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Budget 2015 - essential goods and services must be exempted from taxes for poor people and subsidies must be only for poor people.

Tax in General + Budget + Finance Acts - By: - CA DEV KUMAR KOTHARI - Dated:- 4-3-2015 - The budget 2015 has given benefit for poor people by way of common pools and not directly. Any person whether poor or rich has to pay taxes similarly for many essential items for consumption or services. This is not justified. Taxes must be according to capacity to pay: The well-known cannon of taxation is that tax must be according to capacity to pay. Therefore, there must be some regard and relaxation for .....

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rich all. There can be differentiation by way of exemption up to certain limit. For example telephones and mobile phones are now essential even for poor self-employed persons / workman like badhai -carpenter, raj mistry- masson , drivers , electrician, temporary cooks, maids, nurses etc. So there must be exemption for them or up to certain limit for all. A rich person may pay higher amount for mobile phone and internet services because he us using not merely personal essential service but also .....

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obacco items will be more expensive, Good for society as a whole - for better health and environment. Less use of tobacco for smoking will reduce carbon emission also. However, considering that tobacco is an essential item for many poor people also,- they must get some concession. All services becoming costlier For poor people there must be some exemption on essential services. For example telephone , mobile phone, internet bill up to ₹ 300/- per mont .....

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water for drinking. Aerated, flavoured drinks can be made more costlier- they are nor essential and are also not good for health. Plastic bags and sacks Can be made more costlier so that we re-develop habit of carrying cloth bag for shopping. Business and executive class air travel I believe a major part is on account of government and senior executives so it can be borne without difficulty. Visit to amusement an .....

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₹ 1,000 per pair The exemption must be restricted up to MRP of ₹ 1500/- or 2000/- per pair. Above that, must bear more taxes as they are more for brands and fashion and not as essential item. Locally made mobile phones, LED/LCD panels, LED lights and LED Lamps The government authorities must also take care to see that quality of such goods improves and one has to be satisfied with made in India product, of top class quality good . .....

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artificial scents and are not good for health. They pollute environment. So only small size of agarbatti should get exemption. Smoke of dhoop, dhoop batti is also not good for enviornment. The smoke is smoke it causes carbon , gas and heat emission. Microwave ovens Not affecting poor people. Refrigerator compressors Not affecting poor people. Peanut butter, packaged fruits and vegetables Essentials like .....

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anded with a view to increasing the number of beneficiaries from the present 1 crore to 10.3 crore. Similarly, ₹ 6,335 crore have so far been transferred directly, as LPG subsidy to 11.5 crore LPG consumers. I am sure, persons who are better-off, such as those in the top tax bracket, and those genuinely concerned for the welfare of the poor, such as members of this House, will give up their LPG subsidy voluntarily. In my two articles webhosted on this website I had already mentioned for su .....

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