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1 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 49
2 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 44
3 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 42
4 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 56
5 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 91
6 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 89
7 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 106
8 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 100
9 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 110
10 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 133
11 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 134
12 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 138
13 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 166
14 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 197
15 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 319
16 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 278
17 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 197
18 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 280
19 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 313
20 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 297
21 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 281
22 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 211
23 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 220
24 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 234
25 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 223
26 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 335
27 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 297
28 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 296
29 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 299
30 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 314
31 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 306
32 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 337
33 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 332
34 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 366
35 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 384
36 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 364
37 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 318
38 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 399
39 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 333
40 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 371
41 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 342
42 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 399
43 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 435
44 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 371
45 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 399
46 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 320
47 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 401
48 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 392
49 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 406
50 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 350
51 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 433
52 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 360
53 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 456
54 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 421
55 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 347
56 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 431
57 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 473
58 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 352
59 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 439
60 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 654
61 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 430
62 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 377
63 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 467
64 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 370
65 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 449
66 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 425
67 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 383
68 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 538
69 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 410
70 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 456
71 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 520
72 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 484
73 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 459
74 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 455
75 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 469
76 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 487
77 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 511
78 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 402
79 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 625
80 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 387
81 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 460
82 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 425
83 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 385
84 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 371
85 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 407
86 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 410
87 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 498
88 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 434
89 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 508
90 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 395
91 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 413
92 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 444
93 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 481
94 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 526
95 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 431
96 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 465
97 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 466
98 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 414
99 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 502
100 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 416
101 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 444
102 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 487
103 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 548
104 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 658
105 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 474
106 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 515
107 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 442
108 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 570
109 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 480
110 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 448
111 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 492
112 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 451
113 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 472
114 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 273
115 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 414
116 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 526
117 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 434
118 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 475
119 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 509
120 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 466
121 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 448
122 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 480
123 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 552
124 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 516
125 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 538
126 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 466
127 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 591
128 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 447
129 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 441
130 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 469
131 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 457
132 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 458
133 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 463
134 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 519
135 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 431
136 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 454
137 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 462
138 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 520
139 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 436
140 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 498
141 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 449
142 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 428
143 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 440
144 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 513
145 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 519
146 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 464
147 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 505
148 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 469
149 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 446
150 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 468
151 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 533
152 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 473
153 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 481
154 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 489
155 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 571
156 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 580
157 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 600
158 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 525
159 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 476
160 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 533
161 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 582
162 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 588
163 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 628
164 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 689
165 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 658
166 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 625
167 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 690
168 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 607
169 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 742
170 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 672
171 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 755
172 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 700
173 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 676
174 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 624
175 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 596
176 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 617
177 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 635
178 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 648
179 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 687
180 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 628
181 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 678
182 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 633
183 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 604
184 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 675
185 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 669
186 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 639
187 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 597
188 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 647
189 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 639
190 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 692
191 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 594
192 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 646
193 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 756
194 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 660
195 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 602
196 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 709
197 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 613
198 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 588
199 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 597
200 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 611
201 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 669
202 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 706
203 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 691
204 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 724
205 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 593
206 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 713
207 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 691
208 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 620
209 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 691
210 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 655
211 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 626
212 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 634
213 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 721
214 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 640
215 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 614
216 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 555
217 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 588
218 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 634
219 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 682
220 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 699
221 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 649
222 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 617
223 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 686
224 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 661
225 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 620
226 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 741
227 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 576
228 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 719
229 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 702
230 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 597
231 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 658
232 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 661
233 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 702
234 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 703
235 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 763
236 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 660
237 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 764
238 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 676
239 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 807
240 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 662
241 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 742
242 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 711
243 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 772
244 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 711
245 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 706
246 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 642
247 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 739
248 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 737
249 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 633
250 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 627
251 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 685
252 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 654
253 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 752
254 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 658
255 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 657
256 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 764
257 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 670
258 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 650
259 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 684
260 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 673
261 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 632
262 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 731
263 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 816
264 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 686
265 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 534
266 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 752
267 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 767
268 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 632
269 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 762
270 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 648
271 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 694
272 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 751
273 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 727
274 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 732
275 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 714
276 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 710
277 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 738
278 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 674
279 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 818
280 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 688
281 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 806
282 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 779
283 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 714
284 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 789
285 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2134
286 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 776
287 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 738
288 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 759
289 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 807
290 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 727
291 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 697
292 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 776
293 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 753
294 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 729
295 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 786
296 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 807
297 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 720
298 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 754
299 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 894
300 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 913
301 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 864
302 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 908
303 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 856
304 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 639
305 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 886
306 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 900
307 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 678
308 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 910
309 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 817
310 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 830
311 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 811
312 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 914
313 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 839
314 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 895
315 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 914
316 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 885
317 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 881
318 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 872
319 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 931
320 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 938
321 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 1031
322 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 1034
 

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