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The CBDT has issued an Office Order dated 31st March 2020 u/s 119 of the Income-tax Act in which it has issued various directions and clarifications on the issue of certificates for lower rate/ nil deduction/collection of TDS or TCS u/s 195, 197 and 206C (9) considering the constraints of the Field Officers in disposing of the applications for lower or nil rate of TDS/ TCS and to mitigate hardships of payees and buyers /licensees /lessees

In order to give effect to the announcements made by the Union Finance Minister vide Press Release dated 24.03.2020, regarding several relief measures relating to statutory and regulatory compliance matters across sectors in view of COVID-19 outbreak, the govt has brought in an Ordinance on 31.03.2020 which provides for extension of various time limits under the Taxation and Benami Acts. It also provides for extension of time limits contained in the Rules or Notification which are prescribed/ issued under these Acts

Justice P. P. Bhatt, the Hon’ble President of the ITAT, has issued an Office Order dated 30th March 2020 on the subject of filing of appeals and cross-objections before all Benches of the ITAT

The Ministry of Finance has issued a press release dated 1st April 2020 answering several FAQs relating to the decision of the Reserve Bank of India to allow Banks to declare a three-month moratorium on all term loans outstanding

The Ministry of Finance has issued a clarification of the subject of extension of the financial year ended 31st March 2020

Justice Pradeep P. Bhatt, the Hon’ble President of the ITAT, has issued a letter dated 30th March 2020 stating that all officers and staff of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal have contributed to the PM Cares Fund. The Hon’ble President has requested other stakeholders to also contribute generously to the PM CARES Fund, the donations to which are entitled to the benefit of section 80G of the Income-tax Act, 1961

An elite MNC CA firm has explained the strategy that it intends to follow to overcome the hurdles posed by the CoronaVirus slowdown

The Finance Act 2020 received the assent of the President on the 27th March, 2020, and is now available for download

The Finance Ministry has issued a press release in which it has detailed all of the several relief measures announced today relating to Statutory and Regulatory compliance matters across Sectors in view of COVID-19 outbreak

The Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-tax, Mumbai, has addressed a letter dated 22nd March 2020, requesting the CBDT to extend the due date of limitation under the Income-tax Act, 1961, in view of the disruption caused by the CoronaVirus