Chidambaram’s gifts to India

Mr.Chidamabaram has presened eight union budgets, 2 short of Moraji Desai’s record 10 budgets.

In these eight budgets, Mr.Chidambaram has introduced taxes whose acronyms have become part of daily usage.Have enclosed the list below:

Chidambaram’s Budget # Year New Tax/Proposal Introduced New Acronym introduced
1 1996-1997 Minimum Alternate Tax MAT
2 1997-98 Voluntary Disclosure Scheme VDS
3 2004-05 Securities Transaction Tax STT
4 2005-06 Fringe Benefits Tax FBT
4 2005-06 Banking Cash Transaction Tax BCTT
7 2008-09 Commodities Transaction Tax CTT

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