STEPS TO FILE AUDIT REPORT ELECTRONICALLY
Those Chartered Accountants (‘CA’) who have the Certificate of Practice (‘COP’) or are eligible to sign the tax audit report u/s 44AB of the Income Tax Act (‘the Act’) shall register themselves as Tax Professionals. After registration, you will get an activation link on email id provided by you. Now, you have been registered as a tax professional and your user id is ARCA (authorized representative CA) and your membership number. Eg. ARCA012345.
This step has been followed by the assessee or by CA by using user id and password of assessee.
Assessee, who requires getting his account audited u/s 44AB of the Act, shall add CA who has to sign his tax audit report. Follow the following steps:
- Login with the user id of assessee
- Go to my account
- Add CA – Now you have to enter the membership no of CA (from whom the assessee wants to get his account audited) and the system will automatically reflects the name of your CA (if he is already registered as tax professional as mentioned in step 1).
Download excel utility form of the tax audit report, fill it and generate the XML file (same as generated for filing ROI).
Further, I wish to bring to your kind notice that this tax audit report is not the substitute of the existing tax audit report. In other words, CA should also prepare detailed tax audit report as prepared by him in the preceding years, since the XML audit report is exhaustive in nature and there is no scope of descriptttion in it.
Thanks & regards
Ganesh babu k