AIR

FAQs on Statement of Financial Transactions & Reportable Accounts

Income Tax - To keep a watch on high value transactions undertaken by the taxpayer, the Income-tax Law has framed the concept of statement of financial transaction or reportable account (previously called as Annual Information Return (AIR)....

AIR – meaning, provisions, Applicability & FAQs

Income Tax - Annual Information Return (AIR) – meaning, provisions, Applicability & FAQs Annual Information Return (AIR) of ‘high value financial transactions’ is required to be furnished under section 285BA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 by ‘specified persons’ in respect of ‘specified transactions’ registere...

Scope of scrutiny assessment in AIR cases under Income Tax Act 1961

Income Tax - Income Tax Department nowadays selects almost all cases for scrutiny assessment under section 143(2) of Income Tax Act 1961 based upon AIR(Annual Information Return) transactions or through CASS. It is sometimes seen that when a case is selected for scrutiny assessment on the basis of AIR transactions, assessing officer also sometime tend...

SFT Report Generation Utility Quick Reference Guide

Income Tax - Downloading the utility 1. Go to e-filing portal at https:iincometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ 2. Click on the Forms (other than ITR) tab under the Downloads 3. Click on the Download link against Form 61A to download the Utility. It allows the user to save the file in the location selected by the user....

Submit Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) in Form 61A

Income Tax - Legal Framework- Section 285BA- Obligation to furnish Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT). Rule 114E - Furnishing of Statement of Financial Transactions in Form 61A. Form 61A - Format and Instructions...

Email on Statement of Financial transactions (SFT) filing by IT Dept.

Income Tax - Statement of Financial transactions (SFT) should be filed by all reporting persons covered under Rule 114E of Income-tax Rules, 1962. Due date for filing the same in Form 61A is 31 May 2017....

Companies to furnish Statement of Financial Transactions to Income Tax Department

Income Tax - As per Rule 114E of the Income Tax Rules 1962, for and from 2016-­17, all companies have to be furnish SFT in respect of certain specified transactions as tabulated below:...

Bank to obtain and link PAN or Form No. 60

Income Tax - Income-tax Rules amended to provide that bank shall obtain and link PAN or Form No. 60 (where PAN is not available) in all existing bank accounts (other than BSBDA) by 28.02.2017....

Reporting of Cash Transactions under Rule 114E: Clarification

Income Tax - Cash transactions did not require aggregation and the reporting requirement under SFT for this purpose is on receipt of cash payment exceeding Rupees two lakh for sale of goods or services per transaction....

Guidance Note on FATCA and CRS updated till 30.11.2016

Income Tax - This Guidance Note is for providing guidance to the Financial Institutions, Regulators and officers of the Income Tax Department for ensuring compliance with the reporting requirements provided in Rules 114F to 114H and Form 61B of the Income-tax Rules, 1962...

Kerala High Court Upholds Penalty for Delayed Submission of AIR

Sub Registrar Vs Director of Income Tax (Kerala High Court) - The Kerala High Court rules in favor of Director of Income Tax in Sub Registrar vs Director of Income Tax, asserting that the bonafide impression of AIR submission by a predecessor isn't a "reasonable cause" for 526-day delay....

Addition cannot be made merely based on AIR Information

Nozaki Finance & Investment (P) Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) - Since AO had not carried out any exercise to rebut the contention of assessee that they have not received any sum higher than what has been reported in its books of account, therefore, no addition could be made based on the AIR and ledger of the payer...

Section 271FA penalty not leviable in absence of reportable transaction

M/s Guntur District Co-operative Central Bank Ltd. Vs Director of Income Tax (ITAT Visakhapatnam) - Penalty under 271FA was unjustified as there was no requirement to file the AIR in absence of reportable transaction during the financial year and also, department did not make out a case that the assessee had the recorded re portable transactions in the relevant financial year....

No Penalty for Delay in filing AIR due to reasonable cause

Sub Registrar Dhansura Vs Director of Income Tax (ITAT Ahmedabad) - Sub Registrar Dhansura Vs DIT (ITAT Ahmedabad) Appellant is a Govt. servant and ld. AR stated that they have assigned job to submit AIR to some outsources agency and sometime staff of the outsources agency become careless. In these case, appellant is a newly incumbent with the office and was not awa...

No addition for mere non-reconciliation of Professional fees with AIR details

CIT Vs Shri S. Ganesh - It has categorically been explained by the assessee that it is not practically possible to give detailed party wise breakup of fees receipts since the assessee received his fees either directly from the clients or from the instructing advocates or CAs, if they have collected the amounts from the cli...

Report cash deposit in Bank & Post Office A/cs between 01.04.2016 to 09.11.2016

Notification No. 02/2017-Income Tax [G.S.R. 14(E)] - (06/01/2017) - Cash deposits during the period 1st April, 2016 to 9th November, 2016 in respect of accounts that are reportable to be reported by Banks and Post Office....

'Letter Template' for linking of AIR transaction(s) to a valid PAN

F.No. 225/193/2016/ITA.II - (25/07/2016) - The Income Tax Department has received information about large value transactions relating to you under the Annual Information Return (AIR) without a valid PAN. The list of such transactions is provided. You are requested to submit the on-line response as under:...

FATCA Rules for registration, due diligence & information maintenance

Notification No. 48/2016-Income Tax - (20/06/2016) - Central Government with respect to registration of persons, due diligence and maintenance of information, and the Central Board of Direct Taxes for matters relating to statement of reportable accounts, hereby make the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:-...

Clarifications for implementation of FATCA and CRS

F.No. 504/632/12015-FT&TR-III(1) - (26/05/2016) - Financial institutions are in the process of carrying out the due diligence of financial accounts and obtaining self-certification from the account holders. Representatives of FIs have informed that there are large number of financial accounts and it is practically very difficult to physically obtai...

Revised Procedure for registration & submission of report of reporting financial institution

Notification No 4/2016-Income Tax - (04/04/2016) - Submission of Form 61B: Every reporting financial institution is required to submit the Statement of Reportable Account in Form 61B or submit Nil statement. The prescribed schema for Form 61B and a utility to prepare XML file can be downloaded from thee-filing website home page under forms (other th...

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Kerala High Court Upholds Penalty for Delayed Submission of AIR

Sub Registrar Vs Director of Income Tax (Kerala High Court)

The Kerala High Court rules in favor of Director of Income Tax in Sub Registrar vs Director of Income Tax, asserting that the bonafide impression of AIR submission by a predecessor isn't a "reasonable cause" for 526-day delay....

FAQs on Statement of Financial Transactions & Reportable Accounts

To keep a watch on high value transactions undertaken by the taxpayer, the Income-tax Law has framed the concept of statement of financial transaction or reportable account (previously called as Annual Information Return (AIR)....

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AIR – meaning, provisions, Applicability & FAQs

Annual Information Return (AIR) – meaning, provisions, Applicability & FAQs Annual Information Return (AIR) of ‘high value financial transactions’ is required to be furnished under section 285BA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 by ‘specified persons’ in respect of ‘specified transactions’ registere...

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Scope of scrutiny assessment in AIR cases under Income Tax Act 1961

Income Tax Department nowadays selects almost all cases for scrutiny assessment under section 143(2) of Income Tax Act 1961 based upon AIR(Annual Information Return) transactions or through CASS. It is sometimes seen that when a case is selected for scrutiny assessment on the basis of AIR transactions, assessing officer also sometime tend...

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SFT Report Generation Utility Quick Reference Guide

Downloading the utility 1. Go to e-filing portal at https:iincometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ 2. Click on the Forms (other than ITR) tab under the Downloads 3. Click on the Download link against Form 61A to download the Utility. It allows the user to save the file in the location selected by the user....

Posted Under: Income Tax |

Submit Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) in Form 61A

Legal Framework- Section 285BA- Obligation to furnish Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT). Rule 114E - Furnishing of Statement of Financial Transactions in Form 61A. Form 61A - Format and Instructions...

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Guidelines for Preparation of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT)

The first step in preparation of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) is to identify transactions/persons/accounts which are reportable under Rule 1 14E. In the second step, the reporting person/entity is required to submit details of transactions/persons/accounts which are determined as reportable....

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Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) and ITDREIN

Articles explains about What is Statement Of Financial Transactions (SFT) and ITDREIN, Who is reporting authority to file SFT, Which transactions needs to be reported. How to create ITDREIN, Nature and Value of Transactions to be Reported Under Rule 114E, Reporting format and how to report SFT. ...

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Statement of Financial transactions – Form 61A filing & Submitting ‘SFT Preliminary Response’

Income tax department is sending bulk emails to all assesse, for filing of preliminary response and form 61A. We have summarized the SFT filing of preliminary response and form 61A, as under:...

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Understanding Compliance Query of Income Tax Department

Income tax department has started sending notices (Compliance Query) to non-filers for the assessment year 2013-14 & onwards & are also using the said information to verify under-reporting of income. The income tax department has been capturing information on financial transactions /activities relating to you through Non-filers Monitoring...

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