MUMBAI: As the Narendra Modi-led NDA government prepares to set out its economic agenda for the nation, ‘Axe The Tax’, CNN-IBN’s award-winning initiative returns to highlight 5 tax clauses which should be amended in order to provide benefit to the common man. Commenced in 2007, this unique initiative has not only garnered immense popularity among viewers but has also been lauded and awarded by critics through the years.
As an integral part of ‘Budget of Hope’, the channel’s umbrella Budget programming, this one-of-its-kind initiative gives the common people a platform to voice their concerns against unfair tax clauses and takes their ideas and suggestions directly to the honourable Finance Minister for consideration. For seven years now, we have presented these suggestions to the Finance Minister – many of these have even resulted in policy level changes.
Speaking on this unique programming, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, IBN Network, said “Budget 2014 is truly a ‘Budget of Hope’ for the citizens of India. With the recent hike in Railway fare and duty on sugar imports, all eyes are now set on Budget day to find out what else the Finance Ministry has in store for them. ‘Axe The Tax’ is an endeavour from CNN-IBN to empower ordinary citizens to raise five tax related issues that need to be addressed by the newly elected government, and it will certainly emerge as a masterpiece within our unparalleled Budget programming.”