List of Instructions issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued during the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, clarifying/ amending procedures under the Income Tax Act/ Rules:

List of CBDT Income Tax Instructions 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

CBDT Income Tax Instructions (Year/ Ref. No./ Date/ Particulars)
2021
CBDT Income Tax Instructions dt. 23/02/2021 :​ CBDT Instructions u/s 119 of Income Tax Act, 1961 read with sections 6 and 84 of Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015, regarding handling of Income-tax cases and Black Money cases.
2020
ITR-1 SahajITR-2ITR-3ITR-4 SugamITR-5ITR-6 and ITR-7: CBDT Instructions for Filing New ITR Forms (ITR 1 Sahaj, ITR 2, ITR 3, ITR 4 Sugam, ITR 5, ITR 6, ITR 7) for AY 2020-21, along with revised list of Business Codes. Read More
2019
ITR 1 Sahaj, ITR 2, ITR 3, ITR 4 Sugam, ITR 5, ITR 6, ITR 7: CBDT Instructions for Filing New ITR Forms for AY 2019-20, along with revised list of Business Codes. Read More
2018
ITR 1 Sahaj, ITR 2, ITR 3, ITR 4 Sugam, ITR 5, ITR 6, ITR 7: CBDT Instructions for Filing New ITR Forms for AY 2018-19, along with revised list of Business Codes. Read More
CBDT Income Tax Instructions 1/2018 dt. 14/02/2018: CBDT Instructions regarding procedure for conducting e-assessments in scrutiny cases.
2017
CBDT Income Tax Instructions dt. 24/11/2017CBDT instructions on important issues to be considered while framing scrutiny assessment of the belated/ revised returns filed by the assessees post demonetisation.
CBDT Income Tax Instructions dt. 10/2017 dt. 15/11/2017: CBDT instructions on processing of Income Tax Returns (ITR) filed in Form 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 u/s 143(1) and applicability of Section 143(1)(a)(vi) introduced by Finance Act 2016.
CBDT Income Tax Instructions dt. 03/2017 dt. 21/02/2017: CBDT Instructions regarding Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be followed by AO for verification of cash transactions relating to demonetisation.
2016
CBDT Income Tax Instructions dt. 11/2016 dt. 13/10/2016: CBDT instructions on electronic mode of communication (email) as a valid mode of service for issuance of Form-2 and eligibility of the assessee to file declaration under the Income Declaration Scheme in cases where search and seizure operation has been conducted on or after 01.06.2016.
CBDT Income Tax Instructions dt. 10/2016 dt. 28/09/2016: CBDT Instructions for allowing filing of declaration under the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 by persons not having PAN, along with procedure for issuance of Form 2 by Authorities.
CBDT Income Tax Instructions dt. 15/09/2016 : CBDT instructions for keeping the counters open till midnight of 30/09/2016 for receiving declaration under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016.
CBDT Income Tax Instructions dt. 04/2016 dt. 13/07/2016: CBDT instructions on criteria for compulsory manual selection of returns/ cases for scrutiny during financial year 2016-17.
2015
CBDT Income Tax Instructions dt. 18/2015  dt. 23/12/2015: Instructions regarding MAT applicability u/s 115JB on foreign companies for the period prior to 01/04/2015.
CBDT Updates (Income Tax)
Income Tax Circulars, Instructions, Notifications, Orders, Press Releases, etc. issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in different years:
CBDT Circulars: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
CBDT Instructions: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
CBDT Notifications: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
CBDT Orders: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
CBDT Press Releases: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Note: For Official/ updated copy, please visit the Income Tax Deptt. website.