Latest Income Tax Circulars issued by CBDT (2018-2019)

List of Latest Income Tax (IT) Circulars issued by CBDT during 2018-2019

List of latest Income Tax (IT) Circulars 2018-2019 issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for amendments in the provisions under the Income Tax Act/ Rules (download pdf copy):

IT Circular No./ Date/ Description
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ITR filing due date extended from 31 July to 31 August 2019 for AY 2019-20: CBDT
CBDT Circular 5/2019 Income Tax dt. 5 Feb. 2019CBDT decides that monetary limits for filing of appeals in Income tax cases shall also apply to Wealth Tax appeals/ matters.
CBDT Circular 4/2019 Income Tax dt. 28 Jan. 2019CBDT clarifies that ‘Official Assignees (OA)’ are different from ‘Representative Assessees (RA)’. Further, that OA shall have the Status of an ‘Artificial Juridical Person (AJP) under the Income Tax Act, 1961 who is liable to obtain PAN and File ITR in respect of the income from Estate of the Insolvent vested in him.
CBDT Circular 1/2019 Income Tax dt. 1 Jan. 2019: CBDT issued Guidelines/ Circular on ‘Income Tax Deduction from Salary (i.e. TDS on Salary)’ u/s 192 of Income Tax Act, 1961 in respect of FY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20). Further, CBDT has issued Corrigendum 1 & 2 to this Circular subsequently.
CBDT Circular 9/2018 Income Tax dt. 26 Dec. 2018: CBDT extends due date for furnishing of report u/s 286(4).
CBDT Circular 8/2018 Income Tax dt. 26 Dec. 2018CBDT issues “Explanatory Notes to the Provisions of Finance Act, 2018.
CBDT Circular 7/2018 Income Tax dt. 20 Dec. 2018Condonation of delay under IT section 119(2)(b) in filing of Form no. 10 and Form No. 9A for AY 2016-17.
CBDT Circular 6/2018 Income Tax dt. 17 Aug. 2018: CBDT defers implementation of reporting requirements under ‘clause 30C pertaining to GAAR’ and ‘clause 44 pertaining to GST’ of the Revised Form 3CD upto 31 March 2019, notified on 20 July 2018 (applicable from 20 Aug. 2018).
CBDT Circular 5/2018 Income Tax dt. 16 Aug. 2018: CBDT Clarification on Immunity provided to an Assessee u/s 270AA of Income-tax Act, 1961, i.e. grant of immunity by AO from penalty, etc. proceedings for any assessment year shall not preclude such assessee from contesting the same issue in any earlier assessment year.
CBDT Circular 4/2018 Income Tax dt. 14 Aug. 2018CBDT Clarification on Computation of admissible deduction u/s 10A of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
CBDT Circular 3/2018 Income Tax dt. 11 July 2018: CBDT raises threshold monetary limits for filing Departmental Appeals before Appellate Tribunal (ITAT)/ HC/ SC. Frther, it may be noted that CBDT has amended Para 10 of the Income Tax Circular No. 3 of 2018 dt. 11 July 2018 vide Corrigendum dt. 20 Aug.2018 to CBDT Circular 3/2018 Income Tax dt. 11 July 2018
CBDT Circular 2/2018 Income Tax dt. 15 Feb. 2018: CBDT’s “Explanatory Notes to the Provisions of Finance Act, 2017 in the matter of income tax (i.e. section-wise substance of the amended provisions applicable for FY 2017-18/ AY 2018-19, at a glance)”.
CBDT Circular 1/2018 Income Tax dt. 10 Jan. 2018: CBDT prescribes procedure for Processing of ITRs (1~6) u/s 143(1)(a)(vi), i.e. relating to adjustment/ addition of income appearing in Form 26AS/ Form 16A/ Form 16 which has not been included in computing the total income as per the ITR.

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