Rajasthan HC directs CBDT to consider further 15 Days Extension
October, 03rd 2018
The Rajasthan High Court has directed the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to consider another 15 days extension to Tax Audit Reports and Income Tax Returns.
A division bench of Justice Muhammad Rafiq and Justice Goverdhan Bardhar passed an order by a petition filed by the Rajasthan Tax Consultants Association.
The Petitioners contended that, CBDT pursuant to the powers vested in it under the Income Tax Act, 1961 has been continuously making random alterations/modifications in the “Form No. 3CD” and also in the “Utilities” and “Schemas” that are essential for e-filing of Tax Audit Reports and Income Tax Returns which are mandatorily required to be filed by the Assessees’ in accordance with the provisions of Section 44AB of the Income Tax Act read with Rule 6G of the Income Tax Rules, 1962.
The division bench of the Rajasthan High Court said that, “the CBDT to consider the representation of the petitioner-Association and take a decision on both the aspects i.e. extension of date by another 15 days and extension of due date for the purpose of explanation 1 to Section 234A of the Income Tax Act for waiver of interest and decide the same by passing speaking order preferable before 10.10.2018”.