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1 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 1
2 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 18
3 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 41
4 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 38
5 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 47
6 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 80
7 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 73
8 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 82
9 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 106
10 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 147
11 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 244
12 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 205
13 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 141
14 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 209
15 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 237
16 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 218
17 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 209
18 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 160
19 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 181
20 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 192
21 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 178
22 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 279
23 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 235
24 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 250
25 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 255
26 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 274
27 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 265
28 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 286
29 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 289
30 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 322
31 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 329
32 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 318
33 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 285
34 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 339
35 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 286
36 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 329
37 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 302
38 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 343
39 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 379
40 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 326
41 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 349
42 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 281
43 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 333
44 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 340
45 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 354
46 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 311
47 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 375
48 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 314
49 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 390
50 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 366
51 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 313
52 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 376
53 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 424
54 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 318
55 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 405
56 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 589
57 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 388
58 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 340
59 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 412
60 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 332
61 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 415
62 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 394
63 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 351
64 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 492
65 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 377
66 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 420
67 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 464
68 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 434
69 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 416
70 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 402
71 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 425
72 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 447
73 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 459
74 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 368
75 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 560
76 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 346
77 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 404
78 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 377
79 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 345
80 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 340
81 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 363
82 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 368
83 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 408
84 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 390
85 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 451
86 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 351
87 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 372
88 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 392
89 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 423
90 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 461
91 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 392
92 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 419
93 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 414
94 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 373
95 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 439
96 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 383
97 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 402
98 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 426
99 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 486
100 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 608
101 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 420
102 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 478
103 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 402
104 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 504
105 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 420
106 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 413
107 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 438
108 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 406
109 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 412
110 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 247
111 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 382
112 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 467
113 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 404
114 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 423
115 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 456
116 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 422
117 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 408
118 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 425
119 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 498
120 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 471
121 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 478
122 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 420
123 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 530
124 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 406
125 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 413
126 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 431
127 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 420
128 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 430
129 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 423
130 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 463
131 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 404
132 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 412
133 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 428
134 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 467
135 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 399
136 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 441
137 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 413
138 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 396
139 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 408
140 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 465
141 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 463
142 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 431
143 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 457
144 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 441
145 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 418
146 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 430
147 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 472
148 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 445
149 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 452
150 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 453
151 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 519
152 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 531
153 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 551
154 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 486
155 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 443
156 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 497
157 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 541
158 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 535
159 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 571
160 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 637
161 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 603
162 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 589
163 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 635
164 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 570
165 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 699
166 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 633
167 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 707
168 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 654
169 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 643
170 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 588
171 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 555
172 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 577
173 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 576
174 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 614
175 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 637
176 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 584
177 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 641
178 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 593
179 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 562
180 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 619
181 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 633
182 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 580
183 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 561
184 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 607
185 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 597
186 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 631
187 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 559
188 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 590
189 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 700
190 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 601
191 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 559
192 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 669
193 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 576
194 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 550
195 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 567
196 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 573
197 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 636
198 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 653
199 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 634
200 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 675
201 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 556
202 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 655
203 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 634
204 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 584
205 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 634
206 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 617
207 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 579
208 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 598
209 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 661
210 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 586
211 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 579
212 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 521
213 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 550
214 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 584
215 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 639
216 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 635
217 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 603
218 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 576
219 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 626
220 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 621
221 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 579
222 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 680
223 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 545
224 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 661
225 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 650
226 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 565
227 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 604
228 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 627
229 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 647
230 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 654
231 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 718
232 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 628
233 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 721
234 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 637
235 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 753
236 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 634
237 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 693
238 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 672
239 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 716
240 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 665
241 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 653
242 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 616
243 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 680
244 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 691
245 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 597
246 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 595
247 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 635
248 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 623
249 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 697
250 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 597
251 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 622
252 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 713
253 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 640
254 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 608
255 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 643
256 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 617
257 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 602
258 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 687
259 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 767
260 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 648
261 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 499
262 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 723
263 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 720
264 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 596
265 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 720
266 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 613
267 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 667
268 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 700
269 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 686
270 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 687
271 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 680
272 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 671
273 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 694
274 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 637
275 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 752
276 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 649
277 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 751
278 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 732
279 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 680
280 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 731
281 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2097
282 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 739
283 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 701
284 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 720
285 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 745
286 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 683
287 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 662
288 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 738
289 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 698
290 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 692
291 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 748
292 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 748
293 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 682
294 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 708
295 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 837
296 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 855
297 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 809
298 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 860
299 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 810
300 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 608
301 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 841
302 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 854
303 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 650
304 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 857
305 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 780
306 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 794
307 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 760
308 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 855
309 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 803
310 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 852
311 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 853
312 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 831
313 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 830
314 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 834
315 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 880
316 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 892
317 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 978
318 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 984
 

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