CBDT update on Status of E-filing of ITR and Other forms

E-filing of Income Tax Returns (ITR) and other forms

The CBDT has shared updates on availability of various efiling forms at its website. Recently, CBDT has notified new ITR forms, substituted Form 15CA, 15CB, 15CC and online filing of Appeals made mandatory in certain cases.

CBDT Press Release dt. 4 Apr. 2016

In pursuance of the Notification of the Income Tax Returns (ITR) for AY 2016-17 on March 31st, 2016, Central Board of Direct Taxes announces the release of electronic filing of ITRs 1 and 4S on its website. Other ITRs will be e-enabled shortly.

Online filing of Appeal before Commissioner (Appeal) using newly notified Form 35 has been enabled for taxpayers mandated to E-file their returns using Digital Signature Certificate. Electronic Verification Code (EVC) option will be available shortly for other category of taxpayers. Reference may be made to Notification 11/2016 dated 1 March 2016 for the various categories of taxpayers required to file appeal online.

In pursuance of Notification No 93/2016 dated 16th Dec 2015, effective from 1 April 2016, the following forms have been substituted by new forms and are now available for E-filing:

i. Form 15CA -payments to a non-resident not being a company, or to a foreign company,

ii. Form 15CB-Certificate of an accountant,

iii. Form 15CC -Quarterly statement

Vide Notification No 3/2016 dated 14th Jan 2016, CBDT had substituted with effect from 1 April 2016, Forms 9A (Application for exercise of option under clause (2) of the Explanation to sub-section (1) of section 11 of the Income tax Act, 1961) and Form 10 (Statement to be furnished to the Assessing Officer/Prescribed Authority under subsection (2) of section 11 of the Income tax Act, 1961). These forms can be filed online using Digital Signature Certificate on the Income Tax Department’s e-filing website. EVC option will be available shortly.

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