To assist India’s startups amid the COVID-19 pandemic, tax holidays for these companies have been prolonged by one yr until March 31, 2022, stated Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman whereas presenting the Union Price range 2021-22 on Monday.
“Tax holidays for startups prolonged by one yr, until 31st March 2022,” stated Sitharaman within the Parliament. The capital positive factors exemption given to startups was additionally prolonged by a yr extra. “Definition of small corporations underneath Firms Act 2013 to be revised. Firms with paid-up capital as much as Rs. 2 crore and turnover as much as Rs. 20 crore will fall underneath small corporations, benefiting greater than 2 lakh corporations in compliance required,” stated Sitharaman.
Reacting to the bulletins made for startups through the Price range presentation right now, Lokendra Ranawat, Founder and CEO, WoodenStreet stated, the funds was awaited with plenty of expectations and of that the majority have been met. Infrastructure and healthcare have been the principle spotlights of funds 2021 and a big funding has been allotted for the growth of the highway community.
“Additionally, similar to it was predicted, Startups got significance on this funds as properly. The tax-exempt on the income, in addition to investments, have been elevated by another yr which can be useful for the startup progress within the nation,” stated Ranawat.
“However, the funding in MSMEs and the moratorium on loans of as much as 2 crore will even play a vital function for the Indian corporates. Privatisation of a number of government-related sectors comparable to ports will even add to the financial progress and employment era,” he added. The Union Price range 2021-22 proposals relaxation on six pillars: Well being and well-being, bodily and monetary capital and infrastructure, inclusive improvement for aspirational India reinvigorating human capital, innovation and R&D, minimal authorities and most governance.
Whereas presenting the Price range, Sitharaman stated, solely thrice has the Price range adopted a contraction within the financial system this time, not like earlier than, the state of affairs is because of a world pandemic Price range-2021 offers each alternative for the financial system to seize the tempo and develop sustainably.