Estimation of Corporate Tax from the Manufacturing Sector of the Indian Economy
Publication dateJan, 2004
DetailsReport submitted to the Ministry of Finance
AuthorsA. L. Nagar, Sanjay Kumar, Rajorshi Sen Gupta
Disaggregation of corporate tax (CT) according to the source of accrual may be useful in improving the precision of forecasts. In this paper, CT from the manufacturing sector in terms of level of profits (actual/estimated), contribution of the manufacturing sector to GDP and the upper bracket statutory corporate tax rate are estimated. The study shows that a 1 % increase in profits would lead to 0.34% increase in CT, a 1% increase in the contribution of manufacturing to GDP would result in 0.58% increase in CT and a 1% decrease in statutory tax rate has a positive effect on CT of the order of 0.44%.