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1 SC right to caution taxman on attaching assets in GST Friday, 09 April 2021 148
2 Read Cairn award before appealing it Wednesday, 17 March 2021 161
3 Tax raids, and not just on Tapsee Pannu, are a bad idea Tuesday, 09 March 2021 180
4 Time for centre/states to cut taxes on petrol & diesel Tuesday, 23 February 2021 183
5 Need new laws for real-time tax dispute resolution Thursday, 26 November 2020 275
6 Settling tax disputes good, better to nip them in the bud Friday, 06 November 2020 311
7 Cess-and-desist Friday, 25 September 2020 364
8 Both centre and states need to get real on GST Friday, 28 August 2020 496
9 Fixing tax policy including rights for taxpayers critical Monday, 17 August 2020 473
10 Lockdowns necessary in fight against coronavirus Thursday, 12 March 2020 722
11 Walking into vivaad, again Wednesday, 04 March 2020 745
12 Careful on DeMo amnesty; tax collections also an issue Tuesday, 04 February 2020 854
13 Use tech more aggressively to catch tax thieves Thursday, 16 January 2020 880
14 Evaluating GST correctly Thursday, 26 December 2019 897
15 GST must be fixed, and this involves changing rates Wednesday, 18 December 2019 947
16 Onus of fixing GST not just the central government’s Thursday, 21 November 2019 929
17 DeMo bump over, taxman needs a new plan, quickly Tuesday, 19 November 2019 907
18 Damning verdict on GST’s anti-profiteering rulings Wednesday, 23 October 2019 998
19 Welcome global progress on taxing tech MNCs Monday, 14 October 2019 967
20 States may agree to fixing GST now Tuesday, 08 October 2019 1052
21 GST outlook worrying, big expenditure cut likely Thursday, 03 October 2019 997
22 Taxman’s right: arbitration is a windfall gain in India! Friday, 13 September 2019 966
23 Taxing times Tuesday, 03 September 2019 1062
24 Raising deficit by cutting tax rates is OK, go for it! Wednesday, 21 August 2019 1073
25 Tax wider, not deeper Tuesday, 09 July 2019 1105
26 GST revenues still too low, scrap anti-profiteering law Tuesday, 02 July 2019 1127
27 A tax on cash is a bad idea Wednesday, 12 June 2019 1149
28 Be careful with GST arrests Saturday, 08 June 2019 1131
29 With the DeMo boost gone, reality check for tax regime Friday, 10 May 2019 1195
30 GST on a better footing, augurs well for direct taxes Monday, 06 May 2019 1093
31 CBDT rightly pulled up for meddling with tax appeals Wednesday, 24 April 2019 1131
32 GST magic dulls as govt stares at huge tax shortfall Friday, 29 March 2019 1115
33 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 1223
34 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 1177
35 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 1216
36 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 1190
37 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 1240
38 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 1251
39 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 1223
40 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 1211
41 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 1264
42 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 1255
43 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 1234
44 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 1209
45 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 1273
46 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 1292
47 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 1515
48 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 1468
49 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 1244
50 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 1367
51 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 1483
52 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 1438
53 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 1367
54 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 1292
55 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 1285
56 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 1329
57 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 1247
58 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 1420
59 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 1422
60 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 1285
61 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 1289
62 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 1305
63 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 1150
64 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 1223
65 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 1157
66 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 1224
67 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 1274
68 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 1192
69 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 1120
70 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 1235
71 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 1171
72 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 1150
73 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 1128
74 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 1252
75 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 1297
76 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 1255
77 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 1264
78 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 1060
79 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 1207
80 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 1222
81 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 1257
82 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 1111
83 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 1259
84 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 1080
85 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 1176
86 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 1231
87 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 1071
88 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 1187
89 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 1228
90 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 1028
91 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 1135
92 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 1502
93 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 1134
94 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 1094
95 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 1219
96 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 1082
97 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 1147
98 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 1120
99 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 1093
100 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 1278
101 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 1107
102 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 1145
103 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 1296
104 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 1165
105 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 1184
106 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 1170
107 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 1243
108 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 1159
109 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 1249
110 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 1072
111 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 1403
112 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 1085
113 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 1186
114 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 1139
115 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 1108
116 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 1059
117 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 1106
118 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 1063
119 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 1208
120 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 1078
121 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 1234
122 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 1072
123 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 1110
124 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 1152
125 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 1207
126 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 1294
127 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 1102
128 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 1231
129 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 1159
130 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 1094
131 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 1229
132 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 1098
133 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 1101
134 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 1206
135 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 1298
136 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 1355
137 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 1195
138 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 1171
139 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 1123
140 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 1353
141 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 1179
142 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 1095
143 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 1193
144 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 1128
145 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 1148
146 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 882
147 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 1058
148 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 1194
149 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 1038
150 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 1136
151 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 1185
152 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 1173
153 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 1088
154 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 1148
155 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 1198
156 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 1194
157 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 1205
158 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 1123
159 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 1313
160 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 1049
161 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 1098
162 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 1078
163 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 1095
164 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 1082
165 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 1144
166 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 1197
167 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 1018
168 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 1069
169 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 1044
170 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 1228
171 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 1058
172 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 1167
173 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 1179
174 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 1015
175 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 1046
176 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 1154
177 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 1156
178 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 1016
179 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 1176
180 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 1087
181 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 994
182 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 1066
183 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 1188
184 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 1052
185 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 1073
186 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 1114
187 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 1201
188 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 1229
189 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 1217
190 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 1138
191 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 1098
192 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 1143
193 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 1189
194 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 1264
195 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 1208
196 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 1268
197 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 1273
198 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 1200
199 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 1348
200 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 1229
201 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 1345
202 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 1227
203 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 1344
204 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 1378
205 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 1300
206 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 1175
207 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 1126
208 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 1162
209 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 1244
210 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 1224
211 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 1305
212 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 1211
213 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 1233
214 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 1202
215 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 1198
216 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 1295
217 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 1269
218 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 1274
219 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 1139
220 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 1226
221 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 1231
222 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 1314
223 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 1141
224 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 1269
225 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 1357
226 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 1253
227 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 1180
228 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 1260
229 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 1175
230 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 1170
231 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1161
232 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 1166
233 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 1297
234 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 1341
235 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 1304
236 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 1325
237 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 1173
238 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 1319
239 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 1347
240 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 1206
241 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1347
242 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 1261
243 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 1200
244 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1175
245 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 1358
246 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 1257
247 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 1201
248 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 1125
249 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 1177
250 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 1258
251 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 1262
252 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 1335
253 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1229
254 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 1201
255 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 1319
256 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 1191
257 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 1189
258 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 1344
259 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 1147
260 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 1374
261 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 1318
262 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 1179
263 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 1267
264 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 1296
265 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 1380
266 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 1310
267 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 1422
268 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 1238
269 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 1411
270 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 1293
271 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 1490
272 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 1271
273 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 1409
274 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 1296
275 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 1446
276 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 1367
277 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 1360
278 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 1232
279 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 1433
280 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 1396
281 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 1197
282 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 1241
283 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 1350
284 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 1275
285 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 1392
286 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 1289
287 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 1306
288 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 1451
289 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 1290
290 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 1304
291 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 1334
292 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 1388
293 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 1288
294 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 1385
295 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 1507
296 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 1349
297 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 1210
298 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 1417
299 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 1471
300 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 1285
301 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 1482
302 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 1331
303 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 1350
304 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 1464
305 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 1408
306 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 1437
307 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 1331
308 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 1336
309 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 1451
310 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 1339
311 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 1568
312 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 1426
313 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 1562
314 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 1500
315 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 1394
316 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 1501
317 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2809
318 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 1496
319 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1428
320 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1458
321 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 1561
322 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 1433
323 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 1367
324 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 1499
325 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 1500
326 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 1473
327 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 1539
328 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 1583
329 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 1412
330 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 1436
331 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 1666
332 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 1634
333 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 1629
334 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 1677
335 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 1587
336 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 1358
337 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 1696
338 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 1649
339 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 1339
340 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1683
341 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 1513
342 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 1653
343 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 1625
344 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 1726
345 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 1640
346 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 1815
347 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 1784
348 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 1699
349 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 1732
350 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 1697
351 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 1812
352 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 1869
353 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 1960
354 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 1943
 

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