Five State Bar Councils i.e., Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala have unanimously demanded a Supreme Court Bench in South India. This demand has arisen on account of accessibility and costs incurred by the litigant to access the Hon’ble Supreme Court, which is currently situated at Delhi.
Mr. Malladi Srinivasa Rao, Tax Practitioner, has been unanimously elected as National President of the All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) for the year 2021
The Central Board for Direct taxes (CBDT) vide Notification No. 3 of 2021 dated January 12, 2021, has notified the “Faceless Penalty Scheme” for conducting penalty proceedings under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Act) in a faceless manner. The said scheme is alignment with the Faceless Assessment Scheme and the Faceless Appeal Scheme
As directed by the Gujarat High Court in The All India Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants Vs. Union of India, the CBDT has passed an order under section 119 of the Act dated 11th January 2021 on the the issue of extension of due dates for filing of Audit Report under section 44AB of the Income tax Act.