On Tuesday, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has granted further relaxation in the electronic filing of forms 15CA and 15CB, a Finance Ministry statement stated.
It has now been decided to extend the aforesaid date to August 15 from the earlier deadline of July 15.
As per the Income Tax Act, 1961, there is a requirement to electronically furnish Forms 15CA and 15CB. Currently, taxpayers upload Form 15CA, along with the Chartered Accountant Certificate in Form 15CB, wherever applicable, on the e-filing portal, before submitting the copy to the authorised dealer for any foreign remittance.
Given 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 the forms in manual format to the authorised dealer till July 15.
Therefore, taxpayers can now submit the said forms in manual format to the authorised dealers until August 15. Authorised dealers are advised to accept such forms till August 15 for foreign remittances, the statement added.
As per the CBDT, a facility will be provided on the new e-filing portal to upload these forms later for the Document Identification Number generation.