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The Finance Bill, 2020 was introduced by the Finance minister while presenting this year’s Union Budget. Subsequently, several significant substantive changes in the Income-tax Act were proposed by way of amendments to the Finance Bill, 2020, which have been passed by the Lok Sabha on March 23, 2020.

These amendments include (i) extending Tax Deduction at Source (“TDS”) obligations imposed by the Finance Bill on e-commerce operators to all platform owners, (ii) expansion of the scope of equalization levy (“EL”) (iii) extension of lower withholding rate (made applicable for ‘fees for technical services’ under Finance Bill) to royalty payments, (iv) changes in the new tax residency rules, and several other amendments for addressing inconsistencies in respect of certain measures introduced by the Finance Bill, etc.

Our “TaxBuzz” containing a detailed analysis of the amendments to the Finance Bill, 2020 is attached.