India: Tax relief measures, responding to coronavirus (COVID-19)

India: Tax relief measures, responding to coronavirus

India’s Finance Minister on 24 March 2020 announced measures that include tax relief in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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The tax relief measures include:

  • Postponement of the income tax return deadline for the 2018-2019 tax year to 30 June 2020 (extended from 31 March 2020)
  • A reduced rate of interest for certain tax payments made by 30 June 2020, and a waiver of late-filing penalties
  • Postponed deadlines for filing of goods and services tax (GST) returns and related payments of GST
  • Extension of the date for certain tax procedural actions, generally postponed to 30 June 2020
  • A new tax dispute resolution scheme, allowing an option to settle tax when a percentage is paid by 31 March 2020

Read a March 2020 report [PDF 207 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in India

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