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Latest Articles in Union Budget 2020

Off-Budget Reforms Needed

Future Union Budgets should deal with the year’s key accounts. While brevity is the soul of wit, clarity surely is the soul of a good Budget.

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Twin Tax Slabs In Budget 2020: A-La-Carte Or Buffet?

Needless to say that the Indian tax structure as it is very complicated thanks to the direct and indirect levies and the annual budget throws a fresh challenge each year to the tax payer, ‘do you really understand me’ trick. This year’s budget is no different.

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Dividends - To Tax or Relax ?

We need a stable, explicitly stated tax policy aligned with the medium term objective of the government. A perfect policy does not exist in reality. But an optimal choice can be made and aptly communicated to be effective.

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Budget 2020 – Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Vikas

Disinvestment road map will help reduce government dependence of tax revenue and improvement of the primary and secondary bond market will help reduce the dependence of corporate sector on bank finance alone.

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Real Estate: Proposals Could Have Been Bolder

The government could have been much bolder with respect to real estate but whatever came to the market were majorly in the form of improving buyer sentiments and nothing else.

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Several Positive Takeaways For Infra Sector

The decision to increase the Deposit Insurance Coverage from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh per depositor will be a huge relief and will encourage further savings which can be channelised for funding infrastructure and industrial projects.

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Focus On Wellness And Prevention

On the whole, the budget, while not specifically providing an increased allocation to healthcare delivery, has focused on prevention and wellness which can bear good results in the long term.

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Implementation Will Be Key To Job Creation Ideas

To improve reach and access to quality education to deprived sections of society providing online degree courses from the top Indian institutes is a welcome move.

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Something To Cheer For Lower, Middle Income Group

While on the one hand the Budget has something to cheer for lower or middle-income group, it does not bring similar reason to smile for the higher income group.

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No New Direction For Agriculture In FM’s Speech

A roadmap for productive and size-efficient agriculture that can compete on its own is too hazy. More policy changes must follow.

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A Booster Shot That Wasn’t

The allocation for healthcare in this year’s Budget may not be adequate to meet the desired objectives

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Union Budget 2020: The Big Push?

Budget 2020 offers bits and pieces for the optimist, nothing to the pessimist and less than something to the realist. And the big question remains: will the economy turnaround anytime soon

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Budget 2020: Bridging The Gap

The holistic focus on doubling farmer’s income in the rural area is commendable

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Balancing The Budget

Intersectional policy research should be undertaken to aid evidence-based policy formulation to curb gender inequalities and contribute to overall development.

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Union Budget 2020: Tax Reforms Or Mere Amendments

Budget 2020 has proposed over 100 amendments to the Income-tax law, highlighted here are key proposals and how they could impact some sections of taxpayers.

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