India hosted a Meeting of BRICS Finance and Central Bank Deputies virtually here today and was co-Chaired by Shri. Tarun Bajaj, Secretary Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and Dr. Michael Patra, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India. Other participants included BRICS Finance and Central Bank Deputies of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.
(1.) ITR filing exemption to citizens aged 75 years and above (only if income from pension and interest).
(2.) New period for re-opening of assessment for transparent tax system : Reopening of assessment period reduced from 6 years to 3 years except in the cases where tax evasion is 50 lakh or more (re-opening of assessment period is 10 years in these cases).
(3.) Constitution of Dispute Resolution Committee (for taxpayers having taxable income of 50 lakh and above and disputed income is 10 lakh).