Presentation on theme: " Presented by Sri. K M Mani, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Govt. Of Kerala on 13 th of March, 2015. Seven Themes of focus: 1. A vibrant agricultural."— Presentation transcript:
Presented by Sri. K M Mani, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Govt. Of Kerala on 13 th of March, Seven Themes of focus: 1. A vibrant agricultural sector 2. Major strides in infrastructure 3. Sampoorna Arogya Keralam –A Universal Health initiative 4. Digital Kerala 5. Housing for all 6. Encouraging entrepreneurship in the State 7. Welfare Measures -motto of development with care
Constituted a Rubber Price Stabilization Fund of Rs.300 crore to support purchase of metric tones at a market support price of Rs. 150 per kilogram. Rubber wood exempted from tax & remove all restrictions in the free transport of rubber wood to any other state in India Set 2000 crore rupees for major infrastructure projects in the state
Kerala to be the first state to offer interest-free loans to farmers, which would increase the inflow of credit to the agricultural sector by an additional 2,000 crore rupees Various health insurance and welfare schemes to be launched for the weaker sections of the society, including the launch of smart health card Rs. 25 crore provided to meet the cost of development of the web applications and services and for the purchase of hardware
Funds raised from the market to be used for the suburban railway corridor, light metros in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. Major up gradation of the inland waterway system and airport, power, port, water supply and highway projects Allocated Rs. 300 crore for Paddy procurement, Rs. 10 crore for Neera production, Rs 75 crore allocated for coconut sector Allocated Rs 600 crore for Vizhinjam project & Rs 940 crore for Kochi Metro
Welfare scheme for citizens above 80 years of age who have none to take care of them Allocated Rs 475 crore for IT sector, Rs 482 crore for housing sector & Rs 162 crore for flats for poor. Allocated Rs 10 crore for Milma, Rs 181 crore for betterment for fishermen's families & Rs 46 crore for clean Kerala programs Kadanad Vocational Higher Secondary school to be renamed G Karthikeyan Vocational Higher Secondary school & Rs.7 crore allotted for new school building.
The tax exemption granted in 2012 to honey, honey bee box and accessories would be given retrospective effect with effect from onwards. The rent limit under luxury tax with respect to rooms in charitable hospitals enjoying exemption under VAT, will be raised to Rs “License for Rent” included to attract same stamp duty as that of rent deeds (lease deeds). This is expected to raise revenue to the extent of Rs.20 Crore.
One time settlement scheme for updating financials for of organizations under Travancore Kochi Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955 implemented. It would be made clear that registration under the Act to be made mandatory if turnover reaches Rs.10 lakh whether taxable or not. Such organizations allowed to update the returns by paying a one time fee of Rs.500 for every year delay. The filing of returns will be automated on online platform. This is likely to generate a revenue of Rs.15 crore.
Kerala Budget encourages entrepreneurship in the State Allocated Rs. 12 crore for Performance Linked Support Scheme for Startups, for 1000 startups with performance incentive of Rs 10,000 per startup per month for the first two years. Allocated Rs. 40 crore for the Entrepreneurship Support Scheme to support micro, small and medium enterprises. An amount of Rs.6 crore has been provided as seed fund to assist young entrepreneurs.
Plantation Tax withdrawn, but be levied on plantations held by companies, societies or trusts. This will lead to a potential revenue loss of Rs.2 crore. Charitable hospitals registered under Sec.12(AA) of the Income Tax Act, exempted from VAT on payment of a fee of Rs.10000/-. Multilevel Marketing Companies, their distributors & agents are liable for registration and pay tax under the Kerala Value Added Tax irrespective of their turnover.
Companies & entities maintaining an e-commerce website liable to file the details of inbound and outbound goods sold through such sites on monthly basis. Transporting agency to file returns with respect of goods dealt by them. Tax practitioners on implementing GST, an annual renewal fee of Rs.500/- will be introduced. Photo identity cards will also be issued to them.
Negative list as existed prior to 2008 would be reintroduced, incorporating interior decoration and furnishing contracts. These contracts would be non compoundable expecting an additional revenue of Rs.50 crore. Dealers in cooked food eligible for compounding under Section 8(c)(i) permitted to pay tax at compounded rates for the years prior to their registration also. TDS rates for Work Contracts executed under Sampoorna Gramin Rosgar Yojna or Beneficiary Committee, made equivalent to their tax rates.
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