Pharma industry wants Budget to offer clarity on tax structure

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Latest News – The pharmaceutical industry has asked the government to bring in more clarity in terms of tax structure and provide incentives on research and development (R&D) as part of its budget wish-list.
The industry players also want the government to provide a road map towards bringing down corporate income tax down to 25 per cent.
The Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA), a body comprising mostly home-grown pharma firms, said all excisable goods used for R&D purposes should be exempted from central excise duty.
“Introduce parity in the input (12 per cent) and output (6 per cent) rate of excise duty for pharmaceutical products,” it said.
The association has also suggested that the (Read More)
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