Income Tax Dept warns public against cash dealings of Rs 2 lakh or more saying that the receiver of the amount will have to cough up an equal amount as penalty.

Clause 30C and clause 44 of the Tax Audit Report deferred till 31st march 2021


Circular No.l0/2020 
F. No. 37014219/20 18-TPL
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Revenue 
Central Board of Direct Taxes 
PL Division 
New Delhi, dated 24th April, 2020

Order under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 

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 31 st March, 2019 vide Circular No. 6/2018 dated 17.08.2018, which was subsequently extended to 31 .03.2020 vide Circular No. 9/2019.

Several representations were received by the Board with regards to difficulty in implementation of reporting requirements under clause 30C and clause 44 of the Form No. 3CD of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 in yiew of the Global Pandemic due to COVID-19 virus and requested for deferring the applicability of the above provisions.

The matter has been examined and in view of the prevailing situation due to COVID19 pandem ic across the country, it has been decided by the Board that the reporting under clause 30C and clause 44 of the Tax Audit Report shall be kept in abeyance till 31 st March, 2021.




(Ankit Jain)

Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax (OSD)

TPL Division

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