Budget 2020:Investment Clearance Cell

News:The Finance Minister has proposed setting up of ‘Investment Clearance Cell’ for young entrepreneurs. Facts: About Investment Clearance Cell: The Investment Clearance cell will be a pan-India single-window clearance system for entrepreneurs. It will be setup by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DPIIT). The cell will give investors free investment advisory, land… Continue reading Budget 2020:Investment Clearance Cell

‘Indian Tech Startup Ecosystem – Leading Tech in the 20s’

News:According to the report ‘Indian Tech Startup Ecosystem – Leading Tech in the 20s’ by Nasscom,India continues to be the third largest startup ecosystem across the world. Facts: Key takeaways from the report: India continues to be the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, having added more than 1,300 tech startups in 2019. India… Continue reading ‘Indian Tech Startup Ecosystem – Leading Tech in the 20s’

CBDT constitutes Start-up Cell for redressal of grievances related to Start-ups

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has constituted a dedicated start up cell for addressing the specific problems related to Start-ups. The start up cell will be a five-member board which will be headed by the member (Income Tax and Computerisation) of the board. The cell will work towards redressal of grievances and mitigate… Continue reading CBDT constitutes Start-up Cell for redressal of grievances related to Start-ups

Escape from angel tax delights start-ups

Finance minister has announced that angel tax will not be applicable on startups that are registered with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DPIIT). The move is likely to give a long-demanded angel tax relief to start-ups and exempt them from scrutiny. The government has also decided to set up a dedicated cell… Continue reading Escape from angel tax delights start-ups

CBDT eases plight of start-ups with pending angel tax cases

The Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) has issued a circular on angel taxes on start ups. The circular has instructed income tax officers that registered start up companies that have already been selected for verification under the angel tax provision will not be scrutinised. Further,even unregistered companies have been given relief with the assessing officer… Continue reading CBDT eases plight of start-ups with pending angel tax cases

Start-ups, SMEs write to govt. on equalisation levy

Recently,Domestic Small and medium enterprises(SMEs) and start-ups have written to Revenue Secretary.They have complained about the equalisation levy they have to pay to foreign companies for doing business in India. They have said that this has resulted in increased costs as well as loss of revenue to the government. The equalisation levy was introduced in… Continue reading Start-ups, SMEs write to govt. on equalisation levy

CBDT yet to set up angel tax exemption infrastructure

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has not set up the back-end infrastructure required to automatically exempt registered start-ups from angel tax.However,CBDT has asked its officers to avoid taking coercive measures against companies that have received notices under the angel tax. Angel Tax is a 30% tax that is levied on the funding received… Continue reading CBDT yet to set up angel tax exemption infrastructure

Startups to be listed for Angel tax exemption

1.The government on Friday agreed to compile a list of startups eligible for angel tax exemption, based on their audited financial statements and income tax returns of the previous year.2.The government has decided to raise the maximum time limit below which a firm would be deemed eligible for angle tax exemption from present 7 years… Continue reading Startups to be listed for Angel tax exemption