Business Standard

Karnataka plans to levy tax on lavish wedding

People spending over Rs five lakh for holding marriage ceremonies may be taxed

Related News

government was mulling to levy tax on extravagant and lavish wedding ceremonies, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said today.

People spending over Rs five lakh for holding ceremonies may be taxed, Jayachandra said.

The government is planning to introduce this law by bringing in an amendment to the existing Karnataka Marriages (Registration and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1976, he said.

The money collected through such tax would be utilised to conduct simple marriages including mass and inter-caste marriages, he said.

Before bringing in the amendments to the existing Marriages Act, the government intends to put the proposal in the public domain for discussion, the minister said.

"I am placing before the people our intention of levying tax on lavish wedding ceremonies before we bring in amendments to the existing legislation. We want journalists, lawyers, people of all hue to express their views on the matter."

The law if enacted will curb unnecessary spending on wedding ceremonies, the minister said. "Most of them conduct marriages availing huge loans which pushes them into financial crisis most of the time," he said.

The minister said government had made registration of marriages mandatory which would help put an end to child marriages. A high-level committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge Shivaraj Patil had recommended making registration of marriages mandatory.

He said though the Karnataka Marriages (Registration and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1976, stipulates that registration of marriages is compulsory, there was no binding on the citizens to get their marriages registered.

However, the Justice Patil-headed committee had suggested to add a new section to the law, making non-registration of marriages a punishable offence.

Read more on:   
|
|

Karnataka plans to levy tax on lavish wedding

People spending over Rs five lakh for holding marriage ceremonies may be taxed

People spending over Rs five lakh for holding marriage ceremonies may be taxed government was mulling to levy tax on extravagant and lavish wedding ceremonies, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said today.

People spending over Rs five lakh for holding ceremonies may be taxed, Jayachandra said.

The government is planning to introduce this law by bringing in an amendment to the existing Karnataka Marriages (Registration and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1976, he said.

The money collected through such tax would be utilised to conduct simple marriages including mass and inter-caste marriages, he said.

Before bringing in the amendments to the existing Marriages Act, the government intends to put the proposal in the public domain for discussion, the minister said.

"I am placing before the people our intention of levying tax on lavish wedding ceremonies before we bring in amendments to the existing legislation. We want journalists, lawyers, people of all hue to express their views on the matter."

The law if enacted will curb unnecessary spending on wedding ceremonies, the minister said. "Most of them conduct marriages availing huge loans which pushes them into financial crisis most of the time," he said.

The minister said government had made registration of marriages mandatory which would help put an end to child marriages. A high-level committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge Shivaraj Patil had recommended making registration of marriages mandatory.

He said though the Karnataka Marriages (Registration and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1976, stipulates that registration of marriages is compulsory, there was no binding on the citizens to get their marriages registered.

However, the Justice Patil-headed committee had suggested to add a new section to the law, making non-registration of marriages a punishable offence.
image

Read More

TRS calls for Telangana bandh

The party is protesting against the reported move of Centre to issue an ordinance for transferring seven mandals of Khammam district to residual AP

Recommended for you

Columnists Rss icon

Ajit K Ghose

Ajit K Ghose: The dual economic logic for 'Make in India'
Ajit K Ghose

Manufacturing-led growth is essential. Any attempt to revive services-led growth would cause severe balance of payments difficulties to

Kishan S Rana

Kishan S Rana: India and China - A grand design
Kishan S Rana

Last week in Shanghai, Indian and Chinese firms signed joint work plans. That is the way to go - compete, but also cohabit if feasible

Editorial Comment Rss icon

Liberalism's last lion

In memory of S V Raju and the Swatantra Party

Moving on disinvestment

Govt wise to get early approval for stake sales

TWEETS @ POLITICS
@SinghRPN
In Guwahati today as part of Congress national campaign to put the facts before the people.Great to meet with state Congress workers too
@milinddeora
@sango20 😅
@digvijaya_28
RT @JitinPrasadaFan: Shri @JitinPrasada and Shri @milinddeora at the wedding of Shri @digvijaya_28 son Jai Vardhan. http://t.co/mLT0aYt099
@thekiranbedi
'Brand Modi' means Speed,Sincerity and Seriousness in India's Development. (This is what is coming thru TV Dialogues celebrating 1 year)
@ajaymaken
This Toon sums up all about Kejriwal! http://t.co/7UjwRFCOfw
@MPNaveenJindal
RT @Leander: Bonjour Paris!!! Happy to be back at @rolandgarros for my 25th French Open 🇫🇷🎾🏆 http://t.co/BBuQRhTH47
@Panda_Jay
My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
@ShashiTharoor
Landed in steaming Mumbai to address Singapore International School's graduation day. Amazed at how much traffic this city endures on Sunday
@Swamy39
@40_mahesh: I am coming for bail after three attempts by other sr. lawyers failed. The case has been messed up. I have thus to fight hard
@narendramodi
@manojsharma3339 We want to bring a qualitative change in the lives of the poor be it through financial inclusion & social security.
@abdullah_omar
So now Pakistan will blame India for every terrorist strike on its soil & hold up Def Min Parikar's statement as the confession. Well played
@varungandhi80
http://t.co/5JsBEYkq7D Be a friend, critic, role model to a child from Teach for India. Apply to be a mentor with @greenbatti project today.
@ArvindKejriwal
@Amangulati009 @sardesairajdeep Oh! Thnx
@PMOIndia
Design a logo & tagline for the Digital India programme. https://t.co/vdAuG6u8tH @mygovindia
@rajeev_mp
.@TupVenky pls send me an email to rajeev.c@nic.in with note so that i can undrstand the issue. Thnk u
@quizderek
RT @vsengupta: Is Kolkata fish bhetki replacing the Vietnamese basa? https://t.co/kJ17BLSTtM via @sharethis
@
FPIs dump equities, debt of more than Rs 14,000 cr in May Sell off comes amid worries over levy of 20% MAT http://t.co/AM0iZCgLHm
@SushmaSwaraj
@AnilagarwalSa47 We propose to open a Passport office in Siliguri.
@arunjaitley
Watch my interview with India Today Television, May 23, 2015. http://t.co/Q0VdYGbsFk
@MVENKAIAHNAIDU
One of the earliest proponents of Indian patriotism, Maharana Pratap Singh inspires us even today. My tribute 2 him on his birth anniversary
@nitin_gadkari
Visited Cochin shipyard. Took a review meeting of Cochin Port Trust & Cochin shipyard http://t.co/6Ubdg3MPP0
@DVSBJP
RT @arunjaitley: Watch my interview with India Today Television, May 23, 2015. http://t.co/Q0VdYGbsFk
@umasribharti
चन्‍द्रशेखर राव को बधाई. तेलंगाना राज्‍य का मेरा संकल्‍प एवं सपना पूरा, तेलंगाना की नदियों का ध्‍यान रखेंगें.
@AnanthKumar_BJP
LIVE - Press Conference on 1 yr of NDA Government @HeadlinesToday http://t.co/pRmO833K9t
@smritiirani
Today a special thank you to all those who supported me in Amethi Lok Sabha 2014. No amount of thank you's will ever be enough.
@drharshvardhan
AccheDin for Aam Aadmi.Mobile roaming & STD rates cut drastically under Modi seva.Atalji had effected drastic cuts in tariffs for aam Aadmi
@Gen_VKSingh
4/4. जनपद की विद्युत समस्याओं का जल्दी निवारण होगा. आप सब इस मुहिम में जुड़िये
@Rao_InderjitS
RT @mlkhattar: Adequate funds being provided for system & infrastructure - 500 new motorcycles have been provided to Police Dept. for effec…
@nsitharaman
Thanks @BDUTT Travlng frm Malda-Kolkata thru the night.The Townhall format added flavour to the debate. As always @PilotSachin was graceful.
@RSSorg
Sri Bindu Madhav Joshi a veteran swayamsevak& a pioneer f Indian consumer movement is no more. May his soul one with the almighty DR Vaidya

Back to Top