CBDT grants further relaxation in electronic filing of Income Tax Forms 15CA/15CB.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes on 20th July 2021 has further granted relaxation in electronic filing of Income Tax Forms 15CA/15CB in view of difficulties reported by the taxpayers in filing of forms online on the new e-filing portal.

The Taxpayers can now file form 15CA and Form 15CB  manually to the authorized dealers till 15th August, 2021. Authorized dealers are advised to accept such Forms till 15th August 2021 for the purpose of foreign remittances. A facility will be provided on the new e-filing portal to upload these forms at a later date for the purpose of generation of the Document Identification Number.

According to the Income Tax Act, 1961, there is a requirement to furnish Form 15CA/15CB electronically. At present, taxpayers upload the Form 15CA, along with the Chartered Accountant Certificate in Form 15CB, wherever applicable, on the e-filing portal, before submitting the copy to the authorized dealer for any foreign remittance.