Application u/s 158AB to defer filing of appeal before Tribunal or jurisdictional High Court introduced vide Income-tax (Twenty Second Amendment) Rules, 2022

The Central Board of Direct Taxes notifies Income-tax (Twenty Second Amendment) Rules, 2022 to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962. The amendment introduces a provision dealing with Application u/s 158AB to defer filing of appeal before Tribunal or jurisdictional High Court.

Key points:

  • Rule 16 which specifies “Declaration under Section 158A” has been renumbered to Rule 15A.
  • New Rule 16 which specifies “Application under section 158AB to defer filing of appeal before the Appellate Tribunal or the jurisdictional High Court” has been inserted:

“The application referred to in sub-section (2) of section 158AB, required to be made before the Appellate Tribunal or the jurisdictional High Court, as the case may be, shall be made in Form No. 8A by the Assessing Officer”

  • In Appendix II a new Form 8A has been inserted.

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