Process for 15CA and 15CB

When payment is being made to non resident tax is required to be deducted under section 195 of the Income Tax Act 1961.Below i have described important Process for 15CA and 15CB and its compliance method.Person making foreign remittance for him most important thing is 15CA and 15CB which appears difficult and tiresome work as bank/Authorised dealers checks that whether tax is paid or not on said remittance as it is not possible to collect tax from foreigner after remittance is made hence before remittance it is ensured.Most of the users are not aware of the current legal provisions and its compliance. 

Process for 15CA and 15CB
Process for 15CA and 15CB

Process for 15CA and 15CB

Below are the important factors for 15CA and 15CB:
  • This can be divided based on amount of payment as follows:
    • For payment chargeable to tax below Rs.5Lacs:
      • Only part A of 15CA is required.
    • For payment chargeable to tax above Rs.5Lacs:
      • Part B and C of 15CA is required and 15CB from chartered accountant is required.
  • Both forms are required to file online with Income Tax department.
  • When payment is not chargeable to Income Tax part D of 15CA is required.
  • For quarterly statement of remittances by authorized dealers,they are required to submit form 15CC .
  • Following are the scenarios where 15CA CB will not be required:

RBI purpose code

Payment Nature


Indian investment abroad – in equity capital (shares)


Indian investment abroad – in debt securities


Indian investment abroad – in branches and wholly owned subsidiaries


Indian investment abroad – in subsidiaries and associates


Indian investment abroad – in real estate


Loans extended to Non-Residents


Advance payment against imports


Payment towards imports – settlement of invoice


Imports by diplomatic missions


Intermediary trade


Imports below Rs.5,00,000 – (For use by ECD offices)


Payment for operating expenses of Indian shipping companies operating abroad


Operating expenses of Indian Airlines companies operating abroad


Booking of passages abroad – Airlines companies


Remittance towards business travel


Travel under basic travel quota (BTQ)


Travel for pilgrimage


Travel for medical treatment


Travel for education (including fees, hostel expenses etc.)


Postal services


Construction of projects abroad by Indian companies including import of goods at project site


Freight insurance – relating to import and export of goods


Payments for maintenance of offices abroad


Maintenance of Indian embassies abroad


Remittances by foreign embassies in India


Remittance by non-residents towards family maintenance and savings


Remittance towards personal gifts and donations


Remittance towards donations to religious and charitable institutions abroad


Remittance towards grants and donations to other Governments and charitable institutions established by the Governments


Contributions or donations by the Government to international institutions


Remittance towards payment or refund of taxes


Refunds or rebates or reduction in invoice value on account of exports


Payments by residents for international bidding.

Process for 15CA and 15CB

  • Following are other situations where 15 CB will not be required:
    • If lower or no deduction certificate or order is taken under section 195(3),197 or 195(2) of the Income Tax Act 1961.
    • Aggregate remittances during the financial year does not exceed Rs.five lacs or when remittance is not chargeable to tax.
  • Checklist for 15 CA CB:
    • Remitter details
    1. Name & Legal status
    2. PAN
    3. Address & Principal Place of business
    4. Phone number and email address
    • Remittee Details
    1. Name and Legal status
    2. Address and principal place of business
    • Remittance details
    1. Country and its currency
    2. Amount of remittance in INR
    3. Nature and proposed date
    • Remitter bank details
    1. Name,branch name and BSR CODE
    • Miscellaneous
    1. Designation and father’s name of signing person
    • Remittee documents
    1. FORM 10 F
    2. Tax Residency Certficate
    3. Remittee is required to produce certificate for not having any permanent establishment in India.
  • Process to file 15 CA CB is as follows:
    • Downloading form from downloads tab of Income Tax website from forms other than ITR.
    • Creating XML from JAVA or excel utility.
    • Logging to E filing portal of Income Tax website and uploading XML in the E file section.
    • After filing required details and on clicking on submit success notification along with email will be sent to E mail id registered with Income Tax.
    • Note:DSC is must for filing 15CB.
    • Note form 15CA can be withdrawn within 7 days of filing.
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