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Budget 2017: What’s there for startups

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | More »

Indian startup community was left hankering for more from the Union budget presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday. Jaitley announced a few steps that are likely to benefit startups. One, he has proposed to extend tax holiday for three years in the first seven years of a startup̵...


What the tech startup ecosystem is looking forward to in the budget

With the Union Budget for 2013-14 just round the corner, Techcircle.in caught up with key players in the nascent Indian startup industry to get their expectations from it. These entrepreneurs and investors share with their thoughts on what needs to be done by the Government to further grow the ecosy...

27 February, 2013 | More »

Tax On Angel Investment: What Industry Watchers Say

The clause in the Union Budget 2012, which proposes to tax angel investments, has been termed by more than a dozen industry watchers as “a death blow” which has the “potential to kill entrepreneurial-startup ecosystem” in India. The decision has already created trepidation among entrepreneur...

19 March, 2012 | More »

Startup Tax Clause A Bottleneck For First-generation Entrepreneurs

(The Union Budget 2012 has introduced a new clause which will treat all individual investments including genuine angel money in a company as “income from other sources,” and these will be subject to a tax of 30 per cent at the hands of the companies including all genuine startups. The move has a...

19 March, 2012 | More »

Budget 2011-12: The Social Inclusion Agenda Riding On Tech

Much of Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee’s populist announcements and social agenda in Budget 2011-12 ride on the technological platform be it better delivery of citizen services, broadband penetration in rural India, financial inclusion, unique identity numbers, smart cards and the works. Read o...

28 February, 2011 | More »