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1 Time for centre/states to cut taxes on petrol & diesel Tuesday, 23 February 2021 4
2 Need new laws for real-time tax dispute resolution Thursday, 26 November 2020 96
3 Settling tax disputes good, better to nip them in the bud Friday, 06 November 2020 125
4 Cess-and-desist Friday, 25 September 2020 184
5 Both centre and states need to get real on GST Friday, 28 August 2020 315
6 Fixing tax policy including rights for taxpayers critical Monday, 17 August 2020 285
7 Lockdowns necessary in fight against coronavirus Thursday, 12 March 2020 547
8 Walking into vivaad, again Wednesday, 04 March 2020 570
9 Careful on DeMo amnesty; tax collections also an issue Tuesday, 04 February 2020 675
10 Use tech more aggressively to catch tax thieves Thursday, 16 January 2020 700
11 Evaluating GST correctly Thursday, 26 December 2019 714
12 GST must be fixed, and this involves changing rates Wednesday, 18 December 2019 763
13 Onus of fixing GST not just the central government’s Thursday, 21 November 2019 741
14 DeMo bump over, taxman needs a new plan, quickly Tuesday, 19 November 2019 730
15 Damning verdict on GST’s anti-profiteering rulings Wednesday, 23 October 2019 813
16 Welcome global progress on taxing tech MNCs Monday, 14 October 2019 777
17 States may agree to fixing GST now Tuesday, 08 October 2019 878
18 GST outlook worrying, big expenditure cut likely Thursday, 03 October 2019 819
19 Taxman’s right: arbitration is a windfall gain in India! Friday, 13 September 2019 796
20 Taxing times Tuesday, 03 September 2019 863
21 Raising deficit by cutting tax rates is OK, go for it! Wednesday, 21 August 2019 890
22 Tax wider, not deeper Tuesday, 09 July 2019 917
23 GST revenues still too low, scrap anti-profiteering law Tuesday, 02 July 2019 948
24 A tax on cash is a bad idea Wednesday, 12 June 2019 953
25 Be careful with GST arrests Saturday, 08 June 2019 958
26 With the DeMo boost gone, reality check for tax regime Friday, 10 May 2019 1012
27 GST on a better footing, augurs well for direct taxes Monday, 06 May 2019 918
28 CBDT rightly pulled up for meddling with tax appeals Wednesday, 24 April 2019 948
29 GST magic dulls as govt stares at huge tax shortfall Friday, 29 March 2019 924
30 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 1046
31 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 996
32 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 1039
33 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 1005
34 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 1067
35 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 1076
36 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 1049
37 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 1030
38 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 1089
39 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 1083
40 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 1071
41 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 1039
42 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 1093
43 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 1118
44 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 1326
45 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 1295
46 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 1067
47 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 1195
48 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 1309
49 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 1245
50 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 1188
51 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 1116
52 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 1104
53 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 1156
54 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 1070
55 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 1249
56 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 1246
57 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 1111
58 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 1116
59 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 1129
60 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 1007
61 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 1066
62 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 1005
63 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 1074
64 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 1109
65 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 1046
66 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 984
67 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 1093
68 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 1022
69 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 1003
70 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 993
71 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 1097
72 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 1165
73 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 1105
74 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 1113
75 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 919
76 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 1067
77 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 1084
78 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 1113
79 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 962
80 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 1109
81 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 942
82 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 1041
83 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 1081
84 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 930
85 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 1048
86 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 1085
87 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 887
88 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 1002
89 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 1353
90 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 1001
91 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 955
92 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 1072
93 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 931
94 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 1009
95 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 986
96 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 952
97 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 1134
98 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 964
99 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 985
100 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 1134
101 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 1024
102 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 1044
103 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 1028
104 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 1084
105 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 1016
106 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 1108
107 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 938
108 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 1265
109 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 954
110 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 1048
111 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 991
112 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 969
113 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 918
114 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 971
115 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 927
116 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 1070
117 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 941
118 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 1089
119 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 935
120 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 972
121 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 1008
122 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 1069
123 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 1160
124 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 967
125 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 1096
126 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 1027
127 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 946
128 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 1098
129 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 963
130 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 968
131 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 1066
132 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 1156
133 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 1218
134 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 1040
135 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 1022
136 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 972
137 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 1194
138 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 1037
139 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 971
140 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 1077
141 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 993
142 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 1019
143 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 763
144 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 935
145 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 1063
146 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 927
147 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 1005
148 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 1068
149 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 1038
150 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 974
151 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 1024
152 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 1090
153 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 1065
154 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 1089
155 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 1002
156 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 1187
157 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 927
158 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 971
159 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 953
160 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 967
161 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 962
162 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 1021
163 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 1077
164 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 899
165 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 931
166 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 921
167 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 1089
168 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 934
169 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 1048
170 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 1038
171 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 893
172 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 920
173 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 1028
174 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 1038
175 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 904
176 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 1049
177 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 958
178 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 868
179 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 953
180 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 1073
181 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 938
182 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 952
183 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 987
184 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 1074
185 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 1102
186 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 1105
187 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 1000
188 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 964
189 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 1006
190 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 1054
191 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 1141
192 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 1073
193 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 1149
194 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 1147
195 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 1076
196 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 1218
197 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 1102
198 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 1235
199 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 1115
200 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 1228
201 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 1247
202 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 1170
203 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 1046
204 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 1004
205 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 1040
206 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 1115
207 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 1105
208 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 1177
209 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 1080
210 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 1115
211 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 1081
212 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 1064
213 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 1162
214 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 1133
215 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 1150
216 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 1018
217 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 1108
218 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 1094
219 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 1186
220 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 1019
221 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 1133
222 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 1234
223 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 1125
224 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 1058
225 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 1129
226 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 1052
227 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 1042
228 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1039
229 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 1035
230 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 1168
231 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 1222
232 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 1183
233 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 1207
234 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 1049
235 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 1201
236 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 1216
237 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 1078
238 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1205
239 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 1125
240 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 1085
241 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1058
242 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 1216
243 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 1133
244 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 1078
245 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 989
246 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 1039
247 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 1129
248 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 1140
249 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 1216
250 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1098
251 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 1068
252 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 1180
253 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 1079
254 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 1053
255 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 1223
256 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 1019
257 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 1224
258 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 1181
259 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 1050
260 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 1136
261 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 1159
262 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 1234
263 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 1171
264 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 1278
265 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 1095
266 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 1256
267 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 1140
268 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 1333
269 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 1116
270 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 1267
271 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 1151
272 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 1282
273 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 1224
274 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 1222
275 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 1085
276 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 1281
277 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 1250
278 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 1058
279 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 1103
280 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 1210
281 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 1142
282 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 1251
283 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 1154
284 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 1163
285 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 1302
286 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 1145
287 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 1158
288 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 1188
289 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 1233
290 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 1147
291 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 1241
292 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 1357
293 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 1205
294 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 1057
295 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 1279
296 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 1324
297 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 1143
298 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 1335
299 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 1175
300 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 1213
301 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 1331
302 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 1263
303 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 1294
304 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 1186
305 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 1192
306 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 1301
307 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 1193
308 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 1414
309 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 1280
310 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 1416
311 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 1347
312 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 1248
313 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 1354
314 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2660
315 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 1343
316 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1281
317 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1301
318 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 1415
319 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 1287
320 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 1221
321 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 1350
322 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 1352
323 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 1316
324 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 1388
325 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 1431
326 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 1267
327 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 1295
328 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 1518
329 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 1490
330 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 1481
331 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 1527
332 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 1437
333 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 1195
334 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 1536
335 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 1486
336 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 1186
337 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1530
338 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 1376
339 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 1500
340 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 1480
341 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 1571
342 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 1505
343 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 1635
344 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 1624
345 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 1562
346 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 1595
347 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 1549
348 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 1652
349 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 1709
350 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 1807
351 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 1782
 

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