Corporate tax for companies over Rs 400 cr to be cut gradually to 25%, says Nirmala Sitharaman

  • In her maiden Budget last month, Nirmala Sitharaman had cut corporate tax for companies with annual turnover of up to Rs 400 crore to 25%

  • Echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech, Sitharaman said Indian wealth creators will be given all kind of support

  • Modi had in his annual Independence Day address to the nation on 15 August extolled the role of wealth creators

New Delhi: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said corporate tax rate for companies with over Rs 400 crore turnover will be gradually cut to 25 percent, and the government will support wealth creators.

In her maiden Budget last month, she had cut corporate tax for companies with an annual turnover of up to Rs 400 crore to 25 percent from 30 percent earlier.

Last year, the then finance minister Arun Jaitley had cut the corporate income tax rate to 25 percent for companies with a turnover of up to Rs 250 crore.

Speaking at an industry event here, Sitharaman said the reduction in corporate tax would be gradual.

 Corporate tax for companies over Rs 400 cr to be cut gradually to 25%, says Nirmala Sitharaman

File image of Nirmala Sitharaman. PTI

She did not give a timeframe for the reduction.

Echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech, she said Indian wealth creators will be given all kind of support.

Modi had in his annual Independence Day address to the nation on 15 August extolled the role of wealth creators and said they must not be viewed with suspicion.

"Let us never see wealth creators with suspicion. Only when wealth is created, wealth will be distributed," he had said. "Wealth creation is absolutely essential. Those who create wealth are India's wealth and we respect them."

Updated Date: Aug 20, 2019 10:26:26 IST