Parliament passes Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020

The Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020 (Netting Bill) was passed this week in both the houses of the Parliament. The Bill covers over the counter derivatives contracts which are entered into on bilateral basis outside clearing system. The Finance Minister Mrs.Nirmala Sitharaman while addressing the Rajya Sabha said that under existing laws,…

All existing charitable trusts/institutions are required to apply for re-registration before December 2020: CBDT

The Central board of direct tax (CBDT) in its press release said that “It may be noted that The Finance Act 2020 rationalised the procedure relating to approval/registration/notification of certain entities referred to the section 10(23C), 12AA, 35 and 80G of the act, with effect from 1st June 2020. As per the new procedure, the…

Why the Agriculture Bills recently introduced in the Parliament being opposed by the farmers?

The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 – were introduced in the Parliament on September 14 to replace the ordinances issued during the lockdown. Lok Sabha has passed these bills…

Taxability of various components of salary and perquisite benefits under finance Act 2020

[Nearly, 104 amendments are made either by amending/omitting existing sections or by insertion of new sections. In this article, the amendments, which are most relevant to salaried persons, are covered.] Your total salary income comprises both monetary income and non-monetary income. Monetary income means income chargeable under the salary but excluding perquisite value of all…

Income Tax treatment in case of salaried person who are provided with medical benefit

Updated: As per amended Finance Act 2020 For Medical facilities in India: Under section 17(2) of income tax, the medical expenses incurred or reimbursed by the employer for medical treatment to an employee or his dependent relative (i.e. children, spouse, brothers, sister and parents) will not be chargeable to tax in the hands of the…

Now NSE is in the list of SEBI for e-KYC Aadhaar authentication

Today (Tuesday), in a circular SEBI said, “National Stock Exchange of India Limited shall undertake Aadhaar authentication service of the UIDAI subject to compliance of the conditions as laid down in this regard”. In May 2020, the market regulator allowed eight entities viz. Central Depository Services (India) Ltd (CDSL), National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL), BSE,…