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.
Income Tax Act, 1961 of India applies to all persons having income earned or accrued in India. However, its applicability differs basis the residential status of a person. The residential status as stated in Income Tax Act should not be considered as a synonym for citizenship of India.