This Year Finance Minister of India Mr Pranab Mukharji will present the Union Budget in the parliament for the Financial Year 2010-2011 on 26th February 2010. Everyone (Including all types of citizen of India & NRIs) is as eager to know the India Budget 2010 expectations as the final budget itself. After recession or Economic slowdown this is the 1st Union Budget will be going to Present in front of the House.This year Corporate house have more expectation from this budget as well as Common people too.
Corporate House:- Corporate house is waiting for Some stimulus package for the industry.Specially IT & Banking industry most affected from this economic slow down.
Common People:- Common People Expectation have a to control Sky Rocketing of the food prices.
This time Government should more focus on
1. Control on High Inflation Rate
2. Sky Rocketing Food Prices
3. Education Sector
4. Control on Government Expenditure.
5. Tax Rebate for Corporate & Individuals
6. More Focus on Priority Sector (Agriculture & Service) & ETC.
The common men and the corporates are looking for decrease in taxes. The Finance Minister is likely to augment exemption limit of individual taxes to Rs 3 lakh from Rs1.60 lakh for salaried people. Exemption limit for women is expected to be increased from 1.80 lakh to 4 lakh and for senior citizen from Rs 2 lakh to 5 lakh.
However, taxes levied on the perks availed by income earners are expected to be restructured on higher level. This arrangement may satisfy junior employees and senior citizens. But, it may not go well with the people belonging to higher position.
A reduction of 30% is expected in the corporate tax. The expectation is found in line with the introduction of Direct Tax Code (DTC) suggesting a 25% rate. The individual rate was lowered by 30% previous year also.
Capital Gains Tax:
As far as the 2010 India Budget expectation in the area of capital gain tax is concerned, finance minister is unlikely to bring any reform in this category of tax. It is predicted to be included under the Direct Tax Code, to be implemented from April 2011.
Re-fixing of Tax Slabs:
As mentioned earlier, the tax slab for women is expected to be revised to 4 lakh and senior citizens to Rs 5 lakh. However, second and third slabs of tax would see significant change.
The second tax slab is expected to be augmented from the existing Rs 3 lakh to Rs 1 million to be taxed at 20%. The third slab is likely to be increased from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 25 lakh to be taxed at the rate of 30%.
These revisions would act in favor of the reputed advocates as well as the doctors.
India Budget 2010 speculations suggest that it is not the right time for the government to roll back stimulus packages, despite the fact that GDP growth of the nation in the Q2 (July – September) of the current fiscal stood at 7.9%.
However, experts believe that government would withdraw few of the subsidies from the market. The oil companies were aided with the stimulus package to check loss. Government did not allow the Oil companies to raise product costs of kerosene and diesel, which would have forced the common men to pay more.
As high prices of diesel and petrol would bear adverse effect on the transport rates of food products, the stimulus packages are expected to continue in the oil industry. However, partial withdrawal of the stimulus aid can be expected in this sector to tackle the situation of increasing fiscal deficit.
According to India Budget 2010 expectations, the agriculture sector would be the highlight of the session. This sector is likely to receive enormous boost from the government. Finance minister's invitation to the farmers for the pre-budget meet is held to be the main reason behind such speculation.
Infrastructure and Social Sector:
Infrastructure industry is also expected to be the focus of the budget results of 2010. Many believe that development in this sector would account for massive growth in GDP. However, it is unlikely to ease monetary policy to better infrastructure. Interest rate cannot be reduced as well.
While taking into account the India Budget 2010 expectations of various sectors, it was found that the garment industry of India is looking for considerable cut in interest rates in its exports segment. The garment exporters also want the ministry to remove all the confusion faced in the case of excise as well as custom duties. The sector wants major commercial as well as fiscal relief. Similarly, the Indian tea industry is expecting to get an allocation of more than Rs 130 crore, which was granted in the fiscal year 2009-10.
List are many and expectations are more. In a very few days the government will open their magic box to lure the Indian Common people or they will only for the Corporate House.