Issue/Justification

For the purpose of conducting special audit under section 142(2A) of Income-tax Act, 1961, the auditor is nominated by Chief Commissioner or Commissioner. Presently, no specific guidelines have been issued by the authorities to enable the Chief Commissioners or Commissioners to take an informed decision. Considering the fact, that the tasks involves auditing of complex accounts, some specific guidelines taking into account the experience of the auditor in the relevant field etc may be issued by CBDT.

Further, in order to maintain quality of work and to provide equitable distribution of work, a restriction on the number of such audits in a particular year may be imposed.

Suggestion

Specific guidelines for the appointment of auditor under section 142(2A) by Chief Commissioner or Commissioner may be issued.

The said guidelines may provide for conditions like experience of the auditor in the relevant field, number of years of experience, number of partners etc. Further, in order to maintain quality of work and to provide equitable distribution of work, a restriction on the number of such audits by a particular auditor in a particular year may be imposed.

(SUGGESTIONS FOR RATIONALIZATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF DIRECT TAX LAWS)

Source-  ICAI Pre-Budget Memorandum–2018 (Direct Taxes and International Tax)

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