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Govt To Present 2017-18 Budget On February 1

The Union Budget for 2017-18 will be presented on February 1, with the railway budget and the general budget being presented together for the first time since Independence

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PM Narendra Modi Promises More Difficult Reforms, Wants Higher Taxes From Markets

With a little over two months left for the Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised more "sound and prudent economic policies" which are "not for short-term political point-scoring" but for "larger national interests" and underlined the need to levy higher taxes on the capital markets

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Digital Push To Help Small Traders Save Up To 46% In Tax, Says Government

The government has said small traders will be able to save up to 46 per cent in tax by migrating from cash to digital transactions as the decision to tweak the presumptive income norms would reduce tax liability

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Modified Norms To Lower Taxes Of Small Traders By 30%, Says FM Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government's decision to tweak the presumptive income norms would reduce the tax liability by up to 30 per cent for those small traders opting for digital transactions

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Deposit Banned Currency Notes In One Go To Escape Queries, Says FM Arun Jaitley

After tightening rules for depositing old 500 and 1000 rupee notes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said no questions will be asked if any amount of junked currency is deposited in one go but repeated deposits may raise queries

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Less Tax For Small Traders On Digital Transactions, Says Govt

In a bid to promote less cash economy, the government on Monday said small traders and businesses with a turnover of up to Rs 2 crore will pay less tax if they accept payments through banking and digital means

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Budget To Focus On Higher Spending To Boost Economy, Says Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley on Saturday said infrastructure investment needs a booster and his next Budget in February will focus on encouraging more public as well as private spending to boost economic growth

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Guide To Understanding Advance Tax

The benefit of paying the advance tax as per the schedule is of course primarily that you avoid the payment of the 1 per cent monthly fine

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Save Taxes And Create Wealth With ELSS Funds

Here are a few things to keep in mind while investing into an ELSS, in order to maximize your chances of wealth creation

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In Need Of Cash, India Chases $117 Billion In Elusive Back Taxes

Tax officials may go increasingly after entities they think can pay, with possible repercussions for long-running disputes between the government and companies such as Vodafone and Cairn Energy

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Tax Adventurism Will Prove Extremely Costly, Says Jaitley

The minister said global initiatives to deal with the menace of unaccounted wealth abroad will be in place by 2017, and then it would become extremely difficult for individuals to hide assets.

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Column: Good But Not Enough

Overall the Budget has been positive for startups. But it leaves more work to been done in the next year.

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A Slow But Steady Start

The government has allowed global income from royalty or patent that is registered in India at a lower tax rate of 10 per cent to the benefit of companies with intellectual property, which will also help spur local research and development

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Unions Oppose Tax On Provident Fund Withdrawals

Jaitley has said the purpose of taxing interest earned on 60 per cent of withdrawals of contribution made after April 1, 2016 was to encourage people to invest in annuity or pension schemes.

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Untangle Tax Issues For E-commerce Sector

Amidst all this action, recently, the Centre liberalised the FDI regime wherein the companies engaged in manufacturing and single brand retail have been allowed to undertake e-commerce activity. This change is expected to further increase the breadth of this sector.

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