The CBDT has updated Tax Audit Form 3CD and made changes to Rule 6G.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes [CBDT] has amended Rule 6G and Tax Audit Form [Form 3CD]. According to the notification, the assessee may now revise form 3CD if a recalculation of disallowance under section 40 or section 43B is needed.

(Department of Revenue)
New Delhi, the 1st April 2021

246 G.S.R. (E). –– The Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 44AB read with section 295 of the Income-tax Act (43 of 1961):

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1. A brief title and introduction.–

(1)The Income-tax (eighth Amendment) Rules, 2021 can be used to refer to these regulations.
(2) They will take effect on the day they are published in the Official Gazette.

The Income-tax Rules of 1962 state that:

(a) After sub-rule (2) in rule 6G, the following sub-rule shall be inserted:

“(3) The person may revise the report of audit furnished under this rule by obtaining a revised report of audit from an accountant, duly signed and checked by such accountant, and furnishing it before the end of the relevant assessment year for which the report pertains, if there is payment by such person after furnishing the report under subrules (1) and (2) that necessitates a recalculation

(b) in Appendix II, in Form 3CD,-

I in PART –A, clause 8A shall be replaced by the following clause: – “8A “Has the assessee chosen to be taxed under section 115BA/115BAA/115BAB/115BAC/115BAD?

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(ii) in PART-B, the following clause shall be substituted for clause 17:

“17. Where any land or building, or both, has been transferred for a consideration less than the value adopted, assessed, or assessable by any authority of a State Government referred to in section 43CAor 50C during the previous year, please report it.

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(iii) The following sub-clauses shall be substituted for sub-clauses (ca) and (cb) in clause 18, namely:

“(ca) Written down value adjustment made under section 115BAC/115BAD (for the assessment year 2021-2022 only)……

(cb) Adjustment to the written down value of an intangible asset due to the exclusion of the value of a company or profession’s goodwill…..

(cc) Wrongly written down value…….”;

(iv) in clause 32, the following sub-clause shall be substituted for sub-clause (a):

(a) To the extent practicable, specifics of the carried forward loss or depreciation allowance, as follows:

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*Take the assessed depreciation if the assessed depreciation is less and there is no appeal pending.

To be completed only for the evaluation year 2021-2022.”

Clause 36 is to be omitted.

Note: The principal rules were first published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) on March 26, 1962, and were last amended on March 31, 2021, by notification number G.S.R. 242 (E).

[Notification No. 28 /2021/F. No 370142/9/2018-TPL]
ANKIT JAIN, Under Secy. (Tax Policy Legislation)