Indian Budget 2014-15

Union Budget 2014-15: Who said what

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the national budget for this fiscal and proposed to hike the tax exemption limit by Rs 50,000 for all individuals.

Jul 10, 2014, 14:01 PM IST

Economic Survey 2013-14: FY15 GDP growth pegged at 5.4-5.9%

India's economy is expected to grow between 5.4 percent and 5.9 percent in the current fiscal year, the new government`s first Economic Survey said on Wednesday.

Jul 09, 2014, 09:23 AM IST

PwC seeks scrapping of minimum alternate tax in Budget

Consultancy firm PwC has called for removal of minimum alternate tax (MAT) in the coming budget as a sop for the IT industry.

Jul 05, 2014, 18:09 PM IST

Assocham seeks tax incentives, infra status for ports in Budget

Industry body Assocham has sought tax incentives, market-linked tariff rates and grant of infrastructure status to the port industry in the upcoming budget for turning India's coastline into a growth catalyst.

Jul 05, 2014, 12:31 PM IST

Parliament's Budget session schedule to be finalised today

The schedule for the Budget session of Parliament will be finalised on Monday amid indications that it will start from July 7 with presentation of the Union Budget 2014-15 on July 11.

Jun 23, 2014, 10:06 AM IST

Govt may defer GAAR by a year to improve business sentiment

The government earlier proposed imposing the GAAR from April 1, 2016, for those claiming tax benefit of over Rs 3 crore.

Jun 22, 2014, 12:31 PM IST

GJEPC seeks duty cut on gold to 2%, scrapping 80:20 rule

The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has urged the government to reduce import duty on gold and silver to 2 percent from 10 percent.

Jun 20, 2014, 08:43 AM IST

Private insurers meet FM; pitch for raising FDI ceiling to 49%

Industry has been demanding raising FDI limit to 49 percent from 26 percent at present so that they get the much needed capital to enhance their business.

Jun 19, 2014, 21:37 PM IST

SIAM asks govt to continue low excise, give export incentives

In the interim Budget, excise duty on small cars, scooters, motorcycles and commercial vehicles were cut to 8 percent from 12 percent earlier.

Jun 17, 2014, 19:13 PM IST

ICC seeks lowering corporate tax to 25%

Corporate tax rate in India must be brought down to the global average of 25 per cent to regain the growth momentum, Indian Chamber of Commerce said in its pre-budget suggestions.

Jun 14, 2014, 15:08 PM IST

Govt unlikely to substantially hike plan outlay in 2014-15

The new Government is unlikely to substantially enhance the Plan expenditure for 2014-15 in the Budget to be unveiled next month because it needs to keep fiscal deficit in check.

Jun 14, 2014, 15:06 PM IST

Budget session likely from July 2nd week

The Budget session of Parliament is expected to start from the second week of July amid indications that the Union Budget 2014-15 could be presented by July 11.

Jun 14, 2014, 11:12 AM IST

RBI should wait until budget before cutting rates: Rangarajan

The RBI's status quo on key policy rates was in line with expectations and it should wait until the budget to lower rates, former Chairman of the Prime Ministers' Economic Advisory Council C Rangarajan said Tuesday.

Jun 03, 2014, 15:41 PM IST

Steps to address issue of rising bad loans likely in Budget

The Finance Ministry is likely to announce steps to deal with rising bad loan situation in the Budget to be presented some time early next month.

Jun 02, 2014, 19:29 PM IST

CII pitches for extending stimulus package in Union Budget

Industry body CII on Friday pitched for extending the short-term stimulus package, early roll-out of GST and rationalisation of subsidies, among other measures, in the first Union Budget under Narendra Modi-led government.

May 30, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

BSE proposes 49% stake in Indian bourses by foreign exchanges

The current policy permits foreign bourses to own a maximum of 5 percent stake in Indian exchanges.

May 27, 2014, 17:47 PM IST

Give top priority to taxation issues: Experts to new govt

The new government should accord priority to raising income tax slab, implementing Direct Taxes Code (DTC) and Goods and Services Tax (GST) with a view to give relief to common man as well as the industry, tax experts have suggested.

May 18, 2014, 12:48 PM IST