CBDT Issues Income-Tax (24th Amendment) Rules, 2021 Further To Amend Income-Tax Rules, 1962

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) hereby makes Income-tax (24th Amendment) Rules, 2021 further to amend Income-tax Rules, 1962, in exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (c) and (cd) of section 140 and clause (viii) of sub-section (2) of section 288 read with section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961). In the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereinafter referred to as principal rules), after rule 12A, the following rule shall be inserted, according to CBDT.

According to the declaration issued on 18th August 2021 “12AA. Prescribed person for the purposes of clause (c) and clause (cd) of section 140.- For the purpose of clause (c) or clause (cd), as the case may be, of section 140, any other person shall be the person, appointed by the Adjudicating Authority for discharging the duties and functions of an interim resolution professional, a resolution professional, or a liquidator, as the case may be, under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016) and the rules and regulations made thereunder.”

For the purposes of this rule, “Adjudicating Authority” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (1) of section 5 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016), CBDT added.

In the principal rules, after rule 51A, the following rule shall be inserted, according to the department.

“51B. Appearance by Authorised Representative in certain cases.- For the purposes of clause (viii) of sub-section (2) of section 288, any other person, in respect of a company or a limited liability partnership, as the case may be, shall be the person appointed by the Adjudicating Authority for discharging the duties and functions of an interim resolution professional, a resolution professional, or a liquidator, as the case may be, under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016) and the rules and regulations made thereunder.”

The Ministry of Finance under Central Board of Direct Taxes has added that “For the purposes of this rule “Adjudicating Authority” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (1) of section 5 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016).”

Source: CBDT, [Notification No. 93/2021/F.No. 370142/34/2021-TPL(Part III)]

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