Many taxpayers have received financial help from their employers and well-wishers for meeting their expenses incurred for treatment of COVID-19. In order to ensure that no income tax liability arises on this account, it has been decided to provide income-tax exemption to the amount received by a taxpayer for medical treatment from employer or from any person for treatment of COVID-19 during FY 2019-20 and subsequent years.
Every assessee, to whom GST is applicable, pays the GST in the form of cash/bank transfer. Such a deposit reflects under electronic cash ledger in the account of the assessee on the GST portal. Thus this amount reflecting under electronic cash ledger is used to pay off GST taxes, penalty, interest, or any other amount payable under the GST Act.
As the government of India has emphasized more on tax to be deducted to ensure that the correct tax amount is deposited with the treasury of government and to avoid any loopholes for evasion of tax, under various provisions of Income Tax Act, it has become very important for the persons who are the payee of the amount to become more informed and vigilant about tax implications on the amount paid by them.
In the budget of 2017, the government inserted a new section 194IB. Under this section, any individual or HUF, who pays a rent of Rs 50,000 or above per month, will have to deduct TDS at the rate of 5% per annum. This new section has become effective from 1st June 2017.
As we are in the mid of March which is last month of the financial year, many of us are concerned as to where and how much to invest to save tax. As one can claim a set limit deduction from his / her income under the Income Tax Act, one must be very careful about the amount of investment.