Overview : The Union Finance &Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Niramla Sitharaman today announced several importantrelief measures taken by the Government of India in view of COVID-19 outbreak, especially on statutory andregulatory compliance matters related to several sectors. While addressing the press conference through videoconferencing here today, Smt. Sitharaman announced much-needed relief measures in areas of Income Tax,GST, Customs &Central Excise, Corporate Affairs, Insolvency &Bankruptcy Code (IBC) Fisheries, BankingSector and Commerce<br>
Extend last date for income tax returns for (FY 18-19) from 31st March, 2020 to 30th 1. June, 2020.
Aadhaar-PAN linking date to be extended from 31st March, 2020 to 30th 2. June, 2020.
3. Vivad se Vishwas scheme – no additional 10% amount, if payment made by June 30, 2020.
4. Due dates for issue of notice, intimation, notification, approval order, sanction order, filing of appeal,
furnishing of return, statements, applications, reports, any other documents and time limit for
completion of proceedings by the authority and any compliance by the taxpayer including investment in
saving instruments or investments for roll over benefit of capital gains under Income Tax Act, Wealth
Tax Act, Prohibition of Benami Property Transaction Act, Black Money Act, STT law, CTT Law,
Equalization Levy law, Vivad Se Vishwas law where the time limit is expiring between 20th March
2020 to 29th June 2020 shall be extended to 30th June 2020.
For delayed payments of advanced tax, self-assessment tax, regular tax, TDS, TCS, equalization levy,
STT, CTT made between 20th March 2020 and 30th June 2020, reduced interest rate at 9% instead
of 12 %/18 % per annum ( i.e. 0.75% per month instead of 1/1.5 percent per month) will be charged for
this period. No late fee/penalty shall be charged for delay relating to this period.
Necessary legal circulars and legislative amendments for giving effect to the aforesaid relief shall be
issued in due course.