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1. Income tax department makes it mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar by 30th June 2021. If not linked, the PAN will become invalid. This will attract a higher TDS rate and may impact your financial transaction. Link your PAN with Aadhaar.

2. Apart from the above, by virtue of Section 139AA(2) of the Act linking of Aadhar with PAN within the prescribed timelines is mandatory. In case of non-linking the existing PAN issued shall be considered as inoperative and TDS shall be deducted at the higher rate as applicable in case of a person who does not have PAN i.e. @ 20%.

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3. The Finance Minister on 1 February 2021 has introduced a new Section 206AB vide Finance Act 2021. This Section is applicable for FY 2021-22 w.e.f. 1 July 2021. This amendment has been introduced to ensure filing of return of income by those persons who are required to file the return of income but are willfully not filing return of income.

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4. Sebi came out with fresh guidelines on reporting formats for mutual funds. The formats for the reports to be submitted by asset management companies (AMCs) to trustees, by AMCs to Sebi and by trustees to the regulator have been revised on the basis of consultation from the industry.

5. Mandatory Registrations for NGOs after 01.04.2021 – Form CSR-1, Section 80G and Section 12AB of Income Tax Act. As per the notification issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs dated 22nd January 2021, it is mandatory for all NGO’s which wants to raise CSR Funding to enrol with MCA w.e.f 01/04/2021 to get CSR funding. And Filing of Form CSR-1 has been started on the MCA portal and a huge number of NGOs has already enrolled with MCA.