Budget 2019: What is Tax Abatement?

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Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s first full-time female Finance Minister, will present the first budget of Narendra Modi-led government's second term on July 5.

Taking up the crucial Finance Ministry portfolio, Sitharaman has a big task at hand. In her new role, the former defence minister needs to address issues such as economic slowdown, unemployment rate which is at a 45-year high, severe agrarian crisis, NPAs marring the banking sector.

While all eyes will be on Budget 2019, it is imperative for people to know the key terms associated with the annual exercise.

Here’s a lowdown on some of the important terms to help understand the Budget.

Tax Abatement:

Government reduces taxes for corporates and businesses for a certain period of time to encourage economic development in a place. These reductions are called tax abatement. Property tax is one of the most common types of tax abatement given to businesses for a certain period of time to expand their existing operations within the city.

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