Income tax alert! CBDT relaxes standards for 15CA and 15CB due to issues on new income tax e-filing portal
The Central Commission for Direct Taxes (CBDT) has granted relaxation in the electronic filing of 15CA & 15CB forms in view of the difficulties reported by taxpayers in filing forms online on the new electronic filing portal. Taxpayers have complained about the difficulties since the launch of the new e-filing website – https: // Incometax.gov.in.
According to CBDT, Forms 15CA and 15CB can be submitted in manual format to authorized dealers until June 30, 2021.
“The CBDT grants flexibility to the electronic filing of 15CA and 15CB forms in view of the difficulties reported by taxpayers when filing forms online on the new electronic filing portal https: // Incometax.gov.in. Forms can be submitted in manual format to authorized dealers until June 30, 2021, ”the income tax department tweeted.
According to the Income Tax Act, 1961, it is necessary to provide form 15CA / 15CB electronically. Currently, taxpayers must upload Form 15CA, along with the Certified Public Accountant’s Certificate in Form 15CB, if applicable, on the e-filing portal, before submitting the copy to the authorized broker for any disbursement. abroad.
“In view of the difficulties reported by taxpayers in the electronic filing of income tax forms 15CA / 15CB on the portal www. Incometax.gov.in, it was decided that taxpayers can submit the aforementioned forms in manual format to authorized dealers until June. June 30, 2021. Authorized resellers are advised to accept these forms until June 30, 2021 for the purpose of sending remittances abroad, ”the finance ministry said in a statement.
“A function will be provided on the new electronic filing portal to download these forms at a later date for the purpose of generating the document identification number,” he added.
A new e-filing portal was launched on June 7, 2021. However, users continue to face technical issues ranging from longer-than-usual registration time, inability to respond to reviews and all. the features do not work yet (Learn more)
The new electronic filing portal was launched with the aim of making the electronic filing process easier for taxpayers.