Rules Regarding 15CA -15CB changed wef 01.04.2016

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The CBDT has amended Rule
37 BB of the Income-tax Rules and made notable changes which are as under:

No Form 15CA and 15CB will be required to be furnished by an individual
for remittance which do not requiring RBI approval under its LRS.


Further the list of payments of specified nature mentioned in Rule 37 BB
which do not require submission of Forms 15CA and 15CB has been expanded from
28 to 33 including payments for imports. 

A CA certificate in Form No. 15CB will be required to be furnished only
in respect of such payments made to non-residents which are chargeable to tax
and the amount of payment during the year exceeds Rs. 5 lakh.
The
furnishing of information for payment to a non-resident, not being a company,
or to a foreign company in Form 15CA has been classified into 4 parts- Part A,
Part B, Part C and Part D, wherein:
Part A
Where the
remittance is chargeable to tax under the provisions of the Income-tax Act,1961
and the remittance or the aggregate of such remittances does not exceed five
lakh rupees during the financial year. 
Part B
Where the
remittance is chargeable to tax under the provisions of the Income-tax Act,1961
and the remittance or the aggregate of such remittances does not exceed five
lakh rupees during the financial year and an order/ certificate u/s 195(2)/
195(3)/ 197 of Income-tax Act has been obtained from the Assessing Officer.
Part C
Where
remittance is chargeable to tax under the provisions of Income-tax Act, 1961
and the remittance or the aggregate of such remittances exceeds five lakh
rupees during the financial year and a certificate in Form No. 15CB from an
accountant as defined in the Explanation below sub-section (2) of section 288
has been obtained.
Part D
Where the
remittance is not chargeable to tax under the provisions of the Income-tax
Act,1961 {other than payments referred to in rule 37BB(3)} by the person
referred to in rule 37BB(2).
Please
find attached the copy of the Press Release dated December 17, 2015 for your kind
perusal.
Section 195 of the Income-tax Act empowers the Central
Board of Direct Taxes to capture information in respect of payments made to
non-residents, whether chargeable to tax or not. Rule 37 BB of the Income-tax
Rules has been amended to strike a balance between reducing the burden of
compliance and collection of information under section 195 of the Act.
The significant changes under the amended Rules are:
 
No Form 15CA and 15CB will be required to
be furnished by an individual for remittance which do not requiring RBI
approval under its Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS)
Further the list of payments of specified
nature mentioned in Rule 37 BB which do not require submission of Forms 15CA
and 15CB has been expanded from 28 to 33 including payments for imports.
 A CA certificate in Form No. 15CB will be
required to be furnished only in respect of such payments made to non-residents
which are chargeable to tax and the amount of payment during the year exceeds
Rs. 5 lakh. 


The amended Rules will become applicable from
01.04.2016.
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  1. ganesh proddutoori

    Gud information…

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