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Latest Articles in Budget 2018

Budget 2018 - Putting Health Back on Track

Raising the exemption limit (for tax purpose) of deduction for health insurance and medical expenditure from Rs 30,000 per annum to Rs 50,000 per annum under Section 80D was also the need of the hour.

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More Technology, Give Me More: All Hail a Budget Promoting AI and Blockchain

Be it a political strategy that science and tech departments received only marginal allocation increases but that, one of PM larger campaigns, Digital India' allocation went 2x, the Government is speaking a lot about new, newer and the newest technologies.

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How was Budget 2018? Post Budget Reactions from Industry Leaders

“As a startup we appreciate the initiative taken by the government to introduce National programme on Artificial Intelligence. Additionally from the insurance point of view, the tax exemption will help senior citizens to enhance their insurance coverage at no additional cost by raising it from raised from 30,000 to 50,000,” said Sushant Reddy, Founder & CEO, AskArvi.

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Budget 2018: What Does It Have For The Agricultural Sector?

The government will take steps to boost exports of agriculture commodities which have the potential of reaching USD 100 billion, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

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Why India Needs to Focus on Fitness, Not Just Medicine in Budget 2018

The current GST framework allows restaurants to pay a flat percentage of turnover instead of paying GST on every product purchased as part of operations. Shouldn’t the government promote health as well as dining?

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Budget 2018 - Will it Overcome the Previous Budget’s “Mediocre” Title?

The list of taxpayers’ expectations is quite long and only time will reveal whose pleas will be heard and whose will remain overlooked!

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Budget 2018: Rural Farmers can Benefit from Sops for 'Agripreneurship'

There’s one startup named Ergos: “PM wants to double income in five years, I’m saying 1.4x in six months”

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What the Budget would Look Like If I were the Finance Minister?

While this government has done more in the last budget and through GST for the startup sector(it has increased tax holiday from 5 to 7 years and decreased tax from 30% to 25%), it will now focus on the E-commerce sector which is booming in India and going to touch 40 Billion Dollar mark in 2018.

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Budget 2018, the One Before 2019 Elections: Populist or Reformist?

This years’ budget will be the first post-GST budget of India. It will also be the last full budget before the 2019 elections.

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What the Budget would Look Like If I were the Finance Minister?

Corporate taxes would be reduced from 30% to 20% within 2 years (5% per year). This will help Indian companies to become internationally competitive. Currently, India has among the highest tax structures in Asia; higher than China, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam & Singapore.

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