The Income Tax Department will verify the Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN) of the Chartered Accountant provided at the time of uploading the tax audit report in association with Bharti Chartered Accountancy Institute (ICAI). The ICAI has made it mandatory to collect UDIN numbers from the institute’s website in 2019 for every type of certificate and tax audit report and other verification, with the intention of prohibiting the issuing of fake certificates by claiming to be a Chartered Accountant without a CA degree.
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The ministry said that as part of the Income Tax Department’s ongoing initiative to coordinate with other government agencies and bodies, the Income Tax e-filing portal has made integration with the portal of ICAI. The objective is to verify the UDIN generated through ICAI portal for documents verified / certified by Chartered Accountant.
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The Income Tax e-filing portal has made it mandatory under the Income Tax Act, 1961 to refer to UDIN from April 27, 2020 in case of documents certified / verified by Chartered Accountant (CA). The Ministry said, “With system-based integration, the verification of the UDIN given by the Chartered Accountant for audit report / certificates on the e-filing portal can be done online through ICAI. This will prevent fake or false tax audit report which will be used by ICAI. Is not verified from.