CIRCULAR NO.6/2018 [F.NO.370142/9/2018-TPL], DATED 17-8-2018

SECTION 44AB OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 – TAX AUDIT – DEFERMENT OF CLAUSE 30C (GAAR) AND 44 (GST) OF FORM NO. 3CD

CIRCULAR NO.6/2018 [F.NO.370142/9/2018-TPL]DATED 17-8-2018

Section 44AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) read with rule 6G of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (‘the Rules’) requires prescribed persons to furnish the Tax Audit Report along with the prescribed particulars in Form No. 3CD. The existing Form No. 3CD was amended vide notification no. GSR 666(E) dated 20th July, 2018 with effect from 20th August, 2018.

Representations have been received by the Board that the implementation of reporting requirements under the proposed clause 30C (pertaining to General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR)) and proposed clause 44 (pertaining to Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance) of the Form No. 3CD may be deferred.

The matter has been examined and it has been decided by the Board that reporting under the proposed clause 30C and proposed clause 44 of the Tax Audit Report shall be kept in abeyance till 31st March, 2019. Therefore, for Tax Audit Reports to be furnished on or after 20th August, 2018 but before 1st April, 2019, the tax auditors will not be required to furnish details called for under the said clause 30C and clause 44 of the Tax Audit Report.

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