Amendment of section 92D.
46. In section 92D of the Income-tax Act, in sub-section (3), for the words “period of thirty days”, at both the places where they occur, the words “period of ten days” shall be substituted.
Notes on Clauses:
Clause 46 seeks to amend section 92D of the Income-tax Act relating to maintenance, keeping and furnishing of information and document by certain persons.
Clause (i) of sub-section (1) of the said section provides that every person who has entered into an international transaction or specified domestic transaction shall keep and maintain such information and document in respect thereof as may be prescribed.
Sub-section (3) of said section provides that the Assessing Officer or the Commissioner (Appeals) may, in the course of any proceeding under this Act, require any person referred to in clause (i) of sub-section (1), to furnish any information or document referred therein, within a period of thirty days from the date of receipt of a notice issued in this regard. Proviso to sub-section (3) provides that the Assessing Officer or the Commissioner (Appeals) may, on an application made by such person, extend the period of thirty days by a further period not exceeding thirty days.
It is proposed to amend the said sub-section (3) and the proviso to reduce the said period from thirty days to ten days for furnishing any information or document, extendable by a further period of not exceeding thirty days.
This amendment will take effect from the 1st April, 2023.