Offices of Chartered Accountants and Income Tax Practitioners are exempted from Covid-19 Restrictions.
Recently DDMA (Delhi Disaster Management Authority) vide order dated 11-01-2022 putted covid-19 restriction for all private office due to third wave of covid surge but there was exemptions for the essential goods & services.
Now on Request of Central Board of Direct Tax (CBDT), DDMA has included Offices of Chartered Accountants and Income Tax Practitioners under exempted category vide letter dated 13-01-2022.
Extract of DDMA letter can be read as under;
Subject: inclusion of the offices of Chartered Accountants and Income Tax Practitioners under "Exempted category"
This is with reference to the letter dated 12.01.2022 received from CIT(ITA), Central Board of Direct Taxes, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India thereby requested for exempting Chartered Accountants and Income Tax Practitioners from the restrictions imposed vide Para- 4(i) of DDMA Order F.No.60/DDMA/COVID-19/2021/509 dated 11.01.2022.
In this context, I am directed to inform you that the aforementioned request has been examined and considered by the Competent Authority, hence, the "Offices of Chartered Accountants and income Tax Practitioners” is hereby included in the list of “Exempted Category" as prescribed in DDMA's GRAP Order No. 460 dated 08.08.2021.