Tax Relief in repercussion of COVID-19 – Documents to be submitted by Employees under Section 56 (2)(x): IT Notification No. 90/2022
CBDT specifies Documents to be submitted by Employees for Tax Relief in the repercussion of Covid-19 under Section 56 (2)(x) vide Notification No. 90/2022-Income Tax, Dated: 05.08.2022
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)
(Central Board of Direct Taxes)
New Delhi, the 5th August, 2022
S.O. 3703(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (c) of clause (ii) of the first proviso to clause (2) of section 17 of the Income-tax Act,1961 (43 of 1961),the Central Government hereby notifies the following conditions, namely:-
1. The employee shall submit the following documents to the employer,–
(i) the COVID-19 positive report of the employee or family member, or medical report if clinically determined to be COVID-19 positive through investigations, in a hospital or an in-patient facility by a treating physician of a person so admitted;
(ii) all necessary documents of medical diagnosis or treatment of the employee or his family member for COVID-19 or illness related to COVID-19 suffered within six months from the date of being determined as COVID-19 positive; and
(iii) a certification in respect of all expenditure incurred on the treatment of COVID-19 or illness related to COVID-19 of the employee or of any member of his family.
2. This notification shall be deemed to have come into force from the 1st day of April, 2020 and shall apply in relation to the assessment year 2020-2021 and subsequent assessment years.
[Notification No. 90/2022/F. No. 370142/31/2022-TPL (Part-2)]
UMME FARDINA ADIL, Under Secy., Tax Policy and Legislation Division
Note : It is certified that no person is being adversely affected by granting retrospective effect to this notification
Tax Relief in the repercussion of Covid-19
The Finance Act, 2022 introduced amendments to Section 56 (2)(x) to provide tax relief to taxpayers to tide over the Covid-19 health crisis during the financial year 2019-20 and subsequent years. As per the amendment, the amount received from the employer or any well-wisher for COVID-19 treatment is tax-free. Further, money received by the family members from the employer or any other person in case of demise of a breadwinner of the family will be exempt from tax. There is no exemption limit if the money is received from the employer. But there is an exemption limit of Rs 10 lakh for money received from any other person.
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