In the context of formulating the proposals for the Union Budget of 2017-18, the Ministry of Finance would like to be benefited by the suggestions and views of your Association. You may like to send your suggestions for changes in the duty structure, rates and broadening of tax base on both direct and indirect taxes giving economic justification for the same.

2. Your suggestions and views may be supplemented and justified by relevant statistical information about production, prices, revenue implication of the changes suggested and any other information to support your The request for correction of inverted duty structure, if any for a commodity, should necessarily be supported by value addition at each stage of manufacturing of the commodity. It would not be feasible to examine suggest ions that are either not clearly explained or which are not supported by adequate justification I statistics. Further, as regards direct taxes, while forwarding your proposals, please take into consideration the Budget announcement made in Union Budget 2015-16 to reduce the rate of Corporate Tax from 30% to 25% over the next 4 years along with rationalization and removal of various kinds of tax exempt ions and incentives and the plan of phasing out exemptions and tax incentives laid before the Parliament with the Union Budget 2016-17. The Synopsis of your suggestions could be given in the following format:

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2.1 Further,  in  respect  of  proposals  relating  to  changes  in  Customs  and  Central  excise  duty  rates,  the  additional information as prescribed in the Annexure enclosed herewith , may be provided.

3. Your suggestions and views may be emailed, as word document in the form of separate attachments, in respect of Indirect Taxes (Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax) to budget-cbec @in and Direct Tax to ustpl3 Hard copies of the Pre-Budget proposals/ suggestions relating to Customs & Central Excise may be sent to Shri Alok Shukla, Joint Secretary (TRU-1), and Service Tax to Shri Amitabh Kumar , Joint Secretary (TRU-ll), CBEC, while the suggestions re lating to Direct Taxes may be sent to Shri Rasmi Ranjan Das, Joint Secretary, Tax Policy and Legislation (TPL-1), CBDT . It would be appreciated if your views and suggestions reach us by the 18th October, 20 16.

Yours faithfully

(Abhishek Verma)

Budget Officer (TRU)
Tel: 011-2309 5543

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Tax Research Unit

Room No. 146G, North Block
New Delhi, dated the 6th October, 2016

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