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Ordinance passed for 100% Tax Exemption on donations to PM Cares Fund

On March 31, 2020, the Government of India passed an ordinance to allow 100% exemption on donations made on PM Cares Funds. The ordinance has also extended the time limit of direct and indirect tax filings to June 30, 2020. Key Features on Direct Taxes The last date for filing Income Tax returns has been ..

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GoI sets up PM-CARES Funds to fight against COVID-19

On March 28, 2020, Prime Minister Modi announced PM-CARES Fund. The fund is being raised to deal with the distress or emergency as that of COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights PM-CARES is Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations fund. It is a dedicated fund with the primary objective to deal with threats like COVID-19. ..

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Finance Minister on COVID-19: Tax Filings extended, ATM, bank charges waived off, Business Rules Eased and much more

On March 24, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced several key measures in the view of Corona Virus Pandemic. The minister also announced that the Economic Task Force is to announce Economic Relief Package to contain the spread of the disease. Financial Measures No charges on withdrawal of cash in bank ATMs. Also, the ..

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First SEZ in Tripura to focus on agro-based food processing

The Government of India approved the first SEZ (Special Economic Zone) at Sabroom, Tripura in October 2019. Recently, it was announced that the SEZ will primarily focus on agro-based food processing. Union Government is expected to invest around Rs 1550 crore in the project. Highlights The SEZ is to be developed by the Tripura Industrial ..

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Recommendations of Task Force on Simplification of Direct Tax

The task force on simplification of direct tax legislation headed by Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) member Akhilesh Ranjan has recommended major changes in personal income tax slabs. Recommendations of the Task Force Continuation of the minimum exemption limit of Rs 2.5 lakh per annum. Continuing the tax rebate announced in the interim budget ..

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Agricultural income (Taxation Provisions)

Section 2 (1A) of the Income Tax Act defines agricultural income as rent/revenue from land, income derived from this land through agriculture and income derived from buildings on that land. Section 10 (1) of the Income Tax Act excludes agricultural income from a computation of total income. Neither of these sections is dispute-free and chartered ..

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