Budget 2016: It is proposed to amend the time limit for completion of assessments made under section 153A or section 153C cases to bring it in sync with the new time limits provided for other cases. In order to simplify the provisions of existing section 153B by retaining only those provisions that are relevant to the current provisions of the Act, section 153B is proposed to be substituted with the following changes in time limit from the existing time limits as under:
The provisions of section 153B as they stood immediately before their amendment by the Finance Act, 2016, shall apply to and in relation to any order of assessment, reassessment or recomputation made before the 1st day of June, 2016.
The amendment will take effect from 1st day of June, 2016.
Clause 69 of Finance Bill 2016
Clause 69 of the Bill seeks to substitute the section 153B of the Income-tax Act by a new section 153B relating to time limit for completion of assessment under section 153A and 153C.
It is proposed to substitute the existing section 1 53B to simplify the said section by retaining those provisions which are relevant to the current provisions of the Income-Tax Act. The changes proposed in existing time limit of assessment are as under–
(iii) The limitation for completion of assessment under section 153A, in respect of each assessment year falling within six assessment years referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 1 53A and in respect of the assessment year relevant to the previous year in which search is conducted under section 132 or requisition is made under section 1 32A be changed from existing two years to twenty-one months from the end of the financial year in which the last of the authorisations for search under section 132 or for requisition under section 132A was
(iv) The limitation for completion of assessment in case of other person referred to in section 153C shall be changed from existing two years to twenty-one months from the end of the financial year in which the last of the authorisations for search under section 132 or for requisition under section 132A was executed or be nine months (which as per the existing provision is one year) from the end of the financial year in which the books of account or documents or assets seized or requisitioned are handed over under section 1 53C to the Assessing Officer having jurisdiction over such other person, whichever is later.
It is also proposed to simplify section 1 53B by substituting certain provisions which are no more relevant with the current provisions.
This amendment will take effect from 1st June, 2016.