We wanted to give our readers something informative yet different and thought what better way for that than with a quick recap of the major events from 2016 to early 2017 from across the globe, India and us at KredX. 2016 has been quite a rollercoaster ride for the world and us in India. From terrifying events to groundbreaking changes and new opportunities, it certainly was a mixed bag of emotions. Let’s take a look back at some of the most impactful stories from the last year and early 2017.
The Budget focussed on bringing about a sustainable change for the country by promoting a more digital economy, ease of doing business, introducing measures to help the rural and agricultural sectors through NABARD and creating opportunities for the youth. Here are the key highlights for businesses from this year’s Budget session.
Post GST into effect, SMBs in India will not use multiple points and application software for accounting, but rather upload invoices on the GST Network (GSTN). GST will completely restructure the way India does business. As the name suggests, GSTN is a network for Indian Businesses to upload their invoices for Tax processing and availing tax benefit.
In a decisive battle against black money, Narendra Modi government yesterday announced the invalidity of the legal tender of Rs.500 & Rs.1000 preceded by the release of Rs.2000 currency notes. This ruling will have far-reaching consequences on the Indian economy in both short and medium term.
Small Businesses both in urban & rural areas will feel the heat as these are mostly run via cash transactions. Also with the rise in NPA banks will be averse to fund these businesses even for a short period of time. Businesses with cash transaction will now have to rely on funding from other sources and might end up paying a lot more.