The tax auditor may be the same person who is the statutory audit of the company or he can be any other independent practicing CA. The members of the company in the annual general meeting can appoint him or the board of directors or the managing director if authorized by the board can appoint a tax auditor. In case of LLP and partnership firms, any partner of the firm can nominate a tax auditor. If the taxpayer is an individual assessee, then he alone has to appoint a tax auditor. The tax auditor has to conduct and file the tax audit report directly on the portal of the income tax department, which, however, require the approval of the taxpayer. The tax audit report is prepared in following three forms based on the type of the tax audit undertaken.