April, 2023 – Issue No. II


A) Notification 1/2023 dated 29.3.2023 was issued notifying the procedure, format and standards for filling an application in Form No. 15C or Form No. 15D for grant of certificate for no-deduction of income-tax under sub-section (3) of section 195 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 through TRACES.

B) Vide Finance Act, 2023, sub-section (1A) has been inserted in section 115BAC of the Income-tax Act, 1961 ( the Act) to provide for a new tax regime with effect from the assessment year beginning on or after the 1st day of April, 2024. This regime applies to an individual or Hindu undivided family or association of persons [other than a cooperative society] or body of individuals, whether incorporated or not, or an artificial juridical person. Under this new regime, the income-tax in respect of the total income of the person shall be computed at the rates provided in sub-section (1A) of section 115BAC, subject to certain conditions, including the condition that the person does not avail of specified exemptions and deductions. The above mentioned new tax regime is the default tax regime applicable to all persons mentioned above. However, under sub-section (6) of section 115BAC of the Act, a person may exercise an option to opt out of this tax regime. A person not having income from business or profession can exercise this option every year.


A) New Foreign Trade Procedures, 2023 shall take effect from 1.4.2023.

B) Amnesty scheme for one time settlement of default in export obligation by Advance and EPCG authorization holders is notified through Public Notice 2/2023 dated 1.4.2023.

The Indian Tax Advisors