Corporate Tax Cut - Impact of Tax Proposals on Key sectors


Impact of Tax Proposals on key sectors: “Setup in India” - An invitation letter to global investors

The tax break announcements today were a big shot in the arm though a tax reform.
However, one needs to see this with a bit of pragmatism. Several key sectors like Cement, Power, Steel, Mining have incentives from capex under sections such as 80 IA; while sectors like Auto are broadly between 27-32% - but need efforts on the demand side to deliver growth.

Hence the beneficiaries of these will be limited to select sectors and companies.

The government had already moved to 25% tax (in Budget June 2019) for companies having revenues upto Rs 400 crores which, as per government data, would have covered 99.3% of the companies.
We analysed the data of companies listed on BSE with turnover greater than Rs 1 cr – these totalled to 6082 companies – and the total tax payout as of their financial year end accounted to totally Rs 202,592 cr (on a standalone basis)

  • 4874 companies (80% of companies) with turnover from Rs 1cr – 400cr, contribute to 2.4% of the total tax paid by these – the companies had already received the benefit in Budget in June 2019 for 25% tax
  • 1207 companies (20% of the companies) with turnover of Rs 400 cr and above contribute to 97.6% of the total tax paid i.e. Rs.197,737cr – and are now falling under the purview of the new benefit, subject to incentives

The move is a positive reform for BFSI stocks – “the biggest beneficiaries” - (though not intended for them alone), as they will see a direct reduction in their tax outgo, which will directly and positively impact ROEs and internal accruals, which in turn will add to the core Tier 1 capital. There will be write down of deferred tax assets for companies, hence will impact P&L to that extent. Net impact from tax benefit announced will be lower this year i.e. FY20 in a scenario of DTA writeback and higher from FY21 onwards.

These reforms are definitely sentimentally positive and a signal to the government’s inclination to addressing issues of various industries. However we expect fiscal deficit to be closely watched and would need fast paced efforts from the government to address the same in the form of large divestments in PSUs, listing of large unlisted PSUs such as IRCTC and divestment of land holding under central government amongst others.
Expect “Make in India” to witness a significant boost with competitive tax rates in South East Asia.

The tax cut to 15%+ surcharge for new manufacturing units / setups, makes India’s tax rate more competitive than some of its Asian peers (like China and Malaysia). It’s virtually an invitation to global corporations to setup their operations in India at the most competitive tax rate than peers.

India is now even more competitive than Bangladesh, which has been quite competitive in textiles.

India however would be lesser attractive than Vietnam, which recently had cut its tax rates to woo large corporates affected by the US-China trade dispute.
The President of the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) Mukesh Aghi in recent media interactions indicated that they are in talks with ~200 American companies, which are willing to move their manufacturing base from China to India.

Also, in June 2019, as per a survey conducted by quality control and supply chain auditor QIMA on companies leaving China, 80% of American and 67% European Union companies have showed their intent.

With a reduction in the corporate tax rates, gates for India open up as India would now look attractive. Also, higher labour costs in China make India a better alternative.


Corporate tax rate

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12.50- 25.00%




25.17% (15%+ for new setups)



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