The jewellery industry has sought the implementation of presumptive tax as a clear cut method of taxation and a reduction in duty on polished diamonds to give India a boost as a diamond trading hub, industry watchers said.
One of the major demands is the implementation of the presumptive taxation regime, said Neelesh Hundekari, principal, AT Kearney.
Jewellery manufacturers are now taxed on their income. Introduction of a presumptive tax would mean that companies would be taxed on their revenue.
This would help in doing away with disputes on the valuation of inventory, Hundekari added.