HOW TO GET NEW PASSWORD IN NEW EMAIL ID:SENT BY INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT

The problem is due to missing of Principal contact details. If the principal contact details is not exist in the portal, then these assessee can not reset the password using the existing procedure. These assessee has to submit the following documents to validate@incometaxindia.gov.in to reset the password.

1. Copy of the PAN card of the Company/Trust/Firm/HUF etc.
2. Copy of Proof of the date of incorporation.
3. Copy of the PAN card of the principal contact.
4. Copy of the one more identity proof issued by the Government Agency like Passport/Driving Lincence/Voter ID card/Aadhar card etc.
5. Authorisation letter issued using the in letter head of the Company/Trust/Firm/HUF etc.(having the address telephone etc)

After verifying the credentials, password will be sent to the new e-mail id.

No deduction of tax in certain cases

NOTIFICATION NO. 56/2012 [F. NO. 275/53/2012-IT(B)], DATED 31-12-2012

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1F) of section 197A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies that no deduction of tax under Chapter XVII of the said Act shall be made on the payments of the nature specified below, in case such payment is made by a person to a bank listed in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), excluding a foreign bank, namely:-

(i)  bank guarantee commission;

(ii)  cash management service charges;

(iii)  depository charges on maintenance of DEMAT accounts;

(iv)  charges for warehousing services for commodities;

(v)  underwriting service charges;

(vi)  clearing charges (MICR charges);

(vii)  credit card or debit card commission for transaction between the merchant establishment and acquirer bank.

2. This notification shall come into force from the Ist day of January, 2013.

UNION BUDGET 2012- INTERNATIONAL TAXATION PROVISIONS

Tax Rates Remain Unchanged


  • The corporate tax rates remain unchanged at 40% for a foreign company.
  • The surcharge applicable on companies with total income exceeding INR 10 million also remains same at 2% for Foreign Companies.
  • Similarly Education Cess and Secondary Higher Education Cess continue to be levied at 2% & 1% respectively.

 

Withholding Taxes

  • On Interest

Section 115A (ii) which provides for withholding of tax on interest paid to non residents on External Commercial Borrowings (i.e borrowings in Foreign Currency) has been reduced from 20% to 5%(plus applicable surcharge and cess) for certain specific sectors1 for a period of 3 years2.

It is further proposed to insert a new section 194LC to provide that interest income paid by such specified company1 to a nonresident shall be subjected to tax deduction at source at the rate of 5% (plus applicable surcharge and cess).

This amendment will take effect from 1st July, 2012.

On Royalty

  • Royalty paid to non residents is subject to withholding to tax at the rate of 10% as per section 115A;
  • Section 9(1)(vi) that any income payable by way of royalty in respect of any right, property, or information shall be deemed to accrue or arise in India;
  • The definition of royalty is provided in explanation 2 to section 9 of The Income Tax Act. The definition of royalty has always been a matter of dispute, this year budget provides a clarification explanation to be included in section 9(1)(vi) by way of retrospective amendments from 1st June, 1976 will accordingly apply in relation to the assessment year 1977-78 and subsequent assessment years..
  • The explanation has been included to target payments towards shrink-wrap and embedded software, online databases and data clouds, which have been disputed before Indian tax courts in the past (except data clouds) and include them within the ambit of ‘royalty’.
  • The proposed explanation seeks to include that “consideration for use or right to use” of computer software is royalty, by clarifying that it includes and has always included transfer of all or any right for use or right to use a computer software (including granting of software) irrespective of the medium through which it is transferred.
  • Further explanation has been included that royalty includes “consideration in respect of any right, property or information whether or not”:

(a)  The possession or control of such right, property or information is with the payer;

(b) Such right, property or information is used directly by the payer;

(c)  The location of such right, property or information is in India.

  • The term “process” includes and shall be deemed to have always included transmission by satellite (including up-linking, amplification, conversion for down-linking of any signal), cable, optic fiber or by any other similar technology, whether or not such process is secret.  The impact of this is that non-resident broadcasters could be required to pay tax on royalty in India on account of providing services in India.

On Non Resident Sportsmen Or Sports association

Section 115BBA which provides for withholding of tax on payment made to non-resident and non citizen sportsmen or sports association has been raised from 10% to 20% of the gross receipts.

It is further proposed to amend section 115BBA to provide that income arising to a non-citizen, non-resident entertainer (such as theatre, radio or television artists and musicians) from performance in India shall be taxable at the rate of 20% of gross receipts.

On payment made By One Non Resident to Another( Reversal of Vodafone Case)

The recent Supreme Court judgement set out that a requirement of tax presence was necessary for imposing a withholding tax obligation. The decision has been nullified by retrospective amendment in the statute, the budget proposes to tax on indirect transfers of Indian entities by non residents.

The changes made to tax indirect transfers are:

Meaning of Property

As per section 2(14) “capital asset” means property of any kind held by the assessee whether or not connected with his business or profession except stock in trade, consumable stores or raw material held for the purposes of his business or profession.

 

“Both the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court held in Vodafone that “controlling interest” is not a capital asset”.

The Finance Bill proposes to add the following Explanation and the following Explanation shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been inserted with effect from the 1st day of April 1962, namely:

“Explanation– For the removal of doubts, it is hereby clarified that ‘property’ includes and shall be deemed to have always included any rights in or in relation to an Indian company, including rights of management or control or any other rights whatsoever.”

Meaning of Transfer

As per section 2(47) transfer means any sale, exchange, extinguishment or relinquishment of rights.

“Revenue’s primary case in Vodafone in the Supreme Court was that there was an “extinguishment” under this provision. It was inserted by Parliament to widen the scope of section 2(47) in order to cover transactions in which there is no sale in the ordinary sense. Although section 2(47) does not so provide, it is submitted that it is not open to the Revenue to invoke “extinguishment” in a transaction in which there is admittedly a sale, simply because that sale is not taxable. The Chief Justice’s implicit approval of this proposition is, it is submitted, to be welcomed.

The Finance Bill proposes to add the following Explanation and the following Explanation shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been inserted with effect from the 1st day of April 1962, namely:

Explanation – For the removal of doubts, it is hereby clarified that “transfer” includes and shall be deemed always to have included disposing of or parting with an asset or any interest therein, or creating any interest in any asset in any manner whatsoever, directly or indirectly, absolutely or conditionally, voluntarily or involuntarily, by way of an agreement (whether entered into in India or outside India) or otherwise, notwithstanding that such transfer of rights has been characterized as being effected or dependent upon or flowing from the transfer of a share or shares of a company incorporated outside India.”

Scope of Income Deemed To accrue or arise in India

Section 9 contains provision for Income to accrue or arise in India. It is a legal fiction created to tax income which may or may not accrue or arise in India.

Sub clause (1)(i) provides for income accrue or arises in India directly or indirectly, through the transfer of a capital asset situate in India.

“The Supreme Court held in Vodafone that the words “directly or indirectly” do not qualify the transfer of the asset.”

The Finance Bill proposes to add the following Explanation and the following Explanation shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been inserted with effect from the 1st day of April 1962, namely:

1. “Explanation – the expression ‘through’ shall mean and include and shall be deemed to have always meant and included “by means of”, “in consequence of” or “by reason of”.

2. “ Explanation–          to clarify that an asset or a capital asset being any share or interest in a company or entity registered or incorporated outside India shall be deemed to be and shall always be deemed to have been situated in India if the share or interest derives, directly or indirectly, its value substantially from the assets located in India.

 

  • Further Amended section 195(1) to clarify that obligation to comply with sub-section (1) and to make deduction there under applies and shall be deemed to have always applied and extends and shall be deemed to have always extended to all persons, resident or non-resident, whether or not the non-resident has:-

(a) a residence or place of business or business connection in India; or

(b) any other presence in any manner whatsoever in India.

  1. The specified company shall be an Indian company engaged in the business of –

i.      construction of dam,

ii.      operation of Aircraft,

iii.      manufacture or production of fertilizers,

iv.      construction of port including inland port,

v.      construction of road, toll road or bridge;

vi.      generation, distribution of transmission of power

vii.      construction of ships in a shipyard; or

viii.      developing and building an affordable housing project as is presently referred to in section 35AD(8)(c)(vii).

This amendment will take effect from 1st April, 2013 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the Assessment Year 2013-14 and subsequent assessment years.

  1. It is proposed to amend Section 115A of the Income Tax Act to provide that any interest paid by a specified company to a non-resident in respect of borrowing made in foreign currency from sources outside India between 1st July, 2012 and 1st July, 2015, under an agreement, including rate of the interest payable, approved by the Central Government, shall be taxable at the rate of 5% (plus applicable surcharge and cess).

 

Issuance of TDS Certificates in Form No. 16A downloaded from TIN

As per CBDT circular no. 03/2011 dated May 13, 2011, TDSCertificates in Form No. 16A will be generated from Tax Information Network (TIN).It is mandatory for Companies and Banks to issue Form 16A from TIN to their deductees for deductions made from April 1, 2011 (F.Y.2011-12 onwards).

Deductors other than Company andBanks can also request Form 16A from TIN.

Form 16A is available for F.Y. 2010-11 also on the TINwebsite.

It is available to TANs registered at TIN website (www.tin-nsdl.com).

Register your TANonline at the TIN website now for Form 16A from TIN.

Brief procedure for receiving Form 16A from TIN website:

Login to TAN     Registration Account with user id, password and TAN.
Request Form 16A by carrying out verification by providing details of challan and deductees present in the TDS statement for     which Form 16A is requested.
Form 16A will be provided on successful verification.
Two attempts within a day for successful verification are provided.
On successful  verification, request number is generated and text file containing Form     16A details is e-mailed within 48 hours at the e-mail ID present in the  registered TAN account.
In case of large number of records multiple files of Form 16A are created and will be sent through     multiple emails.
Convert the text file to     Form 16A by passing the text file through the PDF Convertor Utility. The     utility is available to registered TAN post login.

 

CIRCULAR NO. 03 /2011

F. No 275/34/2011-( IT-B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi,

dated the 13th May, 2011

Subject: Issuance of TDS Certificates in Form No. 16A downloaded from TIN Website and option to authenticate the same by way of digital signature – Circular under section 119 of the Income-tax Act 1961.
Section 203 of the Income-tax Act 1961 (‘the Act’) read
with the Rule 31 of the Income-tax Rules 1962 (‘the IT Rules’) provides for
furnishing of certificate of tax deduction at source (TDS) by the deductor to
the deductee specifying therein the prescribed particulars like amount of TDS,
permanent account number (PAN), tax deduction and collection account number
(TAN), etc. The relevant form for such TDS certificate is Form No.16 in case of
deduction under section 192 and Form No.16A for deduction under any other
provisions of Chapter XVII-B of the Act. TDS certificate in Form No.16 is to be
issued annually whereas TDS certificate in Form No.16A is to be issued
quarterly.

2. Currently, a deductor has an option to authenticate TDS
certificate in Form No.16 by using a digital signature. However, no such option
of using a digital signature is available to a deductor for issuing TDS
certificate in Form No.16A and it, therefore, needs to be authenticated by a
manual signature. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (the Board) has received
representations to allow the option of using digital signature for
authentication of TDS certificate in Form No.16A as issuance of TDS certificate
in Form No.16A by manual signature is very time consuming, specially for deductors
who are required to issue a large number of TDS certificates.

3. The Department has already enabled the online viewing
of Form No.26AS by deductees which contains TDS details of the deductee
based on the TDS statement (e-TDS statement)filed electronically by the
deductor. Ideally, there should not be any mismatch between the figures
reported in TDS certificate in Form No. 16A issued by the deductor and figures
contained in Form No.26AS which has been generated on the basis of e-TDS
statement filed by the deductor.
However, it has been found that in some cases the figures contained in Form No.26AS are different from the figures reported in Form No.16A. The gaps in Form No.26AS and TDS certificate in Form No. 16A arise mainly on account of wrong data entry by the deductor or non-filing of e-TDS statement by the deductor. As at present, the activity of issuance of Form No.16A is distinct and independent of filing of e-TDS statement, the chances of
mismatch between TDS certificate in Form No.16A and Form No.26AS cannot be
completely ruled out. To overcome the challenge of mismatch a common link has
now been created between the TDS certificate in Form No.16A and Form No.26AS
through a facility in the Tax Information Network website (TIN Website) which
will enable a deductor to download TDS certificate in Form No.16A from the TIN
Website based on the figures reported in e-TDS statement filed by him. As both
Form No.16A and Form No.26AS will be generated on the basis of figures reported
by the deductor in the e-TDS statement filed, the likelihood of mismatch
between Form No.16A and Form No.26AS will be completely eliminated.

4. In view of the above, for proper administration of the Act, the Board have,
in exercise of powers under section 119 of the Act, decided the following :-

4.1 ISSUE OF TDS CERTIFICATE IN FORM NO. 16A

(i) For deduction of tax at source made on or after 01/04/2011:

(a) The deductor, being a company including a banking
company to which the Banking Regulation Act,1949 applies and any bank or
banking institution, referred to in section 51 of that Act or a co-operative
society engaged in carrying the the business of banking, shall issue TDS
certificate in Form No.16A generated through TIN central system and which is
downloaded from the TIN Website with a unique TDS certificate number in respect
of all sums deducted on or after the 1st day of April, 2011 under any of the provisions
of Chapter-XVII-B other than section 192.
(b) The deductor, being a person other than the person referred
to in item (a)above, may, at his option, issue TDS Certificate in Form
No.16A generated through TIN central system and which is downloaded from the
TIN Website with a unique TDS certificate number in respect of all sums
deducted on or after the 1st day of April, 2011 under any provisions of
Chapter-XVII-B other than section 192.

(ii) For deduction of tax at source made during financial year 2010-11:

The deductor, may, at his option, issue the TDS
certificate in Form No.16A generated through TIN central system which is
downloaded from the TIN Website with a unique TDS certificate number in respect
of all sums deducted during the financial year 2010-11 under any of the
provisions of Chapter-XVII-B other than section 192.
4.2 AUTHENTICATION OF TDS CERTIFICATE IN FORM NO.16A

(i) The deductor, issuing the TDS certificate in Form No.16A by downloading from the TIN Website shall authenticate such TDS certificate by either using digital signature or manual signature

(ii) The deductor being a person other than a person referred to in item 4.1(i)(a) above and who do not issue the TDS Certificate in Form No.16A by downloading from the TIN Website shall continue to authenticate TDS certificate in From No.16A by manual signature only.

5. The Director General of Income-tax (Systems) shall specify the procedure, formats and standards for the purpose of issuance of TDS certificate in Form No.16A which is downloaded from the TIN Website and shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration in relation to the procedure, formats and standards for issuance of TDS certificate in Form No.16A in electronic form.

6. It is further clarified that TDS certificate issued in Form No. 16A by the deductors covered by para 4.1(1)(a) in accordance with this circular and procedure, format and standards specified by the Director General of Income-tax (Systems) shall only be treated as a vilid TDS certificate in Form No. 16A for the purpose of section 203 of the Act read with Rule 31 of the IT Rules,1962.

7. Hindi version shall follow.

(AJAY KUMAR)

Director (Budget)

Tel.No.2309-2641

Copy to all CCsIT/ DsGIT for circulation

HIGHLIGHTS OF UNION BUDGET – 2011-12

  1. The basic exemption limit in the case of individuals increased from Rs.1.60 lacs to Rs.1.80 lacs. However, there is no increase in basic exemption limit in the case of Resident Women who is below 60 years at any time during the previous year.
  2. The qualifying age limit for senior citizens has been lowered from 65 years to 60 years and  increased the current exemption limit under two categories
  3. Category -1 – Age of Individual – 60 years or more but less than 80 years at any time during the previous year. The basic exemption limit is increased from Rs.2.40 lacs to Rs.2.50 lacs
  4. Category – 2 –   Age of Individual beyond 80 years or more at any time during the previous year. The basic exemption limit is Rs.5.00 lacs.
  5. In the case of domestic companies the surcharge has been reduced from Rs.7.5% to 5%
  6. In the companies other than domestic companies the surcharge has been reduced from 2.5% to 2%
  7. The definition of charitable purpose u/s 2 (15) includes “the advancement of any other object of general public utility”. The monetary limit in respect of such activities has been enhanced from Rs.10.00 lacs Rs.25.00 lacs.
  8. The amount paid by an assessee as an employer by way of contribution towards pension scheme, as referred to in sec 80CCD(2) on account of an employee to the extent it doesn’t exceed 10% of the salary of employee in the previous year, shall be allowed as a deduction u/s 36 in computing the income under the head profit and gains of business or profession.
  9. The Indian company which receives foreign dividend from foreign subsidiary company such dividend is taxable at the 15% as against 30% plus applicable surcharge.
  10. The rate of MAT is increased to 18.5% from the existing rate of 18% of such book profit.
  11. Minimum Alternative Tax has been introduced for Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) in line with MAT on companies with effect from the Assessment Year 2012 – 2013.
  12. The Government  exempts assessees having no other income other than salary from furnishing the return of income by notification. The proposed amendment shall be effective from 1st June, 2011.
  13. It is proposed to omit the requirement of quoting of Documentary Identification Number in notices / order / correspondences issued by Income tax department.
  14. The SEZ developers are required to pay dividend distribution tax on dividends declared / distributed on or after 1st June, 2011.
  15. The deduction u/s 80CCF to investment in notified long term infrastructure bonds extended for the A.Y. 2012-13 also.
  16. Liaison offices of a company will be required to file Annual Information in the prescribed form with in the 60 days from the end of the financial year.
  17. The tax holiday for power sector has been extended for further period of one year i.e. upto 31.03.2012.

SERVICE TAX

 

  1. The following two new services have been proposed
    1. Services by air conditioned restaurants having licence to serve liquor; and
    2. short term accommodation hotels / inns / clubs / guest houses etc.

 

  1. The monetary limit for adjustment of excess service tax paid is increased from Rs. 1.00 lacs to Rs.2.00 lacs.
  2. The penalty for delayed payment of service tax u/s 76 has been reduced from 2% to 1% per month or Rs.100 per day whichever is higher.
  3. The maximum penalty reduced to 50% of the tax.
  4. The rate of interest is reduced by 3% for assesses with turnover of upto 60 lacs.
  5. The maximum penalty for delay in filing of return increased from Rs.2,000 to Rs.20,000

Courtesy: CA. Naveen ND Gupta

 

Clarification regarding processing of ITR-1 and ITR-2 returns

Section 143 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 – Assessment – General – Clarification regarding processing of ITR-1 and ITR-2 returns – Credit for tax deducted at source for A.Y. 2009-10

INSTRUCTION NO. 9/2010 [F. NO. 225/25/2010/IT (A-II)], DATED 9-12-2010

1. Reference may be made to Board’s Instruction No. 7, dated 16-8-2010 in which it has been stated, inter alia, that in cases where the return is filed in ITR-1 and ITR-2 for the A.Y. 2009-10, and where the TDS claim does not exceed Rs. three lakh and where the refund computed does not exceed Rs. Twenty five thousand, the TDS claim of the taxpayer shall be accepted at the time of processing of the returns provided the TDS payment reported in AS-26 is more than Rs. zero.

2. Board has reconsidered the above instruction and it has been decided to increase the limit of TDS claim from Rs. three lakh to Rs. four lakh as was applicable for the A.Y. 2008-09. It is further clarified that if the limit of Rs. four lakh, or Rs.25,000 is exceeded in case of a return filed in ITR-1 and ITR-2 or there is nil matching with AS-26 statement, the credit should be allowed by the Assessing Officer after make ‘due verification’. This verification may be done in the same manner as was being done in the earlier years.

3. This may be brought to the notice of all the Assessing Officers in your region for immediate compliance.

Online Rectification u/s 154 at IT Website

Income Tax Department introduces new facility for online submission of rectification request in cases where processing was completed by CPC Bangalore. Please review the guide for common errors to first rectify the return submitted and generate the rectification xml using excel utility (same utility is to be used). Taxpayer can log in My Account-> Rectification-> Rectification upload and follow instructions to upload the rectification xml file. The rectification request will be processed at CPC and if found acceptable, then a rectification order u/s154 will be issued. Please see manual for submission of rectification request. Please note that this facility is only for E-returns processed at CPC.

FORM 15CA & 15CB (REMITTANCES TO NON-RESIDENTS UNDER SECTION 195 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT)

Section 195 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 mandates deduction of income-tax from payments made or credit given to non-residents at the rates in force. The person making the remittance to a non-resident needs to furnish an undertaking (in Form 15CA) accompanied by a Chartered Accountants Certificate in Form 15CB. The purpose of the undertaking and the certificate is to collect taxes at the stage when the remittance is made as it may not be possible to recover the tax at a later stage from non-residents.

What is Form 15CA?

Form 15CA is an undertaking by the remitter furnished in an electronic mode at the website of the Tax Information Network (http://www.tin-nsdl.com) giving details of the proposed remittance and tax deducted at source in accordance with the provisions of section 195(6) of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
This information should be furnished after obtaining a Certificate in Form 15CB from a Chartered Accountant. The print out of the Form 15CA (furnished online) should be signed by authorized signatory and submitted to the bank prior to remitting the payment along with certificate of a Chartered Accountant in duplicate in Form 15CB.
The fields marked with (*) are mandatory. Select the values from the drop down wherever provided. Each transaction detail should be filled in separately.

Guidelines in filling up form 15CA

The following guidelines may be kept in mind while furnishing Form 15CA

Remitter :

  • Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) allotted by the Income Tax Department should be mentioned. TAN is mandatory in cases where-

– tax has been deducted or will be deducted at source;

– the remitter has obtained an order under section 195(2) of the Income-tax Act from the Assessing Officer.

  • In case an invalid PAN and/or TAN is filled in by the remitter, the Form will not be generated.
  • In case the remitter does not have a TAN, it is mandatory to quote PAN of the remitter.
  • PAN of the remitter should invariably be given. However, the same is mandatory if status of entity is Company or Firm. If PAN is not given in such cases, the remitter will not be allowed to generate the Form.
  • Details in at least two address fields for remitter should be mentioned.
  • Name of the entity should be mentioned in the “Name of remitter” field.
  • No value is to be provided in Area code, AO type, Range code & AO number. The fields will be entered by the system after validating the PAN and/or TAN.
  • Email id and mobile no., if any, should be provided.

Recipient of remittance:

  • Complete address of recipient of remittance, separated by coma, should be provided.
  • PAN, allotted by the Indian Income Tax Department should be mentioned.
  • If status of entity is “company”, then provide type of company i.e., “domestic” or “other than domestic”.
  • In the field “Principal Place of Business”, the country of tax residence of the recipient of the remittance should be mentioned.

Information for accountant :

  • Enter name of the Chartered Accountant in the field “Name of the accountant”.
  • Details in at least two address fields should be mentioned.
  • Date of certificate should not be a future date.
  • Registration no. should be numeric.
  • Details of accountant are not required if point no.15 is selected i.e. any order u/s 195(2)/ 195(3)/ 197 of the Income-tax Act has been obtained from Assessing Officer.
  • Certificate number is an alphanumeric field.

Guidelines for Part B of the Form 15CA (Particulars of remittance and TDS) :

  • Provide the values as per the accountant certificate obtained in Form 15CB.
  • In case name of the country is not available in drop down list, select value “other” from the drop down and provide name of the country.
  • In case currency name is not available in drop down then select value ”other” from the drop down and provide name of the currency.
  • Proposed date of remittance should be current date or a future date.
  • Amount of TDS should be less than amount of remittance.
  • Actual amount of remittance after TDS should be less than amount of remittance.
  • BSR code of the bank through which the remittance is made should be mentioned.
  • Rate of TDS as per DTAA (if applicable) should be mentioned upto two decimal places.
  • Amount should be mentioned upto 2 decimal places.
  • Select any one out of fields 12, 13, 14 and 16. One form is to be filled for one type of remittance.
  • Details of “responsible person” should be mentioned for verification.
  • If no tax has been deducted then value “0.00” should be mentioned in “Amount of TDS” field (foreign currency and Indian Rupees.)
  • Value for “rate of deduction as per the Income-tax Act” should be “0.00” if no tax has been deducted and “amount of TDS in Indian and foreign currency” should be “0.00”.

Generation of Form 15CA :

  • After filling up the information, click “submit”. On submission of details if system shows any errors, rectify and re-submit the form.
  • A confirmation screen with all the data filled by the user will be displayed. The same can be either confirmed or edited.
  • On confirmation, a filled up Form 15CA with an acknowledgement number will be displayed. Print out of the Form should be taken, signed and submitted prior to remitting the payment.
  • Form 15CA can be re-printed by selecting the re-print option. For re-printing, please enter “acknowledgement no.”, “PAN” and/or “TAN” mentioned in the Form.

What is 15CB?

  • The person making the payment (remitter) needs to obtain a certificate from a Chartered Accountant in Form 15CB. The format of Form 15CB has been prescribed by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

Common discrepancies noted while submitting Form 15CA and 15CB to the bank :

These are some of the common errors that could be avoided to ensure proper submission of these forms to the bank prior to making the remittance.

  • Form 15CA and/or 15CB is not provided prior to the proposed remittance.
  • Details stated in Form 15CA/ 15CB do not tally with each other or with the details in the A2 form and/or supporting documents.
  • Form 15CB is unsigned/ un-stamped : Form 15CB has to be signed and stamped by the Chartered Accountant clearly mentioning the registration number and certificate number.
  • Unsigned 15CA : The print out of the undertaking Form (i.e. Form 15CA) should be physically signed by the remitter.

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Due date of filing of returns for audited case extended

F.No. 225/72/2010-ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

Dated : September 27, 2010

Order under Section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961

On consideration of the reports of disturbance of general life caused due to floods and heavy rains, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the due date of filing of returns of income for the Assessment Year 2010-11 from 30.09.2010 to 15th October 2010. Accordingly the due date for Tax Audit report u/s. 44AB of the Income Tax Act is also extended to 15th October, 2010.

(Ajay Goyal)
Director (ITA. II)

Joint Housing Loan and Tax Benefit

Q. My Brother and I have decided to buy a flat and we will take a joint housing loan. How can we claim tax benefit for this year?

A. You can claim the tax benefit in the ratio in which you contribute EMIs for the property. You should keep the ratio constant throughout the term of the loan.