30 - 11 - 2020

I-T Department to immediately issue pending refunds up to Rs 5 lakh

New Delhi, April 8, 2020:In the context of the COVID-19 situation and with a view to provide immediate relief to the business entities and individuals, it has been decided to issue all the pending income tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakh, immediately.

This would benefit around 14 lakh taxpayers, said an official news release.

The government also decided to issue all pending GST and custom refunds which would provide benefit to around 1 lakh business entities, including MSME.

Thus, the total refund granted will be approximately Rs 18,000 crore.

“In the context of the COVID-19 situation and with a view to provide immediate relief to the business entities and individuals, it has been decided to issue all the pending income-tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakh, immediately. This would benefit around 14 lakh taxpayers,” an official statement said.

It has been decided to issue all pending GST and custom refunds which would provide benefit to around 1 lakh business entities, including MSME. Thus, the total refund granted will be approximately Rs 18,000 crore, it added.

There have been about 150 deaths in India due to COVID-19 pandemic and over 5,000 positive cases.   ( Tribune News Service)