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1 Need new laws for real-time tax dispute resolution Thursday, 26 November 2020 13
2 Settling tax disputes good, better to nip them in the bud Friday, 06 November 2020 41
3 Cess-and-desist Friday, 25 September 2020 95
4 Both centre and states need to get real on GST Friday, 28 August 2020 180
5 Fixing tax policy including rights for taxpayers critical Monday, 17 August 2020 184
6 Lockdowns necessary in fight against coronavirus Thursday, 12 March 2020 459
7 Walking into vivaad, again Wednesday, 04 March 2020 475
8 Careful on DeMo amnesty; tax collections also an issue Tuesday, 04 February 2020 578
9 Use tech more aggressively to catch tax thieves Thursday, 16 January 2020 602
10 Evaluating GST correctly Thursday, 26 December 2019 620
11 GST must be fixed, and this involves changing rates Wednesday, 18 December 2019 664
12 Onus of fixing GST not just the central government’s Thursday, 21 November 2019 646
13 DeMo bump over, taxman needs a new plan, quickly Tuesday, 19 November 2019 638
14 Damning verdict on GST’s anti-profiteering rulings Wednesday, 23 October 2019 713
15 Welcome global progress on taxing tech MNCs Monday, 14 October 2019 689
16 States may agree to fixing GST now Tuesday, 08 October 2019 766
17 GST outlook worrying, big expenditure cut likely Thursday, 03 October 2019 720
18 Taxman’s right: arbitration is a windfall gain in India! Friday, 13 September 2019 700
19 Taxing times Tuesday, 03 September 2019 763
20 Raising deficit by cutting tax rates is OK, go for it! Wednesday, 21 August 2019 807
21 Tax wider, not deeper Tuesday, 09 July 2019 827
22 GST revenues still too low, scrap anti-profiteering law Tuesday, 02 July 2019 855
23 A tax on cash is a bad idea Wednesday, 12 June 2019 852
24 Be careful with GST arrests Saturday, 08 June 2019 857
25 With the DeMo boost gone, reality check for tax regime Friday, 10 May 2019 925
26 GST on a better footing, augurs well for direct taxes Monday, 06 May 2019 833
27 CBDT rightly pulled up for meddling with tax appeals Wednesday, 24 April 2019 861
28 GST magic dulls as govt stares at huge tax shortfall Friday, 29 March 2019 835
29 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 956
30 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 903
31 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 941
32 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 911
33 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 965
34 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 989
35 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 952
36 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 931
37 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 990
38 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 998
39 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 981
40 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 949
41 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 1002
42 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 1023
43 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 1235
44 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 1208
45 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 975
46 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 1120
47 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 1211
48 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 1160
49 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 1102
50 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 1028
51 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 1016
52 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 1052
53 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 978
54 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 1153
55 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 1155
56 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 1027
57 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 1038
58 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 1033
59 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 925
60 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 985
61 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 928
62 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 984
63 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 1032
64 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 964
65 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 908
66 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 1020
67 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 940
68 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 928
69 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 915
70 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 1022
71 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 1086
72 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 1025
73 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 1030
74 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 849
75 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 991
76 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 1007
77 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 1036
78 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 881
79 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 1031
80 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 869
81 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 973
82 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 997
83 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 851
84 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 969
85 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 988
86 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 816
87 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 916
88 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 1266
89 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 926
90 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 881
91 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 985
92 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 856
93 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 933
94 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 894
95 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 865
96 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 1056
97 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 884
98 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 910
99 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 1054
100 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 957
101 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 970
102 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 960
103 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 998
104 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 934
105 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 1034
106 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 863
107 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 1185
108 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 881
109 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 964
110 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 921
111 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 890
112 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 832
113 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 897
114 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 854
115 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 988
116 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 867
117 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 1006
118 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 851
119 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 896
120 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 922
121 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 998
122 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 1074
123 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 891
124 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 1027
125 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 945
126 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 866
127 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 1030
128 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 884
129 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 903
130 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 996
131 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 1080
132 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 1150
133 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 963
134 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 950
135 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 906
136 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 1127
137 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 978
138 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 906
139 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 1016
140 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 928
141 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 963
142 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 708
143 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 856
144 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 997
145 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 858
146 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 936
147 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 1000
148 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 963
149 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 918
150 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 963
151 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 1026
152 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 991
153 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 1032
154 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 932
155 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 1101
156 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 864
157 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 904
158 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 892
159 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 910
160 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 893
161 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 951
162 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 1011
163 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 838
164 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 857
165 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 854
166 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 1023
167 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 872
168 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 980
169 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 975
170 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 825
171 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 852
172 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 975
173 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 973
174 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 843
175 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 974
176 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 893
177 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 803
178 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 890
179 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 1016
180 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 878
181 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 895
182 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 921
183 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 1002
184 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 1042
185 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 1051
186 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 932
187 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 897
188 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 934
189 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 993
190 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 1077
191 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 1009
192 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 1083
193 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 1084
194 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 1007
195 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 1143
196 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 1037
197 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 1174
198 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 1051
199 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 1170
200 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 1181
201 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 1101
202 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 986
203 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 943
204 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 976
205 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 1052
206 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 1040
207 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 1111
208 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 1015
209 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 1056
210 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 1015
211 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 995
212 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 1097
213 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 1074
214 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 1071
215 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 958
216 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 1052
217 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 1030
218 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 1112
219 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 956
220 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 1068
221 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 1180
222 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 1061
223 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 988
224 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 1063
225 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 991
226 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 977
227 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 970
228 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 964
229 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 1097
230 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 1162
231 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 1124
232 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 1147
233 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 983
234 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 1140
235 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 1148
236 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 1009
237 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1135
238 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 1062
239 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 1026
240 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1003
241 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 1158
242 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 1072
243 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 1015
244 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 934
245 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 968
246 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 1057
247 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 1076
248 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 1151
249 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1034
250 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 992
251 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 1103
252 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 1021
253 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 984
254 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 1153
255 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 943
256 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 1152
257 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 1107
258 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 978
259 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 1064
260 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 1065
261 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 1147
262 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 1098
263 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 1196
264 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 1015
265 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 1173
266 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 1069
267 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 1252
268 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 1036
269 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 1186
270 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 1077
271 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 1208
272 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 1133
273 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 1139
274 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 1003
275 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 1198
276 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 1164
277 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 972
278 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 1038
279 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 1136
280 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 1065
281 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 1174
282 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 1079
283 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 1080
284 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 1224
285 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 1070
286 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 1081
287 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 1111
288 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 1152
289 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 1069
290 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 1169
291 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 1277
292 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 1128
293 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 977
294 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 1199
295 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 1239
296 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 1067
297 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 1251
298 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 1090
299 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 1135
300 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 1255
301 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 1188
302 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 1205
303 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 1111
304 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 1120
305 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 1218
306 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 1113
307 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 1326
308 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 1183
309 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 1329
310 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 1266
311 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 1164
312 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 1273
313 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2586
314 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 1259
315 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1209
316 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1223
317 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 1333
318 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 1209
319 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 1146
320 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 1272
321 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 1267
322 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 1240
323 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 1294
324 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 1358
325 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 1183
326 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 1219
327 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 1426
328 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 1408
329 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 1404
330 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 1451
331 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 1347
332 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 1091
333 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 1459
334 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 1406
335 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 1097
336 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1449
337 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 1294
338 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 1414
339 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 1395
340 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 1493
341 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 1427
342 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 1551
343 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 1539
344 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 1489
345 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 1517
346 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 1468
347 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 1583
348 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 1618
349 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 1723
350 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 1695
 

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