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1 Taxman’s right: arbitration is a windfall gain in India! Friday, 13 September 2019 5
2 Taxing times Tuesday, 03 September 2019 21
3 Raising deficit by cutting tax rates is OK, go for it! Wednesday, 21 August 2019 58
4 Tax wider, not deeper Tuesday, 09 July 2019 119
5 GST revenues still too low, scrap anti-profiteering law Tuesday, 02 July 2019 117
6 A tax on cash is a bad idea Wednesday, 12 June 2019 162
7 Be careful with GST arrests Saturday, 08 June 2019 181
8 With the DeMo boost gone, reality check for tax regime Friday, 10 May 2019 221
9 GST on a better footing, augurs well for direct taxes Monday, 06 May 2019 232
10 CBDT rightly pulled up for meddling with tax appeals Wednesday, 24 April 2019 244
11 GST magic dulls as govt stares at huge tax shortfall Friday, 29 March 2019 242
12 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 274
13 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 282
14 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 274
15 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 284
16 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 318
17 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 313
18 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 337
19 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 340
20 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 338
21 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 351
22 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 344
23 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 345
24 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 382
25 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 402
26 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 589
27 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 519
28 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 366
29 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 508
30 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 556
31 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 535
32 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 525
33 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 413
34 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 411
35 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 415
36 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 401
37 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 569
38 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 526
39 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 461
40 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 470
41 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 495
42 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 459
43 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 521
44 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 500
45 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 575
46 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 594
47 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 551
48 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 483
49 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 609
50 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 509
51 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 555
52 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 510
53 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 607
54 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 668
55 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 581
56 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 601
57 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 482
58 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 607
59 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 596
60 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 617
61 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 490
62 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 614
63 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 509
64 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 614
65 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 593
66 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 472
67 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 591
68 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 636
69 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 455
70 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 551
71 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 826
72 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 555
73 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 514
74 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 608
75 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 493
76 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 566
77 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 524
78 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 507
79 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 700
80 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 506
81 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 567
82 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 679
83 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 638
84 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 590
85 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 611
86 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 627
87 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 578
88 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 671
89 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 496
90 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 819
91 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 506
92 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 594
93 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 567
94 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 494
95 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 483
96 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 523
97 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 518
98 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 645
99 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 528
100 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 668
101 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 505
102 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 532
103 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 577
104 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 616
105 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 710
106 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 545
107 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 646
108 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 608
109 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 522
110 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 667
111 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 524
112 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 550
113 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 627
114 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 708
115 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 794
116 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 613
117 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 603
118 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 534
119 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 736
120 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 622
121 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 530
122 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 643
123 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 554
124 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 581
125 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 347
126 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 516
127 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 661
128 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 499
129 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 598
130 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 648
131 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 600
132 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 538
133 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 609
134 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 694
135 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 627
136 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 658
137 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 551
138 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 720
139 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 543
140 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 539
141 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 544
142 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 540
143 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 544
144 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 559
145 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 653
146 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 508
147 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 538
148 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 536
149 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 676
150 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 535
151 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 628
152 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 556
153 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 505
154 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 531
155 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 639
156 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 646
157 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 551
158 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 637
159 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 559
160 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 523
161 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 568
162 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 668
163 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 547
164 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 563
165 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 566
166 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 693
167 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 709
168 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 748
169 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 602
170 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 560
171 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 616
172 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 685
173 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 740
174 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 729
175 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 810
176 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 793
177 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 698
178 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 831
179 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 702
180 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 859
181 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 764
182 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 867
183 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 855
184 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 768
185 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 694
186 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 667
187 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 687
188 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 759
189 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 728
190 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 780
191 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 709
192 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 760
193 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 710
194 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 687
195 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 797
196 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 756
197 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 760
198 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 689
199 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 744
200 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 716
201 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 826
202 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 669
203 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 761
204 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 865
205 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 759
206 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 679
207 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 786
208 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 705
209 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 678
210 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 673
211 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 701
212 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 768
213 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 849
214 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 820
215 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 844
216 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 678
217 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 855
218 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 839
219 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 710
220 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 837
221 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 741
222 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 763
223 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 729
224 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 873
225 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 763
226 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 720
227 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 628
228 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 684
229 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 773
230 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 784
231 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 845
232 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 739
233 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 701
234 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 814
235 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 742
236 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 712
237 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 863
238 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 666
239 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 863
240 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 827
241 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 680
242 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 780
243 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 746
244 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 837
245 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 810
246 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 905
247 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 743
248 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 863
249 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 762
250 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 940
251 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 749
252 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 859
253 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 797
254 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 930
255 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 844
256 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 856
257 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 735
258 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 879
259 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 881
260 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 719
261 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 722
262 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 828
263 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 748
264 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 863
265 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 797
266 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 757
267 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 906
268 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 764
269 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 729
270 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 802
271 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 820
272 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 736
273 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 845
274 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 968
275 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 789
276 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 648
277 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 857
278 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 908
279 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 726
280 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 893
281 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 745
282 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 796
283 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 910
284 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 851
285 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 864
286 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 806
287 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 803
288 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 879
289 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 781
290 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 974
291 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 797
292 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 976
293 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 932
294 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 813
295 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 944
296 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2230
297 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 889
298 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 856
299 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 861
300 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 971
301 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 836
302 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 790
303 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 886
304 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 901
305 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 844
306 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 911
307 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 988
308 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 834
309 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 864
310 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 1052
311 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 1076
312 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 1013
313 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 1072
314 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 963
315 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 736
316 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 1053
317 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 1047
318 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 766
319 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1088
320 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 908
321 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 963
322 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 977
323 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 1089
324 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 995
325 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 1073
326 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 1091
327 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 1068
328 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 1065
329 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 1015
330 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 1100
331 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 1137
332 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 1223
333 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 1201
 

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