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Revenue Authorities Extend Relaxation of Mandatory e-Filing of WHT Form 10F — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

The Directorate of Income Tax (Systems) announced on 28 March 2023 the extension until 30 September 2023 of the relaxation granted with respect to the e-filing of withholding tax Form 10F by non-resident taxpayers without an Indian PAN number. Form 10F is required to be e-filed (together with other documentary proof) by non-resident taxpayers seeking withholding tax relief in India. Due to practical difficulties in the e-filing process, the Indian revenue authorities granted a temporary relaxation whereby non-resident taxpayers without a PAN number and not required to have a PAN in India were exempted from mandatory e-filing until 31 March 2023. Such taxpayers could, instead, file Form 10F in manual Form. This temporary exemption from mandatory e-filing has now been extended until 30 September 2023.