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The Central Board of Direct Taxes has released the Format, Procedure and Guidelines for submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) for Mutual Fund Transactions by Registrar and Share Transfer Agent under Section 285BA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and Rule 114E. Read the official notification below:

DGIT(S)/ADG(S)-2/Reporting Portal/2021/180

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Directorate of Income Tax (Systems)
Notification No. 4 of 2021
New Delhi, 30th April, 2021

Format, Procedure and Guidelines for submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) for Mutual Fund Transactions by Registrar and Share Transfer Agent

1. Section 285BA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and Rule 114E requires specified reporting persons to furnish statement of financial transaction (SFT).

Format, Procedure and Guidelines for submission of SFT for Mutual Fund Transactions by Registrar and Share Transfer Agent

2. For the purposes of pre-filling the return of income, CBDT has issued Notification No. 16/2021 dated 12.03.2021 to include reporting of information relating to Capital gains on transfer of units of Mutual Funds. The new sub rule 5A of rule 114E specifies that the information shall be furnished in such form, at such frequency, and in such manner, as may be specified by the Director General of Income Tax (Systems), with the approval of the Board.

3. The guidelines for preparation and submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) information are enclosed in Annexure A and Annexure B respectively. The format of control statement to be submitted by the Designated Director is given in Annexure C. The data structure and validation rules are enclosed in Annexure D and Annexure E respectively. Notification No. 3 of 2018 dated 05.04.2018 may be referred for the procedure for registration.

4. All Registrar and Share Transfer Agents are required to prepare the data file in prescribed format from their internal system. Reporting entities are required to submit the data files using SFTP Server using the login credentials (To be communicated separately).

5. A separate control statement (refer annexure C) is required to be signed, verified and furnished by the Designated Director.

6. 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.

7. The reporting entities are also required to provide information of mutual fund transactions, reported to Income Tax Department, to the account holder which will enable taxpayers to reconcile the information displayed in the Annual Information Statement (AIS)
(Form 26AS).

8. In case, the reporting person/entity comes to know or discovers any Inaccuracy in the information provided in the statement or the defects have been communicated to the reporting person/entity, it is required to remove the defects by submitting a correction/deletion statement.

9. The reporting person/entity is required to document and implement appropriate information security policies and procedures with clearly defined roles and responsibilities to ensure security of submitted information and related information/documents. The reporting person/entity is also required to document and implement appropriate archival and retrieval policies and procedures with clearly defined roles and responsibilities to ensure that submitted information and related information/documents are available promptly to the competent authorities.

10. This issues with the approval of CBDT. This Notification shall come into effect from the date of issue.

(Sanjeev Singh)
ADG(Systems)-2, CBDT

Copy to:

1. PPS to the Chairman and Members, CBDT, North Block, New Delhi.
2. All Pr. Chief Commissioners/ Pr. Director Generals of Income Tax and all Chief Commissioners/ Director Generals of Income Tax — with a request to circulate amongst all officers in their regions/ charges.
3. JS (TPL)-I &2/ Media coordination and Official spokesperson of CBDT
4. DIT (IT)/ DIT (Audit)/ DIT (Vig.)/ ADG (System) 1, 2, 3, 4, / CIT (CPC) Bangalore, CIT (CPCTDS) Ghaziabad.
5. ADG (PR, PP&OL) with a request for advertisement campaign for the Notification.
6. TPL and ITA Divisions of CBDT.
7. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, IP Estate, New Delhi.
8. Web Manager, "incometaxindia.gov.in" for hosting on the website.
9. Database cell for uploading on www.irsofficersoniine.zov.in and in DGIT (S) Comer.
10. ITBA publisher for uploading on ITBA portal.

(Sanjeev Singh)
ADG(Systems)-2, CBDT

To read more in details, find the enclosed file

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