www.thesuniljain.com

Tax Policy
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Filter     Display # 
# Article Title Date Hits
1 Lockdowns necessary in fight against coronavirus Thursday, 12 March 2020 169
2 Walking into vivaad, again Wednesday, 04 March 2020 177
3 Careful on DeMo amnesty; tax collections also an issue Tuesday, 04 February 2020 279
4 Use tech more aggressively to catch tax thieves Thursday, 16 January 2020 299
5 Evaluating GST correctly Thursday, 26 December 2019 306
6 GST must be fixed, and this involves changing rates Wednesday, 18 December 2019 329
7 Onus of fixing GST not just the central government’s Thursday, 21 November 2019 309
8 DeMo bump over, taxman needs a new plan, quickly Tuesday, 19 November 2019 332
9 Damning verdict on GST’s anti-profiteering rulings Wednesday, 23 October 2019 379
10 Welcome global progress on taxing tech MNCs Monday, 14 October 2019 365
11 States may agree to fixing GST now Tuesday, 08 October 2019 442
12 GST outlook worrying, big expenditure cut likely Thursday, 03 October 2019 408
13 Taxman’s right: arbitration is a windfall gain in India! Friday, 13 September 2019 372
14 Taxing times Tuesday, 03 September 2019 451
15 Raising deficit by cutting tax rates is OK, go for it! Wednesday, 21 August 2019 479
16 Tax wider, not deeper Tuesday, 09 July 2019 497
17 GST revenues still too low, scrap anti-profiteering law Tuesday, 02 July 2019 503
18 A tax on cash is a bad idea Wednesday, 12 June 2019 517
19 Be careful with GST arrests Saturday, 08 June 2019 551
20 With the DeMo boost gone, reality check for tax regime Friday, 10 May 2019 622
21 GST on a better footing, augurs well for direct taxes Monday, 06 May 2019 542
22 CBDT rightly pulled up for meddling with tax appeals Wednesday, 24 April 2019 526
23 GST magic dulls as govt stares at huge tax shortfall Friday, 29 March 2019 508
24 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 623
25 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 594
26 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 628
27 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 609
28 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 624
29 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 663
30 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 657
31 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 635
32 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 668
33 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 685
34 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 685
35 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 659
36 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 705
37 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 724
38 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 923
39 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 876
40 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 646
41 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 783
42 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 875
43 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 862
44 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 810
45 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 728
46 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 706
47 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 704
48 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 647
49 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 861
50 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 820
51 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 745
52 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 735
53 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 732
54 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 670
55 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 761
56 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 709
57 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 788
58 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 818
59 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 740
60 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 687
61 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 833
62 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 724
63 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 736
64 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 726
65 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 819
66 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 900
67 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 812
68 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 833
69 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 656
70 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 773
71 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 810
72 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 838
73 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 670
74 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 817
75 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 669
76 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 773
77 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 782
78 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 639
79 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 758
80 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 790
81 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 609
82 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 711
83 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 1041
84 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 724
85 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 691
86 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 777
87 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 670
88 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 747
89 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 689
90 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 673
91 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 873
92 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 674
93 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 726
94 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 844
95 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 781
96 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 758
97 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 783
98 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 792
99 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 747
100 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 852
101 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 649
102 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 996
103 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 696
104 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 769
105 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 739
106 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 693
107 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 642
108 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 683
109 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 680
110 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 808
111 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 662
112 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 831
113 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 667
114 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 717
115 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 725
116 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 815
117 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 887
118 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 714
119 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 839
120 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 758
121 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 682
122 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 844
123 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 700
124 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 719
125 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 787
126 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 895
127 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 973
128 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 773
129 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 739
130 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 690
131 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 909
132 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 777
133 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 703
134 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 814
135 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 733
136 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 760
137 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 497
138 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 690
139 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 820
140 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 660
141 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 757
142 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 833
143 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 779
144 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 725
145 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 760
146 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 843
147 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 790
148 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 839
149 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 733
150 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 903
151 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 693
152 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 713
153 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 701
154 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 710
155 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 702
156 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 748
157 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 811
158 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 664
159 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 661
160 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 672
161 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 853
162 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 703
163 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 786
164 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 805
165 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 650
166 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 661
167 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 787
168 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 808
169 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 687
170 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 792
171 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 701
172 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 639
173 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 732
174 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 847
175 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 697
176 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 704
177 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 729
178 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 823
179 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 852
180 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 897
181 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 744
182 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 706
183 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 756
184 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 812
185 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 897
186 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 829
187 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 925
188 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 905
189 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 827
190 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 950
191 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 846
192 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 992
193 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 871
194 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 989
195 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 980
196 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 907
197 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 805
198 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 764
199 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 798
200 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 877
201 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 847
202 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 919
203 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 828
204 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 880
205 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 833
206 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 805
207 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 922
208 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 884
209 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 889
210 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 801
211 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 900
212 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 844
213 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 941
214 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 779
215 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 881
216 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 988
217 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 876
218 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 795
219 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 882
220 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 824
221 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 820
222 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 783
223 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 816
224 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 926
225 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 983
226 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 950
227 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 958
228 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 801
229 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 979
230 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 974
231 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 838
232 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 966
233 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 882
234 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 862
235 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 848
236 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 992
237 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 896
238 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 848
239 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 757
240 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 791
241 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 905
242 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 906
243 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 986
244 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 873
245 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 824
246 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 929
247 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 861
248 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 821
249 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 991
250 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 787
251 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 992
252 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 935
253 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 821
254 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 903
255 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 886
256 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 982
257 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 929
258 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 1029
259 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 858
260 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 1008
261 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 907
262 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 1071
263 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 860
264 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 1003
265 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 909
266 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 1041
267 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 963
268 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 978
269 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 841
270 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 1024
271 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 994
272 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 818
273 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 863
274 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 964
275 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 873
276 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 986
277 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 898
278 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 890
279 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 1038
280 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 883
281 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 886
282 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 936
283 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 965
284 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 878
285 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 975
286 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 1100
287 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 948
288 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 786
289 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 1015
290 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 1053
291 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 875
292 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 1050
293 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 887
294 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 946
295 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 1069
296 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 1001
297 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 1017
298 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 932
299 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 933
300 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 1024
301 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 914
302 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 1118
303 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 986
304 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 1136
305 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 1077
306 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 971
307 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 1079
308 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2394
309 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 1056
310 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1019
311 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1023
312 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 1138
313 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 1004
314 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 944
315 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 1062
316 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 1060
317 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 1032
318 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 1093
319 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 1158
320 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 992
321 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 1034
322 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 1240
323 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 1211
324 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 1207
325 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 1259
326 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 1152
327 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 883
328 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 1254
329 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 1207
330 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 899
331 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1261
332 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 1084
333 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 1193
334 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 1181
335 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 1280
336 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 1224
337 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 1333
338 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 1326
339 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 1279
340 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 1304
341 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 1276
342 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 1366
343 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 1412
344 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 1503
345 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 1476
 

You are here  : Home Tax Policy