• Now you can pay Rs 2 lakh in cash in hospitals For Covid-19 patients


    The Income Tax Department has issued a notification allowing hospitals and nursing homes to accept cash payments of ₹2 lakh and more for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

    “The Central Government, in the exercise of powers conferred by clause (iii) of Proviso to Section 269ST of the Income-tax Act, 1961, hereby specifies Hospitals, Dispensaries, Nursing Homes COVID care centres or other similar medical facilities providing COVID treatment to patients for the purpose of Section 269ST of the Income-tax Act for payment received in cash during 1.04.2021 to 31.05.2021…," the statement by The Central Board of Direct Taxes
    The relaxation has been granted for payments received in cash between April 1 and May 31 “on obtaining the PAN or Aadhaar of the patient and the payee and the relationship between the patient and the payee" by such hospitals or COVID care centres.

    This move is aimed with a motto to remove the hardship being faced by relatives and caregivers of coronavirus infected patients who visit the hospitals for treatment.

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