CBDT has issued a Circular to defer implementation of Clause 30C on GAAR and Clause 44 on GST, of the Revised Tax Audit Report Form 3CD upto 31 March 2019, earlier notified on 20 July 2018 to be applicable from 20 Aug. 2018 in view of representations from stakeholders, like ICAI, etc. Accordingly, this partial deferment of amendments will not affect other changes made in Form 3CD applicable from 20 Aug. 2018. CBDT vide Circular No. 6/2018 dt. 17 Aug. 2018 issues order under section 119 of Income Tax, 1961:-
Section 44AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) read with rule 6G of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (‘the Rules’) requires prescribed 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.
Representations have been received by the Board that the implementation of reporting requirements under the proposed clause 30C (pertaining to General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR)) and proposed clause 44 (pertaining to Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance) of the Form No. 3CD may be deferred.
The matter has been examined and it has been decided by the Board that reporting under the proposed clause 30C and proposed clause 44 of the Tax Audit Report shall be kept in abeyance till 31st March, 2019. Therefore, for Tax Audit Reports to be furnished on or after 20th August, 2018 but before 1st April, 2019, the tax auditors will not be required to furnish details called for under the said clause 30C and clause 44 of the Tax Audit Report.