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  • Aug 01, 2019
  • Task force on direct tax gets a 15-day extension

    The government on Wednesday allowed a 15-day extension to the task force for submitting its report on new direct tax law, agreeing to requests of new members of the panel who needed more time to provide further inputs. The report will now be submitted on August 16. The panel is tasked with bringing the new direct tax code in consonance with economic need of the country, and will replace the 58-year-old existing Income Tax Act, 1961. It’s original terms of reference included drafting the code in view of direct tax systems across various countries, international best practices and economic needs of the country.