The Union Budget seeks to complement macro-economic level growth with a focus on micro-economic level all inclusive welfare. The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament today.
The key highlights of the budget are as follows:
- No change in Income Tax Slab during the Financial Year 2022-23.
- Income from the transfer of virtual digital asset shall be taxes at 30% with no deduction of expenses.
- Tax rates for co-operative societies slashed to 15%, while start-ups are set to get one year of tax incentives
- till March 31, 2023
- Alternate minimum tax for cooperative societies down from 18.5% to 15%
- Updated tax returns can be filed in 2 years from the end of the assessment year and incomes that might have been missed out can be declared (New provision to file updated return within 2 years of relevant
- assessment year)
- Tax deduction limit for State Govt employees to NPS raised from 10% to 14%
- Surcharge on Corporate tax pruned from 12% to 7%
- Surcharge on transfer of long-term capital gains tax capped at 15%
- Tax exemption to start-ups extended to March 2023.
- Gift of Virtual Digital Assets to be taxes at receiver’s end.
- Surcharge on long term capital gain is capped at 15%
- No benefit of set-off of loss allowable on income discovered during search and seizure
- Surcharge or cess is not allowable as business expenditure