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CBDT replaces Annual Statement of TDS/TCS with new Annual Information Statement: Rules Amended [Read Notification]

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The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Thursday notified Income Tax (11th Amendment) Rules, 2020. The CBDT empowered under Section 285BB read with amended the Income Tax Rules, 1962.Section 295 of the Income Tax Act 1961

As per Income Tax (11th Amendment) Rules, 2020, rule relating to Annual Statement of Tax Deducted or Collected or paid under Rule 31AB shall be omitted.

In Income Tax Rules, 1962  Rule 1114-I relating to Annual Information shall be inserted which is, “the Principal Director General of Income Tax (System) or the Director-General of Income Tax (Systems) or any person authorized by him shall, under Section 285BB of the Income-Tax Act, 1961, upload in the registered account of the assessee an annual information statement in Form No. 26AS containing the information specified in the column (2) of the table below, which is in his possession within three months from the end of the month in which the information is received by him.”

The notification consists of a table that contains the nature of information which includes information relating to a tax deduction or collected at source; specified financial transaction; payment of taxes; demand and refund; pending proceedings; and completed proceedings.

Further sub-clause (2) of Rule 1114-I says, “the Board may also authorize the Principal Director General of Income-tax (System) or  the Director-General of Income Tax (Systems) or any person authorized by him to upload the information received from any officer, authority or body performing any function under any law or the information received under an agreement referred to in Section 90 or Section 90A of the Income TaxAct, 1961 or the information received from any other person to the extent as it may deem fit in the interest of the revenue in the annual information statement referred to in sub-clause (1).”

Lastly,  sub-clause (3) of Rule 1114-I says, “the Principal Director General of Income-tax (System) or  the Director-General of Income Tax (Systems) shall specify the procedures, formats, and standards for the purpose of uploading of annual information statement referred to in sub-clause (1).”

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