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February 28, 2015

Tax Amendments in Union Budget 2015-2016 (A summarised list)

Honorable Finance Minster Shri Arun Jately Ji, has given his Union Budgetary speech today for the budget of the year 2015-2016. You can get full Summarised updates from following link:
http://www.ngoandtaxconsultant.in/2015/02/unionbudget2015-2016.html


We are giving a comprehensive list of Amendments in Direct and Indirect Taxes proposed for the year 2015-2016.


DIRECT TAX


1. No Changes in Tax Slabs for Individual Assesses. Maximum no taxable income will be Rs. 444,200.00

2. Wealth Tax to be abolished.

3. To make up for loss due to removal of Wealth Tax. A special surcharge of 2 % on Super Rich is to be levied (Income above Rs. 1 crore).

4. Assets to be specified in Wealth Tax Return, is now to be specified in Income Tax return.

5. Corporate Tax to be reduced to 25% from earlier 30%. All the exemptions to be rationalized and removed in phase manner.

6. Exemption on Transport Allowances for Salaried class to be increased from Rs. 800 to Rs. 1600.

7. Deduction for health premium under section 80D to be increased from Rs. 15000 to Rs. 25000 and for senior citizen to Rs. 30000. For Super Senior Citizen the expenses upto Rs. 30000 will be allowed as deduction on medical expenses

8. Pension fund and New Pension fund deduction to be increased from Rs. 1.00 lakhs to Rs. 1.50 lakhs.

9. In case of serious diseases, the deduction of Rs. 60000 is raised to Rs. 80000

10. Income tax on Royalty for Technical Services reduced to 10%

11. 100% deduction on contirbution to Swach Bharat Abhiyaan and Clean Ganga Mission

12. Quoting of PAN number made necessary for purchase above Rs. 1.00 lakhs

13. Cash disallowance for purchase above Rs. 20000 of immovable property.

14. Rs. 50000 deduction under section 80CCD

15.Yoga to be charitable activity under Income Tax Act.

16. No DTC as Income Tax Act, has been modified to include most of the provision of DTC

17. GAAR will be defered by 2 years.

18. Manager of Off Shore Fund can open offices in India and laws will be ammended to provide them exemption as if they are not working from India.

19. Deduction under section 80U to be increased.

20. New Law on Black money to be intoduced. To have prosecution and penalty provision for Tax evasion.


INDIRECT TAX


1. Service Tax now increased to 14% instead of 12.36%

2. GST to be applied next year.

3. Service Tax exemption to Cold Storage for certain fruits.

4. Custom Duty to be reduced on 22 goods, to encourage Make in India mission.

5. Excise duty will be reduced to 6% on leather shoes

6. Excise duty rates to be reduced

7. Excise registration will now be online and will be provided in 2days. Excise return and docs to be filled digitally.


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