Interim Budget 2019 PDF: Full text of Piyush Goyal's speech in Parliament; finance minister dangles pre-poll carrot for middle class ; download here
In a clear pre-poll sop for the middle class, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that the government proposes to raise the income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh, but left the implementation to the next government in the full-fledged budget. It has also proposed to raise the standard deduction to Rs 50,000.
Railways escapes glare of slippages in interim Budget 2019; capex falls short while total spend overshoots estimates
It is more than a decade since the Railways embarked on accounting reforms. The official website says the opening and closing balance sheets of all the divisions will be done in the new format by April this year. That seems unlikely.
Tax cuts for salaried middle-class: Here's how to claim benefits by investing in assets, payments to health insurance and education
One of the most important and easiest principle of tax planning is claiming benefits from tax deductions.
Budget 2019: Farm relief package of Rs 75,000 cr targetted at small and marginal farmers, says Finance Secretary
Along with the relief package for farmers, the government has initiated a range of measures to boost agriculture.
Budget 2019: Raising income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh will give relief to many; ensure more savings and investments
One very important move in Budget 2019 is that income tax returns will now be processed within 24 hours and refunds will be initiated immediately.
Filling in for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is ailing and under medical treatment in the United States, Piyush Goyal said he was presenting an interim Budget but tabled a full-fledged on
The Law Ministry has been allocated an additional sum of over Rs 666 crore for conducting Lok Sabha elections due this summer.
Budget 2019, pro-farmer, pro-middle class as expected says corporate India, hails focus on AI, digitisation
The interim Budget is a bold attempt to make India's growth more inclusive
Direct tax collection exceeds target in FY19, pegged at Rs 13.80 lakh cr in FY20; mop-up from customs crosses target
As per the 2019-20 Budget estimates, out of the Rs 13.80 lakh crore direct taxes, the government aims to raise Rs 7.60 lakh crore from corporate tax and Rs 6.20 lakh crore from PIT.
Narendra Modi says Budget 2019 merely a 'trailer' of what will guide India to prosperity after Lok Sabha polls
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the interim budget is merely a "trailer" of what will guide India towards prosperity after the Lok Sabha polls and described it as something which will benefit all sections of the society.
Budget 2019: Govt plans to mop up Rs 90,000 cr from CPSE share sale in FY20; confident of crossing previous year’s target
The government, which has already raised around Rs 36,000 crore from disinvestment so far in the current fiscal, expects to raise another Rs 44,000 crore from share sale in state-owned companies in the two months till March 2019.
Budget 2019: Things to watch for in the new mega pension scheme; will it make Atal Pension Yojana redundant?
The Atal Pension Yojana levies heavy penalties for delay in paying monthly contributions, or inability to pay contributions for certain months.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday doled out tax sops to middle class including doubling of income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh and raising standard deduction to Rs 50,000, and provided concessions on interest income from bank deposits and rent.
Yogi Adityanath calls Union Budget 2019 'Independent India's greatest ever', says it will fulfil nation's dreams
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that the interim budget announced by the Narendra Modi-led government is independent India’s greatest-ever, adding that it promised to fulfil the dreams of a new India.
Goyal said that the Centre would request the state governments to give list of farmers with less than 2 hectares of land holding, so that small and marginal farmers can enjoy these benefits
Budget 2019 Updates: Opposition terms interim budget a 'jumla'; Congress says Narendra Modi giving a vision of 10 yrs at end of tenure
Budget 2019 LIVE: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot termed the budget as another 'jumla' of the Narendra Modi government. The Opposition has been targeting the interim budget calling it an exhibition of hollow dreams. Gehlot said that Narendra Modi was showing people dreams for the next 10 years when in reality, his term is going to end soon.
Budget 2019: Piyush Goyal has delivered election campaign speech, support for farmers inadequate, says P Chidambaram
Chidambaram sais Goyal tested people's patience by delivering the "longest interim budget speech in the recent memory
Making a strong re-election pitch, the BJP-led NDA government Friday announced the biggest income tax sops for the middle class, including a complete exemption for income up to Rs 5 lakh, and Rs 6,000 annual cash dole to poor farmers in a scheme that will cost Rs 75,000 crore per year
Budget 2019: Finance minister Piyush Goyal proposes to hike TDS threshold on rent income to Rs 2.4 lakh
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday proposed to increase tax deducted at source (TDS) limit on rent income to Rs 2.4 lakh from the current Rs 1.80 lakh
Budget 2019 in graphics: Narendra Modi govt steps up rural funding in last budget before Lok Sabha elections, deficit rises
The Interim Budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal unveiled an interim budget with giveaways for rural citizens and tax benefits for the middle class, in what is being seen as a critical test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is facing anger over depressed farm incomes and unemployment with a general election just months away.