt securities

(iii) Valuation of Convertible Securities held as Stock-in-trade

Sr.
Description
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Qty
AC
NRV
Lower
of (4)
or (5)
Value (3)X (6)
(Rs.)
Qty
AC
NRV
Lower
of (10)
or (11)
Value (8)X (11) (Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(13)
(14)
(8)
(10)
(9)
1
Convertible Security 1
2
Convertible Security 2
3
Convertible Security 3
Total

AC: Acquisition Cost

NRV: Net Realisable Value

Note :Add number of rows depending on the number of Convertible Securities

(iv) Valuation of Any other security held as Stock-in-trade

Sr.
Description
Opening Stock
Closing Stock
Qty
AC
NRV
Lower
of (4)
or (5)
Value (3)X (6)
(Rs.)
Qty
AC
NRV
Lower
of (10)
or (11)
Value (8)X (11)(Rs.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(15)
(16)
(8)
(11)
(9)
1
Any other Security 1
2
Any other Security 2
3
Any other Security 3
Total

AC: Acquisition Cost

NRV: Net Realisable Value

Note :Add number of rows depending on the number of Any other Securities

(v) Summary of Inventory Valuation for the Reporting Year for Shares, Debentures and other Financial Instruments held as stock-in-trade

Sr. Category Value as per Form 3CD (If Form 3CD not filed, then value as per audited accounts) Value as per Cost
Accountant
Variation if any
Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
(5) – (3) (6) – (4)
1 Shares
2 Debt Securities
3 Convertible Securities
4 Any other Security
Total
Impact on Profit or Loss
Impact on Income Tax

Notes:

1. Specify the method used to determine the Acquisition Cost and Net Realisable Value for each category of financial instruments.

2. In case of variation in the method adopted by the assessee, state reasons for variation.

3. Specify the amount by which profit or loss for the year would be affected by the changed valuation.

4. Any other relevant observation of the Cost Accountant.

5. Securities not listed on a recognized stock exchange; or listed but not quoted on a recognized stock exchange with regularity from time to time shall be valued at actual cost initially recognized.

C. Inventory valuation of livestock, agriculture and forest products, mineral oils, ores and gases, except those held by the trader of such inventories

i. Valuation of Inventory of Livestock

Sr. Description UOM Closing Stock Opening Stock
Quantity NRV
(Rs.)
Value
(Rs.)
Quantity NRV
(Rs.)
Value
(Rs.)
1 Livestock 1
2 Livestock 2
3 Livestock 3
Total

NRV: Net Realisable Value

Note:Add number of rows depending on the number of Livestock

ii. Valuation of Inventory of Agriculture & Forest Produce

Sr. Description UOM Closing Stock Opening Stock
Quantity NRV
(Rs.)
Value
(Rs.)
Quantity NRV
(Rs.)
Value
(Rs.)
1 Produce 1
2 Produce 2
3 Produce 3
Total

NRV: Net Realisable Value

Note:Add number of rows depending on the number of produce

iii. Valuation of Inventory of Mineral Oils, Ores and Gases

Sr. Description UOM Closing Stock Opening Stock
Quantity NRV
(Rs.)
Value
(Rs.)
Quantity NRV
(Rs.)
Value
(Rs.)
1 Product 1
2 Product 2
3 Product 3
Total

NRV: Net Realisable Value

Note:Add number of rows depending on the number of Products

iv. Summary of Comparison –

Sr. Category (Drop down to be provided) Value as per Form 3CD (If Form 3CD not filed, then value as per audited accounts) Value as per Cost Accountant Variation if any
Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
(5) – (3) (6) – (4)
1 Livestock
2 Agriculture & Forest Produce
3 Mineral oils, Ores and Gases
Total
Impact on Profit or Loss
Impact on Income Tax

Notes:

1. In case of variation in the method adopted by the assessee, state reasons for variation.

2. Specify the amount by which profit or loss for the year would be affected by the changed valuation.

3. Any other relevant observation of the Cost Accountant.

Place………………

Date ……………. ..

Signed

Name of Cost Accountant**:

Address: ……………………………….. ..

Membership Number ………………… ..

UDIN …………………………………… .

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