Is it mandatory to file 15CA and 15CB forms electronically?

My brother, an NRI dwelling within the US, lately disposed of his property. Subsequently, earnings tax and capital positive factors tax computation had been achieved and accordingly the IT workplace made a refund. Now, the proceeds of sale should be repatriated to his account within the US. Our chartered accountant instructed that we file kinds 15CA and 15CB for this. 15CA must be submitted by my brother, which requires e-verification by means of EVC code. That is generated by the use of a One-Time Password (OTP) despatched to the cellular quantity that’s linked to Aadhar. OTP will also be despatched to the cellular quantity linked to the registered checking account. In each circumstances, this quantity needs to be an India cellular quantity. 15CB can be submitted by our chartered accountant. As my brother doesn’t have an India cellular quantity, is it necessary to file it electronically? Alternatively, can it’s filed in a tough copy to the ITO for e-verification.

Sridhar Mandayam


Below the India Earnings-tax legislation, Type 15CA/15CB is required to be filed electronically on the income-tax portal. The shape could also be e-verified by means of a digital Signature or by means of Aadhaar OTP, or an Digital Verification Code generated by means of web banking facility of specified banks in India, validated Financial institution Account in specified banks in India or validated demat account in India .

In your case, if you’re going through points with OTP for Aadhaar or checking account, it’s possible you’ll go for digital signature or web banking facility to e-verify the shape. This doesn’t require OTP to be generated on Indian cellular quantity for verification. Consult with the under hyperlink on the assorted strategies of e-verification https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal//assist/how-to-e-verify-your-e-filing-return.

If the above choices usually are not possible, it’s possible you’ll file a web-based grievance with the IT authorities to permit OTP to be despatched to a different cellular quantity or worldwide cellular quantity.

Sonu Iyer is tax associate and other people advisory providers chief, EY India.

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