The DCCI said the government has given importance to most of the proposals of DCCI especially increasing time limit for income tax and vat return, reducing corporate tax and other taxes, engaging government owned schedule banks in SME financing, reducing advance tax on import of raw materials, increasing expenditure in the health sector and more allocation in the social safety net aiming to employment generation.

In the proposed budget, mitigating revenue shortfall, financing and ADP implementation are the biggest challenge, it said.

Since the proposed budget is an expensive one, it is more or less reflecting an inclusive approach through its indication to increase investment, fiscal incentives to the businesses, increased allocation in the health and social safety net programme and focus on economic recovery, said the DCCI.

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