In view of difficulties reported by taxpayers in the filing of the forms online on https://incometax.gov.in, the CBDT has granted further relaxation in electronic filing of forms 15CA and 15CB. Taxpayers can now submit Form 15CA/15CB in manual format to the authorized dealers till 15th August, CBDT said in a statement today.
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.
“In view of the difficulties reported by taxpayers in electronic filing of Income Tax Forms 15CA/15CB on the portal www.incometax.gov.in, it had earlier been decided by CBDT that taxpayers could submit Forms 15CA/15CB in manual format to the authorized dealer till 15th July, 2021,” CBDT said.
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“It has now been decided to extend the aforesaid date to 15th August, 2021. In view thereof, taxpayers can now submit the said Forms in manual format to the authorized dealers till 15th August, 2021,” CBDT added.
The CBDT has advised authorized dealers 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.
The new income tax e-filing portal – www.incometax.gov.in – had a bumpy start from the day of its launch on June 7 as taxpayers, tax professionals and other stakeholders reported glitches in its functioning. In the Parliament today, the Finance Ministry said that IT company Infosys acknowledged the technical issues in the new e-filing portal and some of the initial glitches were mitigated.