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Income Tax Compliance Calendar for May 2021

 Compliance Particulars  Due Dates
Deposits of TDS /TCS for the month of April 21. 07-05-2021
Equalisation levy payment due date for the month of April 21 in respect of equalisation levy on “specified services”. 07-05-2021
TDS Certificate issue due date for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of March 2021. 15-05-2021
TDS Certificate issue due date for tax deducted under section 194-IB in the month of March 2021. 15-05-2021
TDS Certificate issue due date for tax deducted under section 194-IM in the month of March 2021. 15-05-2021
TCS quarterly return for the quarter ended on March 2021. 15-05-2021
Form no 3BB by a Stock Exchange for the month of April 2021. The said to be furnished by Stock Exchange in respect of transactions in which client codes been modified after registering in the system. 15-05-2021
Due Date by Government’s office for furnishing of Form 24G. (TDS for the month of April 21 without challan production) 15-05-2021
Form No 49C statement submission by a non-resident having a liaison office in India for the Financial year 2020-21. 30-05-2021
The due date for furnishing of challan cum statement in respect of tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of April 2021. 30-05-2021
The due date for furnishing of challan cum statement in respect of tax deducted under section 194-IB in the month of April 2021. 30-05-2021
The due date for furnishing of challan cum statement in respect of tax deducted under section 194-IM in the month of April 2021. 30-05-2021
TCS certificates issue for the quarter ended on March 2021 of the Financial year 2020-21. 30-05-2021
Quarterly TDS return for the quarter ended on March 2021 of F.Y 2020-21. 31-05-2021
Return of Tax Deduction from contributions paid by the trustees of a superannuation fund. 31-05-2021
Statement of financial transaction due date in Form 61A under section 285BA(1) of F.Y. 2020-21. 31-05-2021
The due date for e-filing of annual statement of reportable accounts as required to be furnished under section 285BA(1)(k) (in Form No. 61B) for the calendar year 2020 by reporting financial institutions. 31-05-2021
Application for allotment of PAN in case of a non-individual resident person, which enters into a financial transaction of Rs. 2,50,000 or more during FY 2020-21 and hasn’t been allotted any PAN. 31-05-2021
Application for allotment of PAN in case of a person being managing director, director, partner, trustee, author, founder, Karta, chief executive officer, principal officer or office bearer of the person referred to in Rule 114(3)(v) or any person competent to act on behalf of the person referred to in Rule 114(3)(v) and who hasn’t allotted any PAN. 31-05-2021
Filing belated return of income tax u/s 139(4) for F.Y. 2019-20 extended to 31st May 2021 (which ended on 31st March 2021) 31-05-2021
Filing revised return of income tax u/s 139(5) for F.Y. 2019-20 extended to 31st May 2021 (which ended on 31st March 2021) 31-05-2021
Return filled in response to section 148 of Income-tax Act – where income tax return had to be filed on or after 1st April 2021 – can now be filed up to 31st May 2021 31-05-2021
Relaxation of Filing Appeal dates for Appeals to CIT (Appeals) extended to 31st May, 2021 (where such last date was 1st April, 2021 or after) 31-05-2021
Payments of TDS deducted u/s 194IA, 194IB and 194M and filing of challan-cum-statement on the same may be furnished on or before 31st May, 2021 (earlier date 30th April 2021) 31-05-2021
Equalisation levy payment due date for the month of April 21 in respect of equalization levy on “specified services”. 31-05-2021
TDS Certificate issue due date for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of March 2021. 31-05-2021
TDS Certificate issue due date for tax deducted under section 194-IB in the month of March 2021. 31-05-2021
TDS Certificate issue due date for tax deducted under section 194-IM in the month of March 2021. 31-05-2021

Notes:

  • The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 has extended due dates for compliance falling during the period from 20-03-2020 to 31-12-2020. Readers are requested to please check the relevant documents from the below links:
The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020. Click here
Notification No. 88/2020 [F. No. 370142/35/2020-TPL] / SO 3906(E) dated 29 October 2020. Click here

Important updates – April 2021:

  1. ITR forms for FY 2020-21 notified by the govt

The government has notified the income tax return filing forms for the financial year 2020-21 via a notification dated March 31, 2021. As per the notification, some of the new elements in the forms are: ITR-1 cannot be used by an individual for whom income tax is deferred on ESOPs; if the return is being filed in response to any tax notice then DIN has to be mentioned.

ITR-1 has to be filed by individuals whose total income does not exceed Rs 50 lakh in a financial year. The income sources for ITR 1 include income from salaries, one house property, other sources such as interest income etc., and agriculture income up to Rs 5,000. The ITR-2 also asks for the DIN number if the ITR-2 is filed in the response to any tax notice from the tax department.

  1. Tax Alert! TDS to be levied at a higher rate for non-filers of

For those who have not filed their income tax return (ITR) but their income is liable for TDS deduction, there will be a levy of TDS at a higher rate. And, in case one does not have the PAN, the rate of tax deduction will even be higher. This new TDS rule will be effective from July 2021 as per the Budget announced by the Finance Minister. Archit Gupta, Founder and CEO, ClearTax explains the new TDS rule, whom it will impact and who all are excluded from it.

  1. Government extends certain timelines in light of the raging pandemic

In view of the severe Covid-19 pandemic raging unabated across the country affecting the lives of our people, and in view of requests received from taxpayers, tax consultants & other stakeholders that various time barring dates, which were earlier extended to 30th April, 2021 by various notifications, as well as under the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020, may be further extended, the Government has extended certain timelines today:

  • Time limit for passing of any order for assessment or reassessment under the Income-tax Act, 1961(hereinafter called ‘the Act’ ) the time limit for which is provided under section 153 or section 153B thereof;
  • Time limit for passing an order consequent to direction of DRP under sub-section (13) of section 144C of the Act;
  • Time limit for issuance of notice under section 148 of the Act for reopening the assessment where income has escaped assessment;
  • Time Limit for sending intimation of processing of Equalisation Levy under sub-section (1) of section 168 of the Finance Act 2016.

It has also been decided that time for payment of amount payable under the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020, without an additional amount, shall be further extended to 30th June, 2021.

  • Important Notifications – For the month of April – 2021:

Particulars of the Notification(s) File No. / Circular No. Link(s)
Extension of time lines related to certain compliances by the Taxpayers under the Income-tax Act 1961 Circular No. 08/2021 LINK
Format, Procedure and Guidelines for submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) for Mutual Fund Transactions by Registrar and Share Transfer Agent Notification No. 4 of 2021  

LINK

Format, Procedure and Guidelines for submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) for Depository Transactions Notification No. 3 of 2021  

LINK

the Income-tax (12th Amendment) Rules, 2021 Notification No. 40/2021] [F.No. 370142/8/2021-TPL  

LINK

The Income-tax (11th Amendment) Rules, 2021. Notification No. 37/2021/ F. No. 370142/28/2020-TPL  

LINK

The Income-tax (7th Amendment) Rules, 2021 Notification No. 21/ 2021 LINK
Facilitation of the conduct of Faceless Assessment proceedings under section 144B of the said Act, Notification No. 22/2021/F. No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I LINK
To facilitate the conduct of Faceless Assessment proceedings under section 144B of the said Act Notification No. 23/2021/F. No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I LINK
Central Board of Direct Taxes Notification No. 24/2021/F. No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I LINK
The Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby authorises the Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax/Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax (NaFAC) Notification No. 25/2021/F. No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I LINK
The Income-tax (eighth Amendment) Rules, 2021. Notification No. 28 /2021/F. No 370142 /9/2018-TPL LINK
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income Notification No.29/2021/F.No.501/03/92-FTD-II  

LINK

CBDT  authorizes the Director of Income Tax(Centralized Processing Centre), Bengaluru and Commissioner of Income-Tax (Exemption), Bengaluru for various matters Notification No. 30 /2021/F.No. 370142 /4/2021-TPL  

LINK

The Income-tax (9th Amendment) Rules, 2021 Notification No. 31/ 2021 / F.No.370142 /19/2019-TPL LINK
The Income-tax (10th Amendment) Rules, 2021 Notification No. 32 /2021/F. No. 370142/28/2020-TPL  

LINK

Number of unique investors across Mutual Fund schemes also increased by 10% in FY 2020-21 Twitter Updates LINK
The Central Government hereby specifies the sovereign wealth fund Notification No. 33/2021/ F. No. 370142/6/2021-TPL  

LINK

Format, Procedure and Guidelines for submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) for Dividend income Notification No. 1 of 2021  

LINK

Format, Procedure and Guidelines for submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) for Interest income Notification No. 2 of 2021 LINK
The Central Government hereby specifies the pension fund, namely, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Notification No. 34/2021/F. No. 370142/39/2020-TPL LINK

CS Lalit Rajputhttp://enlightengovernance.blogspot.com/
Company Secretary having 5 years of post-qualification experience in the Compliance Management Services industry by serving Corporates including Listed Companies, Corporate Secretarial Firms, and LLP.

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