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Plea Before Supreme Court to Convert Religious and Charitable Places that Own Property Qualifying for Tax Exemption to Covid Centres

Lawstreet Journal 11 May 2021 10:43pm

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The President of the Taxpayers Association of Bharat has petitioned the Supreme Court for directions to convert religious and charitable institutions that own property qualifyin for tax benefits under Sections 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act into covid centres. 

The plea was scheduled to be heard by a three-judge bench headed by Justice Chandrachud on Monday (May 10, 2021) but it was unable to do so due to technical issues with the Court's server. Advocate Piyush Hans filed a petition seeking directions to convert religious and charitable institutions that own land, such as Ashrams, Madrassas, Gurudwaras, and churches, into COVID Care Centers under Sections 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

According to the petitioner, all of their future purchases must be halted immediately, and their funds must be used to support COVID patients.

The petition asks for instructions to develop, maintain, and distribute a district-by-district dashboard / web portal for COVID patients that displays their oxygen, medicine, and hospitalisation needs, as well as to designate a district-by-district NODAL officer. The petition asks for a GST exemption on the use of necessary drugs and medications during the COVID era, as well as an invitation to other companies to produce and sell these drugs in order to save lives.

The government has been asked to declare priority in obtaining degrees and exams for those in line to become doctors and nurses who voluntarily come forward to serve COVID patients after completing a specific time in COVID / ICU, according to the… Continue Reading...


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