Union Budget: Opinion

Secrecy Around Templeton's India  Closure Is Indefensible

Secrecy Around Templeton's India Closure Is Indefensible

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Opinion | Friday January 22, 2021

For years now, faith in the integrity of India's markets has hemorrhaged, with everyone from rating firms to auditors, fund managers and trustees putting their own commercial interests above - and often against - those of the investing public.

Budget Focusses On Boosting Farmers' Income

Budget Focusses On Boosting Farmers' Income

Shripad Jadhav | Saturday February 01, 2020

Overall, the Union Budget has made positive announcements for the agriculture sector. However, what remains to be seen is that all these measures get implemented seamlessly at the ground level.

Restoring Input Tax Credit Benefits To Help Bring Down Property Prices

Restoring Input Tax Credit Benefits To Help Bring Down Property Prices

Anuj Puri | Saturday February 01, 2020

The question of why homes are not selling as quickly as they used to does not have a single answer - it is a matter of sentiment, and sentiment reacts to a number of factors.

Dividend Distribution Tax Rationalisation The Need Of The Hour

Dividend Distribution Tax Rationalisation The Need Of The Hour

Naveen Wadhwa | Saturday February 01, 2020

Shareholders falling lower tax brackets pay lesser taxes on dividend income, whereas those in higher tax brackets lead to more revenue for the tax department.

Expect Alignment Of Income Tax Act With Task Force Recommendations

Expect Alignment Of Income Tax Act With Task Force Recommendations

Rahul Singh | Saturday February 01, 2020

In order to curb litigations, one of the suggestions of the task force was to introduce the concept of mediation under the Income Tax Act.

Does Super-Rich Taxation Require A Revisit?

Does Super-Rich Taxation Require A Revisit?

Homi Mistry | Sunday January 19, 2020

While tax rates in India are not the highest, countries such as Japan, Denmark, Germany and Sweden have even higher tax rates.

Revision In Tax Slabs, Section 80C Limit On Common Man's Wish-List

Revision In Tax Slabs, Section 80C Limit On Common Man's Wish-List

Sudhakar Sethuraman | Sunday January 19, 2020

The present tax regime has adversely impacted the individuals having income from a let-out property due to a rise in the housing cost and interest on home loan.

Personal Tax Rate Cuts A Reality?

Personal Tax Rate Cuts A Reality?

Divya Baweja | Sunday January 12, 2020

Policymakers have a fair bit of elbow room to please the individual taxpayer by tweaking the slabs.