To provide the necessary impetus to retail investors, the government could look at personal tax slab changes and roll back long-term capital gains tax
Budget 2020: Will govt be brave enough to walk the extra mile, turn tables and spark a rebound in economic growth?
The Indian economy is going through a sustained slowdown with growth slowing for over five quarters now, marking this the longest slowdown in the country since liberalisation
Budget 2020: Access to uninterrupted and affordable electricity will be key to achieve India’s $5 trillion economy goal
India will not be able to achieve a self-sustaining energy future without disruption in its energy distribution model
Government expected to push the pedal for agri reforms; here's a list of centre's schemes that can help
With an increased focus on addressing the systemic challenges in the agriculture sector, the upcoming Budget may see greater attention on the agriculture sector covering policy reforms and technical intervention.
Budget 2020: Govt must take bold steps to bring private participation into infrastructure building to spur demand
One of the largest sources of demand for manufacturing products is the government’s investment in infrastructure and building assets
Budget 2020: Income tax rules on gains from gold, property sale, stocks likely to change; tax treatment for LTCG may be revised
Among the Budget proposals being considered for the Union Budget is that the long term capital gains (LTCG) tax will be fixed at 24 months or two years uniformly for all asset classes
Budget 2020: Finance minister should address pain points of GST to ease niggling business process issues
Come July 2020, the GST will complete a landmark three years in operation in India despite much skepticism
Budget 2020: After corporate tax reduction, it is time Nirmala Sitharaman gives some relief to individual taxpayers
The reduction in individual tax will leave the taxpayers with more room to spend and consequently will improve demand, consumption and investment, which is the need of the hour to boost India’s economic growth.
Budget 2020: Unless govt is firm about its basic economic ideology, it will continue to make ad-hoc, ill-planned changes in name of policy
In today’s dynamic world, it may be appropriate to adopt quarterly budget announcements in line with the publicly affirmed economic ideology instead of policymaking through frequent press releases.
Budget 2020: Govt may consider unveiling national logistics policy; likely to set up a single-window marketplace
High logistics cost impacts the competitiveness of domestic goods in international markets.
Budget 2020: Startup sector needs relevant reforms, right support and opportunities to play crucial role in India's growth
To reduce startup 'infant mortality' and encourage angel investments, risk-taking, creation of jobs, it is hoped the government will allow for tax exemption for amounts invested in accredited startups.
Budget 2020: Policy relaxations and incentives will whip up investors’ appetite, help govt fast-track to clock $5 trillion mark
The next proposal that may top FM’s Budget speech must be the disinvestment in strategic PSUs and outright privatization of loss-making PSUs.
Various tax exemptions for salaried class has outlived utility; time for Nirmala Sitharaman to enhance them
Currently, the maximum tax rate of 30 percent is triggered at an income exceeding Rs 10 lakh per annum
Budget 2020: Govt should announce steps to boost rural growth, infra to give more disposable income in aam aadmi's hands
Focused efforts towards increasing rural employment, skill development of rural youth, MSME growth, job creation, farmer productivity improvement and infrastructure development to be key areas of focus of Budget 2020 for the coming year
Budget 2020: Finance minister must co-opt costs of modernising teaching, infra in allocation for education sector
It is imperative that the higher education system is thoroughly revamped so that students receive quality and contemporary education and are ready to join the workforce of the future.
Budget 2020: NBFCs offering gold loans can meet part of unmet credit demand, boost growth; here's how
Gold loans provided by NBFCs should get equal and fair treatment at par with the banks
Union Budget 2019 LIVE streaming: Watch Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman budget speech and live coverage online at Firstpost
The Union Budget 2019 can also be downloaded from Government of India's official website www.indiabudget.gov.in after the Budget is tabled in the Parliament.
Budget 2019: From lowering personal income tax rate to rationalisation of GST rates, industry hopes Piyush Goyal can tackle pending issues
Startup founders want the government removes the startup tax in all forms from the Budget
Budget 2019 expectations: Farm relief package, tax exemptions, discount on loans for business; hopes abound from Piyush Goyal
In Union Budget 2019, the government is expected to project economic growth of around 7.5% for the next financial year, while expanding capital spending on railways, roads and ports by 7-8%
Keeping in mind the Lok Sabha polls due next year, the Centre has presented an "election budget" and it had to take "desperate measures" following criticism over the GST, note ban and the Gujarat polls results, Shiv Sena leaders said on Thursday.