The Finance Minister, in his speech on Interim Budget 2014-15, made the following observation on Direct Taxes Code (DTC):-
“Revenues are of paramount importance. The best source of revenue is taxes and for that we need modern tax laws. I am disappointed that we have not yet been able to introduce GST. I leave it to you to answer the question, who blocked the GST when an agreement on the game-changing tax reform was around the corner? We have also got ready a Direct Taxes Code that will serve us for at least the next twenty years. I intend to place it on the website for a public discussion without partisanship or acrimony. I appeal to all political parties to resolve to pass the GST laws and the DTC in 2014-15.”
Accordingly, the DTC, 2013 along with DTC Bill, 2010 is placed on http://incometaxindia.gov.in. A write-up on the significant changes in the proposed DTC, 2013 is also placed on the website. The report of the Standing Committee on Finance is available at the http://loksabha.nic.in. Comments, if any, on proposed DTC, 2013 may be sent on email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org.