List of Latest Income Tax (IT) Notifications 2018 issued by CBDT

List of latest Income Tax (IT) Notifications 2018 issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for amendments in the provisions under the Income Tax Act/ Rules (download pdf copy):

Income Tax Notifications (2017)

Notification No./ Date/ Description
IT Notification 26/2018 dt. 13 June : CBDT notifies the new “Cost Inflation Index” at 280 applicable for FY/ PY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20), with Base Year 2001-02 (cost inflation index=100), in line with the amendments made in Budget 2017.
IT Notification 24/2018 dt. 24 May : CBDT notifies relaxation for start-ups by way of exemption from provisions of Section 56(2)(viib) relating to restriction on issue of shares at a price exceeding their fair market value (FMV), in case the consideration is received from certain approved investors.
IT Notification 23/2018 dt. 24 May : CBDT notifies Income Tax (6th Amendment) Rules, 2018, to amend IT Rules 11U(a) and 11UA(2)(b) to debar Chartered Accountants (CAs) from conducting valuation of unlisted shares for determining fair market value (FMV) thereof as per Discounted Free Cash Flow Method.
IT Notification 22/2018 dt. 8 May : CBDT notifies certain companies and agreements for the purpose of Section 10(48A)(ii) of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
IT Notification 21/2018 dt. 4 May : CBDT Notifies the Protocol amending the Agreement between India and Kuwait for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, applicable w.e.f. 26th March, 2018.
IT Notification 20/2018 dt. 12 April : CBDT Notifies the Protocol amending the Agreement between India and Kazakhstan for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, applicable w.e.f. 12th March, 2018.
IT Notification 19/2018 dt. 11 April : CBDT Notifies the Income-tax (5th Amendment) Rules, 2018 to amend Rule 10VA(2) of Income Tax Rules, 1962.
IT Notification 18/2018 dt. 9 April : CBDT adds an option (i.e. ‘Transgender’) in Gender column of Form 49A/ 49AA (PAN Application), for Individual Applicants, vide Income–tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2018.
IT Notification 17/2018 dt. 6 April : Transport allowance withdrawn by CBDT from 1 April, 2019 (FY 2018-19/ AY 2019-2020), vide Income-tax (Third Amendment) Rules, 2018..
IT Notification 4/2018 (Systems) dt. 5 April : CBDT notifies Revised Procedure for registration and online submission of Statement of Reportable Account (in Form 61B)’ by Prescribed Financial Institutions under IT Section 285BA read with IT Rule 114G.
IT Notification 3/2018 (Systems) dt. 5 April : CBDT notifies Revised Procedure for Registration and online Submission of ‘Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT)’ in Form 61A under IT section 285BA read with IT Rule 114E.
IT Notification 2/2018 (Systems) dt. 5 April : CBDT notifies procedures for Registration/ Submission of Form 61 under IT Rule 114D by any person who has accepted Form 60 for Transactions specified under IT Rule 114B.
IT Notification 1/2018 (Systems) dt. 5 April : CBDT notifies procedures for submission of Form 60 by any person not having Permanent Account Number (PAN) but who enters into any transaction specified under Rule 114B of the Income-tax Rules, 1962.
IT Notification 16/2018 dt. 3 April : CBDT notifies the New Income Tax Return (ITR) forms for FY 2017-18/ AY 2018-19 for simplified manual submission/ e-filing of returns, vide Income-tax (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018.
IT Notification 14/2018 dt. 13 March : CBDT amends IT Notification dt. 22 June, 2015.
IT Notification 13/2018 dt. 1 March : CBDT notifies M/s Abhilash Software Development Centre, Begaluru, as an approved industrial park for the purposes of Section 80IA(4)(iii) of Income Tax Act; subject to certain terms and conditions.
IT Notification 12/2018 dt. 22 Feb. : CBDT notifies the Centralised Communication Scheme, 2018 and has prescribed procedure for issuance of e-notices under Income Tax law, to any person requiring him to furnish information or documents for the purpose of verification of information in his possession.
IT Notification 11/2018 dt. 19 Feb. : CBDT notifies DTAA between India and Kenya, applicable w.e.f. 1 April, 2018.
IT Notification 10/2018 dt. 19 Feb. : CBDT notifies Income Tax (1st Amendment) Rules, 2018, to amend IT Rules 17A relating to the application procedure for registration of charitable or religious trusts under IT Section 12A. Also, Application Form 10A has been amended and the same is to be submitted digitally by the person authorised to submit ITR.
IT Notification 9/2018 dt. 16 Feb. : CBDT notifies the ‘Contributory Health Service Scheme’ of the Department of Atomic Energy for the purposes of section 80D(2)(a) for the assessment year 2018-2019 and onwards.
IT Notification 8/2018 dt. 16 Feb. : CBDT notifies tax exemption for certain specified incomes of ‘Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission’ u/s 10(46) during the period 1 June 2011 to 31 March 2012 and FY 2012-13 to 2014-15.
IT Notification 7/2018 dt. 16 Feb. : CBDT amends IT Notification 4/201/ dt. 19 Jan. 2018 (page 3, line 19) to substitute “the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of India” with “the Institute of Cost Accountants of India”.
IT Notification 6/2018 dt. 12 Feb. : CBDT specifies Chief Executive Officer, Government e-Marketplace (GeM) for purposes of Section 138(1)(a)(ii), as the ‘designated authority’ for furnishing information to the authority being notified.
IT Notification 5/2018 dt. 22 Jan. : CBDT notifies M/s LPG Equipment Research Centre (LERC) as approved ‘Scientific Research Association’ for the purpose of Section 35(1)(ii) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 from AY 2017-2018 onwards, subject to certain conditions.
IT Notification 4/2018 dt. 19 Jan. : CBDT notifies the “Tax Return Preparer (TRP) (Amendment) Scheme, 2018” and has amended Para 3 (eligibility for becoming a Tax Return Preparer), Para 4 (application procedure and age-limit), Para 9 (fee to be disbursed to TRP in First/ second/ Third year along with cap limit), etc.
IT Notification 3/2018 dt. 18 Jan. : CBDT notifies tax exemption for certain specified incomes of ‘Central Registry for Securitization Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India’ u/s 10(46) during FY 2013-14 to 2017-18.
IT Notification 2/2018 dt. 18 Jan. : CBDT amends its IT Notification 85/2017 dt. 26 Sept. 2017 relating to exemption of specified income of FIFA under-17 Football World Cup 2017 to be held at India.
IT Notification 1/2018 dt. 18 Jan. : CBDT notifies tax exemption for certain specified incomes of West Bengal electricty Regulatory Commission, Kolkata (WBERC) u/s 10(46) during FY 2017-18 to 2020-21.

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