Name: Shivi Goyal
Age: 31 years
Place: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Annual income: RS. 3.0 to 4.0 lakhs
What was the biggest financial blow you had to endure in 2012?
A bumpy 2012 but it can be a rougher 2013 for Indian economy. The biggest blow faced is in economic and political developments. The infrastructure momentum was lacking and that hurt the civilians. The nastiest part of 2012 Indian economy is that it has made the low investment and business climate of 2011 further worse.
Would you welcome a tax on the super rich?
I rather that that the tax base needs to be widened and we can hope for the fiscial reforms this year.There are millions of people and small firms in our country who are just not paying taxes at all. That is where the emphasis should be rather than increasing the tax rates in other areas who are already the tax payers. We can hope for the fiscal reforms this year as Indian economy is at its worst in decade now.
What would you most like the finance minister to do in his upcoming budget?
With so much of price hikes families are under pressure to cut down their lifestyles. I seriously hope a sensible revision on Tax Slab and service tax this year which lead to certain satisfaction for common people.