Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 20
With the economy continuing to worry the Narendra Modi government, the Finance minister announced yet another set of tax boosters.
-Corporate tax rate to be 22 per cent without exemptions, inclusive of surcharge and cess
-No Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) applicable on such companies
-Effective corporate tax rate after surcharge to be 25.17 per cent
-To attract investment in manufacturing, local companies incorporated after October 2019 will pay tax at 15 per cent
-That effective tax for new companies shall be 17.01 percent, including cess and surcharge. Companies enjoying tax holidays would be able to avail concessional rates post the exemption period
-Will give MAT relief for those opting to continue paying surcharge and cess
-MAT has been reduced to 15 percent from 18.5 percent for companies who continue to avail exemptions and incentives
-To stabilise flow of funds into the market the enhanced surcharge announced in Budget 2019 will not apply on capital gains arising on sale of any security, including derivatives by foreign portfolio investors (FPI)
-For listed companies which made announcement for public buyback before July 2019 it is provided that tax on buyback on shares of such companies will not be charged
-Total revenue foregone by undertaking these measures is Rs 1.45 lakh crore per year
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