Circular No. 16/2022
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi the 19th July, 2022
Sub: Condonation of delay under Section 119(2)(b) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 in filing of Form No. 10B for Assessment Year 2018-19 and subsequent years - Reg.
In exercise of the powers conferred under section 119(2) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to as `Act`), the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) by Circular No.2/2020 [F.No.197/55/2018-ITA-I] dated 03.01.2020 authorized the Commissioners of Income-tax to admit applications of condonation of delay in filing Form No. 10B for A Y 2018-19 or for any subsequent Assessment Years where there is delay of upto 365 days and decide on merits.
2. Further to the powers delegated to Commissioners of Income-tax as discussed above, the CBDT hereby directs that where there is delay of beyond 365 days upto three years in filing Form No. 10B for Assessment Year 2018- 19 or for any subsequent Assessment Years, the Pr. Chief Commissioners of Income-tax / Chief Commissioners of Income-tax are authorized to admit such applications of condonation of delay under section 119(2) of the Act and decide on merits.
3. The Pr. Chief Commissioner / Chief Commissioner or Commissioners of Income-tax, as the case may be, while entertaining such applications for condonation of delay in filing Form No. 10B, shall satisfy themselves that the applicant was prevented by reasonable cause fi`om filing such Form within the stipulated time.
4. Further, the Pr. Chief Commissioner / Chief Commissioner of Income-tax, as the case may be, shall preferably dispose the application within three months of receipt of the application.
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