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Last Updated : Mar 02, 2016 11:18 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Budget 2016: Reactions from the MSME players

Measures such as lower corporate rate for small enterprises, increased turnover limit under Presumptive taxation scheme under section 44AD of the Income Tax Act for assessees in MSME category and few others are welcome move for SME players.


R. Narayan
Power2SME

“Budget 2016-17 laid special emphasis on job creation and outlined measures to facilitate ease of doing business whilst simultaneously boosting the agricultural sector and the infrastructural growth. Measures such as lower corporate rate for small enterprises, increased turnover limit under Presumptive taxation scheme under section 44AD of the Income Tax Act for assessees in MSME category and few others are welcome move for SME players.

Government’s announcement for new manufacturing companies incorporated on or after 1.3.2016 to be given an option to be taxed at 25% + surcharge, will attract entrepreneurial push in the manufacturing sector.  However, I believe the turnover limit announced under Presumptive Taxation scheme could have been clocked between 3-5 crores and tax benefit of 25% + surcharge must have been given to larger set of manufacturing units with lesser number of existence.

With continued focus on the Make in India Campaign, Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan and Skill India Campaign, government has announced measures that will indirectly impact MSME sector. Extended allocation of money towards Skill India, changes in customs and excise duty rates on certain inputs, introduction of Model Shops and Establishments Bill, that allow small, medium shop owners to do business 24x7, are some measures that will improve competitiveness and boost domestic demand.

The positive but limited measures announced around SME or Startup space will definitely bring some relief to the sectors. The sectors, however, still look forward to developments related to GST.”

R. Narayan is the Founder & CEO of Power2SME

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First Published on Mar 2, 2016 11:18 am
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