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Latest Articles in Budget 2016 17

Indian Markets On Fiscal Steroids

Stocks, bonds and rupee are gaining as the Budget deals the magic number; with fiscal discipline under the net, Jaitley endeared himself to the Indian stock markets

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Arun Jaitley Signals Rollback Of Pension Tax Plan After Backlash

The Finance Minister's pensions tax plan has sparked fury among India's small but vocal professional class -- only around 36 million of the country's 1.3 billion people contribute to the EPF

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Undisclosed Income: A Chance For Tax Evaders To Come Clean

The NDA government has decided to open a one-time, four-month compliance window for domestic black money-holders

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Jaitley To Spell Out Final Stand On Taxing EPF In Budget Debate

The intention behind the move is to make India more insured and pensioned society as the Budget provision provides for no tax on EPF withdrawal if it is invested in pension-based annuities

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Compliance Window For Black Money Holders Is No Amnesty: Minister

Those with undisclosed income and assets are being provided a four-month window beginning June 1 to declare their wealth

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How 52 Million May Depend On Rural Jobs Plan For 20 Years

The absolute number of poor as well as the proportion of poor below the poverty line (according to the Tendulkar poverty line) has been declining over two decades

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Mixed Bag For ENR Sector

The budget has brought about a mixed bag in relation to the ENR sector. There has been no extension of the existing sunset clauses

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Impact For Individual Tax Payers

To promote affordable housing, it has been proposed to increase the deduction of rent from the existing limit of Rs 24,000 to Rs 60,000 per annum.

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Modi's Most Powerful Enemy Is Bureaucracy: Part-2

After the needless EPF controversy, Sutanu Guru revisits and updates a column written and published in September, 2015 about India's rotten "steel frame"

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India's 2016-17 Budget 'In Line' With Current Rating: Moody's Analyst

The comments come even after Jaitley stuck to a fiscal deficit target of 3.5 per cent of gross domestic product for the 2016/17 year, sparking gains in bond markets.

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Govt To Consider Rollback Of Tax On EPF Withdrawals

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's proposal to tax 60 per cent of withdrawals from provident fund came under immediate attack from various employees unions

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IT Sector Gives Thumbs Up To Budget 2016

The IT industry has largely reacted positively to the Union Budget 2016-17, mainly in the backdrop of the opportunities that would arise with the government’s digital India initiatives

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Sensex Gains Most In 7 Years On Budget Lift, Zooms 777 Points

In the biggest post-Budget day rally ever, market skyrocketed 777 points, its best single-day performance in nearly 7 years, after fiscal steps announced in the Budget opened up more room for RBI to ease its policy.

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Budget Credit Negative For State-run Banks, Says Moody's

The Union Budget is credit negative for public sector banks as lower capital infusion announced by the government will be insufficient for lenders in a rising NPAs scenario, global rating agency Moody's said on Tuesday

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Budget 2016 | PPF Remains Tax Exempt; EPF Interest Post April 1 To Be Taxed

Clearing the air on taxing provident fund withdrawals, the government on Tuesday said PPF withdrawals will continue to be fully exempt from tax and only interest accruing after April 1 on 60 per cent of the contributions made to Employee PF will be taxed

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