India: Tax relief measures (COVID-19)

India: Tax relief measures (COVID-19)

Various tax items were issued to provide relief in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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  • The Finance Minister announced changes to the provident fund regime as relief. Read a May 2020 report [PDF 168 KB]

  • A stimulus package includes tax-related relief concerning tax withheld at source, pending tax refunds, extension of income tax returns, date of assessments, and period of Vivad se Vishwas Scheme for making payments. Read a May 2020 report [PDF 192 KB]

  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued a press release providing a table of reduced rates under various tax withheld at source and tax collected at source provisions. Read a May 2020 report [PDF 171 KB]

  • A circular provides that the period of stay in India during “lockdown” is not to be counted for determining the residential status of non-resident Indians and foreign nationals whose stay was extended to the COVID-19 lockdown. Read a May 2020 report [PDF 189 KB]

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