Central Government Employee Salary News: Should a central government employee in salary arrears as recommended by the 7th Wages Commission file a form to claim relief under Section 89 income tax?
According to tax rules, it is mandatory for a government employee to file Form 10E online at the Income Tax Electronic Filing website to request relief under Section 80.
Taxpayers who seek Section 89 relief without filing Form 10E may obtain a notice from the Department of Income Tax stating that “Section 89 relief has not been authorized. in your case, because the online form 10E has not been filed”. Therefore, you must file Form 10E online before filing your tax return.
How to complete the 10E form?
Government employees can complete Form 10E by following the steps below:
Step 1: Connect to http://www. incometax.gov.in.
2nd step: After logging in, click the e-File tab > Income Tax Forms > File Income Tax Forms. On the home page, select the option: “Tax Exemption and Relief/Form 10E)
Central administration employees receive their payments (salary, pension, allowances, etc.) in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Salary Commission. It is mandatory for all employees to file an income tax return (ITR). The last filing date for returns for the 2022-23 assessment year for salaried employees was July 31, 2022. Over 5.8 million returns were filed by this due date.
Salary review of civil servants
In a recent statement to parliament, the government said that the review of payments to central government employees can be made at any time in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Salaries Commission. The formation of another remuneration commission may not be necessary for this particular purpose.
However, the government has also said that it is not true to claim that there will be no 8th Central Wages Commission in the future. Meanwhile, central government employees are awaiting another revision of the dearness allowance rate in the second half of the fiscal year. A decision in this regard may be announced soon.
(With contributions from Taxmann)