As stipulated in Section 208A of the Inland Revenue Act No.10 of 2006 [IRD Amendment Act No. 22 of 2011], the Committee appointed (comprising senior officials) thereunder by the Commissioner General, is statutorily empowered for the interpretation of provisions of any enactment administered by the Department of Inland Revenue, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in such enactments. In addition, the Committee is required in terms of such mandate, to issue all necessary guidelines and instructions, to ensure uniformity in the application of such provisions in line with such interpretation.
The mandate of the Committee covers the matters arising from the following enactments (including all amending Acts thereto) that currently administered under the purview of the Commissioner General of Inland Revenue.
Request Letters should be addressed to the Committee and forwarded to:
All relevant information must be furnished along with the application
Even an issue or matter has already being taken up on an appeal or objection against an assessment, may be referred to the Committee. If it involves any question of law, (However, all relevant facts as well as details such as File Number, TIN, relevant period, etc should be provided.)
Any request for interpretation in relation to any matter or issue of a case pending before the Tax Appeals Commission, or any Court should not be referred to the Committee.
Accordingly, as it is considered necessary that the Revenue Officers, Taxpayers as well as the Tax Practitioners, need to be apprised of the interpretations given by the Committee with respect to provisions of the relevant enactments.
Therefore, such interpretations are being summarized and publish for the public in such a manner.
Department of Inland Revenue, Sri Lanka,
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