Budget 2015-16 wishlist

Exempt imported coal from customs duty, demand private power firms

Private power producers have sought customs duty relief on imported coal for thermal plants, saying the levy is "increasing the cost of electricity generation and burdening the common man".

Feb 08, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

Auto industry body wants excise duty reduction in Budget

Automobile industry body SIAM wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce excise duty on automobiles in the upcoming Budget to help the sector combat demand slowdown.

Feb 08, 2015, 11:13 AM IST

FINER demands restoration of industrial policy for North East

The Centre should restore the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy, 2007, to give a boost to manufacturing and commerical activities in the region, an industry body said today.

Feb 06, 2015, 16:49 PM IST

Rajan for raising tax exemption limit on financial investments from Rs 1.5 lakh

Days ahead of the Budget, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday pitched for increasing the tax exemption limit on financial investments by individuals from Rs 1.5 lakh a year.

Feb 04, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

Realty sector seeks more tax sops on REITs

To ensure success of newly created REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) structure, property developers and consultants have sought more tax incentives in the upcoming union budget on investments through this route.

Feb 04, 2015, 17:21 PM IST

Budget 2015: Key Expectations of Gems and Jewellery Sector

Surendra Mehta, secretary of The Bombay Bullion Association Ltd shared his views on expectations of the gems and jewellery sector for the Budget 2015.

Feb 04, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

Exempt telecom goods made in SEZs from basic customs duty: COAI

GSM industry body COAI has suggested that telecom goods manufactured in the country in special economic zones (SEZs) should be exempted from basic customs duty.

Jan 30, 2015, 17:38 PM IST

IT industry seeks duty removal to ease component imports

The Indian information technology (IT) industry is to seek the government`s help to do away with the four percent duty on imported electronics components as that is becoming counter-productive.

Jan 27, 2015, 12:41 PM IST

JK Tyre seeks revision in inverted duty regime in Budget

JK Tyre & Industries has sought revision in inverted duty structure in the forthcoming Budget, saying it will offer a level-playing field to local tyre manufacturers.

Jan 25, 2015, 11:48 AM IST

FICCI president calls for more economic reforms, tax rationalisation

The government needs to continue with economic reforms, rationalise taxes and lower cost of funds to boost investments and lay the foundation for double-digit economic growth, FICCI's new president Jyotsna Suri said.

Jan 25, 2015, 11:47 AM IST

Steel Ministry seeks hiking of import duty on finished products

The Mines and Steel Ministry has sought import duty hike on finished steel products to 10 percent, besides complete withdrawal of the levy on imports of steel-making inputs such as iron ore and coking coal in the coming Budget.

Jan 22, 2015, 11:45 AM IST

Address tax issues, push data centre infra: Tech cos to Jaitley

Top officials from IT, BPO and eCommerce sectors today requested Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to address certain issues related to taxation in the Budget 2015-16, and provide incentives for setting up data centres in the country.

Jan 14, 2015, 21:52 PM IST

Address regulatory, tax challenges for start-ups & SMEs: Nasscom

IT industry body Nasscom Wednesday said the government needs to address regulatory and tax challenges for technology start-ups and SMEs, which are driving a new phase of growth for the over USD 100 billion sector.

Jan 07, 2015, 18:10 PM IST