Ex-gratia TDS refund


29 November 2021  

I had been working with a MNC in India since May 2013. Due to Corona pandemic, I was laid off in June 2021 and company paid all the dues in July2021. In Jan21, I was paid ex gratia-amount of around 10Lacs with TDS deductions. The ITR is being filed for FY 2020-21 and want to know is there any tax refund possible for ex-gratia amount in Covid times. Was any Government notification issued to cover the job losses and benefits given to salaried class so that I can claim tax benefits/refunds. Documents may please be shared. Advice and suggestions are welcome. My email is roopi30 @ gmail.com.