Section 159 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, - needs update like incase of pandemics like coro

Section 159 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, - needs update like incase of pandemics like coro

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Shilpa Subhash started this petition to Indian supreme court and

This is in reference to news article https://www.livemint.com/money/personal-finance/legal-heirs-can-land-in-trouble-if-they-don-t-file-income-tax-returns-of-deceased-11619791387663.html

According to Section 159 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, if a person dies, the legal representative shall pay the tax due just like the deceased would have file it if he or she was alive. 


Considering the corona pandemic effect in India, its unfair if this article doesn’t get updated to provide enough time for the legal heirs as requested from them to file the taxes and returns.
As we are seeing multiple deaths in same family ( have heard mutiple cases where out of 3 members in a family 2 people have died) and people are spending lot of money to save their dear ones. There are many cases where sole bread earner in the family has died.

This article update to provide enough time to legal heirs will give little bit peace of mind in their difficult times and cope up with financial difficulties as well.

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