FM Nirmala Sitharaman says that it will amend I-T Act to enable faceless appeals on the lines of faceless assessments.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman says to ease deduction donation it is proposed to pre-fill information of those donating. This will result in hassle free claims for the individuals claiming tax exemptions.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman says for affordable housing, the deduction of Rs 1,50,000 will be extended to loan sanction by one year. Tax holiday on profits of developers involved in affordable housing projects will be extended by one year to March 2021.
Dividend distribution tax abolished, says FM. Companies will no longer be required to pay DDT. A total of Rs 25,000 crore is revenue foregone due to DDT abolition, says FM. This will make India an attractive investment destination.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman says currently more than 100 exemptions provided in I-T Act. Now around 70 of them have been removed in the simplified regime. Remaining will be reviewed over the coming years to simplify the system, says FM.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman says I-T Act will be amended where CBDT will be mandated the taxpayers charter. Further, PAN will be instantly online on the basis of Aadhaar without filling any forms. Personal income tax is now at lowest level, says FM.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman that key is to reduce litigation in direct taxes. A total of 4.83 direct tax cases pending in various forums. So a new direct tax dispute settlement under 'Vivad se Vishwaas Scheme'. No penalty will be charged if taxpayers pay by March 31, 2020.Here, only disputed tax amount has to be paid.