SOMEONE HAS SUGGESTED ABOLISHING INCOME TAX

     

In an interview with Business Today, he said that there are alternative ways of raising resources, apart from income tax.

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Dr Swamy explained that there are other options such as raising resources from coal auctions.
Member of Parliament Dr Subramanian Swamy, ahead of the Budget 2022-23, stated in an interview that if he were the finance minister, he would abolish income tax. Dr Swamy has long been a proponent of abolishing income tax. In an interview with Business Today, he said that there are alternative ways of raising resources, apart from income tax.

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When asked what he would bởi vì if he became the finance minister, Dr Swamy said, “Firstly, I would announce that effective from April 1, till we are back to normal, no income tax will be paid by anybody. Và once normalcy comes, I think we should start making that permanent.” He further added that he would cut interest rates on loans from 12 per cent to 9 per cent. He said he would also ask Minister of Road Transport & Highways of India Nitin Gadkari to build as many roads as possible. 


The MP said that he first suggested abolishing income tax in the beginning of the tenure of the BJP government. He said that income tax collections were around Rs 4 lakh crore then. “At that time, when I said it, I said there are alternative ways of raising resources without taxation, like auctioning 2G licenses, how much did you get from the first auction? Rs 4 lakh crore -- exactly what the income tax was.”

Dr Swamy explained that there are other options such as raising resources from coal auctions. If the economy booms, people are willing khổng lồ give taxes, he added. He also suggested company incomes that are reinvested must be exempt from tax. 


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Talking about sustainable growth & job creation, Dr Swamy said that the best way is lớn handle demand factors in such a manner that supplies fly out of the shelf. Motivation lớn produce more is also key. 

He said that unlike what ex-RBI governor Raghuram Rajan had stated, raising interest rates would put a lot of MSMEs out of business, leading to increase in unemployment. “I must địa chỉ cửa hàng that unemployment today is more than what it was 10 years ago,” he said.

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Referring to the state of the economy, the MP said that India failed khổng lồ combat the ill effects of the pandemic on the economy. It also accentuated the decline that had started in 2016. “And in the third quarter of 2022, we had come down lớn 3.1 per cent growth rate in GDP on an annual basis, which means this is worse than Jawaharlal Nehru,” he said.


Dr Swamy said that India began with excess supply, & subsequently failed to boost demand. He said ideally the government should have abolished income tax & gone in for large public works. “I think things were not done and I must say the finance ministry has been a hopeless failure,” he said. 

The MP also said that plans like asset monetisation, national infrastructure pipeline and Gati Shakti won’t make much of a difference because the economic climate is not conducive. Giving an example, he said that after the Prime Minister put all his strength behind the privatisation of Air India from 2017, it got done only at the kết thúc of 2021, that too in a haphazard manner. 

Dr Swamy said that in order khổng lồ achieve the $5 trillion economy dream, India needs to grow at 14.8 per cent per year. He said India has the potential lớn reach that growth rate. “And I"m telling you, we can also demonstrate in future & overtake trung quốc in another 10 years,” he said.