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Budget Highlights

  • Direct taxes code will be effective from 01-04-2012
  • States will be encouraged to agree on gst
  • Individual tax limit raised to 1.80 lakhs
  • No change in tax rates
  • Mat raised to 18.5% from 18%
  • Senior citizen age reduced to 60 years- exemption 2.50 laks
  • New category of very senior citizen- 80 years or more- exemption rs. 5 lakhs
  • Surcharge on domestic companies reduced to 5% from 7.5%
  • Exemptions under 80c- additional 20000.00 in infra bond will continue for one more year.
  • Central excise rate maintained at 10%
  • No change in service tax rate
  • Service tax law will be rationalised
  • New services introduced- hotel accomodation having 1000.00 or more room per day, restauraent service liquer, life insurance companies services in investment, legal serivces in arbitration etc.
  • Rs.52057 crores are allocated for education sector
  • New series of coins having new re. Symbol will be released
  • 500 crores will be infused in rural banking
  • Service tax refund process will be simplified
  • 2 more cpc in pune and manesar
  • New companies bill to be introduced in the current session
  • Allocation for farm development hiked to 7860 cr.
  • The momentum of disinvestment will be maintained
  • Interest subvention for home loan hiked to 25 lacs
  • Fii investment limit in infra corp bond raised to $25 bn
  • Govt. Will provide direct subsidy to people living below poverty line
  • 15 more mega food parks will be setup
  • Loan to minorities:- target 15% of total loan to priority sector
  • Health allocation up by 20%

CA Sudhir Halakhandi

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