Priyanka Kumari | Nov 21, 2023 |
CBDT issued Revised SFT Submission process for Mutual Fund Transactions by Registrar and Share Transfer Agent
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued a Revised SFT Submission Process for Mutual Fund Transactions by the Registrar and Share Transfer Agent via issuing a notification.
The official Notification Stated:
The format, procedure and guidelines for submission for SFT data for mutual fund transactions by registrar and share transfer Agents (RTA) were notified vide Notification no. 4 of 2021 dated 30th April 2021 as mandated by Section 285BA of the Income Tax Act and Rule 114E sub-rule 5A. The notification lists various files, file formats, data types for different data fields that need to be reported, and various DQ rules that should be validated by RTA before submission of the data.
Subsequently, discussions were held with the representatives of Depositories, RTAs and Exchanges. Accordingly, the following changes are made to the said notification.
The S.No. 6 of the existing notification mentions the following
“The statement of financial transactions relating to Financial Year 2020-21 shall be furnished on or before the 31st May 2021. Thereafter, the statement of financial transactions relating to the quarter ending 30th June, 31st September, 31st December and 31st March shall be furnished on or before 25th of July, October, January and April respectively.”
This should be read as follows:
“With effect from 1st April 2023, the statement of financial transactions data will be submitted on half yearly basis instead of existing quarterly basis i.e. data relating to 1st half of the Financial Year ending 30th September and remaining half of the Financial Year ending on 31st March shall be furnished on or before 31st of October and 30th of April respectively. ”
In Annexure A Guidelines for Preparation of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT), S.No. 7 mentions the specified minimum period of holding for different asset class is as under:
This should be read as :
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