The provisions of Finance Bill, 2020 (hereafter referred to as “the Bill”), relating to direct taxes seek to amend the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereafter referred to as ‘the Act’), Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 (hereafter referred to as “PBPT Act”), and Finance Act, 2013, to continue to provide momentum to the buoyancy in direct taxes through tax-incentives, reducing tax rates for co-operative society, individual and Hindu undivided family (HUF), deepening and widening of the tax base, removing difficulties faced by taxpayers, curbing tax abuse and enhancing the effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the tax administration. With a view to achieving the above, the various proposals for amendments are organised under the following heads:— (A) Rates of income-tax;
(B) Tax incentives;
(C) Removing difficulties faced by taxpayers;
(D) Measures to provide tax certainty;
(E) Widening and deepening of tax base;
(F) Revenue mobilisation measures;
(G) Improving effectiveness of tax administration;
(H) Preventing tax abuse; and (I) Rationalisation of provisions of the Act.
(I) Rationalisation of provisions of the Act.