Budget 2019-20: FM uses Sangam Tamil poem to explain govt stand

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman  caught the attention of all the MPs when she quoted a poem in Tamil by Pisirandhaiyar while tabling the Union Budget this morning. It was a Purananuru poem of the Sangam era, where Pisirandhaiyar advises the Pandya king on levying tax. Continue Reading

Budget 2019-20: No change in income-tax; petrol, diesel to cost more

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed a series of measures to leverage technology and make compliance easier for taxpayers. She announced interchangeability of PAN and Aadhaar. “Now you can file IT returns with Aadhaar as PAN-Aadhaar interchange is to be allowed,” she said. Continue Reading

Budget 2019-20: Rly infrastructure needs Rs 50L crore till 2030

Railway infrastructure would need an investment of Rs 50 lakh crore between 2018 and 2030, said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as she presented her maiden Budget in Parliament today. Continue Reading

Union Budget 2019-20: FM raises customs duty on gold by 2.5%

Customs duty on gold and precious metals has been increased by 2.5 per cent, from 10 per cent to 12.5 per cent in the Union Budget 2019-2020 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman this morning. Continue Reading