CBDT proposes mechanism for Voluntary Reporting of Estimated Current Income and Advance Tax Liability

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Direct Taxes)
New Delhi, September 19, 2017
Sub: Draft Notification for insertion of new rule 39A in the Income-tax Rules, 1962– comments and suggestions-reg.
It is proposed to create a mechanism for self-reporting of estimates of current income, tax payments and advance tax liability by certain taxpayers viz. companies and tax audit cases, on voluntary compliance basis. Accordingly, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), an amendment of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (“the Rules”) is proposed for insertion of a new Rule 39A and Form No.28AA in the Rules. The draft proposal is as under:-
(I) Intimation of estimated income, tax liability and payment of taxes 39A.
(1) An assessee being a company and a person (other than a company), to whom the provisions of section 44AB are applicable shall furnish an intimation of estimated income and payment of taxes as on 30th September of the previous year, on or before 15th November of the previous year.
(2) If the income estimated as on 30th September of the previous year is less than the income of the corresponding period of the immediately preceding previous year by an amount of Rs.5 Lakh or 10 percent, whichever is higher, then the assessee shall be required to furnish an intimation of estimated income and payment of taxes as on 31st December of the previous year, on or before 31st January of the previous year. (II) In the rules, in Appendix II, after the „Form No. 28A‟, the following Form shall be inserted, namely:-

Form No.28AA

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