Days ahead of the Budget, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today pitched for increasing the tax exemption limit on financial investments by individuals from Rs 1.5 lakh a year.
Acknowledging that there was a Rs 50,000 increase in the limit in the last budget to Rs 1.5 lakh a year, he said benefits of this instrument have been lost over time as the limit was anchored at Rs 1 lakh for a long time.
"Remember the government increased the limit for tax benefit in savings by Rs 50,000 in the last budget. The question is -- is there room for more primarily because the real tax benefit has fallen over time because the limit was at Rs 1 lakh for a long time. Maybe what we have to do is increase that," Rajan said on a call with analysts.
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