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Govt readies new policy on start-ups

The Policy will focus on manufacturing, seek to promote innovation, will offer tax sops to small unlisted start-ups The government is working on a new start-up policy that will focus on manufacturing, seek to promote innovation, and also offer tax incentives to small unlisted start-ups. The aim, a government official familiar with the matter and speaking on condition of anonymity said, is to build an entire “ecosystem”, not merely offer incentives. The policy will focus on other issues as well, such as the ease of doing business, compliance and exits, this person added. And it will all start with a definition. Minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha is holding an inter-ministerial meeting on Thursday to come up with a definition of a start-up. Several tech entrepreneurs are expected to attend the meeting. The definition is important to understand who will “come under the ambit” of the policy, the government official said. The Start-up India policy (Mint’s name, not the government’s) wil…

Updates of the day...

Updates Of the Day
1.Delhi VAT- Form DP-1 shall be submitted online by all dealers latest by 31.12.2015.
2.Custom department issued notification no. 53/2015- Dated- 23rd November, 2015 to deepen the tariff concessions in respect of specified goods.
3.Sovereign Gold Bonds, 2015-2016 issue date shifted to November 30, 2015 vide circular issued by RBI.
4.Receipt already taxed in the head of sub-contractor cannot be disallowed to contractor considering same as inflated expense.[ ITAT Hyderabad: KNR Constructions Ltd. vs. DCIT]
5.No disallowance u/s 36(1)(iii) wherein interest free advance to sister concern was made due to margin money stipulation of bank granting. Supreme Court of India: Hero Cycles.
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Congress, government say ready for GST discussion

Finance ministry rules out adding GST rate in Bill The government and the main opposition, the Congress, on Wednesday were on the same page on the crucial goods and services tax (GST) Bill as far as talks were concerned. On the eve of the winter session of Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured the Congress it would hold consultations with opposition parties over the crucial GST Bill. The Congress told the government it had made its main concerns clear and wanted the government to respond to those, implying it was open to negotiations. Addressing reporters after an all- party meeting, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “The government has never discussed with us on the GST. We have made clear our concerns and it is now for the government to get back to us. We are open for discussion.” The view was also reiterated by party Vice- President Rahul Gandhi in Bengaluru. “ We strongly believe in GST ... but the government’s approach has to be one of r…

Market verdict Rajan to hold interest rate

Market players see no change in CRR either, expect RBI to wait for Fed move Bankers, economists and market participants expect the Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) to maintain status quo in its fifth bi- monthly policy review for 2015- 16, scheduled on December 1. All 12 participants in a BSpoll said RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan would be in no mood to tinker with the interest rate or even the cash reserve ratio. He would ideally wait to see the impact of a possible rate hike by the US Federal Reserve on December 15- 16, possibly the first by the world’s largest economy since June 2006. RBI has, since January this year, cut its policy rate four times to bring it down from eight per cent to 6.75 per cent. In the fourth monetary policy review on September 29, the central bank surprised the market by a 50 basis point ( bps) cut. One bps is a hundredth of a percentage point. The repo is the rate at which the RBI lends to banks. In his monetary policy statement, Rajan said the central bank’s stance…