CBDT further defers clause 30C and clause 44 related to GAAR & GST compliance in Tax Audit Report Form 3CD till 31.03.2020
In 2018 also the CBDT vide Circular No. 6/2018 had deferred till 31.03.2019, the clauses related to GAAR & GST compliance in Revised Form 3CD 31.03.2019
Section 44AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) read with rule 6G of the
Income-tax Rules, 1962 (‘the Rules’) requires specified persons to furnish the Tax Audit Report along with the prescribed particulars in Form No. 3CD. The existing Form No. 3CD was amended vide notification no. GSR 666(E) dated 20th July, 2018 with effect from 20th August, 2018. However, the reporting under clause 30C and clause 44 of the Tax Audit Report was kept in abeyance till 31st March, 2019.
According to the CBDT, the deferment has been made considering the representations received by the Board requesting that the implementation of reporting requirements under clause 30C (pertaining to General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) and clause 44 (pertaining to Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance) of the Form No. 3CD may be deferred further.