Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicSuper-rich tax

Topic: super-rich tax

‘Covid cess’ will be absurd, anti-stimulus. Modi govt must not bring it in Budget 2021

The purpose of Covid cess is to cover for the money spent on vaccination as well as on assisting the poor during the pandemic. But public health is a state subject.

Next, Nirmala Sitharaman needs to undo the mistakes of her predecessors

Rollback of tax on FPIs & surcharge on capital gains tax only undo wrong done in this year’s budget, not those in decades earlier.

Modi govt rolls back super-rich tax, announces series of measures to revive economy

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced the withdrawal of angel tax provisions citing difficulties faced by start-ups and their investors.

Modi govt considering exempting foreign investors from super-rich tax

The proposal to tax the super rich, along with the Budget's lack of measures to boost the economy, led to foreigners withdrawing more than $3 billion from Indian shares.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.