Income Tax : -Power of CBDT to dispense with furnishing documents etc. with the return and filing of return in electronic form [Sections 139C & 139D]


Power of CBDT to dispense with furnishing documents etc. with the return and filing of return in electronic form [Sections 139C & 139D]


(i) Section 139C provides that the CBDT may make rules providing for a class or classes of persons who may not be required to furnish documents, statements, receipts, certificate, reports of audit or any other documents, which are otherwise required to be furnished along with the return under any other provisions of this Act.

(ii) However, on demand, the said documents, statements, receipts, certificate, reports of audit or any other documents have to be produced before the Assessing Officer.

(iii) Section 139D empowers the CBDT to make rules providing for –


  • (a) the class or classes of persons who shall be required to furnish the return of income in electronic form;
  • (b) the form and the manner in which the return of income in electronic form may be furnished;
  • (c) the documents, statements, receipts, certificates or audited reports which may not be furnished along with the return of income in electronic form but have to be produced before the Assessing Officer on demand;
  • (d) the computer resource or the electronic record to which the return of income in electronic form may be transmitted.

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