After winning the elections, the Modi government presented a Union Budget that aims to boost the investment in the economy. To this approach, the Finance Minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman announced few changes in the budgets for the MSMEs and start-ups with the goal of making India a $3 trillion economy this year.

Budget Highlights:

  • Easing angel tax proposed for startups.
  • No scrutiny required for Angel Tax from I-T department for startup.
  • To establish investor identity and source of funds for startups through E-verification mechanism
  • 2% interest subvention for GST-registered MSME on fresh or incremental loans.
  • ‘Stand Up India’ Scheme to continue till 2025.
  • New television channel for start-ups.
  • Pension benefit extended to retail traders with annual turnover less than Rs 1.5 crore.
  • New payment platform for MSMEs to be created.
  • Public sector banks to be provided Rs. 70,000 of capital
  • Government proposes steps to remove angel tax woes of startups and relaxation from income tax scrutiny
  • A television programme on Doordarshan dedicated for startups.
  • 80 livelihood business incubators and 20 technology incubators to be set up in 2019-20 under ASPIRE to develop 75,000 skilled entrepreneurs in the agro-rural industries.


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Source: Marketing Maverick , Economic Times