The system of direct tax code is made simpler so that the common man can follow it, said retired Indian Revenue Service officer K R Vasudevan.
Delivering a lecture on `Direct tax code' at Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI, Hubli) recently, he said the proposed limits of income tax for individuals are quite encouraging and the government can earn more direct tax.
As much as 10% rate was set for income in Rs 1.6-10 lakh range, 20% for Rs 10-25 lakh range, and 30% for over Rs 25 lakh.
The proposed limits are subject to correction as the government will implement the direct tax code only by next year, he added.
The income tax rate fixed for firms and companies was 30% and the slab could reduce the quantum of black money in the country, he said.
He said that some of the proposals in the direct tax code would prove detrimental for industries working on precious metals like gold, silver, gems and jewellery.