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1 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 14
2 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 31
3 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 88
4 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 167
5 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 133
6 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 98
7 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 136
8 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 152
9 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 131
10 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 129
11 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 104
12 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 131
13 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 145
14 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 132
15 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 205
16 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 170
17 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 204
18 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 214
19 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 228
20 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 225
21 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 240
22 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 245
23 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 252
24 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 253
25 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 256
26 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 242
27 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 273
28 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 245
29 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 269
30 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 257
31 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 265
32 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 316
33 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 264
34 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 296
35 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 242
36 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 265
37 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 269
38 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 293
39 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 269
40 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 309
41 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 254
42 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 335
43 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 296
44 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 271
45 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 304
46 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 359
47 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 281
48 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 362
49 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 523
50 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 340
51 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 298
52 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 353
53 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 294
54 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 379
55 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 356
56 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 311
57 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 432
58 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 339
59 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 379
60 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 407
61 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 376
62 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 368
63 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 347
64 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 356
65 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 397
66 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 395
67 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 327
68 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 481
69 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 308
70 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 352
71 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 319
72 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 304
73 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 304
74 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 320
75 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 326
76 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 340
77 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 341
78 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 391
79 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 316
80 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 328
81 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 329
82 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 359
83 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 391
84 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 358
85 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 367
86 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 356
87 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 334
88 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 379
89 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 344
90 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 356
91 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 361
92 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 413
93 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 552
94 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 364
95 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 445
96 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 361
97 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 445
98 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 357
99 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 366
100 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 378
101 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 373
102 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 360
103 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 209
104 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 348
105 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 415
106 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 356
107 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 372
108 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 395
109 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 369
110 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 365
111 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 367
112 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 429
113 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 410
114 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 429
115 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 378
116 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 475
117 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 363
118 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 373
119 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 387
120 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 383
121 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 391
122 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 378
123 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 404
124 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 372
125 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 376
126 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 396
127 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 406
128 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 357
129 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 383
130 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 380
131 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 361
132 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 373
133 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 404
134 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 411
135 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 395
136 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 403
137 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 406
138 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 384
139 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 398
140 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 415
141 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 410
142 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 410
143 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 412
144 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 454
145 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 469
146 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 492
147 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 445
148 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 404
149 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 461
150 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 473
151 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 475
152 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 525
153 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 571
154 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 547
155 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 557
156 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 570
157 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 527
158 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 646
159 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 599
160 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 647
161 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 606
162 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 612
163 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 548
164 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 515
165 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 535
166 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 526
167 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 567
168 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 570
169 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 544
170 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 600
171 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 542
172 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 530
173 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 553
174 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 594
175 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 528
176 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 529
177 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 560
178 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 564
179 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 569
180 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 523
181 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 548
182 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 643
183 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 534
184 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 515
185 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 633
186 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 542
187 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 515
188 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 530
189 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 532
190 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 599
191 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 593
192 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 562
193 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 609
194 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 517
195 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 593
196 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 582
197 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 545
198 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 584
199 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 572
200 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 523
201 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 562
202 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 591
203 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 536
204 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 538
205 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 484
206 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 513
207 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 532
208 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 595
209 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 583
210 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 558
211 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 537
212 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 566
213 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 580
214 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 541
215 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 613
216 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 510
217 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 592
218 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 587
219 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 538
220 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 545
221 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 583
222 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 595
223 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 595
224 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 655
225 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 592
226 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 670
227 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 598
228 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 694
229 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 592
230 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 637
231 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 637
232 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 652
233 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 611
234 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 595
235 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 581
236 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 618
237 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 641
238 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 565
239 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 562
240 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 562
241 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 590
242 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 641
243 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 546
244 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 587
245 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 661
246 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 602
247 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 567
248 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 600
249 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 559
250 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 569
251 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 651
252 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 715
253 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 605
254 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 451
255 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 683
256 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 669
257 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 560
258 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 651
259 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 583
260 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 627
261 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 648
262 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 639
263 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 634
264 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 645
265 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 632
266 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 641
267 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 603
268 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 683
269 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 618
270 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 692
271 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 670
272 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 639
273 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 680
274 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2056
275 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 700
276 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 657
277 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 678
278 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 694
279 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 650
280 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 624
281 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 694
282 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 651
283 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 657
284 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 710
285 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 692
286 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 651
287 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 665
288 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 782
289 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 787
290 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 757
291 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 793
292 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 765
293 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 576
294 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 776
295 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 787
296 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 621
297 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 803
298 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 728
299 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 758
300 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 700
301 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 786
302 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 757
303 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 797
304 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 791
305 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 767
306 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 772
307 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 786
308 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 815
309 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 841
310 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 914
311 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 922
 

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